Job Description Summary:
The Skills Laboratory Nurse is an hourly, non-benefited position
that works out of the Samuel Merritt University (SMU) Oakland
Campus (OAK). The position reports to the Operations Manager of the
Health Sciences Simulation Center (HSSC).
The Skills Lab Nurse primary roles are to support faculty by
providing skills lab practice for students after they have been
instructed in class and want additional practice or need
remediation; and, to serve as a resource for all nursing students;
in particular, clarifying concepts and proper procedural techniques
of clinical skills and health assessment.
This would be a no minimum part-time, episodic employment, not to
exceed 20 hours in any one week.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Instructional & Administrative Support
faculty in providing supervised practice time in the skills lab
during scheduled open hours regularly throughout the academic year
based upon student need. Hours will likely be evenings or
If requested, communicates with faculty verbally
and in writing to provide timely feedback regarding students'
progress in the skills lab. Anticipates and meets student needs
accurately, professionally, and with a commitment to customer
satisfaction Teaches students nursing skills individually or in
small groups. Evaluates students' progress in all aspects of their
laboratory work. Designs learning activities for 1:1 interventions
with students. Updates the Canvas site schedule with weekly hours
and any specific skills to be addressed. Communicates regularly
with the Operations Manager with any concerns with students and or
faculty that need to be addressed.
Skills and Abilities:
Physical Requirements: The physical demands described
here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to
successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Excellent communication skills.
- Ability to provide constructive feedback to students.
- Attention to systematic and detailed procedures.
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is
regularly required to speak, hear, stand, walk, and sit; use hands
to finger, handle, or feel; fine motor movements may be required
when working with simulation equipment. Lifting and moving of light
and/or mobile material equipment will be occasionally required.
Sitting in front of computer monitors and use of keyboards is
- The employee must be able to express or exchange ideas by means
of the spoken word and receive detailed information through verbal
and written communication.
Education and/or Experience:
- Ability to manipulate and move equipment to demonstrate
Registered nurse with a minimum
of a Bachelor in Science and demonstrated clinical nursing
experience in the field for which they would be assisting
United States of America (Non-Exempt)