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Instructional Associate, Nursing Skills Lab (2022)

MiraCosta College

Last Updated: 11/14/22

Job Description


Instructional Associate, Nursing Skills Lab (2022)
MiraCosta College


For full details and to apply, go to https://jobs.miracosta.edu/postings/3253

Type of Assignment: Full Time
Assignment Category: Regular Position

Position Details:
One regular, full-time position, 40 hours per week, 12 months per year, typically on the Oceanside campus. The work schedule will vary and may consist of early morning, afternoon and/or evening hours. Some Saturdays and Sundays will be required. The person selected for this position will be subject to assignment to any district or authorized facility during any hours of operation.

This is an “extended day” position, subject to possible fluctuations in daily working hours, and may be exempt from compensation for overtime in excess of eight (8) hours in one day. Hours worked in excess of forty (40) hours in a week period shall be compensated on an overtime basis.
MiraCosta College believes that flexible work enables employees to achieve a more successful balance between work responsibilities and family life. The District offers the opportunity to telework (remote work) for certain positions, depending on the operational needs of the District and the provisions of the telework policy. Probationary and temporary employees are not eligible to telework unless approved by the appropriate vice president. No employee is guaranteed the right to telework. No employee shall be authorized to telework 100% of the time; regular, on-campus presence is expected for all District employees on a weekly basis.
IMPORTANT: MiraCosta College requires that all employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to promote a safe and healthful workplace for employees and to promote the health and safety of our campus community. Unvaccinated employees are at greater risk of contracting and spreading COVID-19 within the workplace and to the college community that depends on college programs and services. As of August 23, 2021, all employees must submit proof of vaccination or request and receive approval for a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. For more information, please visit https://www.miracosta.edu/covid/covid-vaccination-requirements.html.

Salary Range: 25
Compensation: Annual Compensation: $73,855 – $77,881

Total Annual Compensation: $116,392.01 – $121,439.41

Annual compensation is based on salary range 25, step 1 or 2 on the 2022-2023 classified salary schedule. Initial step placement will be determined based on directly related experience, with annual salary step increases up to step 5. In addition, after five years of district service, employees earn a longevity stipend that increases over time.

Total annual compensation includes annual salary, the district’s average annual health and welfare benefit cost, and the district’s retirement contributions (CalPERS).

Employees must make arrangements for the direct deposit of paychecks into the financial institution of their choice, via electronic fund transfer.

Benefits:
MiraCosta College offers an array of benefits to eligible employees.

  • The district pays 100% of the cost of medical, dental and vision insurance for eligible employees and dependents
  • $100,000 life insurance policy
  • Up to $250 of benefit credits per month to help pay for a variety of voluntary benefit options, such as supplemental life insurance, disability coverage, and health care/dependent care flexible spending account (FSA)
  • Vacation, sick leave, and up to 18 paid holidays
  • State pension system retirement benefits (CalPERS)
  • Free and confidential employee assistance program
  • Wellness Program
  • Participation in the District’s Early Retirement Program
  • Professional Development Opportunities
  • Tuition fee reimbursement
  • Childcare Facility (Oceanside Campus)


Position Term in Months: 12

Application Procedure:
In order to be considered for this position, you must submit the following documents directly in the online system and finish applying and receive a confirmation number by 11:59 PM on the closing date:

1. Application on which you list all relevant experience.

2. A current resume or curriculum vitae summarizing your educational background and experience.

3. A cover letter addressed to the “Screening and Interview Committee” specifically describing how your experience aligns with the Essential Duties, Other Duties, and Desirable Qualifications.

4. Current CPR Provider certification from American Heart Association.

5. Transcripts of college coursework which provide evidence of meeting the minimum qualifications as stated in this job posting. Unofficial or legible photocopies are acceptable. If a degree(s) was earned, the transcripts must state that the degree was awarded. Any degree/coursework used to satisfy the minimum qualifications must be from a postsecondary institution accredited by an accreditation agency recognized by either the U.S. Department of Education or the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation.

If your degree(s) is from a college or university outside of the United States, you must submit a detailed evaluation from a professional evaluation agency. To view a list of agencies approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, go to https://www.ctc.ca.gov/docs/default-source/leaflets/cl635.pdf?sfvrsn=6. Transcripts or translations in English still require the evaluation to show the U.S. equivalence of your degree.

The screening and interview committee will review application materials for up to three to four weeks following the closing/first screening date. Applicants selected for interview will be contacted by phone; those not selected for interview will be notified by e-mail once interview candidates have been scheduled.

Offer of employment to the person selected for this position is contingent upon 1) proof of being fully vaccinated* for COVID-19 or requesting and receiving approval for a medical or religious exemption; 2) successful completion of a pre-placement physical exam at district expense; 3) submission of a current tuberculosis test clearance; 4) proof of eligibility to work in the United States; 5) fingerprint clearance; and 6) approval by the Board of Trustees.

*Individuals are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks or more after they have received the second dose in a 2-dose series (e.g. Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna), or two weeks or more after they have received a single-dose vaccine (e.g., Johnson and Johnson [J&J/Janssen]).

Retired STRS members are not eligible for this position.

Basic Function:
Under general direction, the Instructional Associate for the Nursing Skills Lab is responsible for coordinating all laboratory functions including classroom lectures, skills laboratory, and student practice activities. The Instructional Associate will order and maintain equipment and supplies for the skills laboratory; monitor equipment and supplies for replacement, repairs and disposal; establish and maintain inventory control procedures, maintain the supply list, establish par levels and perform an annual inventory. The Instructional Associate will also research, evaluate, and recommend new lab materials, equipment, and experiments to support faculty instruction.

Distinguishing Characteristics:
An Instructional Associate is distinguished from an Instructional Assistant in that an incumbent in the former class assumes greater responsibility for more technical aspects of a learning program, perform at a skilled level with a considerable degree of independence and operate vari­ous and complex apparatus, equipment and machines. An Instructional Associate must possess extensive technical or academic training and experience in the field of specialty and provide work direction and training to student workers and Instructional Assistants.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class.

1. Develop, set up, explain and demonstrate learning exercises and instructional materials to aid in student comprehension of course work; present information to students and instructional personnel in a logical, accurate and interesting manner; provide information on available learning resources.

2. Assist instructors, staff and students in the use of a variety of technical and specialized equip­ment, materials and supplies in an instructional laboratory setting, including computer hardware and software applications and hand and power equipment and tools applicable to an assigned instructional area; design, modify and enforce lab procedures and policies; issue and check in tools and equipment to students and others.

3. Monitor students in class work procedures; encourage student participation; check student work; demonstrate safety and emergency procedures in classroom, lab and workshop situa­tions; ensure security of lab materials, equipment, machinery and computers.

4. Establish and monitor lab schedules; set up and supervise labs; prepare and issue materials; dispose of materials, check in tools, equipment and materials; maintain appropriate records.

5. Provide work direction and training to Instructional Assistants and student workers or interns; verify payroll records; ensure that Instructional Assistants and student workers possess applic­able licenses or certifications required to perform duties to be assigned.

6. Develop or assist in developing department budgets; research and interview vendors; coor­dinate purchases and other expenditures; monitor accounts and request transfer of funds as appropriate; maintain records and prepare related reports.

7. Order, receive, catalog and store instructional supplies, materials and equipment; direct and participate in inventory of equipment and materials, ensuring that adequate quantities are available for use, as required; mark equipment with approved identification; provide technical assistance in the preparation of specifications for equipment and material purchases; research vendors to assess new equipment and supplies and recommend selections as requested.

8. Maintain learning environment in a safe, clean and orderly condition; make complex or tech­nical repairs and adjustments to equipment and tools, some of which may be potentially hazardous such as kilns, automotive shop equipment and sculpture, woodworking and foundry equipment; monitor student use and provide guidance to ensure sound techniques and safe operations; answer technical questions; enforce lab/studio/shop procedures and policies; create specialized tools, instruments, equipment or facilities as needed.

9. Operate and instruct others in the safe and effective use of a variety of technical or specialized equipment related to area of specialty including computers, specialized equipment and soft­ware, and hand and power tools and equipment, as required.

10. Demonstrate safety and emergency procedures in a lab/studio/shop setting; ensure the safe storage, use and disposal of hazardous and toxic materials; post and update Materials Safety Data Sheets to ensure compliance with district safety policies and procedures, as required.

As Assigned to Nursing and Allied Health

11. Program and maintain patient care simulators, prepare scenario props, and create scenario moulage to model physiological responses to the clinical and skill objectives and specifications identified by instructional staff. Restore laboratory to pre-scenario conditions as instructed.

Other Duties:
1. Stay abreast of trends and advancements in applicable subject area and make recommen­dations to faculty on instructional changes and new technologies and equipment that should be considered to ensure continued relevance of learning programs.

2. Participate in the planning, design and construction of department instructional facilities.

3. Assist in developing recruitment programs for prospective and continuing students; assist in recruiting students for assigned programs through industry organizations, committees and area high schools as assigned.

4. Perform related duties as assigned.

Knowledge Of:
1. Subject matter areas at an advanced level applicable to area of assignment including, where applicable, concepts, work methods and processes, tools and equipment used in the subject area.

2. Advanced methods and practices of student instruction and tutoring.

3. Methods and procedures for diagnosing and resolving minor computer hardware/software amd equipment problems in a classroom or laboratory environment.

4. District policies, practices and procedures for budgeting, purchasing and materials manage­ment.

5. Basic reference materials and library research techniques.

6. Recordkeeping methods and techniques.

7. Modern office practices, procedures and equipment.

8. Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.

9. Safety policies and safe work practices applicable to the work, including those applicable to an assigned lab/studio/shop including the safe mixing, storage, use and disposal of hazard­ous chemicals and biohazards.

10. Written and oral communication skills including correct English usage, grammar, spell­ing, punctuation and vocabulary.

As Assigned to Nursing and Allied Health

11. Current and emerging healthcare instructional technologies and associated equip­ment, tools and products, including high-, mid- and low-fidelity mannequins and associated simulator and computer equipment.

Ability To:
1. Provide effective instructional support to faculty and guidance to students in subject matter areas applicable to area of assignment.

2. Organize, set priorities and exercise sound, independent judgment within areas of responsi­bility.

3. Read, understand, interpret and apply department or college rules, policies and technical materials relating to assigned field.

4. Instruct or tutor students effectively to foster enthusiasm for learning; accurately, thoroughly and clearly answer students’ subject matter, equipment use and technology questions.

5. Properly set up, operate and demonstrate the correct and safe operation and use of tools, materials and equipment used in assigned subject area.

6. Train, demonstrate, inspect, enforce and monitor safe work practices and safety compliance by instructors, staff, student employees and students in a lab/shop/studio environment with potentially hazardous equipment and toxic substances.

7. Plan, schedule, train and review the work of student assistants.

8. Analyze situations accurately and adopt effective courses of action.

9. Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

10. Understand and follow written and oral instructions.

11. Operate a computer and standard business software.

12. Demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic and disability issues.

13. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with all those encountered in the course of work.

Education & Experience:
To be eligible for this position, you must meet and provide evidence of the following minimum qualifications:

1. A bachelor’s degree in area of specialty and one year of related work experience; or an associate degree and four years of related work experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

2. Current CPR Provider certification from American Heart Association.

NOTE: For work experience, one “year” is defined as equivalent to 40 hours per week for 12 months, or at least 2,080 hours.

Desirable Qualifications:
Experience working in a clinical skills lab, simulation labs, or health care environment.

Licenses & Other Requirements:
A valid California driver’s license and the ability to maintain insurability under the district’s vehicle insurance program.

Physical Effort:
The physical efforts described here are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Frequent standing, walking, bending and stooping; frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing 50 pounds or more; ability to operate equipment and hand and power tools applicable to assigned areas of responsibility; ability to work at a computer, including repetitive use of a computer keyboard, mouse or other control devices; ability to travel to a variety of locations on and off campus as needed to conduct district business.

Emotional Effort:
Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships involving interactions and com­munications personally, by phone and in writing with a variety of individuals and/or groups from diverse backgrounds on a regular, ongoing basis; ability to work effectively under pressure on a variety of tasks concurrently while meeting established deadlines and changing priorities.

Working Conditions:
Primarily indoor office, classroom, instructional lab/studio/shop environments; may be subject to equipment and chemical hazards, fumes, loud noise, dust, extreme temperatures; subject to frequent contact and interruptions by individuals in person or by phone; intermittent exposure to angry and/or verbally aggressive individuals; may be required to work during day and/or evening hours on an as-needed basis; may work at any college location.

Posting Number: S22/23015P
Human Resources Contact Information: jobs@miracosta.edu or [Register to View]
Job Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes
First Screening Date: Applications submitted by 11:59 PM on Tuesday, October 11, 2022 will receive first consideration. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

About MiraCosta College
MiraCosta College is one of California's 115 public community colleges. The district operates two campus sites and two centers, and offers a robust online education program. Situated between San Diego and Los Angeles, MiraCosta College benefits from multicultural influences and cultural opportunities. Both students and staff enjoy a friendly atmosphere and the feeling that we are all here to help one another. MiraCosta College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. For more details, please visit our website at https://www.miracosta.edu/office-of-the-president/board-of-trustees/_docs/3400BP-Diversity-Equity-Inclusion.pdf




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Oceanside, California, United States
MiraCosta College is one of California's 115 public community colleges. The district operates two campus sites and two centers, and offers a robust online education program. Situated between San Diego and Los Angeles, MiraCosta College benefits from multicultural influences and cultural opportunities. Both students and staff enjoy a friendly atmosphere and the feeling that we are all here to help...