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Part Time Nursing Lab Assistant (WW Campus)

Company:
Walla Walla Community College
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Category:
Nursing
Type:
Adjunct/Part-Time
Part Time Nursing Lab Assistant (WW Campus)

Walla Walla Community College


Salary: $21.90 - $28.66 Hourly

Job Type:

Job Number: 2024-255N WW

Location: Walla Walla, WA

Department: NURSING EDUCATION-WW

Closing:

Join our team to help inspire all students to discover their potential and achieve their goals by providing relevant, equitable, and innovative learning opportunities and services.

Description

Walla Walla Community College is accepting applications to fill the part-time role of Nursing Lab Assistant on the Walla Walla Campus.

At Walla Walla Community College, we inspire all students to discover their potential and achieve their goals by providing relevant, equitable, and innovative learning opportunities and services. We have identified three core themes that describe the fundamental aspects of the College's mission by translating it into practice: Student Success, Strong Communities, and Resource Stewardship. As an organization, we value learning opportunities, a sense of community, diversity, health and humor, excellence, integrity, teamwork, innovation, personal and professional growth, and sustainability.

General Responsibilities:

This position supports the mission of the Nursing Program by assisting the Nursing Faculty Lab Educator in the following areas: maintenance of lab space and equipment, cleaning/disinfecting of lab supplies/equipment, re-stocking of lab supplies, changing linens/monitoring laundry, and preparing the skills lab for use by Nursing and Nursing Assistant students.

With respect to the larger organization's mission and vision, this position promotes "high quality educational experiences" by preparing a safe Nursing Skills Lab that is well maintained and well stocked for student use. It supports producing a "highly skilled workforce" by ensuring that equipment needed for nursing skills is available and in safe working condition.

Essential Functions:

Prepare the Nursing Skills Lab for nursing student skills labs and simulation activities
Tasks include:
  • Assist with the maintenance of the lab space and equipment to ensure a safe, comfortable, and well-lighted practice lab environment
  • Ensure that lab supplies/equipment for nursing skills are used in a correct and safe manner by students
  • Follow faculty directions for lab station set-up, cleaning/disinfecting of lab supplies/equipment, and return of supplies/equipment to storage in an orderly manner
  • Change bed linens as needed, monitor use of laundry and notify Purchasing Dept. for laundry pick-up (or take laundry to a specified location), restock supplies with clean linens
  • Restock lab stations as directed for student practice
  • Monitor sink areas for cleanliness and supplies (soap/paper towels); refill hand sanitizers as needed
  • Assist with optimum access to the lab for student practice time; assist with monitoring of student practice time log
  • Prepare lab as directed for transition to Nursing Assistant lab and testing
  • Maintain effective working relationships with people of varied social, cultural, and educational backgrounds
Assess and replace supply inventory for Nursing Skills Practice Lab
Tasks include:
  • Assist lab faculty with inventory, re-ordering, and re-stocking of lab supplies
  • Assist the Nursing Lab Educator with estimating the quantity and quality of supplies and materials needed to provide nursing students to be able to practice with up-to-date, high-quality disposable and non-disposable equipment.
Participate in Nursing and Allied Health department and campus meetings
Tasks include:
  • Attend relevant Health Science meetings/updates and college-wide activities as directed.
Competencies

Applicants must demonstrate (training will be offered after hire for some of the following):
  • Experience and expertise in nursing skills and use of supplies/equipment
  • Clear verbal and written communication
  • Commitment to diversity with experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds
Required Qualifications:
Equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered at the discretion of the college.
  • Nursing degree (LPN or RN)
  • Successfully pass required background checks
  • Active Washington State LPN or RN license or ability to obtain upon hire
  • Minimum of one year of experience in nursing practice
Preferred/Desired Qualifications:
  • Two or more years demonstrated clinical experience in acute care or related field
  • Familiarity with the WWCC Nursing Program and curriculum
Conditions/Terms of Employment

This part-time temporary position (up to 17-hours per week) is located at the Walla Walla Campus.

This work will primarily take place in the WWCC Nursing Skills Practice Lab. There is medical equipment, hospital beds, and nursing skills equipment that could present a hazard if not in good working condition and appropriately used. The job may require the use of a computer that may present ergonomic hazards or repetitive use injury. There is lifting required of some practice equipment and manikins that could pose a hazard if good body mechanics and ergonomic principles are not followed.

This part-time position will work no more than 17 hours per week per quarter in 9 consecutive months, typically Monday-Friday. There may be specific times of the academic year when flexibility of work hours is needed as lab practice needs fluctuate. The schedule is developed in collaboration with the Nursing Lab Educator and Clarkston Nursing Administrator to provide adequate assistance before and during peak lab usage.

Occasional local travel may be required to obtain donated practice equipment and supplies from local hospitals and care agencies. Rarely will travel be required to another campus.

This worker must understand the proper and safe use of electronic hospital beds, practice manikins, vital sign equipment, intravenous pumps, nursing skills equipment including, but not limited to syringes and needles, ostomy, wound, and skeletal traction equipment.

The Nursing Lab Assistant primarily interacts with nursing faculty and staff, Allied Health faculty and staff, and nursing students. Clear, respectful communication with customers is essential, as is the ability to provide a supportive, encouraging, non-threatening lab environment for nursing students.

The worker is expected to be competent in the use of computers and printers.

Vacation, sick leave and personal leave benefits are available on a pro-rated basis.
Persons hired must be able to provide acceptable documentation of lawful authorization to work in the United States within three (3) days of employment. WWCC participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. Candidates may be subject to a criminal history background check as a condition of employment. Information from the background check may not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position. WWCC requires all employees to participate in direct deposit for payment of salary. WWCC is a tobacco free campus.

Required Application Materials

Required Application Materials
This position is posted as open until filled. Applications are screened as received. To qualify for consideration, applicants must meet required qualifications and submit a complete application packet that includes the following:
  • Online application
  • Resume
  • Names and contact information for three professional references.
  • Unofficial Transcripts (if applicable)
Please ensure you have attached all required application materials as you will not be able to attach any documents after you have submitted your application. If you have difficulty logging into your account, attaching documents, submitting your application, etc., please call NEOGOV Applicant Support at 1-855-524-5627 or email them directly at support@governmentjobs.com.

WWCC reserves the right to not fill this position, reject all applicants, or reopen the position. Applications received during this recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies at the College's discretion.

Walla Walla Community College is committed to provide equal opportunity and nondiscrimination for all educational and employment applicants as well as for its students and employed staff, without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, including gender expression/identity, marital status, age (over 40), the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, the use of trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability, or status as a Vietnam and/or disabled veteran, National Guard member or reservist in accordance with the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Federal Rehabilitation of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and any other applicable Federal and Washington State laws against discrimination. The Human Resources Office is accessible to persons with disabilities. If you need accommodations in the application/employment process, please contact Brooke Marshall, JD/Vice President of Human Resources/Title IX Coordinator/Section 504 Compliance (509) 527-4300 - TDD (509) 527-4412, email brooke.marshall@wwcc.edu, address: 500 Tausick Way, Walla Walla WA, 99362.

To apply, please visit https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/wwcc/jobs/4564923/part-time-nursing-lab-assistant-ww-campus

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