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Nursing Laboratory Assistant

Dutchess Community College
Poughkeepsie, NY
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Job Details

Category:: Academic Support
Department:: Nursing
Locations:: Poughkeepsie, NY
Posted:: Apr 30, 2021
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Full-time
Position ID:: 130512

About Dutchess Community College:

Located in the heart of New York's beautiful and historic mid-Hudson Valley, just 90 minutes north of New York City, DCC is part of the State University of New York, the largest comprehensive public higher education system in the country. A winner of the 2015 HEED Award for inclusiveness, DCC is dedicated to respecting individuality, embracing diversity and partnering with the community to achieve shared goals. The College welcomes applications from faculty and staff who share and are anxious to support the institution's values of Excellence, Access, Diversity, Collaboration and Accountability, and who are passionate about engaging with both students and the community.

Job Description:

To coordinate the activities in the Nursing Skill Laboratory including scheduling, record keeping, maintenance of equipment and supplies and assisting faculty and students in the use of lab resources. Applicant's skill should include knowledge of current medical-surgical procedures, current best practices, and a technical ability to manage and maintain lab equipment and mannequins. Assistant reports directly to the Department Chair of Nursing.

Essential Duties and Tasks include the following in addition to other assigned functions and responsibilities:

Prepares and clears equipment and supplies for nursing skills lab classes
Prepares and clears equipment in preparation for nursing course competencies
Communicates with nursing faculty in preparation for skills lab and competency preparations
Ensures the lab is clean, safe, and organized
Provides assistance to faculty and students in the use of laboratory resources
Continually assesses functioning of laboratory equipment and arranges repairs/maintenance with vendors
Completes calibration of simulators/mannequins prior to skills lab delivery
Communicates and coordinates with equipment and supply vendors
Promotes safe lab practices according to OSHA guidelines
Follows guidelines in handling and disposing of hazardous materials
Orders supplies in NURSE-PAKs to correspond with college laboratory course offerings
Participates in department meetings and department accreditation activities
Participates in nursing budget meetings with the department head and dept secretary
Participates in skills lab manual revisions for all nursing courses
Participates in skills lab preparation meetings for all courses
Maintains statistics on student use of nursing skills lab outside of scheduled times (open lab)
Maintains statistics on student learning activities offered in the nursing skills lab
Trains and guides student aides in college laboratory duties
Keeps inventory of capital and expandable items,
Keeps strict inventory of syringes
Updates Pyxis and prepares simulated medications for use in skills lab
Maintains and replaces supplies in collaboration with the Department Chair and Department Secretary.



Minimum BS degree in Nursing with at least two years' experience in acute care.

Licensure: Valid New York State Registered Nurse license

Strong psychomotor skills necessary.

Strong computer skills- knowledge of Excel and Word.

Strong interpersonal skills, and strong time management skills.

Additional Information:

Dutchess Community College is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

Application Instructions:

To apply please submit application, resume and cover letter.

Application Instructions:

Application Instructions:

To apply please submit application, resume and cover letter.


Working at Dutchess Community College 

Dutchess Community College has been in Dutchess County for more than 50 years. We have the reputation of being the best community college in the state for academic excellence and the success of our graduates. Students who transfer to a four-year school after Dutchess do better and graduate at a higher rate than students who transfer from other colleges. Plus, we currently have the lowest tuition of any college or university in the state.

Our main campus is in Poughkeepsie, with a major extension site in Wappingers Falls. Students can also take DCC classes at high schools throughout the county.

We offer associate degrees and certificates in more than 60 program areas. Some of these programs are occupationally-oriented, designed to provide the skills students need to enter the job market immediately upon graduation. Other programs are designed to provide the first two years' of study toward a bachelor’s degree at a four-year college or university. The certificate programs provide a condensed program in a particular field of study and usually can be completed in one or two semesters of study.

There are three different types of degrees from which students can choose:

The Associate in Arts Degree (A.A.) is used primarily for transfer programs that lead to the bachelor of arts degree at a four-year college or university. It may be used for general liberal arts programs.

The Associate in Science Degree (A.S.) may be used for certain occupationally-oriented studies, but is primarily designed to serve science or professionally-related programs that lead to transfer to a bachelor of science degree at a four-year college or university.

The Associate in Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.) is structured as an occupationally-oriented degree. However, it may be appropriate as a transfer degree to certain types of specialized baccalaureate program such as the bachelor's of technology.

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