Simulation suite Technician
Canterbury Christ Church University
37 hours, Monday - Friday 08:30 - 16:30
Based in the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Social Care within the Simulation team this role's main purpose is to assist in the provision of essential teaching and simulation support: preparing teaching spaces, answering basic queries, tidying up following teaching sessions and preparing simulation spaces enabling others to carry out simulation and clinical skills related activities. Will assist with the provision of teaching and research support, and the maintenance of the space and associated equipment.
• To be responsible for technical support activities within specialist areas.
• Prepare, lay out and clear/clean materials, equipment and consumables as required for teaching, research, outreach and other activities. Including supporting learning and classroom technology (e.g. AV, display boards and websites).
•Check/monitor equipment and stocks. Maintain levels of materials and consumables, using local purchasing system and maintain equipment including appropriate testing.
•Understand and comply with local rules and university Health and Safety policies (Including working in line with relevant Health and Safety guidelines) in own work and ensuring compliance amongst all other users (Including fulfilling roles such as fire warden or first aider as required). Plus, report any incidents of non-compliance as appropriate. •Follow Health and Safety guidelines undertake the removal and handling of both hazardous and non-hazardous waste. •Demonstrate technical skills in practical classes as required. Including trialling small practicals and developing simple materials and techniques.
•To be responsible for activities associated with specific practical classes and projects (involving direct liaison with academics and students). Including interacting with and providing basic support to students conducting research studies and projects. •Assist in training others in simple processes and answering basic questions. Including training of junior or trainee technicians. •Prioritise own workload within clearly defined limits, completing tasks in a timely manner, working to tight timeframes to ensure commitments to teaching are met.
Regulated Qualifications framework (RQF) Level 4 (e.g. NVQ, Diploma, higher apprenticeship, certificate of higher education) or considerable previous relevant work experience.
Previous experience in a similar role. Knowledge in Health (to be able to deliver teaching, research and KE activities)
Taking a pro-active approach to forward planning whilst remaining flexible to changing needs. Interpersonal skills with an ability to communicate effectively with a variety of people, including oral and written communication skills.
Good organisational and time management skills; scheduling and prioritising to deadlines.
Proven ability to work on own initiative, accurately and effectively under pressure to meet tight deadlines and changing priorities.
Able to establish and maintain productive professional relationships with colleagues and stakeholder groups.
Creative and innovative approach to problem solving.
Ability to manage change and respond positively to new challenges.
Pro-active, responsive, self-motivated, approachable and confident.
Ability to work under pressure, with flexibility in responding to changing priorities.
A high degree of judgement in providing advice and making recommendations.
A flexible and adaptable attitude, including occasional evening and weekend working and off-site travel where required. Solution focused with a high degree of judgement to make recommendations or decisions An ambassador for professionalism and student service.
A methodical and organised approach to work.
Canterbury Christ Church University