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Nursing Lab Assistant

Prairie State College
Chicago Heights, IL
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Nursing Lab Assistant


Support Staff


Non Exempt

Position Summary:

The Nursing Lab Assistant is responsible for supporting faculty, supplemental instructors and students in labs including simulation labs. This person is also responsible for lab maintenance, inventory, and supporting faculty and staff with maintenance of student records.

Reporting and Supervisory Relationships:

This position reports to the Dean, Allied Health and Emergency Services

Essential Responsibilities:

  1. Ensures that everyone present in the laboratory is adhering to the appropriate lab and industry safety standards.
  2. Communicates with instructional staff and/or faculty as appropriate.
  3. Helps maintain the cleanliness and organization of individual labs
  4. Assist in restocking consumables between lab courses to include the assembly and disassembly of student lab assignments and skills
  5. Assist in preparing simulation activities.
  6. Assists in maintaining equipment as assigned.
  7. Assists with student record maintenance including background checks and other require records.
  8. Performs other duties as assigned.

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

Employee is subject to indoor work, protected from weather conditions. Work is sedentary in nature and involves exerting up to 25 lbs. of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently/constantly in order to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Someevenings required.

Employee will work 36 weeks per the academic school year and is required to be present every week that faculty are present. Daily hours of the employee to be determined by the supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications:

1. RN, EMT, EMT-P, or other relevant medical experience
2. Self-motivated, flexible, and able to work in a team environment with minimal supervision.
3. Strong interpersonal skills to interact with students, leadership, and peers.
4. Detail oriented with excellent organizational skills
5. Excellent written communication and strong verbal communication skills
6. Proficient in basic computer skills

Preferred Qualifications:

1. Recent clinical experience and/or teaching experience in a nursing program preferred.

Anticipated Work Hours and Days:

8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday Thru Friday (12 month)


minimum starting-$37,843

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

All applications must be submitted electronically. Illinois Governor Pritzker’s executive order to mandate COVID-19 vaccination and/or weekly testing on college campuses became effective Monday, Sept. 20, 2021. This mandate includes higher education personnel and students of Prairie State College.



Prairie State College is a richly diverse community college located 30 minutes south of Chicago. The College serves over 5,000 students through its credit programs and offers a wide range of associate degrees and certificates, all of which feature student-centered instruction. In addition, the College offers workforce education, ESL and GED programs, and continuing, corporate and professional education. prairie_state_college1.jpg

Our 37-acre campus in Chicago Heights features “smart” classrooms, modern laboratories, a Business and Community Education Center, an Adult Education Outreach Center, and a spacious new Fitness Complex. In order to meet community needs, courses are also offered at our Matteson Area Center and at local businesses, community centers, and schools.

prairie_state_college2.jpgThe College provides a generous benefit package, including medical, dental, vision and life insurance, tuition reimbursement for administrators and staff, free courses in our Fitness Center, and an optional 403(b) plan in addition to a comprehensive retirement plan through the State University Retirement System. Employees can enroll their children in our state-of-the-art Children’s Learning Center for a modest fee.



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