Towson University (TU) is one of the nation’s top 100 public universities. Located north of Baltimore, TU currently enrolls over 22,000 students and is the second-largest university in the prestigious University System of Maryland. Towson University values diversity and fosters a climate that is grounded in respect and inclusion to cultivate the intellectual and personal growth of the entire university community.
Towson University, Department of Nursing is accepting applications for a Nursing Operations Specialist. The Nursing Operations Specialist supports the Lab Coordinator and Faculty in the day-to-day operations and management of the simulation laboratories for the Department of Nursing. This position is responsible for the operations and maintenance of high, mid, and low fidelity simulation equipment, audiovisual equipment, learning center software, and computer equipment under the direction of the Lab Coordinator. The Nursing Operation Specialist is responsible for inventory surveillance and production of department-level reports regarding supply utilization upon request. The nursing operations specialist will execute agreed upon planned requests for space allocation/reallocation of simulators and furnishings after consulting with the Lab Coordinator.
The Nursing Operations Specialist works collaboratively with the Faculty and the Simulation Technologist in the preparation of simulated learning scenarios and equipment for all nursing courses. The responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the preparation of medical supplies, application of moulage, and the operation and programming of equipment. The individual will serve to support the operations staff, ensuring efficient utilization of all simulation facilities and equipment. Responsible for the scheduling of the standardized participants based upon faculty requests. The nursing operations specialist will ensure follow-up with all standardized participants regarding job duties and responsibilities, payment, schedules, parking, etc. Coordinate equipment maintenance and keeps the lab coordinator informed of broken equipment, need for replacement or updates with simulation and lab equipment. Maintains supply inventory collaboration with the faculty, the lab coordinator, the simulation technologist, and the Department Chair. Additional duties may include Electronic filing and maintenance of electronic documents relating to simulation operations, staffing, and scheduling. In collaboration with the Lab Coordinator and Department Chair the responsibility includes continuous assessment of the facilities to maintain the most current healthcare trends reflecting acute patient care environments. Coordinate the scheduling of training on new equipment, technology, and materials for faculty/staff and provide technical support for the simulation technology. Other duties as assigned
A Bachelor’s degree and two years of related work experience
Excellent communication skills
Knowledge of Microsoft applications and sufficient level of expertise involving technology to use software-based inventory system and troubleshoot classroom technology used in simulation.
Ability to manage multiple pressing priorities and tasks, triage the importance and follow up with internal and external stakeholders through closure.
Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills, and knowledge to project a professional and positive image of the institution.
Ability to interact with a diverse team and in a diverse environment.
Experience working in simulation lab is preferred but not required.
Experience working in a medical/health care setting and understanding interactions between health care providers and patients/families is preferred.
The ability to troubleshoot and resolve problems with computers and audiovisual components.
Salary and Benefits
Competitive salary and full University benefits that include 22 days of annual leave, up to 14 holidays, personal and sick days; excellent health, life, and retirement plans; and tuition remission. To learn more about our benefits, click here.
If you are motivated, innovative and team-oriented, we would love to hear from you. Cover letter and resume are requested, but not required.
This position will be open for a minimum of 14 days.
The safety of our students, faculty, staff, and neighbors has been our top priority and the focus of every one of our decisions since the earliest days of the COVID-19 pandemic. The University System of Maryland (USM) has recently determined that mandating a COVID vaccine for all faculty, staff, and students at all schools in the USM is both a reasonable and necessary means of protecting our health and safety. As a prospective hire at TU, proof of your full COVID19 vaccination must be demonstrated before you begin employment with the University.
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About Towson University
The largest comprehensive university in the Baltimore area, Towson University is nationally recognized for its excellent programs in the arts and sciences, communications, business, health professions, education, fine arts and computer information systems. Located in suburban Towson, eight miles north of Baltimore, our beautifully landscaped, 328-acre setting offers a pleasant environment for study and a diverse campus life, as well as easy access to a wealth of university and community resources. Towson University's educational experience branches out to off-campus locations throughout Maryland, including a number of online options. Our many interdisciplinary partnerships with public and private organizations throughout Maryland provide opportunities for research, internships and jobs. Towson University is a founding member of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU).