Simulation Operator - Anesthesiology

Texas Medical Center-Houston, TX

Simulation Operator - Anesthesiology

Location: Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas


Category: Research

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston

Requisition #: 240001EU

What we do here changes the world. UTHealth Houston is Texas’ resource for healthcare education, innovation, scientific discovery, and excellence in patient care. That’s where you come in.

Once you join us you won't want to leave. It’s because we reward our team for the excellent service they provide. Our total rewards package includes the benefits you’d expect from a top healthcare organization (benefits, insurance, etc.), plus:

  • 100% paid medical premiums for our full-time employees

  • Generous time off (holidays, preventative leave day, both vacation and sick time – all of which equates to around 37-38 days per year)

  • The longer you stay, the more vacation you’ll accrue!

  • Longevity Pay (Monthly payments after two years of service)

  • Build your future with our awesome retirement/pension plan!

We take care of our employees! As a world-renowned institution, our employees’ wellbeing is important to us. We offer work/life services such as…

  • Free financial and legal counseling

  • Free mental health counseling services

  • Gym membership discounts and access to wellness programs

  • Other employee discounts including entertainment, car rentals, cell phones, etc.

  • Resources for child and elder care

  • Plus many more!

Position Summary:

Provides technical expertise in the programming, set-up, operations, take-down, and coordination of simulation-based training programs. Responsible for developing curriculum, agendas, learning aids, and course documents, with the ability to follow medical aspects of training scenarios.

Location: Texas Medical Center

Dept.: MSB Anesthesiology

Status: Full-Time

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Position Key Accountabilities:

  1. Operates simulator equipment and follows medical aspects of training scenarios; makes appropriate adjustments based on participant actions.

  2. Develops curriculum, agendas, learning aids and course documents.

  3. Utilizes soft skills to work with vendors to obtain valuable information and documents that will assist with simulator technical operations.

  4. Operates and maintains the following: mannequin-based simulators, virtual reality procedural trainers, associated supplies and equipment, surgical simulators, computerized simulators.

  5. Operates and provides technical assistance with simulation and medical related audio-video systems.

  6. Provides technical assistance, support and training to faculty, instructors and staff in the use of simulation and medical equipment, as necessary.

  7. Conducts ongoing maintenance of all medical and simulation equipment, including cleaning, repairing, assuring that all equipment is maintained in good working order at all times.

  8. Sets-up and takes-down simulators, medical equipment, and supplies for all sessions. May participate in teaching-related activities.

  9. Maintains inventory of supplies and equipment and conducts routine inventory updates.

  10. May obtain cadavers from the UT Human Structure facility, maintains records and transports to and from the laboratory and assists in preparing them. Maintains the cleanliness of the facility and equipment and assists users of the facility during training sessions.

  11. Maintains current knowledge of simulation and medical equipment catalogs and operation manuals.

  12. Complies with all governmental and University policies, rules, regulations, and codes.

  13. Performs other duties as assigned.


  • CHSE - Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator or CHSE-A or CHSOS required. Medical license and/or certification within the specialty area preferred.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Ability to present content and information to a group to achieve learning or a goal.

  • Ability to provide structure to the meeting or training.

  • Ability to make people feel comfortable and encourage participation from everyone.

  • Demonstrated ability to create program content to achieve desired learning at the departmental or business unit level.

  • Ability to use multiple facilitation techniques to achieve learning such as group activities, individual activities, and role plays.

  • Skilled at asking questions to guide a group of individuals through a process.

  • Capable of handling objections or pushback from the group without getting defensive.

Minimum Education:

Bachelor's Degree in related field required. May substitute required education with equivalent years of experience beyond the minimum experience requirement.

Minimum Experience:

Two (2) years of simulation experience required.

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds frequently and/or a negligible amount constantly to move objects.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

Residency Requirement:

Employees must permanently reside and work in the State of Texas.

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University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth Houston is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth Houston includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

UTHealth Benefits

UTHealth Houston offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. For more information on our benefits programs please refer to the UTHealth Houston Office of Benefits Website.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

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Work location is based on the needs of the department and may be adjusted.