Simulation Lab Technician

Dalhousie University

Position Details
Position Information

Position Title Simulation Lab Technician
Department/Unit Nursing
Location Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Posting Number S504-22
Employee Group NSGEU Local 77
Position Type Regular, On-Going
Duration of Contract (if applicable)
Employment Type Full Time
Full-time Equivalency (FTE) 1.0
Salary $20.42 – $25.90 per hour ($37,164 – $47,135 per annum, 35 hours per week)
Classification T5
Provisional Statement This is a provisional classification. Formal classification procedures will be initiated by the Job Design Unit in approximately six months.
About Dalhousie University Dalhousie University is Atlantic Canada’s leading research-intensive university and a driver of the region’s intellectual, social and economic development. Located in the heart of Halifax, Nova Scotia, with an Agricultural Campus in Truro/Bible Hill, Dalhousie is a truly national and international university, with more than half of our almost 21,000 students coming from outside of the province. Our 6,000 faculty and staff foster a vibrant, purpose-driven community, that celebrated 200 years of academic excellence in 2018.
Job Summary The School of Nursing is recognized for advancing nursing knowledge, practice and policy. Exceptional nurses begin and further their education and careers at Dalhousie University. Reporting to the Administrative Manager, the Simulation Lab Technician will support the Coordinator Simulation-Based Education Lab and its users and staff, including faculty, students and other lab technician, by setting up and maintaining equipment and supplies for programming.
Key Responsibilities
  • Set up for clinical competency practice labs and simulations on a daily basis, and reset stations between groups. This includes organizing supplies and equipment, and setting up simulation pads, mannequins and audio/video equipment.
  • Trouble shoot any equipment, supply and set-up issues that arise before, during or after labs and simulations.
  • Support pre-simulation activities including copying materials, and assisting with the preparation, documentation, and tracking of student lab utilization and scheduling. Meet weekly with faculty and staff to assist in the planning for weekly simulations/labs and identify programming requirements.
  • Assist with student movement to stations and rooms and distribute paperwork during simulations/labs.
  • Complete post-simulation and lab dismantling of equipment and supplies. Ensure security of environment including all equipment and supplies.
Note Availability to work a flexible weekly schedule is required. Scheduling and compensation will be in accordance with the collective agreement.
Due to operational requirements, the successful applicant is required to work in-person on campus.
Dalhousie’s vaccine mandate has been suspended at this time, and employees no longer need to provide proof of full vaccination. However, health and safety risks to our community will continue to be monitored and a vaccine mandate may be reinstated if necessary.
Required Qualifications
  • High school diploma plus approximately three years’ experience in a healthcare or healthcare simulation environment (or equivalent combination of training and experience).
  • Demonstrated experience with nursing/medical equipment, supplies and terminology.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, including independent decision making, problem-solving and attention to detail, in an ever-changing environment with shifting priorities.
  • Strong collaboration, interpersonal and communication skills including the ability to exercise judgment, sensitivity and diplomacy when dealing with students and colleagues.
  • Demonstrated computer skills related to hardware, software and databases, and proficiency in MS Office Suite.
  • In-house training from Laerdal or successful completion of training on-the-job within first nine-months months of employment.
  • Ability to lift and move items up to 25 kg, stand for up to four hours at a time as well as some stooping, kneeling, bending, crouching and other movements.
  • Experience in a high-fidelity simulation laboratory in a post-secondary learning environment.
  • Experience with simulation software Laerdal (LLEAP).
Job Competencies
Additional Information Dalhousie University supports a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Our total compensation package includes a defined benefit pension plan, health and dental plans, a health spending account, an employee and family assistance program and a tuition assistance program.
Application Consideration Bargaining unit employees (NSGEU local 77) are given priority consideration and will be notified on the status of their application following assessment. All other applications will be considered when there is no qualified candidate from the bargaining unit.
We sincerely appreciate all applications and note that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted directly by the hiring department or Human Resources.
Diversity Statement Dalhousie University commits to achieving inclusive excellence through continually championing equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons (especially Mi’kmaq), persons of Black/African descent (especially African Nova Scotians), and members of other racialized groups, persons with disabilities, women, persons identifying as members of 2SLGBTQ+ communities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit .

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies One (1)
Open Date 01/03/2023
Close Date 01/17/2023
Open Until Filled No
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