SUMMARY: The Nursing Laboratory Assistant supports the teaching of nursing skills by performing the following duties: providing learning experiences in assigned courses; assisting students in overcoming specific clinical skills deficits; setting up and taking down laboratory demonstrations; conducting inventories of laboratory supplies; and participating in department meetings.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
1. Provides lectures and learning experiences appropriate to the teaching of nursing skills in assigned nursing courses.
2. Implements evaluation tools for nursing skills.
3. Assists students with specific clinical skills deficits by:
a. participating in course meetings;
b. providing feedback to faculty on student performance and attendance in laboratory classes;
c. designing learning contracts and learning experiences for identified skill deficits(s).
4. Assists in setting up and taking down laboratory skill demonstrations designed for student practice and testing purposes.
5. Performs annual laboratory inventory of supplies
6.Participates in activities and meetings of the Nursing Department.
7. Demonstrates self-responsibility for personal professional growth.
QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Master's degree in Nursing preferred. Diverse clinical nursing background required. Teaching experience in school of nursing or staff development is preferred. Experience working with computer simulators in laboratory setting preferred.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Registered Nurse licensed to practice in Ohio required.
LANGUAGE SKILLS: Must possess strong interpersonal and communication skills including competency in verbal and written English grammar.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Must be competent in general math.
TECHNICAL SKILLS: Must take pride in and be thorough in quality of work produced; must be able to use general office equipment including office PC with proficiency in a Windows-based environment (Word, Excel and Access preferred), copier, telephone, facsimile machine, etc.
REASONING ABILITY: Must possess excellent attention to details; must be self-motivated and a team player and interact collegially with students, faculty, parents, staff and administrators; must be able to exercise sound judgment in unusual/new situations.
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