Position Description / Details
The nursing department is seeking a full time skills lab assistant to help organize the skills lab and equipment.
Located in the northwest corner of the United States, Peninsula College is nestled in the foothills of the Olympic Mountains. The main campus in Port Angeles, Washington, overlooks the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the nearby city of Victoria, British Columbia, and has easy access to the Pacific Ocean, Olympic National Park, and Seattle. It is arguably the most beautiful community college setting in the United States. The region is also home to six Native American tribal reservations, which are dispersed across the North Olympic Peninsula.
As a public comprehensive community college with baccalaureate-granting authority, Peninsula College is highly regarded by businesses, schools, and community partners for its culture of innovation, high academic standards, and strategic vision. The College is part of the 34-college Washington State Community and Technical College System and is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
The College serves more than 4670 students (1400 FTE) through its main campus and Port Townsend and Forks campuses, its correctional facilities, community education, and its online course offerings. The College community is vibrant, engaged, and known for its commitment to serving the diverse needs of the local communities across its 3,600 square mile service district.
The College culture is defined by its Guiding Principles and its shared governance model, which value respect, open and honest communication, integrity and collaboration. The College is a leader in the Guided Pathways work in Washington State, and is deeply engaged in creating institutional change to support this vision. The College is highly regarded as a warm and welcoming place. Click here for a video about Peninsula College.
- Serve as a simulation operator running pre-programmed scenarios and operating AV system components (cameras, recording/playback and exporting). Ensure all equipment, including AV, is set up appropriately and in a timely manner for training and course programs. May play role of patient or family member in simulation as needed.
- Install, replace, and configure simulation programs.
- Trouble-shoot problems related to the use of computerized manikins and AV equipment, both hardware and software systems, as well as, network related issues. Mobilizes resources to ensure functionality of equipment for course requirements.
- Maintain simulation equipment to a high standard, including cleaning and basic repair of equipment; ensure all equipment is in good working order at all times. Create a schedule and log of preventative maintenance and technical activities.
- Interface with equipment manufacturers regarding equipment troubleshooting and system problems.
- Report any technical issues or risks to the Nursing Director that could impact on the delivery of courses and scheduled simulation activities in a timely manner.
- Participate in technical training and attend conferences/seminars to maintain current knowledge and competency with simulation technology and operation.
- Maintain current knowledge of simulation equipment catalogs and operation manuals.
- Prepares equipment, materials, and supplies for nursing skills lab and simulation lab. Prepares demonstrations as requested by instructors; assists instructor with lecture, skills lab and simulation material; confers with instructor in establishing and developing assignments.
- Assists with laboratory assignments and schedules.
- Assists and advises students in laboratory assignments or in discipline subject matter; writes, edits or modifies laboratory handouts or manuals; advises instructors of potential problems with existing programs.
- Operates and performs routine maintenance and repairs on laboratory and demonstration instruments and equipment; instructs students, teaching assistants and faculty in the use of equipment.
- Monitors laboratories to ensure compliance with safety policy; assists in the development of safe laboratory procedures.
- Maintains supplies regulated by Pharmacy Board according to policy, maintains log book for regulated supplies.
- Maintains skills lab and simulation suites to a high standard, including cleaning and bed making. Organizes and maintains storage areas.
- Washes, dries, folds, stores linens/laundry used in simulation and in skills labs.
- Estimates quantity and quality of supplies and materials needed; Obtains quotes from supply companies and prepares Purchase Requisitions; orders equipment and supplies for the course; follows through with purchasing department or procurement of supplies; maintains adequate stock levels; provide recommendations for budget and purchase of equipment, supplies, and materials.
- Conducts literature searches and assists in determining most suitable methods to be used in lab and simulation.
- Assist with special projects or initiatives, as needed and assigned.
- Attend meetings and participate in college related activities.
- Communicates effectively.
- Works effectively with students, faculty, staff and community partners.
- Performs related duties as required.
- Knowledge of patient simulation, technologies and applications.
- Knowledge of computer hardware equipment and software applications relevant to Laerdal and/or other patient simulators.
- Ability to learn new software and hardware quickly and independently.
- Willingness to become familiar with anatomic, physiologic, medication and pathologic props, including moulage (body fluids, excretions, wounds, medical procedures, etc).
- Experience with inventory and purchasing.
- Experience assessing, trouble-shooting, and fixing equipment failures in a timely fashion.
- Ability to work with internal and external individuals from different disciplines and different levels of training.
- Experience communicating technical information to a non-technical audience.
- Self-motivated with the ability to work effectively, independently and in a team environment.
- Proficiency in software applications including Microsoft Office Suite, as well as, Internet and database applications.
- Excellent organizational skills.
- Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of students, faculty, staff, and patients.
- Knowledge and/or experience in movie or theater production, make-up or costuming helpful.
- Experience as a technician-technologist in a simulation center, hospital or related technical environment preferred.
- Associate Degree in Medical Simulation or Media or IT related area preferred.
- Certified Healthcare Operations Specialist Certification or Medical Simulation Operations certificate preferred. Must be willing to become certified within three years of hire.
Physical Work Environment
Work is typically performed in a classroom or clinical settings. Physical requirements include the ability to walk, stand, or sit for extended periods of time and demonstrate nursing skills in classroom and clinical settings. Must be able to lift 25 pounds.
- 80% full-time classified position.
- Starting monthly salary: $3,185
- This position is in a union bargaining unit. As a condition of employment you must, within 30 days after appointment, become a member of the Washington State Federation of State Employees, or pay non-associate fees. Non-payment of such fee is grounds for dismissal.
- Excellent benefits package including medical, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance; paid vacation and sick leave; retirement plan options; optional credit union and tax deferred annuity programs. Peninsula College contributes $916.00 per month towards the cost of the Washington State employee insurance programs. The college also supports professional development.
- In compliance with the Immigration and Naturalization Act, proof of authorization to work in the United States will be required at the time of hire.
- Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform in the position.
A complete application file will include:
- a college employment application,
- a letter of application addressing specific qualifications of this position,
- a current resume,
- unofficial transcript, and
- three current professional references qualified to assess your experience and ability to perform the duties specified. Please include references’ email addresses and telephone numbers.
Link to: Online Application
Please upload the additional application documents on the last page of your application form prior to submission.
Application materials may be submitted by mail or email to:
1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd.
Port Angeles, WA 98362
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (link sends e-mail)
Application forms submitted electronically will be accepted without signatures.
Peninsula College is an equal opportunity employer.