Medical Simulation Program Manager

DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES:

The contractor will perform the tasks outlined in the following paragraphs to fulfill the requirements of this Task Order. The primary site of employment for the contractor will be USAF School of Aerospace Medicine 2510 Fifth, Street Bldg. 840, WPAFB, OH 45433. All products and electronic files resulting from this contract effort will become the property of the USAF School of Aerospace Medicine.

DESCRIPTION OF EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • Five (5) years of clinical experience

  • Three (3) years of experience in the operation of patient simulation equipment

  • Knowledge and understanding of applicable Air Force and professional standards 

  • Knowledge of military and civilian guidelines that govern policy and procedures 

  • Knowledge in Paramedic equivalent medical matters (with RN-level preferred) in order to be able to manipulate physiological data and interpret participants response to simulated scenarios

  • Experience in course development and education methodology

  • Experience in excellent interpersonal skills

  • Experience in excellent writing and verbal communication skills

  • Experience  and proficiency with word processing software and SharePoint applications 

DESCRIPTION OF EXPERIENCE DESIRED:

  • Knowledge of Trauma clinical skills, procedures, processes to include: Air Force Medical Service (AFMS) Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs), and educational delivery methods

  • Experience with Learning Management Systems 

  • One (1) year of military medical/military deployment experience

DESCRIPTION OF EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATION REQUIRED:

  • Certification in Paramedic/EMT to provide direct technical support to operate the Human Patient Simulator (HPS) system.

  • Certification in and maintain a National Registered Paramedic (NRP) 

  • Certification in Basic Life Support-Health Care Provider (BLS-HCP)

DESCRIPTION OF TASKS:

  • Provide technical expertise and support on operating a high-tech patient simulator systems, assist in developing metrics to validate a simulation-based team training program. Will assist with the use of advanced learning technologies and methodologies to improve medical education and training for healthcare teams for the purpose of improving patient outcomes. 

  • Provide technical and analytic support for the Team Training Program at USAFSAM. Contractor will be working with the USAFSAM/ET personnel to provide digital video recording support, maintenance of existing equipment, analysis of team training measures, design of simulation scenarios, technical expertise in running simulators within a constrained/controlled simulation environment. Contractor will also provide consultative support for digital video recording and simulators for other C-STARS training platforms.

  • Be using and maintaining an existing digital system. Primary support will be used to view and evaluate rotators during the performance of initial and post trauma assessments for later analysis and end-of-scenario feedback of all team and leadership performance measures established by the C-STARS instructors.

  • Provide analysis gathering of team performance during pre and post simulated conditions in order to establish correlation between pre and post-performance. Contractor shall collect and track simulation evaluation tools.

  • Be knowledgeable and competent in operating the high-tech Human Patient Simulator (HPS) and/or Emergency Care Simulator systems. Contractor shall also assist with development, data collection, data analysis, and administration of all pre and post simulation scenarios.

  • Coordinate scheduling for simulation sessions.

  • Conduct orientation to the simulation lab and provide overview of the human patient simulator. Assist students attending courses and/or conduct training scenarios as necessary.

  • Assist in the management and support daily operations of the simulation training program.

  • Assist in the development of student and overall simulation program validation metrics.

  • Work cooperatively with the applicable program analysis, course curriculum advisors, course program director, IM/IT, Medical logistics, and site simulation center leadership to identify operational needs in the field. Based on these identified needs, the contractor shall develop recommendations to address simulation/course shortfalls. Identified concerns will be addressed in a monthly course meeting.

  • Provide assistance to the program course director the patient simulation scenario review process.

  • Develop and provide training materials appropriate to the operation of all simulation equipment as directed by the program course director or as warranted by operational necessity.

  • Attend all strategic planning meetings and teleconferences, as well as meetings and conferences for the purpose of improving the patient simulated course experience.

  • Assist and provide guidance to simulation center set-up, and shall provide consultative assistance to program course management regarding future site expansion, and other patient fidelity considerations.

  • Ensure that simulation education, program key elements, and learning objectives are taken into account, and shall ensure simulation training outcome measurements meet course and skill sustainment requirements.

  • Coordinate the delivery of medical simulation expertise and support to standardized courses which lend themselves to simulation, including Basic Cardiac Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, and Tactical Combat Casualty Care. Therefore, the contractor shall work with the program course director to define the appropriate use of patient simulation within the context of these or any other standardized programs and/or curricula.

  • Responsible for setting up simulation supplies/equipment in support of course training scenarios targeted to meet identified learning objectives.

  • Operate simulation equipment, task trainers, computerized simulators, and virtual reality procedural trainers individually or in combination with the ability to follow legitimate medical aspects of scenarios, and shall make appropriate adjustments based on participant actions or inactions.

  • Create troubleshooting documents, simulation checklists, and simulation lesson plans/scenarios for simulation equipment. These products will be forwarded to the program course director for review. The contractor shall assist with train-the-trainer activities and basic equipment troubleshooting items for the purpose of training additional cadre members.

  • Support C-STARS simulation research projects that benefit the Air Force and students, but will not negatively impact the training program.

  • Operate government vehicles. A state or commercial license will be used as certification to operate vehicles specified in the contract. This will be accomplished by letter, signed by the contractor, listing each individual and types of vehicles they will be operating.

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