Medical Simulation Specialist
Job ID: R0030299 | Medical Education | Full Time | Charlottesville, VA

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.


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 November 28, 2021, but the position will remain open until filled.

COVID Vaccination Requirement

Due to the scope of President Biden's Executive Order 14042 issued in early September, all University employees, including remote employees, must receive their final vaccination dose by January 4, 2022, unless they have a University-approved religious or medical exemption. The University has updated policy SEC-045 to reflect these new requirements.

If hired by the Academic Division, excluding School of Medicine, School of Nursing, UVA Physicians Group, and the Health Systems Library, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination or be willing to be vaccinated by January 4, 2022. Academic employees may apply for a University-approved medical or religious exemption.

Note: Some medical and safety-sensitive positions require vaccination and are not eligible for an exemption. For more information on how vaccination requirements will apply to you, please visit the UVA New Hire Vaccination Requirements webpage.


Charlottesville, VA
Charlottesville, VA 22903

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