Instructional Assistant, Nursing

Los Angeles, California
$5,029 monthly / $60,354 annually + benefits
Aug 28, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

The Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) invites applications for the position of Instructional Assistant, Nursing. This position 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.


*Salary Information is based on a full-time, 12-month position


Schedules and oversees 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.

Explains to students established instructional laboratory and equipment policies and ensures 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.

Maintains records of student attendance and laboratory utilization statistics.

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

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 staff.

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

Performs related duties as assigned.


Anticipated vacancies throughout the District. The hiring list established by this examination will also be used to fill future vacancies as they occur during the life of the list.  Our Colleges include:

Los Angeles City College

East Los Angeles College

Los Angeles Harbor College

Los Angeles Mission College

Los Angeles Pierce College

Los Angeles Southwest College

Los Angeles Trade-Technical College

Los Angeles Valley College

West Los Angeles College


  • Medical and dental insurance and vision care plans are provided for employees and their dependents.
  • A $50,000 life insurance policy is provided free of charge for each employee.
  • 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.  Vacation days for management and confidential positions begin at 15, 20, or 24 days.
  • Other paid time off includes: bereavement leave, personal necessity leave, court subpoena, and jury duty.
  • Employees become members of the Public Employees Retirement System.  The employee contribution rate is 6 percent.  The District also contributes to the retirement system.  Employees are also covered by Social Security.
  • Employee Assistance Program


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.

For a complete job description including the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities associated with the position please visit our website.


The examination process may consist of one or more parts which may include a training and experience evaluation, written test, performance test and/or oral interview.


Individuals protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may request, orally or in writing, an accommodation in the examination process. Documentation of the need for accommodation is required solely for the purpose of establishing that the applicant has an ADA disability and that the disability necessitates a reasonable accommodation. Typically, a recent letter from an appropriate health care or rehabilitation professional which establishes that the applicant has an ADA qualifying disability, identifies the functional limitations as they relate to the testing situation, and recommends/suggests the appropriate accommodation is sufficient.  In order for appropriate arrangements to be made at the testing site, a request for accommodation and required documentation must be received by the Examiner of Record at least 3 days prior to the administration of the test.


Completed applications must be submitted through our online employment system by 4:00 P.M. on FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2017. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application.  For a listing of other job opportunities with the Los Angeles Community College District, call our 24-hr job hotline, or refer to our Web Page.



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Personnel Commission: (213) 891-2129
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