Job Number 2106053
Specialist, Clinical Lab – Nursing
Closing Date: 07/16/2021
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40 hours a week, may include evening and weekend hours.
Specialist 6/118 ($33,316.00 – $47,593.00)
Department Chair,Department Chair, Associate Degree Nursing
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Austin Community College (ACC) is a public two-year institution that serves a diverse population of approximately 41,000 credit students each fall and spring semester. Our identity as a community college is reflected in our mission statement. We seek to ensure student success and community development by providing affordable access to higher education and workforce training, through traditional and distance learning modes, including appropriate applied baccalaureate degrees, in our service area.
As a community college committed to our mission, we seek to recruit and retain faculty and staff that:
Reflect the multicultural diversity of our community.
Value intellectual curiosity and innovative teaching.
Are attracted by the college mission to promote equitable access to educational opportunities.
Care about student success for all students regardless of race and collaborate on strategies to facilitate success for underrepresented populations.
Welcome diversity and model respectful interaction with others.
Engage with the community both within and outside of ACC.
Austin Community College District (ACC) is a Hispanic-Serving Institution. ACC’s designation as a Hispanic-Serving Institution reflects the commitment the college has to supporting our students’ educational goals as well as the economic and social well-being of the surrounding communities we serve. ACC currently enrolls approximately 41,500 students each Fall semester, over half of whom are non-white. In fall 2019, ACC’s students were 42% White, 38% Latinx, 8% African-American, 6% Asian, <1% Pacific Islander, <1% Native-American, and 4% multiracial.
ACC pursues educational excellence by being accountable and committed to achieving diversity in our faculty and staff ranks. ACC seeks to be innovative in all its operations and provides students with guidance and support in achieving success in their educational goals, whether they are seeking a degree, successful transfer, employment or lifelong learning.
The ideal candidate will share ACC’s commitment to educating its racially and socioeconomically diverse student population. In addition, the ideal candidate will be experienced in culturally-responsive academic practices for engaging with first-generation students and returning students who have been historically underserved.
The Austin Community College District promotes student success and community development by providing affordable access, through traditional and distance learning modes, to higher education and workforce training in its service area.
For more information, see http://www.austincc.edu/about-acc/mission-statement.
Commitment to Equity and Inclusion
ACC is committed to the ongoing systemic changes needed to ensure the increased recruitment, inclusion, retention, and completion of historically underserved and underrepresented populations. Through continual strategic community engagement and professional development of administrators, faculty, staff, and students, the college demonstrates its dedication to fostering a culture and climate for equitable outcomes.
As an open access and low-cost institution, ACC is proud to serve a diverse student body. Dedicated faculty members are excellent professors who help students achieve their educational goals and are sensitive to the diverse cultures and socio-economic backgrounds of our students. In 2017 our faculty adopted a Statement of ACC Faculty Values. This Statement affirms that ACC’s faculty members value collaboration, service, agency, scholarship, inclusion, and teaching, all of which attest to our commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion at the heart of our mission.
General Statement of Job
Assists with clinical nursing learning lab facilities and services.
Description of Duties and TasksEssential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Performs preparation and clean up for scheduled lab classes.
Assists simulation coordinator with simulation labs as needed.
Assists with day to day activities and services of the nursing lab area including scheduling, lab set up, and management of lab equipment and supplies, including the Vocational Nursing Program, and other health science departments.
Assists with management of lab equipment and supplies to nursing labs at other Austin Community College (ACC) locations.
May provide assistance to instructors and/or students in a clinical lab setting.
Makes simple repairs and performs minor maintenance to lab equipment.
Conducts inventories of consumable lab equipment and supplies as needed.
May prepare and assist in maintenance of a variety of records and reports.
KnowledgeMust possess required knowledge and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.
Medical skills, equipment, and technology used in the nursing area.
Lab facilities and services.
Lab equipment and supplies.
Safety standards and practices used in clinical lab settings.
Processes for maintaining and/or repairing equipment.
SkillsMust possess required skills and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.
Maintaining an established work schedule, including occasional evenings and weekends.
Effectively using interpersonal and communication skills, including tact and diplomacy as well as working with diverse student and faculty populations.
Effectively using organizational and planning skills with attention to detail and follow-through.
Remaining calm and logical, and following established procedures in emergency situations.
Assisting with lab activities and services.
Providing assistance to students and instructors in a clinical/lab environment.
Promoting and ensuring safe lab practices.
Maintaining confidentiality of work-related information and materials.
Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.
Use a variety of spreadsheet, word processing, database, and presentation software.
Required Work Experience
One year related work experience in nursing.
Associate degree or educational equivalent in nursing, or graduation from an accredited or State Nursing Board approved vocational or practical nursing program. Experience cannot be substituted for education.
Special RequirementsLicenses/Certifications; Other
Valid Texas Driver’s License and reliable transportation for local Austin area travel.
Work is performed in a standard office or similar environment.
Subject to standing, walking, sitting, bending, reaching, pushing, and pulling.
Occasional lifting of objects up to 10 pounds.
Work safely and follow safety rules. Report unsafe working conditions and behavior. Take reasonable and prudent actions to prevent others from engaging in unsafe practices.
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Please note: Possessing an active RN license and a minimum degree of Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN) is required for this position.
ACC Benefits Overview
Full-time Faculty and Staffing Table employees who work in full-time and/or part-time positions at the College are eligible for ACC medical benefits effective the first of the month after their first 60 days of employment. Benefits include medical, dental, life insurance, short and long term disability, retirement plans and AD&D.
ACC does not participate in Social Security. ACC participates in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) and the Optional Retirement Program (ORP-Faculty Only). Part-time and Hourly employees participate in the ACC Money Purchase Plan (ACCMPP) as a retirement program required by Federal law.
The above description is an overview of the job. It is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Duties and responsibilities may change with business needs. ACC reserves the right to add, change, amend, or delete portions of this job description at any time, with or without notice. Employees may be required to perform other duties as requested, directed, or assigned. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made by ACC as its discretion to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Austin Community College provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.
As required by the US Department of Education, employees are required to report violations under the Title IX and, under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), select individuals are required to report crimes. If this position is identified as a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified, trained, and provided resources for reporting.