Lab Coordinator

Location
Frankfort, Kentucky
Posted
Oct 09, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

PRINCIPAL PURPOSE OF JOB:  Overall management and operations of the Clinical and Virtual Laboratories.

SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY:  Under the leadership of the Director, Undergraduate Programs, facilitate quality learning experiences that provide: a risk-free environment for student learners that reinforce critical thinking and decision making and opportunities to enhance caring behaviors towards peers and patients; enhance: student's ability to promote patient safety and quality health care, and clinical competence through selected critical thinking scenarios; improve performance, communication, and efficiency in clinical setting; promote: evidence based practice leading to improvement in clinical education, evidence-based decision making for professional practice, empowerment of the student in preparation for the clinical setting; facilitate debriefing and positive feedback to enhance student learning; and encourage students to self-analyze their performance and use critical thinking during the reflection process. 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Assist faculty with demonstrations of professional nursing skills and virtual laboratory experiences.

  • Work with faculty to develop skilled protocols as new equipment becomes available.

  • Maintain equipment in working order.

  • Review equipment and media catalogs to recommend new purchases.

  • Monitor use and stock of supplies; develops schedules with faculty for use of skills and virtual laboratories on quarter-to-quarter and week-to-week bases.

  • Maintain records of lab sections and student activities.

  • Manages all activities of the skills and virtual laboratories.

  • Collaborate with the Director of Undergraduate Nursing Programs, and faculty on activities to promote student learning activities throughout the programs curricula.

  • Facilitate student-learning opportunities through flexible scheduling of laboratory hours.

  • Initiate development of policies and procedures for utilization of lab.

  • Assume responsibilities for completion of annual inventory of supplies and equipment and submit requests for lab supplies and/or equipment to the SON Chairperson or designee.

  • Survey faculty annually to determine needs for new equipment and to evaluate operations of the skills laboratories.

  • Maintain records of acquisition of new supplies, material, equipment, etc.

  • Maintains physical appearance of lab.

  • Produce follow-up reports on laboratory activities including an annual report at end of academic year.

  • Develop and implements a database for tracking student utilization of the laboratories.

  • Conduct tours and simulation sessions for internal/external groups and/or individuals.

  • Assumes added responsibilities as required.

QUALIFICATIONS (the ideal candidate will possess):

  • Degree in nursing.

  • Unencumbered license to practice registered nursing in Kentucky or eligibility to apply for Kentucky licensure.

  • CPR endorsement.

  • Strong general nursing knowledge with a minimum of two (2) years current professional clinical nursing practice.

  • Experience in organization and management.

  • Ability to communicate effectively and work with faculty and students.

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES:   

  • Knowledge of equipment and the latest nursing technologies.

  • Ability to set priorities on own initiative.

  • Ability to work in a team environment.

  • Ability to accommodate change.

  • Operating knowledge of supply ordering, receiving and processing equipment and supplies. Advanced technology expertise. Commitment to the concepts of innovation and excellence in nursing education.

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Ability to sit at a workstation for extended periods

  • Occasional ability to lift, carry, and put away parcels weighing up to 35 pounds

  • Normal physical mobility, which includes movement from place to place on the job taking

      distance and speed into account

  • Normal physical agility, which includes ability to maneuver body while in place

  • Normal physical strength to handle routine office materials and tools

  • Normal dexterity of hands and fingers

  • Normal coordination, including eye-hand, hand-foot

  • Normal endurance

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