Simulation Education Specialist

Job ID 2021-37880
Area of Interest
Education / Training
Location Name
Hospital Main Campus
FTE/Hours per pay period
1.0 FTE (80 hours per bi-weekly pay periods)
Work Status
Continuous Improvement
Day Shift
Primary Location : City
Primary Location : State/Province

About Us

Hope. Care. Cure. These three simple words capture what we do at Seattle Children's -- to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible. Are you ready to engage with a mission-driven organization that is life-changing to many, and touches the hearts of all? #HOPECARECURE

Our founding promise to the community is as valid today as it was over a century ago: we will care for all children in our region, regardless of the families' ability to pay. Together, we deliver superior patient care, advance new discoveries and treatments through pediatric research, and serve as the pediatric and adolescent, academic medical center for Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho -- the largest region of any children's hospital in the country.

In 2019, U.S. News & World Report once again ranked Seattle Children's among the nation's best children's hospitals -- for the 27th year in a row. We received national rankings in all 10 specialty areas evaluated by U.S. News & World Report once again ranked Seattle Children's among the nation's best children's hospitals - for the 27th year in a row. We received national rankings in all 10 specialty areas evaluated by U.S. News & World Report and are honored to be the only pediatric medical center in Washington to be ranked.

As a Magnet designated institution, and classified among America's best large employers by Forbes, we recognize the importance of hiring and developing great talent to provide best-in-class care to the patients and families we serve. Our organizational DNA takes form in our core values: Compassion, Excellence, Integrity, Collaboration, Equity and Innovation. Whether it's delivering frontline care to our patients in a kind and caring manner, practicing the highest standards of quality and safety, or being relentlessly curious as we work towards eradicating childhood diseases, these values are the fabric of our culture and community. The future starts here.


Under the direction of the Simulation Manager, the Simulation Education Specialist supports the mission, purpose and strategic goals of Seattle Children's Hospital, and will work collaboratively with the leadership, faculty, and staff across the institution to ensure evidence-based clinical standards and simulation best practices are reflected in all simulation activities. The Simulation Education Specialist will provide curricular and assessment guidance for educational activities related to simulation. This includes collaboration with simulation faculty to design, implement, facilitate, and debrief manikin-based and/or systems-based simulations. Mentors, trains, and provides mentorship to Simulation Operations Specialists to ensure delivery of excellent services. Consults and advises management in areas such as procurement of hardware, software and audio/visual equipment including; cost, installation and use, user education, training and orientation. Actively participates in outstanding customer service for internal and external stakeholders. Promotes the awareness and effectiveness of simulation-based education at Seattle Children's Hospital.




Required Education/Experience:
- Bachelor's degree in a health profession or education-related discipline from an accredited school, or equivalent combination of education and experience
- Flexibility and adaptability in dynamic environment; able to work evening/weekends.
- Minimum of three (3) years of experience in clinical, educational research, and/or healthcare education required.
- Experience in clinical and classroom healthcare education with working knowledge of curriculum development and assessment.

Required Credentials:
- Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider (BLS-HCP) (must be completed within 6 months of hire).

- Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE).
- Current Washington State licensure in a health profession (registered nurse, respiratory care practitioner, emergency medicine technician, or paramedic).
- Master’s degree in education, simulation, healthcare or related discipline.
- Previous experience as an educator in a health profession.
- Five (5) years experience in related discipline.
- Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification.
- Experience in simulation-based education and training, evaluation of outcomes, patient safety, and implementation of innovative simulation-based education and training programs necessary, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Our Commitment to Diversity

Our community welcomes diverse experiences, backgrounds, and thoughts as this is what drives our spirit of inquiry and allows us to better connect with our increasingly diverse patients and families. Our organization recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.


The people who work at Seattle Children’s are members of a community that seeks to respect and celebrate all the qualities that make each of us unique. Each of us is empowered to be ourselves within this community, which cultivates and promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion at all levels.


Seattle Children’s is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Workplace and Affirmative Action Employer.


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