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Nursing Instructional Assistant

Los Angeles Harbor College
Los Angeles Community College District
Type Full time Posted 7/15/2014
Salary $4,510/month based on FT, 12 months Starts - n/a -
CA - California (All) - Wilmington Referral - n/a -    


  • Medical and dental insurance and vision care plans provided for employees and their dependents
  • A $50,000 life insurance policy is provided free of charge for each employee
  • New employees receive 12 full-pay days and 88 half-pay days of illness leave
  • At least 15 paid holidays per year
  • Vacation days accrue annually beginning at 10 days and increasing incrementally to 24 days depending on years of service with the District
  • Other paid time off includes: bereavement leave, personal necessity leave, court subpoena, and jury duty.
  • Membership in the Public Employees Retirement System
  • Employee Assistance Program

An Instructional Assistant, Nursing 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.

Monthly salary: $4510, based on a full-time, 12-month salary

A vacancy currently exists for a full-time, 10-month (school year) position at Los Angeles Harbor College, 1111 Figueroa Place, Wilmington, CA 90744. The hiring list established will also be used to fill future vacancies as they occur during the life of the list.

Typical Duties Include: 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.

Depending on the assigned duties of the position, it is expected that an applicant will possess a combination of the following qualifications:

 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; Basis 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

 Skill in: Operating a wide variety of hospital equipment

 Ability to: 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



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.


Completed applications must be submitted through our online employment system, mailed or submitted in person to the offices of the Personnel Commission by 4:00 P.M. on FRIDAY, AUGUST 1, 2014.  Completed applications will not be accepted at any other location. Postmarks are not accepted. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. Applications received by fax or email will not be accepted.


Online: https://employment.laccd.edu

By Mail or In Person:
LACCD Personnel Commission
770 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90017

Contact Us:
Personnel Commission: (213) 891-2129
24-hr Job Hotline: (213) 891-2099
TDD: (213) 891-2408

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Los Angeles Community College District
Personnel Commission
Ph: 213-891-2129