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26 May 2023

Full-Time Instructional Support Technician II/ Simulation Technician – Nursing

Lake Washington Institute of Technology – Posted by LWTechHR Kirkland, Washington, United States

Job Description

Instructional Support Technician II/ Simulation Technician – Nursing

Lake Washington Institute of Technology

Salary: $1,957.00 – $2,222.50 Monthly

Job Type: Part-Time Permanent

Job Number: 23C045

Location: Kirkland, WA

Department: Instruction

Closing: Continuous

Located just outside of Seattle, WA, Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) was founded in 1949, and is the only public institute of technology in Washington State, that provides students with the latest cutting edge skills relevant to today’s workplace. LWTech offers ten applied bachelor’s degrees, more than 41 associate degrees and 93 professional certificates, in 43 areas of study, including STEM-focused programs in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. LWTech serves the Eastside and is located within the city of Kirkland, which is situated on the eastern shore of Lake Washington. Kirkland is home to companies such as GoDaddy, Google, Astronics and EvergreenHealth, and the college is within minutes from Microsoft and Nintendo.https://www.lwtech.edu/about/our-story/mission/LWTech is committed to increasing its cultural diversity with an emphasis on equity and inclusion among its staff and faculty. We serve a student population of 6,500 that come from a variety of backgrounds. We strongly value diversity and are working to improve access and successful educational outcomes for all students. We are actively seeking applicants that will help to balance our employee workforce to align with our students and community. Questions regarding the College’s commitment to diversity and our campus culture may be directed to Human Resources. For more information on our Equity, Diversity, Inclusion Council, please click on the https://www.lwtech.edu/about/diversity/edi-council/.

Position SummaryInstructional Support Technician II/ Simulation Technician – Nursing position participates in the design, implementation, and evaluation of the nursing simulation curriculum. The technician will be an expert in health specific computer mediated learning and responsible for the maintenance of the manikins and serve as an administrator for the variety of simulators used by Lake Washington Institute of Technology. This position involves a large amount of student contact in the lab assisting students to meet course learning outcomes and works closely with faculty in other health programs to provide technical support in human patient simulation. The position reports to the Dean of Nursing.


• Install, replace, and configure simulation programs
• Serve as a simulator operator running pre-programmed scenarios
• Set up all equipment for daily training and course programs
• Conduct ongoing maintenance of all simulation equipment, including cleaning and repairing equipment
• Maintain all equipment in good working order by troubleshooting both hardware and software systems and network
• Interface with equipment manufacturers regarding equipment troubleshooting and system problems
• Actualize common healthcare procedures and principles as they apply to simulated medical experiences
• Support/Assist in role playing applications, prop placement and moulage set up
• Implement high fidelity simulation activities that meet the standards of realism, reliability, validity, feasibility, and risk management
• Work collaboratively with students, faculty, staff, and community partners in order to provide simulated training experiences, to include creation, implementation and evaluation of the scenarios used in simulation
• Provide technical assistance, support, and training in the use of simulation equipment, as needed
• Maintain inventory of supplies and equipment and conduct routine inventory updates
• Provide recommendation for budget and purchase of equipment, supplies and materials
• Prepare invoices for supply and equipment purchasing
• Maintain records of preventative maintenance and repairs
• Maintain current knowledge of best practices in simulation equipment and in industry updates, by participation in technical training, and attending conferences/seminars
• Identify opportunities for technological improvements in TCC health care education
• Apply health and safety regulations as mandated by Occupational Safety and Health Administration, including appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) for the situation, emergency equipment, storage of chemicals, and maintenance of equipment
• Participate in activities of the faculty team, attend faculty and division meetings, and serve on departmental committees as elected or appointed
• Participate in development and evaluation of policies and standards for the use of the labs and equipment for faculty and student participants
• Manage vendors and various sales representatives related to all simulation activities
• Participate in area simulation user groups and attend industry events as a representative of Lake Washington Institute of Technology
• Educate area administrators, technicians, and faculty members on using/implementing Human Patient Simulation.
• Remain accessible to faculty/staff for questions, support etc.
• Assist with special projects or initiatives as needed
• Provide backup support for the Lab Coordinator role
• Perform other related duties as required

Minimum Qualifications

• Associate Degree in computer science, technology or medical simulation.
• Four years of experience providing academic support to students or similar experience or- equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
• Working knowledge of multiple types of operating systems and wireless technology.
• Working knowledge of audio-visual equipment.

Preferred Qualifications

• Ability to use and operate different simulator technology
• Working knowledge of medical terminology

Compensation & Work Schedule:This position works 20(50% Full-Time) hours per week based on lab and class schedule ; schedule to be determined by the supervisor. This is a union-covered position, which requires the payment of membership dues/representation fees.
As defined by the current classified bargained agreement, newly hired employees shall be placed between Step C $1,957 and Step F $2,222.50 of the salary schedule in Appendix A of the Classified Union Bargaining Agreement. Employees hired with an associate degree will be placed at minimum of step D. Employees hired with a bachelor’s or master’s degree will be placed at minimum of step E. Ongoing (Step G- Step M) step advancement is defined by the classified bargained agreement. (Per current bargained agreement, Instructional Support Technicians are scheduled to work when classes are in session. As a result, actual salary may fluctuate depending on number of days worked). Salary placement for current classified employees is per the classified bargained agreement. The Classified Bargained Agreement and Appendix can be found https://www.lwtech.edu/about/human-resources/contracts/. Benefits:Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability and other insurance benefits are provided as currently administered under Public Employees Benefits Board, State Retirement Plan and a Deferred Compensation Plan; sick leave accrues at 1 day effective upon employment and vacation accrues at 12 days (up to 23 days) per year. We also offer 13 paid holidays effective upon employment and 4 paid personal days after successful completion of the probation period. Full time, classified employees have access to bereavement leave, employee assistance program, free tuition, reduced childcare costs at our Early Learning Center, reduced Bus Fare, professional development opportunities and more! For further details on the benefits offered at LWTech, please visit: https://www.lwtech.edu/about/human-resources/benefits/Required Online Application Materials

• Online application
• Current resume
• Cover letter
• Responses to the supplemental questions included in the online application process

To be considered for a position you MUST submit a complete online application form, resume, cover letter, responses to the supplemental questions included in the online application process.
Conditions of Employment

• Official transcripts/certifications will be required upon employment
• Other conditions that may apply will be detailed upon the offer of employment
• Job offers are contingent upon successful completion of background/reference checks

Physical Requirements
Ability to perform range of physical motions; lifting and carrying; standing, walking, sitting for long periods of time, kneeling, squatting, and stooping; and traversing up and down stairs.

Disability AccommodationLWTech follows the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and provides the following information as a guideline for applicants:

• Ability to operate office equipment
• Ability to read and verify data and prepare various materials
• Ability to exchange information on the phone or in person

Eligibility to Work
If you are hired, you will need proof of identity, and documentation of U.S. citizenship or legal authorization to work
EEO Statement
Lake Washington Institute of Technology is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Lake Washington Institute of Technology does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, creed, disabled veteran status, marital status or Vietnam-era veteran status in is programs and activities. Questions regarding the College’s Affirmative Action Policy may be directed to the Meena Park, Vice President of Human Resources, Affirmative Action Office/Title IX Coordinator, (425) 739-8212.

Jeanne Clery Statement

Notice of Availability of Annual Security and Fire Safety Report: In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act of 1998, and as a part of the College’s commitment to safety and security on campus, Lake Washington Institute of Technology(LWTech) reports the mandated information about current campus policies concerning safety and security issues, the required statistics, and other related information for the past three (3) calendar years. LWTech’s Annual Safety Report (ASR) is available online at www.lwtech.edu/about/campus-safety/.

To obtain a paper copy of the report, please visit the LWTech Safety Department located in the East Building at 11605 132nd Avenue NE Kirkland, WA 98034.
Sexual Misconduct
Pursuant to RCW 28B.112.080, applicants must declare whether they are the subject of any substantiated findings of sexual misconduct in any current or former employment or is currently being investigated for, or have left a position during an investigation into, a violation of any sexual misconduct policy at the applicant’s current or past employers. By law, post-secondary education institutions cannot hire an applicant who does not complete this form.

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