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Staff - Nursing & Health Services Lab and Administrative Assistant

Southwestern Michigan College

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Staff - Nursing & Health Services Lab and Administrative Assistant

Posting Number: 20110961-2
Job Category: Staff

Job Description Summary:
This position supports and promotes an effective student-centered environment within the School of Nursing and Health Services by supporting faculty in the Skills and Simulation Labs, while also assisting the School's faculty and dean with the administrative duties associated with the Nursing and Health Programs. Depending upon the academic schedule, the position's focus may be entirely on the lab assistance, entirely on the administrative assistance, or a combination, as worked out with the Dean.

Required Qualifications:
  • Education: Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) or Bachelor in Health-Related Field
  • Experience: Minimum of three years clinical practice as a CMA or in other health occupation field
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Working knowledge of Electronic Medical Records

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Minimum of one-year experience in the educational setting
  • Certified CPR instructor through American Heart Association

Other Information:
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Orient students to Skills and Simulation Lab and demonstrate proper procedures.
  • Facilitate simulation by controlling simulation manikins per faculty directions.
  • Maintain weekly, regularly scheduled, open lab hours.
  • Assist faculty to ensure all items needed to teach lab class are available and ready for use.
  • Assess and maintain skills and simulation equipment routinely for malfunctions and service needs.
  • Set up and tear down equipment and items used for skills and simulation labs.
  • Maintain and organize all lab equipment and supplies.
  • Complete and reconcile supply orders.
  • Dispose hazardous waste (i.e. sharps).
  • Support the dean in maintaining records necessary for on-going accreditation for all Nursing and Health Services programs.
  • Serve as a role model of professionalism in the practice setting.
  • Attend orientations, staff meetings and faculty meetings as requested.
  • Assist in the recruitment of students for all Health Services Programs.
  • Collaborate with School Administrative Assistant in collecting, compiling, and calculating nursing admission applications.
  • Assist department chair with rotation schedules.
  • Maintain nursing students’ files and databases.
  • Assist with various projects and/or special events assigned by the Dean through faculty and/or her administrative assistant.
  • Participate as needed in special department projects.
  • The duties listed in this job description are not all-inclusive, but a list of the major responsibilities. Additional duties not noted in the job description may be assigned by a supervisor.

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Working at Southwestern Michigan College


Since joining the ranks of other prestigious Michigan colleges in 1964, Southwestern Michigan College has continually expanded its curriculum and now offers more than 30 Associate degrees. Accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Southwestern Michigan College is also a member of the American Association of Community Colleges.

Colleges and universities periodically engage in a process of self-study and external review in order to renew their accreditation status. Southwestern Michigan College completed its self-study and was re-accredited through 2021.

Core Values

The core values of Southwestern Michigan College describe the beliefs that direct the college in all that it does.

  • “Excellence with a Personal Touch” is a working principle guiding our actions.
  • High quality is inherent in all that Southwestern Michigan College does.
  • We have a commitment to be responsible managers of college resources: human resources by promoting growth, satisfaction, and empowerment; financial resources by operating with a balanced budget and investing in the future; physical resources by maintaining a high quality physical plant.
  • We believe in “Knowledge for all.” As the only institution of higher education in the district, Southwestern Michigan College has the dual responsibilities of providing postsecondary career preparation for those who are seeking immediate employment and college coursework and degrees for those seeking baccalaureate degrees.
  • We have a commitment to being a learner-centered college, developing students through a total college life experience and providing them with 21st century services.

Mission Statement

The mission of Southwestern Michigan College is to serve our community by providing affordable local access to high quality postsecondary career preparation and college education – including the total college life experience.


A Michigan community college that averages in the top 5 percent for student transfer success, Southwestern Michigan College offers programs that lead to Associate degrees and/or certificates.

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