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Staff Assistant, Nursing Laboratory Coordinator (10-month/43 weeks)

Worcester State University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jan 11, 2023
About Worcester State University:

WORCESTER STATE UNIVERSITY is a liberal arts and sciences university with a long tradition of academic excellence dating back to 1874, as well as an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to reflect the diversity of its community. Our workforce is dedicated to academic quality, student-centered programming, engaged citizenship, open exchanges of ideas, diversity and inclusiveness, and civility and integrity. We are looking for job applicants who share these values and commitment to our students.

Worcester State is centrally located in Massachusetts, about an hour's drive from Boston, Springfield, and Providence, Rhode Island. Our 58-acre campus is nestled in the residential northwest side of Worcester--the second largest city in New England and home to 37,000 college students at more than a dozen colleges and universities. Over 6,000 of those students attend Worcester State--approximately 5,300 are undergraduates and 1,000 are graduate students. Learn more about us at .

Job Description:

OFFICIAL TITLE: Staff Assistant, Nursing Laboratory Coordinator (10-month/43 weeks)
SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Nursing Department Chairperson
SUPERVISION EXERCISED: May supervise graduate assistants or other student employees, as assigned.

General Statement of Duties: The Staff Assistant, Nursing Laboratory Coordinator collaborates with nursing department constituents to ensure that all related nursing laboratories are scheduled, utilized, maintained and stocked for the purpose of fulfilling the needs of the curriculum. The incumbent will ensure that plans, policies, and procedures for the nursing laboratories are developed, implemented, and maintained. They will supervise student assistants, as assigned, and provide instruction and tutoring when necessary.


(E) = Essential

  1. (E) Coordinates the master schedule of activities for all nursing labs with faculty; communicates issues to course coordinators and department chair.
  2. (E) Provides instruction in nursing laboratories, in accordance with respective collective bargaining agreement regulations and limitations; includes classroom and remedial instruction as well as tutoring and math/med instruction.
  3. (E) Develops and sets up lab modules for student instructions in both undergraduate and graduate programs; develops learning materials to enhance student learning; facilitates use of instructional technology.
  4. (E) Collaborates with nursing faculty and staff to: identify, establish, implement and evaluate plans and goals for nursing laboratories and simulation centers as well as obtain educational resources and materials for program use and enhancement; includes evaluation of Nursing Resource and Simulation Center resources and services; prepares reports upon request.
  5. (E) Maintains records of student laboratory participation and activities, nursing computer/laboratories equipment and materials including but not limited to software, video and audio programs, supplies, etc.; monitors electronic systems and software licenses for renewals, updates, etc. and notifies chair accordingly; ensures laboratories are well stocked.
  6. (E) Orients nursing constituents to Nursing Resource and Simulation Center resources and services; orients faculty to test scanner.
  7. Collaborates with appropriate nursing and grants personnel to identify and develop grant proposals for purposes of funding resources for the Nursing Resource and Simulation Center; seeks donations where appropriate.
  8. (E) Coordinates math/med administration components of nursing courses.
  9. (E) Supervises graduate assistant and student employees, as assigned.
  10. (E) Assists with the collection and assessment of data as it pertains to nursing programs; assists with interpretation of item analysis.
  11. (E) Schedules and oversees ATI activities across levels including, but not limited to, exam and room scheduling, student payments and learning resource distribution.
  12. (E) Assists faculty with proctoring exams and correcting scanned test materials.
  13. (E) Maintains partnerships with health care agencies relative to simulation activities.
  14. (E) Attends meetings with chair, department, and others; attends workshops and orientations; participates in student recruitment activities, as directed.
  15. (E) Participates in writing self-study reports for purposes of accreditation and regulatory exercises.
  16. (E) Collaborates with IT and CTL to propose newest evidence-based technology resources available, accessible and feasible.
  17. (E) Demonstrates civility and professional, customer-service oriented behavior, worthy of emulation by other staff and students.
  18. (E) Responsible for contributing to the WSU Strategic Plan.
  19. (E) Responsible for contributing to Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action objectives.
  20. Performs other duties as assigned.


Required Qualifications:
  • Master's degree in nursing (MSN); Matriculation in MSN program within six months of degree completion may be considered.
  • 1 - 3 years of related experience.
  • Strong background in nursing practice experience; ability to translate principles of practice across various nursing specialties.
  • Knowledge of educational technology within nursing curriculum focused on educational outcomes with ability to apply it accordingly.
  • Current and unencumbered license to practice as a Registered Nurse in Massachusetts.
  • Current CPR for Healthcare Provider Certification from the American Heart Association.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of equipment, current and trending nursing technology, and application to educational/practice outcomes.
  • Advanced technology expertise.
  • Commitment to concepts of innovation and excellence in nursing education.
  • Ability to be flexible with scheduling to meet the needs of the nursing program and its students.
  • Ability to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Ability to successfully pass a thorough background check.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certifications.
  • Current certificate in Simulation (INACLS or equivalent).

Additional Information:

This is a full-time, (10-month, 9 weeks off in the summer), benefited, exempt, professional APA position. The firm starting annual salary for this position is $60,000, which will be paid over 12 months. This position will start immediately.

It is the policy of Worcester State University that all employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before they begin employment. Proof of the COVID-19 vaccine is required of all individuals hired by WSU, to be verified after an offer of employment has been made, and as part of the background check process. Prospective employees may submit a request for exemption based on a religious and/or medical basis, to Human Resources, after an offer of employment has been made.

Worcester State University offers a competitive benefits package that includes:
  • a choice of 9 different pre-taxed, health insurance plan options
  • a choice of pension or 401(a), and supplemental plan retirement options
  • life insurance up to 8x the annual salary
  • long-term disability coverage
  • dental insurance
  • 20 vacation days accrued per year
  • 15 sick days accrued per year
  • 5 personal days per year
  • paid holidays
  • tuition remission for self, spouse, and dependent children
  • and more...
We are an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. M/F/D/V. Members of traditionally underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions:

Applicants must apply online and may do so by visiting, and submitting a cover letter, resume, and the contact information of three professional references.

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