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Human Factors Engineer


VA NATIONAL CENTER FOR PATIENT SAFETY (NCPS), nationally recognized leader in health care patient safety improvement located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, is seeking a human factors engineer (HFE) to join its team. The HFE serves as the resident expert in human factors engineering; assists in the design of patient safety tools; and evaluates VA environment of care patient safety design issues from the simplest medical devices to architecture and space design.

The HFE will work closely with colleagues at NCPS as well as those at other VA program offices and healthcare facilities to understand workflow and usability needs; provide consultation during various phases of a system design/redesign lifecycle; aid in new concept development through user interviews, surveys and observational studies; participate actively in design reviews; and conduct heuristic evaluations, run usability tests, analyze usability data, present findings, and monitor user feedback and satisfaction.

Preferred applicant will hold a Masters degree in Human Factors Engineering or Systems and Safety Engineering and has worked or is currently working in a health care/medical setting using the HFE/SSE skill set. Salary $58,996-$91,928, commensurate with education and experience. Relocation assistance available. Excellent benefits package.

To express interest, send resume or CV to HR Manager, PO Box 486, Ann Arbor, MI 48106 or fax to 734-930-5877. US citizenship required. EOE.

Making Hospitals Safer

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Ann Arbor, MI

An engaging talk on the role of human factors engineering in making medical devices safer and a tour of the National Center for Patient Safety’s hands-on museum of medical devices. Brought to you by The Michigan Usability Professionals’ Association and the University of Michigan student chapter of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.

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Optimizing the User Experience for Package Design

July 24 , 2007

Laura Bix, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Michigan State University School of Packaging

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Interview with Paul Green on Usability-in-Driving

The following interview was recorded on April 19, 2005.

Dr. Paul Green hosted MIUPA’s December 2004 meeting at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute. Besides describing UMTRI’s mission and projects, he took us upstairs to let us try the driving simulator. Tim Keirnan caught up with Dr. Green four months later to discuss more usability-in-driving issues, current projects at UMTRI, and the value of side-impact airbags in today’s new cars.

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