Simulation Technician Support

Job Description

We are recruiting for 1 post. We are seeking a Simulation Technician to join the team in supporting two top quality educational facilities at King’s College London Located near London Bridge and Denmark Hill, the Chantler and Weston Simulation and Interactive Learning Centres are busy and dynamic inter-professional facilities, providing excellent learning opportunities for over 6,000 healthcare students, from benchtop clinical skills to immersive, high-fidelity simulation of realistic, interprofessional healthcare scenarios, using human patient simulators.



This role is to provide day-to-day set-up of classes and help to staff, students and visitors to the centre. The centres contain high-fidelity simulated hospital wards, seven wards of 2-8 beds and over twenty clinical classrooms between them, requiring specialist set-up and support. The post holder will be required to set up equipment on a daily basis, working as part of the team to cover the setup and takedown of 20 classrooms.



The role includes looking after reception, responding to email enquiries and being the 1st port of call for enquiries from our staff, students and other visitors to the Centre. Set up ranges from putting out chairs to setting up and operating full body patient simulators. The balance of work between the two main sites will be variable. The job involves room and equipment set up, supporting simulation training sessions, providing advice and support to staff and students, equipment maintenance, stock control and ordering supplies used in clinical teaching.



The post-holder will prepare and operate specialist patient simulators, operate our audio-visual systems, prepare and set up spaces for skills using table-top training models, tidy and maintain all areas to a high standard and keep equipment in good working condition. You will liaise with teaching staff to clarify their session requirements and make sure the associated documentation is accurate and available on the shared network. You will be supporting students when they are in the centres, controlling access to the independent learning facilities and ensuring the students have everything they need and are following best clinical practice, centre rules and health and safety guidelines.



The successful candidate will have customer service experience and will be motived, hardworking and enthusiastic about developing specialist knowledge of healthcare technology related fields. You will enjoy working directly with students and staff and have a friendly disposition. You must also be able to work under your own initiative, be responsible for your own work, and willing to undertake your own projects and support colleagues in joint projects. Flexibility to provide cross-site technical cover, work variably between 8am-4pm and 11am-7pm, carry out moving and handling of heavy equipment, and provide occasional weekend support are all essential.



For further information please email: george.c.keefe@kcl.ac.uk



This post will be offered on a 3-month contract. This is a full-time post.



Interested candidates are warmly invited to come and visit the Chantler SaIL Centre to find out more – refer to contact details above. The simulation centres support extended operational hours with staff onsite between 7am and 7pm and occasionally at evenings and weekends. This post will operate to a pattern of early/standard/late start times. This is a student-facing post requiring 100% on-campus working.



Interviews to be conducted week commencing 1st of January 2024.



Qualifications

Minimum level 3 qualification (e.g. A levels, AS levels, International Baccalaureate diploma or other level 3 qualification)



Skills

Essential criteria



Experience, interest and a willingness to learn with regard to modern technology and overall good computer skills (inc. Microsoft Office 365).



Strong planning & organisational skills, able to work on several tasks simultaneously, using systems and processes to best effect. Understands how to arrange information in an efficient, effective way and keep systematic records.



Ability to apply learnt techniques/skills to the work context: – interpret customer requests and use knowledge of specialist clinical skills equipment etc. to offer alternatives and provide the best lesson set-up possible.



Experience of priority setting and problem solving.



Moving and handling of equipment.



Must have strong customer service skills and experience working directly with either students, customers or patients to provide a service.



Willingness to undertake cross-site work with early starts (7am) or late finishes (7pm) regularly as required and the occasional weekend work (paid over-time).



Desirable criteria



Experience working in a Simulation Centre, setting up clinical skills classes & supporting teaching or a similar role/environment.



Experience of filming and editing educational material for online use to a defined standard; and/or previous experience in the use of databases and applications that supporting university level education e.g. Learning management system (KEATS/Moodle), Syllabus Plus, feedback systems.

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King’s Health Partners Women and Children Health Clinical Academic Partnership are looking for a research assistant to support the services we provide.  



The post holder will be responsible for reviewing transcripts from qualitative interviews. This will involve:




  1. Listening to the audio recording of an interview and correcting and amending an AI version of the transcript.



There will be be approximately 20 interviews of varying lengths (25mins - 1 hour). This work will take approximately 40 - 50 hours to complete.



Qualifications

BSc/BA



Skills

  • Good IT skills (Microsoft Word)

  • Experience with qualitative interview transcripts

  • Some knowledge of Women and Children's Health 

Application Closing Date: 25th Feb 



 



Purposes of the post:



We are looking for an adaptable team player who is willing to be on campus 5 days per week ensuring resourcing of teaching space. This role will have a School administrator focus and provide research support to the associate dean for research and enterprise.



 



 



About you:




  • Can-do attitude

  • Dynamic

  • Strong ability to problem solve

  • Comfortable with lone working and as a team



 



MAIN ACTIVITIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES




  • Undertake duties of and provide cover for, the School administrator with a Research focus, as and when required, to ensure continuous support is provided.

  • Provide administration and clerical assistance in the day to day running of the School, in liaison with central service departments.

  • In liaison with stakeholders provide support for the arrangement and management of marketing and promotional and other school events.

  • Assist the Deanery team with organisation of diaries / calendars / work schedules, typing of correspondence, taking messages, notes and minutes, arranging meetings.

  • Assist the Deanery team with raising Purchase orders and onboarding contracts within the School.

  • To deal with written and oral queries from staff, other university departments and external contacts in a professional, sensitive, confidential and effective manner, redirecting queries where appropriate.

  • Assist in the preparation, collection, collation and dissemination of information as requested by the DoO and SET.

  • To ensure that procedures for access to, and retention of, information within the School comply with the requirements of the University and the Data Protection Act.

  • Undertake other reasonable duties as agreed by the DoO and commensurate with the level of the role, which may be necessary, from time to time, to meet the requirements of the School. The line manager may request additional duties that are within the scope, spirit and purpose of the role.

  • In liaison with the Associate Dean for Research and Enterprise (ADRE) and Research Group leads, provide support for research events and activities, as well as research and enterprise reports and deliverables.

  • Provide administrative support to the ADRE, such as collating information related to REF29, minute taking for meetings, financial administrative (e.g., organising payments and tracking of payments for research related costs) and assist with comms within the school.

  • Within reason, the duties and role of the postholder may be changed, after appropriate consultation, in response to changing organisational requirements. It is expected that the postholder will not take annual leave during key points in the academic calendar.



 



Qualifications

N/A



Skills

SELECTION CRITERIA



D = Desirable; E = Essential




  1. Practical administrative experience (E) and knowledge of typical procedures in an office environment (D) preferably within the Education sector (D).

  2. Excellent organisational and administrative (E) skills, be able to: use initiative, plan, prioritise and organise own varied workload, in a timely manner (D), to approach challenges/problems in a flexible, creative and proactive way (D), and to operate flexibly either as part of a team or independently (E).

  3. Ability to work to deadlines and to cope with tight schedules in a calm and efficient manner (E).

  4. Highly effective interpersonal and communication skills including oral (E), written/literacy (E), numeracy (E) and presentation skills (D). Good customer service/relationship skills (E).

  5. To be committed to and have experience of the application of ICT in administration (E). Knowledge of word processing, databases and spreadsheets (E) and of the use of the web (D). Willingness and ability to learn new packages in order to carry out the duties of the role (E).

  6. Committed to and have experience of qualitative office practice in relation to version control, file management (D), administrative procedures (D), diary management (D), business hospitality (D).

  7. Experience of taking minutes (D) and servicing committees (D).

  8. Able to demonstrate an understanding of, and commitment to, equality and diversity, and its practical application (E).

  9. Ability to demonstrate commitment to excellence in customer service (E). Able to demonstrate an understanding of, and commitment to, equality and diversity, and its practical application.

We are seeking a Content Editor to oversee the content of WoolfNotes.com, a major new digital humanities project at King’s College London.



WoolfNotes.com is the website of a project to digitize Virginia Woolf’s reading and research notes, bringing into the public domain Woolf’s last remaining substantial unpublished work. Her personal reading and research notebooks demonstrate the depth of her historical knowledge and the wide range of her reading, casting new light on both her fiction and critical work. WoolfNotes.com presents high specification images of approximately 7000 manuscript and typescript pages from the archives of the Monks House Papers in Sussex (UK), the Berg Collection at the New York Public Library, and the Beinecke Library at Yale. 



The Content Editor will be expected to:




  • manage the content for Woolfnotes.com,

  • initially verify the site,

  • proofread existing entries and check for any lacunae,

  • manage any changes and expansion of the content,

  • attend periodic meetings with WoolfNote.com’s academic co-leads.



 



The content editor will report to Clara Jones and Anna Snaith, academic co-leads of WoolfNotes. We anticipate the role will run until June or July 2024.



Qualifications

You must be a current PhD student. 



Skills

Content Editor Requirements




  • Strong time management skills and the ability to work independently.

  • Excellent command of the English language.

  • Writing, copy editing, and proofreading experience.

  • Highly organised and detail oriented.

  • Proficient in desktop publishing software.

  • Understanding of digital humanities projects is desirable.

  • Familiarity with WordPress platform is desirable.

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