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Lab Assistant, Nursing Programs - Grant Funded

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Grant Funded Position: Yes

Schedule Information: This is a 14 week grant funded position.

Hours per Week: 20

Benefits: N/A

Work Conditions: Work is primarily indoor and sedentary in nature.

Duties of Position: Responsible for providing laboratory support for the Nursing, Practical Nursing and Nursing Assistant programs.

Assists faculty in setting up and dismantling labs, auto-tutorial programs and practice activities as planned by instructors.

Maintains all necessary schedules and records for the laboratories.

Maintains inventory of supplies and equipment and submits list(s) of supplies to be ordered for Nursing, Practical Nursing and CNA programs. Ensures that all equipment and supplies are in order and secure before leaving the laboratory.

Identifies occurrences of equipment malfunction or breakage and needs for equipment repair, replacement or addition and contacts appropriate services.

Assists the student with his/her independent practice of nursing skills as taught and evaluated by the teaching faculty.

Plans, posts and conducts weekly Nursing Guided Skill Review.

Maintains Program bulletin boards

Assists Lab Coordinator with supervision of student peer tutors.

Prepares various reports and maintains various records.

Performs related duties as assigned.

Educational Requirements: R.N., plus current Illinois license.  Associate of Applied Science degree from an accredited institution with a major in nursing required.  Bachelor of Science in nursing degree preferred.  Nursing Assistant Instructor certification through IDPH desirable.

Experience Requirements: Three years related work experience in a long term or medical/surgical clinical setting.  Familiar with equipment used in healthcare settings and adept at troubleshooting and assembling such equipment.  Be able to utilize instructional technology such as Blackboard, PDAs, high fidelity simulators, etc.

Application Review Date: Applications are accepted until the position is filled though priority will be given to applications received on or before:  October 13, 2022.

Required Documents: ***A resume and cover letter are required to complete the application process***

* Official transcripts required upon hire 
* Employment is contingent upon Criminal Background Check.
* Employment sponsorship is not available.

Harper College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strive to create an inclusive learning and working environment where individual differences and identities are respected, valued and embraced. We encourage women, people from historically underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply.


Founded in 1965, William Rainey Harper College is a dynamic comprehensive community college situated on a 200-acre campus in Chicago’s northwest suburbs. The College is committed to diversity, and encourages the development of multicultural perspectives.

harper_college1.gifAnnually, the College serves approximately 25,000 students from 23 communities. Providing both transfer and career programs, Harper offers degrees and a wide range of credit, continuing education and corporate training for students of all ages and interests. In order to provide accessible higher education to all, we offer a flexible schedule of daytime, nighttime and weekend classes at our main campus and at several other sites conveniently located throughout our service area.

Harper College is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, and has received the coveted Bond Rating of Aaa from Moody’s Investor Service. We are committed to our Institutional Core Values of Integrity, Respect, Excellence and Collaboration.

Our Vision:

William Rainey Harper College is committed to academic integrity and excellence. The College is a leader in teaching and learning, transforming lives by responding to the needs of the individual and the community.

harper_college2.jpgBenefits offered to employees include tuition reimbursement/professional expense, health/life/dental/disability insurance, participation in the State University Retirement System (SURS) and tax deferred annuity plans as well as fourteen paid holidays. Harper also offers some on-site childcare, a summer camp for children, and much more.

Harper College is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer that encourages applications from women, minority group members and persons with disabilities.

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