Simulation Technologist

Pacific Northwest University   Yakima, WA   Full-time     Health Care Provider
Posted on June 10, 2022
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Simulation Technologist
Yakima, WA • Simulation Center

Recruitment Period: 05/27/2022 - Until Filled

Status: Full Time

Applicants for all positions will be required to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 during the hiring process. Valid medical or religious exemptions will be considered.

Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences (PNWU) was founded as a 501(c) (3) non-profit medical institution in 2005 aimed at increasing access to health care in medically underserved areas of the Pacific Northwest.

The University currently offers the degrees of Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Doctor of Physical Therapy, and Master of Arts in Medical Science enrolling over 550 students annually with plans to develop other programs and/or colleges. Interprofessional education partnerships with other universities adds another 100 students to the population. The campus includes 300 employees with academic programming spread over a five state region.

PNWU is located in Yakima, WA, a city of approximately 95,000 located in the south central part of the state near the eastern slopes of the Cascade Mountains in a major agricultural and outdoor recreation region. It is approximately 140 miles from Seattle, 170 miles from Portland, and 200 miles from Spokane. The Yakima Valley is a wonderful place to live, work and play. For more information, visit

General Summary:

Reporting to the Assistant Director of Operations, the Simulation Technologist brings key technical aptitude to the simulation center, providing guidance for all simulation staff and constituents for simulation activities. This includes, but is not limited to, acting as the primary technical point person for activity design, training, and organization of the simulation center.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Effectively prepare for, run, and close-down simulation activities: 
    • Equipment preparation and set up, including programming and maintenance
    • Maintaining LMS systems according to unit procedures, including oversite of infrastructure and activity setup according to defined schedule
    • Responsible for material development for technical aspects of activities, including templates for constituents, internal documents guiding the delivery of the activity
    • Responsible for creating realism in simulation scenarios according to the learning objectives of the activity (e.g. moulage, environmental cues, utilization of technology enhancements,etc.)
  • Providing effective training and support related to simulation activities: 
    • Guiding the data reporting within the unit, including training on reporting, and tracking features in the LMS systems
    • Develop, maintain, and provide user trainings on LMS system functions directly related to simulation activities
    • Develop, maintain, and provide tech trainings directly related to daily job duties of the simulation center staff
  • Maintain organization of storage within the simulation center:
    • Maintain effective infrastructure for electronic data storage within all simulation center systems
    • Develop, maintain, and effectively implement appropriate inventory controls for activity supplies, notifying Administrative Coordinator of purchasing needs
    • Maintain organization of all simulation spaces to promote appealing visual presence at all times
  • Understands accreditation standards and expectations specific to the department and adheres to policies and procedures to meet or exceed such standards
  • Conducts self appropriately and consistently in accordance with the philosophy and mission of PNWU
  • Other duties as assigned


• Required: Two-year degree in a related field or Technical Certification or equivalent experience

• Preferred: Bachelor’s Degree and/or Certified Health care Simulation Operations Specialist Certification (CHSOS)


• Preferred:  Two years working directly with medical simulation technologies 

• Flexibility and adaptability to work varying hours/days/evening/weekends

Desired Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

Strong organization, interpersonal, and planning skills; strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to work in a team and the flexibility to work with others in a variety of circumstances; ability to problem solve by analyzing issues and creating action plans; ability to manage projects and people and prioritize and self-direct workflow; ability to work with and manage different computer programs and databases; strong technical skills; and ability to schedule activities and meetings.

To ensure full consideration submit:

• A letter of introduction outlining background and qualifications for the position

• Detailed curriculum vitae

• Contact information for three professional references

PNWU offers a comprehensive benefits package to eligible employees first of the month following date of hire and competitive salary.

For information about life in Yakima visit our PNWU page.

PNWU is a drug-free workplace, equal opportunity employer and educational institution. To request this publication in an alternative format, or to apply in an alternative format, please call Human Resources, 509.452.5100.