Monday, January 27, 2014

Instructional Assistant, Nursing – Los Angeles Community College District – Los Angeles, CA

Schedules and monitors the use of one or more nursing laboratories and assists students to improve their knowledge of nursing and skill in performing clinical procedures associated with the treatment and care of obstetrical, psychiatric, surgical and acutely ill medical patients.

Minimum Qualifications for Admittance to Exam EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Current licensure by the State of California as a registered nurse.

Special: Current and valid certifications in Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Advanced Trauma Life Support are desirable.

Knowledges, Skills, and Abilities Required KNOWLEDGE OF:

Current concepts, principles, and practices of nursing, clinical procedures associated with the treatment and care of obstetrical, surgical, psychiatric, and acutely ill medical patients

Basic anatomy and physiology

Basic principles of microbiology

Basic principles of nutrition

Basic principles of health physics

Basic principles of pharmacology

Medical terminology

The features and capabilities of basic multimedia equipment

Specialized computer software used in the nursing and allied health professions

Standard computer software applications

Recordkeeping procedures


Operating a wide variety of hospital equipment


Explain and demonstrate complex nursing concepts, practices and procedures to students

Plan and organize work to meet schedules and timelines

Utilize computer hardware and software

Follow complex instructions and procedures

Work effectively, cooperatively, and collaboratively with nursing faculty, staff and students

Communicate effectively both orally and in writing

Take initiative and work independently

Give clear and concise instructions

Keep accurate records

Learn to operate and train students in the operation of media equipment found in an instructional laboratory

Learn patient simulator technologies and applications

Typical Duties Schedules and monitors the use of equipment, supplies, and facilities in one or more nursing laboratories.

Assists students to perform nursing procedures such as ambulating patients, dressing wounds, taking blood pressure, temperature, pulse, and respiration readings, and administering injections, intravenous feedings, tracheal suction, and colostomy irrigations.

Sets up supplies and equipment and assists in conducting classroom demonstrations.

Serves as a resource to students and instructional staff during laboratory sessions.

Insures student compliance with lab policies, procedures, and safety precautions.

Issues and receives materials and equipment for student use in laboratory and classroom assignments; keeps records and effects the return of materials and equipment checked out to students.

Maintains an index of reference books, resource materials, and software modules located in the Nursing Department.

Assists instructors in the design and development of instructional and study aids.

Advises instructional staff of common problems encountered and progress being made by students using a laboratory as part of their educational program.

Assists students in the operation of a wide variety of instructional media equipment and related hardware, including Patient Care Simulators.

Maintains and makes minor adjustments and repairs to instructional media and hospital equipment such as projectors, video cameras, respirators, breathing apparatus, and sterilizers.

Maintains records of supplies and equipment and prepares requisitions as needed.

Receives, inspects, stores, and secures supplies and equipment and keeps storerooms and working areas orderly and clean.

May participate with faculty in the evaluation of student study skills competencies.

Maintains records of student attendance and laboratory utilization statistics.

May administer written examinations.

May provide training and work direction to student employees.

May be assigned to perform other duties in the Nursing Department during peak workload periods and in the absence of assigned personnel.

May assist in the operations of a patient care simulation laboratory.

Performs related duties as assigned.

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