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Lead Technical Assistant in Allied Health

Westchester Community College
Valhalla, New York
SALARY & BENEFITS: The starting salary is $59,805 plus competitive benefits.

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Academic Affairs, Institutional & Business Affairs, Health & Medical Services
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College
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Under general supervision, an incumbent of this class supervises and performs duties to assist faculty in the instructional, clinical and simulation laboratories at Westchester Community College. The incumbent is responsible for the operation and maintenance of laboratory equipment; frequent use of automated systems and peripherals; maintaining inventory control; performing equipment repair and maintenance; and planning and coordinating clinical laboratory experiences. The incumbent performs weekly calibration and maintenance of respiratory, radiologic and nursing equipment and provides technical assistance to administration, faculty and students. The incumbent is also responsible for the use of facilities and equipment to accommodate the instructional needs of faculty and students. Responsibilities also include troubleshooting laboratory equipment such as ventilators, x-ray machines and simulation manikins. The incumbent will manage appropriate disposal of biomedical waste material and maintain OSHA and EPA records to document disposal of hypodermic needles, dissection cadavers, and spent containers for gases and liquids. In consultation with faculty and staff, the incumbent will create and host special events such as the nursing pinning ceremony, health fair, educational seminars and professional development events. Working collaboratively with students and faculty is an essential function of this position. Specific duties may vary depending upon assignment.


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:  A high school or equivalency diploma and five years of experience is required.  Familiarity with campus and professional software also required.  Excellent communication skills and the ability to organize the maintenance and procurement of equipment, and coordinate laboratory schedules across disciplines required. The ability to maintain, sanitize, and troubleshoot a large variety of equipment that is used in hospitals is also required.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:   The ability to support faculty in the use of new technology by assisting in programing various health related scenarios into the system preferred.  The ability to work closely with IT to procure, install and maintain specialized computer systems also preferred.

Additional Information:

SALARY & BENEFITS:  The starting salary is $59,805 plus competitive benefits.


Working at Westchester Community College

Mission and Goals

Westchester Community College is more than just the county’s largest educational institution. It is a living, breathing part of Westchester that goes beyond the influence of a typical college and affects the lives of all who enter its doors.


Westchester Community College was founded in 1946 as the New York State Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences in White Plains. In 1957, the County of Westchester bought the 360-acre John Hartford estate in Valhalla and designated 218 acres for the community college.


There are approximately 12,000 full- and part-time college credit students. Continuing education students bring the total number served by the college each semester to more than 20,000. Precise statistics about the college's enrollment history can be found in the Institutional Research & Planning pages.


Westchester Community College’s faculty and professional staff have received more SUNY Chancellors Awards for Excellence than any other community college in the system. More than 98% hold masters or doctorate degrees in their fields. Student/faculty ratio is 16.1:1.

Veteran Friendly Campus

The college, which opened in 1946 in order to train and educate veterans, welcomes those who have served our country. We are considered a "Veteran Friendly Campus" due to our extensive services for those who have spent time in the military.


The college offers more than 50 associate and certificate programs. We have three types of associate degrees in 36 subject areas: the Associate in Arts for students transferring to four-year institutions in the liberal arts; the Associate in Science for those transferring to four-year institutions for business, math, science or health careers; and the Associate in Applied Science for those preparing to seek immediate employment, change careers or transfer. In addition, certificate programs typically requiring between 15 to 33 credits are offered in approximately 20 career fields.

Continuing Education

The Continuing Education Division is the largest such unit in the entire SUNY system. It offers courses for people of all ages considering career choices or changes or personal development; customized training for businesses; innovative programming for older adults; an exciting arts and culture series open to the public.


The Harold L. Drimmer Library / Learning Resource Center contains 110,000 volumes and 600 periodical titles, as well as more than 19 million searchable records and entries from 97 electronically-linked libraries.

Career & Transfer Center

The Career & Transfer Center helps students assess career options, plan career and curriculum, take steps toward transfer to a four-year college, prepare for job interviews, and locate and obtain jobs before and after graduation.

Child Care

Virginia Marx Children's Center at Westchester Community College (Valhalla campus) provides year-round, fully licensed and accredited care for children of students, faculty, staff and other working parents. Ages six weeks - five years.


Intercollegiate teams for men are fielded in soccer, basketball, lacrosse, golf, and baseball. Women's intercollegiate teams include tennis, volleyball, basketball, and softball. The Westchester Community College Fitness Center provides access to cardiovascular equipment, universal, nautilus, and light free weights, pool, and tennis courts. College athletics also include intramural sports.


Valhalla (main campus); extension sites in New Rochelle, Mount Vernon, Yonkers, Shrub Oak, Mahopac, Ossining, Port Chester and Peekskill (Art Workshop) and White Plains (Art Workshop).

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