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Simulation Specialist/Trainer - Department of Medical Education

Maine Medical Center
Portland, Maine, United States
24 days ago


Simulation Specialist/Trainer - Department of Medical Education
Maine Medical Center
Portland, ME
Full Time – Days

Maine Medical Center is seeking Simulation Specialist/Trainer for their Department of Medical Education in Portland. This is a rare opportunity to join our talented team at the Hannaford Center for Safety, Innovation & Simulation. Maine Medical Center (MMC), the largest in the MaineHealth (MH) system, is currently undergoing a $500 million expansion. It is a unique academic teaching hospital with simulation programming for:

  • Residents and fellows in more than 20 programs
  • 120 medical students from Tufts University School of Medicine
  • Interprofessional clinical teams from multiple service lines throughout MMC/MH
  • Systems testing of new clinical spaces, equipment, teams and processes

The Sim Center facilitates nearly 500 events annually, topping 15,000 learner contact hours. The successful candidate will join a team of 14 in producing simulation events using high-fidelity manikins, Standardized Patients (SPs), and task trainers. Events occur in our 18,000-square foot sim center, at a smaller satellite team training simulation space at MMC, and in situ throughout MH including hospital and ambulatory settings.

This position is vital to delivering highly realistic simulated clinical scenarios and could include: 

  • Preparing and delivering training to standardized patients and/or embedded participants in accordance with course objectives
  • Ensuring simulation equipment functionality aligns with stated scenario objectives
  • Ensuring quality by collaborating with faculty before and after scenarios to revise scenario templates
  • Preparing room set-ups and other necessary components in advance of scenarios
  • Using creativity and innovation to meet unique simulation requests
  • Providing active patient voice and manikin programming during scenarios
  • Transporting, setting up, and operating equipment for in-situ scenarios
  • Collaborating with simulation staff to facilitate events that require both manikins and SPs
  • Ensuring scheduled or unscheduled repair and maintenance of simulation equipment is completed
  • Collaborating with simulation staff, IS department, and/or vendors to troubleshoot AV and simulation equipment
  • Contributing to the Sim Center’s research efforts and strategic initiatives
  • Serving as an instructor in faculty development activities
  • Proctoring competency-based assessments for providers


  • Associates degree or related education.
  • 5 years in direct patient care preferred, with preference for experience with sophisticated physiologic monitoring devices or 5 years of simulation experience.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of anatomy and physiology; high degree of comfort with computer technology; high level interpersonal skills to work with clinicians and medical staff at all levels of medical care.

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About Maine Medical Center:
Maine Medical Center is a Magnet designated 637-bed tertiary care and teaching institution. MMC is Maine's largest hospital and a state-wide health care resource. MMC offers outstanding career opportunities and quality of life in Portland.

Maine Medical Center is a complete healthcare resource for the people of greater Portland, the entire state of Maine and Northern New England. With a history dating back to 1864, Maine Medical Center is the state’s largest medical center and the flagship facility of MaineHealth, with 637 beds and more than 7,000 employees. In addition, we have achieved Magnet™ status in recognition of our commitment to the highest standards of nursing excellence. Maine Medical Center’s unique role as both a community hospital and a referral center requires an unparalleled depth and breadth of services, including the state’s only medical school, through a partnership with Tufts University School of Medicine, and a world-class biomedical research center, the Maine Medical Center Research Institute.

Inside and out, you’ll find what you’re looking for when you join Maine Medical Center. As the largest hospital in northern New England, MMC is committed to helping you grow professionally throughout your career. From tuition assistance and scholarships, to ongoing education, leadership training, mentoring and promotion opportunities, we offer the resources you need to achieve your career goals.

MaineHealth values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Federal and state laws prohibit discrimination in employment because of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 58543574
  • Location:
    Portland, Maine, United States
  • Position Title: Simulation Specialist/Trainer - Department of Medical Education
  • Company Name: Maine Medical Center
  • Job Function: Other
  • Job Type: Full-Time
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