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Part time-Nursing/Health Sciences Lab Tech

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Work type: Part Time Hourly - Temporary
Location: Valparaiso, IN
Categories: Office/Clerical

General Description of Position:


Under the direction of the simulation coordinator, the Nursing/Health Sciences Lab Technician will provide support for the health labs and nursing labs. The nursing/health sciences lab technician oversees the daily operations of the nursing and health labs and provides assistance to faculty and students. The lab technician is responsible for maintaining optimum calibration and the security of the laboratory equipment, materials, and supplies. This is a part time temporary position and flexibility of hours is required.


Major Responsibilities:

Serves as the simulator operator running pre-programmed and/or scripted scenarios under the supervision of health and/or nursing faculty, including the simulation coordinator, and assists during scenarios as directed.


Coordinates and performs set up of rooms for simulation scenarios, including preparing moulage, setting up furniture, supplies, and equipment, and implementing scenarios or skills training.


Conducts routine inventory, stocks, and maintains appropriate levels of lab supplies, materials, and equipment for nursing and health labs.


Conducts routine maintenance of all equipment including cleaning and minor repairs assuring they are in working condition.


Maintains up to date records of care and maintenance of the simulation equipment.


Maintains current knowledge of simulation pedagogy and follow INASCL Standards of Best Practice.


Participates in professional development and/or simulation training as necessary.


Maintains confidentiality regarding simulation scenarios.


Maintains clean and organized labs, including supply rooms.


Conducts tours and demonstrations.


Collects data for ongoing research or grant requirements.


This is not to be construed as an exhaustive list. Other duties logically associated with this position may be assigned. All responsibilities will be conducted within the parameters of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), other applicable regulatory requirements, and professional standards.










Minimum Qualifications:


High School Diploma or Equivalent.


Adaptability to work a flexible schedule determined by simulation and health lab schedules.


Understand the use and operation of multiple simulator technologies, including high and mid fidelity manikins and task trainers


Knowledge and ability to use medical equipment (IV pumps, monitors, oxygen delivery systems, etc.)


Ability to set up and use video equipment.

Strong interpersonal and communication skills (written and oral) to interact with and work effectively with other faculty, staff, students, and vendors in a positive, helpful and cooperative working relationship.

Skills in operating a PC and Mac with experience in MS Office and the ability to learn additional software programs, including audiovisual and computerized simulation equipment.

Clinical knowledge and experience working in a healthcare related field such as EMT, paramedic, or other credentialed allied health profession desired.

Experience with providing technical support in networking, computer hardware or software desired.

Knowledge of operation of standard audio-visual equipment: projectors, microphones, portable screens, media players, etc.

Mechanical skills to competently maintain and use equipment in the simulation center.

Organizational and time management skills to keep materials in order, track various projects, maintain files, and follow through assignments to completion.

Ability to maintain confidentiality of information.

Ability to quickly learn new technology.

Ability to express technical information clearly and simply to non-technical persons.

Availability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and weekends.

Physical ability to lift, move, maintain and set up computer, audio-visual and simulation lab equipment weighing up to 50 lbs. without assistance.

Ability to promote an inclusive environment that reflects the broad diversity and backgrounds represented by our students and employees and which every individual feels respected and valued.


Preferred Qualifications:


Associates Degree or some equivalent combination of education and work experience.

Experience in computer technology and troubleshooting with both PC and Mac platforms desired.

Knowledge of medical terminology and human anatomy/physiology.

Certification or degree in allied health preferred, such as Paramedic, EMT, Emergency Department Tech, C.N.A., Respiratory Therapist, Surgical Technologist, LPN, or Patient Care Technician.

One year of experience in allied health profession preferred.


Other Requirements:

Selected candidate for employment will be subject to pre-employment background checks, including criminal history check, and any offer of employment will be contingent upon that outcome.

Work Hours:

Availability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and weekends.

Hiring Range:


Team Ivy Referral:


Special Instructions to Applicants:

Attach a cover letter, resume, and 3 references (names, address, phone number, emails).

Copies of transcripts may be required at time of interview.  Original hard copies of transcripts will be required at time of hire.




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