Laboratory Assistant Part-Time - La Plata Campus
Position SummaryThe individual in this position sets up and supports the Health Sciences lab experiences, maintains maintenance and inventory of supplies, materials, and equipment; and communicates regularly with faculty teaching in the Health Sciences labs and with the Lab/Media Coordinator. This individual participates in college and division pre-semester meetings and training as directed.
The work schedule for this position is 10 hours per week, Monday and Tuesdays OR Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Flexibility is required based on course needs.
College of Southern Maryland conducts background checks in order to ensure the safety and well-being of the College's staff and students. The final candidate for this position will be subject to the following background checks: Criminal History Check.
This position is open until filled. For best consideration, apply by 11:59 pm, EST on Friday, February 26, 2021. The College of Southern Maryland is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities
- Responsible for the setup of Health Sciences course labs, clinical skill practice labs, skill competency testing sessions, and other faculty-identified laboratory learning experiences under the direction of the Health Sciences Lab Media Coordinator.
- Set up Health Sciences simulators: for example, Vital Sim, SimMan, SimBaby, Virtual IV, Blood Pressure arms for simulation sessions.
- Operate Human Simulators under faculty direction during student simulation experiences.
- Act as a standardized participant under faculty direction during student simulation experiences.
- Maintain an inventory of all equipment and supplies in the Health Sciences labs.
- Anticipate supply and material replacement needs and communicate with Health Sciences Lab Media Coordinator in a reasonable time frame.
- Coordinate cleaning, maintenance, and repair of all Health Sciences equipment with the Health Sciences Lab Media Coordinator.
- Coordinate storage of supplies, equipment, and materials used in the Health Sciences labs.
- Coordinate laundering of linens with the Health Sciences Lab Media Coordinator.
- Coordinate safety and disposal of sharps and biohazardous materials with the Health Sciences Lab Media Coordinator.
Performs other related work as required. Minimum Education and Training
- High school diploma or GED required
- Certificate in health field preferred
- 2 years' experience in health field preferred
- Knowledge of equipment and supplies used in health field preferred
- Ability to work with diverse populations required
- Ability to work as a team member required
- Proficient oral and written communication skills
- Proficient in use of technology: personal computer, Microsoft Office products, internet
The work is light work which requires exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force to move objects. Additionally, the following physical abilities are required:
- Handling: Picking, pinching, typing, or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand as in handling.
- Balancing: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling while walking, standing or crouching on narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces. The amount of balancing exceeds that needed for ordinary locomotion and maintenance of body equilibrium.
- Crouching: Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine.
- Standing: Particularly for sustained periods of time.
- Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
- Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.
- Handling: Picking, holding, or otherwise working, primarily with the whole hand.
- Visual ability: sufficient to effectively operate office equipment including copier, computer, etc.; and to read and write reports, correspondence, instructions, etc.
- Hearing ability: sufficient to hold a conversation with other individuals both in person and over a telephone; and to hear recording on transcription device.
- Speaking ability: sufficient to communicate effectively with other individuals in person and over a telephone.
- Mental Acuity: Ability to make rational decisions through sound logic and deductive processes.
- Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word including those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.
- Repetitive Motion: Substantial movements (motions) of the wrist, hands, and/or fingers.
- Walking: Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another.