Simulation Specialist
University of Virginia

Charlottesville, Virginia

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The University of Virginia School of Medicine's Medical Simulation Center (MSC) is seeking a Simulation Specialist to join the team in Charlottesville, VA. The School of Medicine's Medical Simulation Center is one of the top-ranked centers of its kind in the country and is driven by its mission to advance the role of simulation technology in the enhancement of medical education through the development, application, and assessment of learner-centered educational methods. The Simulation Specialist position will help fulfill this mission by coordinating educational aspects of the simulation program including performing pre-and post-simulation activities, executing simulation sessions, and collaborating with faculty and staff on scenario development. In addition to supporting the daily operations of the Simulation Center, providing technical and administrative coordination, and maintaining documentation and resources.

Continuing the collaborative atmosphere promoted by The University of Virginia School of Medicine, the Medical Simulation Center functions in an interdisciplinary, multi-specialty environment working to promote advances in simulation through the development of innovative research, education, and quality improvement initiatives. The MSC has recently formed a Simulation Alliance with the School of Nursing's Clinical Simulation Learning Center that combines the personnel, space, and assets of the two centers to improve simulation education for all learners.

The successful candidate will manage, under the guidance of the operations director.

Job Responsibilities Include:

  • Provide technical support for all aspects of simulated learning experiences.
  • Maintain and update simulation hardware and software as directed and supervised by more senior members of the team.
  • Conduct technical setup before a simulation.
  • Care for equipment post-simulation, ensuring readiness for use in the next simulation.
  • Control monitors during a simulation and operate the simulation capture system.
  • Maintain inventory for high-fidelity simulation rooms.
  • Create learning materials and scenario documentation as directed and supervised by more senior members of the team.
  • With supervision, manage online training, scheduling, video recording and monitoring, and documentation of cases.
  • Administer and maintain a database of student evaluations.
  • In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.

Education: Associates degree or experiential or functional equivalent in healthcare or science-related field.

This is a restricted position; continuation is dependent on funding and satisfactory performance.

Priority review of applications will begin on June 27, 2022, but the position will remain open until filled.


Complete an application online and attach:

1. Cover letter to include your interest, knowledge, skills, abilities, or experience related to the position

2. Resume or CV

PROCESS FOR INTERNAL UVA APPLICANTS: Please apply through your Workday Home page, search "Find Jobs", and search for R0037319.

PROCESS FOR EXTERNAL APPLICANTS: Please visit UVA job board: and search for R0037319.

***Please note that you MUST upload ALL documents into the CV/Resume box. Applications that do not contain all of the required documents will not receive full consideration. ***

For questions regarding the application process, please contact Michelle Williams, Senior Recruiter/Faculty Search Advisor, at

For questions regarding the position, please contact Ryne Ackard, Assistant Professor, at

COVID Vaccination Requirement and Guidelines

Please visit the UVA COVID-19 Job Requirements and Guidelines webpage prior to applying for current information regarding vaccination requirements and guidelines for employment at UVA.

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician's Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

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