Thompson Rivers University

Thompson Rivers University

Simulation Technician



Application Restrictions

Open to both Internal and external

Job Type

Support Staff (CUPE)

Posting In effect from


Closing Application Date


Closing date for internal CUPE applicants


Applications will be reviewed commencing the “closing date for internal CUPE applicants” and may continue until the position is filled.

Internal CUPE applicants must submit their application by 4pm on the “closing date for internal CUPE applicants” for their Seniority to be recognized. Applications received after the "closing date for internal CUPE applicants" will be considered alongside external applicants.

Full/Part Time

Full Time

Support Type

Auxiliary (Over 4 Months)

Anticipated Start Date


Position End Date (If Applicable)


The Hours of work are subject to change depending upon departmental requirements


The hours of work will be Monday to Friday, 7 hours a day, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Schedule Description


The simulation technician will work closely with the Nursing Resource and Simulation Center Coordinator and faculty from the BScN and HCA programs, providing advice and support in using patient care simulation equipment and operating the nursing lab. The simulation technician will manage equipment, including: multi-media, computer, and other related resources used in patient care simulation exercises. In addition to this, the technician will be responsible for the setup, routine maintenance, clean up and day to day operations of the Nursing Practice Resource and Simulation Centers at Thompson Rivers University.


  • Provide technical assistance and oversee lab and simulation equipment, including: preparation, implementation, software installation and configuration, routine maintenance, programming, performance testing, certification and safety monitoring of full-body patient simulators (software and hardware).
  • Maintain other equipment and related multimedia peripherals including digital video recording systems.
  • Develop and maintain web materials to support lab and simulation center activities.
  • Provide A/V capture and delivery of simulation sessions and scenarios.
  • Develop inventory control practices and procedures to manage supply and inventory levels cost effectively.
  • Interact with medical equipment and pharmaceutical vendors to ensure goods and services meet medical training objectives.
  • Obtain bids and make purchasing decisions within delegated authority.
  • Maintain record keeping and ensure that standards are met.
  • Implement hardware and software updates.
  • Work with department and faculty to establish priorities and ensure timelines are met.
  • Demonstrate technical aspects of operating simulators to faculty members and others.
  • Provide summaries of operational expenses, equipment usage and equipment repairs.
  • Collect data and prepare summary reports to support research grants, commercial and special projects.
  • Participate in Quality Assurance/Quality Control programs as required by accreditation/approval standards and University protocols/policy.
  • Perform administrative duties including faxing, photocopying, report processing/filing, distributing results, booking lab and simulation centre time, data entry.

    Dean, School of Nursing



  • Grade 12 plus an Associate Degree, 2 year diploma, or equivalent post- secondary education

  • Three (3) years' related laboratory or field experience

  • WHMIS Certification
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Computer Programming, hardware and software applications (accounting or scheduling software), MS Office Suite, A/V expertise, Business Systems, or Accounting
  • Ability to work with sophisticated simulation software programs
  • Technical trouble-shooting skills
  • Ability to deal courteously, tactfully and persuasively with students, staff, faculty
  • Demonstrated knowledge of safe laboratory practices
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to plan, organize and prioritize tasks and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision as well as part of a team
  • Demonstrated knowledge of budgets

  • Sitting at a desk or standing for long periods of time
  • Ability to lift weights in excess of 10kg
  • Travel required
  • The salary for the above position is determined by the Collective Agreement with the Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 4879, as it presently exists.

    Pay Band

    $28.36 - $31.51 ( CUPE Grade 07 (90% - 100%) )

    Salary rate

    Please Note: This position may be subject to a 90% salary for the first 560 hours of employment.


    Kamloops, BC CA (Primary)

    # of Hires Needed


    Organizational Unit

    Thompson Rivers University -> School of Nursing

    Diversity and Inclusion Commitment:

    Thompson Rivers University is strongly committed to hiring based on merit with a focus on fostering diversity of thought within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, our faculty and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, Indigenous, Black and People of Colour, persons with disabilities and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

    NOTE: To learn more about Thompson Rivers University or living in Kamloops or Williams Lake please visit our Careers website. External Candidates invited to interview will be required to bring a copy of their transcripts to the interview.

    Job details


    Simulation Technician


    Thompson Rivers University




    March 29, 2024

    Application deadline

    April 12, 2024

    Job type



    Computer Science,Medicine

    About the employer

    Thompson Rivers University (TRU) was established in 1970 as a public academic and Research University. Located in Kamloops, BC, Canada is the main campus of the university. Many global leaders and people in business have graduated from TRU. It has distance and online education programs with TRU Open Learning division.

    The inaugural convocation of TRU was held on March 31, 2005. The first official visit at the university was made by Prime Minister Paul Martin. On-campus, 15,500 students are studying a variety of programs.

    Programs are from these schools and faculties; Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Adventure, School of Business and Economics, School of Nursing, Faculty of Education and Social Work, Culinary Arts and Tourism, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Student Development, and School of Trades and Technology.

    The university is in the vicinity of the commercial districts and residential areas. And next door to Tournament Capital Center that is Kamloops' biggest recreational centre. Also, the University offers various outdoor adventures and cultural activities around its campus.

    With TRU's World division, they have many international partners. With 26,000 studying students on the campus or through distance and online learning, the university provide 140 on-campus programs and 60 open learning programs. It has 2000+ employees including academic faculty, staff and administration.

    TRU provides its students with academic research, extracurricular activities for community services. Most students from are from China, India and Saudi Arabia with other 70 countries.

    33,000+ Canadian Alumni and 15,000+ International Alumni have graduated from TRU's undergraduate, graduate and vocational training programs. The TRU Alum stay connected with AlumNights that happen in Vancouver and Victoria. The notable alumni of TRU are Canadian actor Lorne Cardinal, Canadian novelist and former professor at the University of British Columbia, Steven Galloway; and Kamar Burke, Canadian retired professional basketball player.

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