• Part Time
  • Brantford, ON
  • This position has been filled

Website Six Nations Polytechnic

Six Nations Polytechnic (SNP) is a unique Indigenous Institute, recognized by community, government, and institutions of higher learning, as a Centre of Excellence for Indigenous Knowledge. SNP offers postsecondary, secondary, trades education and training. SNP has formal partnerships with nine publicly funded Ontario Universities and Colleges and collaborates with six Ontario-based Indigenous owned and controlled post-secondary Institutes.

For more information, visit www.snpolytechnic.com

Function & Overview

Reporting to the Unit Manager – Health Services, the Lab Technician and Developer is responsible for the daily operation of complex simulation apparatuses, including the set-up, use, and maintenance of all simulation and practice equipment within Six Nations Polytechnic (SNP). The Lab Technician and Developer is also responsible for the development of course work and scenarios for the practical nursing program and other simulation courses. The Lab Technician and Developer provides administrative support to the Health Services Unit, facilitators, and outside affiliates. The Lab Technician and Developer is required to perform all duties consistent with the governance values and operating policies of Six Nations Polytechnic (SNP) while fostering positive relations with staff, students, stakeholders, and the community; contributing to a culturally supportive teaching, learning and work environment consistent with Hodinǫshǫ:nih/Rotinonhson:ni values of Ga’nigohi:yo:/Kanikoriio (Respect and the Good Mind).


The duties of the Lab Technician and Developer include, without limitation:

Technical Support

  • Providing technical support for the Simulation Center with the use of computer-based multimedia systems and their components, including operation of digital cameras, video cameras, audio/video, Learning Space software, monitors, augmented reality/virtual reality platforms, LCD projectors, and other related equipment;
  • Overseeing daily operation and use of simulation apparatuses, such as high, medium, and low-fidelity mannequins, medical radiation diagnostic machines (including PC’s), simulation platforms, and other medical simulation equipment;
  • Assisting faculty, instructors, staff, and students in the use of a variety of simulator technologies, equipment, materials and supplies in an instructional setting, including creating skills videos using Panopto;
  • Assisting students with accessing LearningSpace software and problem solve any connection issues;
  • Ensuring all learners complete confidentiality forms and use of technology agreements, and arrange for the scanning and archiving of the forms electronically;
  • Programing simulation scenarios for quizzes, pre and post encounters and clinical skills exams;
  • Creating student schedules and schedules of student circuits using LearningSpace software;
  • Setting up AV equipment to record simulation sessions;
  • Managing the video recordings: obtaining permission for the use of recordings, maintaining access, storage, backup, and/or recovery of the recordings, and retaining and/or destroying/deleting the recordings as required;
  • Performing pre-simulation activities including powering up simulators, mannequins, patient monitors, AV equipment and other electronic equipment, and testing to ensure proper function prior to each simulation session;
  • Programing patient scenarios and preparing mannequins as per the simulation scenario; including filling simulated blood and body fluid chambers, applying wounds and dressings, inserting tubes, and using moulages;
  • Stocking patient rooms and equipment carts with supplies and equipment needed for specific simulation scenarios, including medications, doctors’ orders, etc.;
  • Developing simulation lab courses, activities, evaluations and scenarios;
  • Training users on programming scenarios, setting up the simulation sessions, orienting participants to the simulators, running simulation operations during sessions, and providing feedback to faculty;
  • Programming patient care simulators, preparing scenario props, and creating scenario moulage to model physiological responses to the clinical and skill objectives, and specifications identified by academic programs;
  • Performing post simulation activities including operating debriefing equipment, cleaning patient rooms, changing linens, cleaning surfaces, draining simulated blood and body fluids from mannequins, and cleaning mannequins;
  • Serving as the simulation operator during educational sessions;
  • Restoring laboratory to pre-scenario conditions as required;
  • Assisting with special projects and external events;
  • Collaborating with Simulation Technologist and IDeaWorks on the development and implementation of AR/VR and other innovative technology initiatives;

Administrative Support – Simulation

  • Attending meetings with lab staff and faculty;
  • Providing recommendations to support instructors and students during practice, assessments, and peer-to-peer situations in collaboration with the Unit Manager – Health Services; In collaboration with staff and instructors, planning and executing all simulations both internally (students) and externally (community clients);
  • Developing and implementing new innovative ways to maximize efficiency in clinical skills education;
  • Communicating and ensuring standards are clear, acknowledged, and transparent;
  • Organizing working groups, committees, or advisory teams to support ongoing and new initiatives;
  • Evaluating new equipment and identifying opportunities for improvement and integration into healthcare education by proactively seeking existing and emerging technologies including basic theory, design and implementation;
  • Entering information into software management system for both simulator-based and standardized patient simulations;
  • Participating in technical training as necessary and attending conferences to stay current with simulation technology;
  • Training faculty, instructors and other Simulation Center staff in the operational aspects of simulation;
  • Providing support and orientations to faculty and instructors on tours of the simulation or skills labs;
  • Explaining to learners the use of patient care simulators and related media and computer equipment;
  • Providing support and training to standardized patients;
  • Serving as a liaison resource to the Simulation and Skills Labs for coordinators, faculty, staff, students, and the public, in developing inter-professional simulations and skills labs workshops;
  • Creating troubleshooting documents, simulator checklists, and preventative maintenance plans for simulation equipment;
  • Liaising with the inventory control team to ensure adequate supplies are available for upcoming labs and simulations;
  • Ensuring student compliance (and faculty awareness) with lab policies, procedures, and safety precautions;
  • Arranging, advertising, setting up and delivering workshops, training sessions and lunch & learn simulations;
  • Assisting with external requests for tours and demonstrations of simulation equipment;
  • Encouraging active participation in the growth and development of the CAE platform within the Health Services Unit, our collaborative partners, and community partners;
  • Maintaining files of service contracts, warranties and equipment manuals;
  • Maintaining laboratory schedule, attendance records, and tracking laboratory usage;
  • Ensuring timely ordering of all supplies, equipment maintenance and upgrading required;
  • Orientating students, new faculty, new staff and visitors;
  • Participating in Campus Open Houses and similar events to showcase the simulation and health science labs;
  • Working with faculty to develop multimedia presentations to showcase lab and simulated learning activities across health sciences;
  • Attends team meetings and all staff meetings;


  • Maintaining a clean and safe learning lab environment, including simulation room organization;
  • Installing new hardware and software on simulation equipment;
    Performing upgrades as necessary;
  • Performing operational checks on equipment;
  • Interfacing with the equipment manufacturers to troubleshoot system problems;
  • Consulting with IT technical support, and overseeing scheduled maintenance;
  • Ensuring warranties and service agreements are up to date, and arranging for preventative maintenance as required;
  • Participating in technical training as necessary;
  • Maintaining accurate records and logs of maintenance completed; and
  • Arranging for remediation and repair of simulation equipment when necessary (i.e., IV pumps, blood pressure cuff, etc.).


Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree or College Diploma in Computer Science/Programming, Healthcare or Education; and
  • Minimum of 2 years experience programming simulators.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Possess computer competency, and experience with LearningSpace Management System, Audio/Visual equipment, and Panopto lecture capture software;
  • Knowledge of medical terminology, physiology and pharmacology;
  • A general and current knowledge of Hodinǫshǫ:nih history, culture, values, contemporary issues, community priorities, and stakeholders;
  • Excellent communication skills with an emphasis on written expression (i.e., faultless spelling and grammar, and professional style);
  • Sound interpersonal skills including communication, organization, negotiation, and professional judgement;
  • Ability to work under pressure and manage schedules, portfolios, and timelines, to meet demanding deadlines;
  • Demonstrated familiarity with standard desktop computing programs, including spreadsheets, word processing, and database applications, on the Windows 2010 (or later) operating system; and
  • Capacity to work both independently and in a team setting, demonstrating Hodinǫshǫ:nih/ Rotinonhson:ni values of Ga’nigohi:yo:/Kanikoriio (Respect and the Good Mind).

At Six Nations Polytechnic, we are committed to diversity and inclusion as we continue and expand our efforts to become a more inclusive, safe and respectful workplace. Human Resources will accommodate any needs under the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC) and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Recruitment processes will be modified to remove barriers to accommodate those with disabilities, as may be requested.

Job Type: Contract (12 months)


21 hours/week