Nursing Lab Technician

The Organization

Houston Community College (HCC) is an open-admission, public institution of higher education offering a high-quality, affordable education for academic advancement, workforce training, career development and lifelong learning to prepare individuals in our diverse communities for life and work in a global and technological society. We're proud to say that 98 percent of our graduates step into a job in their field of study immediately upon graduation. One of the largest community colleges in the nation, HCC has served the Greater Houston area for over four decades. Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and the Schools Commission on Colleges, we offer 300+ associate degree and certificate programs to 75,000+ students across 13 Centers of Excellence and online each semester. We are proud to be No.1 among all community colleges in the nation in providing associate degrees to minorities and No.1 in educating international students, with 10.4 percent of our student population from outside the USA. Our vision is to become the Employer of Choice in support of our mission for Student Success by attracting, retaining and motivating the best employees.

The Team

Play a central role at HCC as you keep our everyday operations running like clockwork. You'll get the chance to make things happen and work closely with inspiring leaders across different parts of the institution. Whether your role is supportive, administrative, financial or something else, you'll be part of a dynamic team that not only provides HCC students with cutting-edge academic and career tools, it also takes care of its people.

We are currently seeking a Nursing Lab Technician who will advance the institution's proud tradition of excellence in academics, student life and community service.

The Opportunity

You: You thrive in a fast-paced environment where you're part of a great team, and you love to help people - especially students.

Compensation for this position in general will range from $31K to $42K. Previous work experience will be factored in as consideration.

Next steps:

Take the next step toward a rewarding career and submit your application today!

SUMMARY

Plan and prepare skills lab activities for all lab nursing levels. Work with Program Director to schedule classes, activities and provide necessary expertise and knowledge in support of the Vocational Nursing curriculum. Provide engagement and support activities which encourage student learning.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
  1. Collaborate with course leaders and clinical faculty members to coordinate, develop and publish lab schedules, clinical activities, skills and clinical courses, and class curriculum and resources (e.g. syllabi, course outline);
  2. Assist instructors and/or students in the preparation of skills labs;
  3. Maintain current Policy and Procedures Manual as guidelines for nursing lab practices and keep current with new technologies and safety regulations;
  4. Set up essential equipment and supplies prior to the start time for labs;
  5. Assist with daily activities and services of the nursing lab, including but not limited to: scheduling, management of lab equipment and supplies;
  6. Sorts and stocks supplies, and assists in inventory of lab supplies and equipment;
  7. Answer non-routine questions and inquiries regarding nursing lab;
  8. Ensure nursing labs are clean, safe and organized; promote safe lab practices and protocols; and
  9. Collect, track and report data regarding students' practice in the labs and other reports as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential duties and responsibilities listed above. The qualifications listed below are representative of the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.

EDUCATION

High School Diploma or GED and a License Vocational Nurse (LVN) in Texas are required. Associate degree preferred. Official transcripts(s) conferring Certificate/degree must accompany the application.

EXPERIENCE

Three (3) years clinical work experience in the nursing field is required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
  1. Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in written form, with a diverse professional, community, and student population;
  2. Possess good organizational and planning skills;
  3. Possess medical skills, and knowledge of equipment and technology used in the nursing area;
  4. Knowledge of safety standards and practices used in nursing lab settings;
  5. Demonstrate sensitivity to students with diverse academic, socio-economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds and students with disabilities;
  6. Able to lift up to 50 pounds of receiving equipment and supplies as well as lab set-up;
  7. Possess a good grasp of MS Office software (excel, word, access and presentation);
  8. Able to inspire and motivate students in a learning-centered environment; and
  9. Self-disciplined and able to effectively work in a team environment.

Location

Houston is a city with limitless possibilities:

  • Fourth-largest city in the U.S. and home to 54 Fortune 500 companies, second only to New York City's 55.
  • 145 languages are spoken here.
  • Overall after-taxes living costs are 5.6 percent below the average for all 308 urban areas recently surveyed.
  • Houston is a major-league sports town, and don't forget the annual Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo.
  • The weather is great! Mild winters ensure that outdoor activities can be enjoyed year-round.
  • World-renowned medical care. The Houston metro area has long been known for its first-rate health care system, with many Houston area hospitals consistently ranking among the nation's top institutions.
  • With over 150 museums and cultural institutions in the Greater Houston area, museums are a large part of Houston's cultural scene.
  • Houston is the Culture & Culinary Capital of Texas with more than 7,500 restaurants and eating establishments covering 60+ cuisines.

    If this sounds like the role for you and you're ready to join an amazing team, please apply right away.

    It is the policy of the Houston Community College System to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or veteran's status. Individuals with disabilities, who require special accommodations to interview, should contact the Talent Acquisition Office at (713) 718-8565.
  • HCC values its employees and their contributions, promotes opportunities for their professional growth and development, and provides a positive working and learning environment that encourages diversity, innovation and creativity, and inclusion.



  • This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor.

    This job description may be revised upon development of other duties and changes in responsibilities.

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