Specialist, Simulation & Human Factors

Atlanta, Georgia
Jan 19, 2024
Mar 26, 2024
Job Summary:

The purpose of this role is to develop, coordinate, and facilitate simulation training and other related programming supportive of building highly reliable teams and other patient safety related programming in line with regional goals. This role provides clinical, educational, technical, and program management expertise to organize and implement simulation-based education for multidisciplinary health care teams. This also includes collaboration with department directors / managers and physicians, provide consultation and support for other departments in matters related to simulation and human factors programming. This role requires flexibility in both delivering training and technical support through simulation operations. All work supports building and maintaining a culture of safety within KPGA.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Effectively facilitates debriefing sessions with the multidisciplinary team and other professionals as a part of simulation & other programming. Supports and maintains a psychologically safe learning environment.

  • Demonstrates mastery of TeamSTEPPS skillsets and ability to lead training on TeamSTEPPS concepts and incorporate into training objectives for healthcare simulations.

  • Promotes use of critical thinking skills, TeamStepps methodology, highly reliable team concepts, performance improvement, patient safety, human factors, and goals of culture of safety as a representative of Simulation & Human Factors Team.

  • Coordinates and manages communications and scheduling for all regional programming for participants and trainers.

  • Delivers high quality presentations in classroom & virtual learning environments, using audiovisual, virtual delivery methods, and technical equipment skillfully. Reviews all presentations prior to training to proofread for errors.

  • Oversees that all equipment and simulation supplies meet code. Ensures the equipment is cleaned, functional, safe, and maintained in working order.

  • Assists with budget planning for yearly business plans for Simulation & Human Factors Team and tracking of expenses.

  • Obtains and maintains CME/CNE continued education credits for all applicable programming. Submits applications for CME/CNE approval and submits required documentation at regular intervals for approved programming.

  • Supports internet and intranet presence of KPGA simulation programming.

  • Environmental space management for all regional programming and for simulation team meetings.

  • Collects & tracks program data and produces program reports. Seeks out opportunities to improve data collection and collaborate with team.

  • Participates in various quality and patient safety committees as directed, bringing expertise in simulation & human factors and educating others in simulation tools and methods to improve quality and patient safety.

  • Provides outcome measures that support goals of patient safety, competency, and training requirements. Works in collaboration with subject matter experts in these areas. Assists in providing recommendations to managers of identified future training needs of staff.

  • Travel to all KP medical offices and buildings is required.

  • Supports KPGA research projects, articles, papers, and posters by participating in clinical nursing research and publications and presenting simulation and human factors work to other KP regions, at professional organizations, and national conferences.

  • Research and review potential new IT systems and technologies that could be used in the simulation training environment.

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