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Project Manager - PiBaby

Graduate at PiBaby Ltd

Project Manager - PiBaby

Graduate at PiBaby Ltd

  • LocationLondon, UK
  • Position levelGraduate
  • Job period iconPart-time employment
  • Application deadline iconPosted on 03 Sep, 2018
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PiBaby was set up to deliver on our aims to improve the training of doctors, midwives, nurses and paramedics in the emergency care of newborns. Too often the medical care of babies can be sub-par in the emergency or resuscitation setting, and as clinicians, we recognise the contribution simulation can make to clinical practice. For these reasons, we wish to bring to life our new low-cost simulation manikin, PiBaby.
We are funded by the Apperta Foundation’s Access to Innovation Fund (@AppertaUK) and by London South Bank University / European Regional Development Fund through the Simulation in Digital Health programme.
We are looking for a Project Manager to assist with delivery of our project over a 6 month timescale. Your responsibilities will include:
Resource allocation for each deliverable in the project plan including task delegation and identification of project risks
Identification of project needs and where additional resource needs to be sourced
Contact and updates with our funding partners
The candidate will have experience of managing projects of a similar scale and have a post-graduate qualification or relevant university-level degree.
We would also expect the candidate to be flexible and able to assist with other tasks as appropriate as per a new startup. They should be technologically proficient and would be expected in addition to assist in running social media campaigns and managing PiBaby's online presence.
Remuneration is negotiable and dependent on experience, knowledge and time commitment offered, and could be offered on a fixed contract or equity basis.
WHY?
As anaesthetic clinicians, we recognise the contribution simulation makes to clinical practice in both the operating theatre environment and other settings where healthcare is provided. The benefits include improved decision making, awareness of the role that human factors play in emergency scenarios, communication and practical procedures. It is also a powerful test of the clinical environment when applied to mobile or ‘in-situ’ simulation. There is no doubt that well-prepared and rehearsed clinicians are able to provide a better quality and standard of care to their patients.
However, we recognise that there are many barriers to providing adequate exposure to simulation training on a regular basis within care settings, and that some countries have no facilities whatsoever to provide this method of training. One of the barriers is certainly cost, with some manikins costing many thousands of pounds.
While working within the field of simulation, we felt there may be another way....
WHAT?
We have applied a ‘Jugaad’ or ‘Frugal’ innovation mindset to the problem and have stripped down the requirements into what we feel are the essential components for a medical simulator, removing aspects we feel unnecessary. Having said that, we intend to develop a fully functioning manikin with monitoring environment for a fraction of the cost of currently available manikins. So what level of functionality are we aiming for?
Airway: – Anatomical paediatric airway, enabling realistic intubation – i.e. simulating what often needs to be done to look after the airway in a real emergency
Breathing: – Lungs which can be ventilated with a facemask or endotracheal tube in the same way as in real life and in the more expensive manikins, including advanced features such as endobronchial intubation, simulation of unilateral ventilation (pneumothorax, effusion, haemothorax etc), auscultation of lungs with added sounds (wheeze, creps etc) and oxygen saturation levels (‘pre- & post- ductal’ for those circulation geeks amongst us).
Circulation: – Palpable pulses (carotid, brachial, radial arteries), measurable blood pressure, arterial line trace on monitor, non invasive blood pressure monitoring.
It will be possible to attach the manikin to anaesthetic machines to simulate the the operating theatre environment.
We will provide all the above within an innovative format, allowing users to customise the hardware and software to suit their needs. The manikin should also be easy to repair in the event of malfunction/breakage, and fully tetherless.
HOW?
At the heart of PiBaby is a Raspberry Pi TM, itself a highly innovative product. It is a single board computer (SBC), which runs on the Linux operating platform. We have developed a ‘Node.js’ control environment, which allows users to view and alter the clinical observations and signs through a web-based interface. The platform works in real time allowing alteration in pulse rate, blood pressure, oxygen saturation levels, respiratory rate and auscultatory findings. This is done via a local WiFi network set up by the Raspberry Pi and through general purpose input-output (GPIO) pins which form part of the device. This platform will be open-sourced and fully customisable, allowing clinicians or departments to configure clinical scenarios they have seen and wish to replicate. We have secured adequate funding to develop a prototype manikin.
WHO?
We have now developed a basic monitoring platform since starting on this project and are looking to refine this further while simultaneously developing the manikin. We have agreed a 6 month timeline of support with Apperta, culminating in a functional simulation manikin prototype, release of the open source control and simulation software and testing of the simulation with real clinicians in training.

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