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Special Projects - Laboratory Technical Support Assistant (LTSA) - Health and Education Labs (Temporary Pool)
Special Projects - Laboratory Technical Support Assistant in Sacramento, California
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Date Posted 09/09/2015
Admin-Health and Medical Services
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

The Institution: 
American River College is a public community college serving over 30,000 students in suburban Sacramento County and granting associate degrees and professional certificates. It offers instructional and support services during the day, evening, and weekends on its 153-acre campus and at centers and locations in the community.

The college's vision is to be a premier learning community that transforms and enriches people's lives. Its mission is to ensure students identify their educational goals and needs and successfully accomplish student learning in the broad educational areas of career and technical education, developmental education, general education, and lower-division post-secondary education to achieve transfer. The college values access, benefit of education, communication, community development, diversity, employees, excellence, fiscal responsibility, innovation and risk taking, leadership, research and evaluation, student learning outcomes, sustainability, and technology.

Position Summary: 
Under the direction of the Nursing Office and/or Lab Instructional Assistant; the temporary Laboratory Technical Support Assistant (LTSA)worker may be assigned to the Nursing office, Computer lab, Skills lab, one of the Simulation labs or to a specific faculty team member; depending on the needs of the particular day. This exciting position gives the LTSA worker an introduction to a variety of tasks, exposure to office and medical environments and experience in medical simulation.

NOTE: This is a Temporary classified position. Temporary classified positions are limited to 110 work days per fiscal year, per board regulation.

For additional information, please contact Christina Overmiller, 916-484-8322; or, overmic@arc.losrios.edu

Additional Position Summary: 
This position is assigned to the Nursing department.

The Health & Education and Nursing Labs provide allied health students a place to learn and expand their skills and knowledge.

  • The simulation labs utilize human patient simulators. These simulators resemble large manikins; however, they are so much more! These manikins are computerized; they blink, breath, have pulses and physiology that reacts to student interventions dynamically. These simulators are set up in home or hospital environments and programmed with specific health conditions to help train our EMT, Paramedic, Nursing, and Respiratory Care, and Health Care Interpreter students.
  • The skills lab is set up to resemble a hospital environment. It is used by our allied health students to practice their skills as they prepare for experiences in the simulation labs and the "real" clinical environment.
  • The computer lab is used by all Health & Education students for testing, skills building and review and in class computerized activities.

In addition to the Health & Education and Nursing Labs; student assistants may also work in our dynamic Nursing office.


Assignment Responsibilities: 
General office/clerical duties such as:

● Assist with building / populating chart forms.

● Create or modify documents in MS Word and Excel.

● Form creation.

● Maintain Instructional Supplies.

● Assist with inventory management.

● Data entry.

● Report collection and compilation.

●Sorting and Filing; stuffing envelopes; copies; phone calls;

post Signs.

Technical Support Labs:

● Insure students utilize the login computer.

● Troubleshoot basic computer usage problems and report to appropriate authority.

● Troubleshoot and provide minor repairs to simulation lab equipment as appropriate.

Simulation Lab Support:

● Provide lab or simulation set up per instructions.

● Provide simulation support including operation of patient simulators.

● Provide with post simulation cleanup (clean up is associated with cleaning the simulator and the rooms after the simulation or lab session; resetting the simulators electronically, and putting the rooms, simulators, and supplies back in order).

● Moulage (applying make up and props to demonstrate medically relevant signs and symptoms).

● Manage recovery of reusable lab supplies.

● Stock demo "medication" bins (using a check list) an other pertinent patient centered supplies.

● Repack supply kits; organize Lab kits (under direction of IA or using a checklist); restock supplies.

● Bed making; laundry.

● Assist with lab organization.

● Light cleaning duties such as dusting/wiping keyboards, computer screens, surface areas, etc.

● Maintain safe environment.

● Insure students abide by laboratory policy.

● Errands (on campus).

●Other duties as assigned.

Additional Supportive Duties may include:

● Test Proctoring; computerized or paper based.

● Student Support.

● Training student help.

● May be assigned to faculty to provide assistance during classes or lab sessions.

● Voice patient(s) during scenarios or act as patient family member during scenarios (under direction of IA or Faculty).

Additional Responsibilities: 
Responsibilities (Continued):

Skills In:

● Customer service.

● Ability to alphabetize; filing.

● Follow directions (verbal, or written).

● Ability to communicate clearly verbally and in writing.

● Ability to direct others to perform simple to moderate tasks.

● Attention to detail.

● Familiarity and proficiency working with technology (Computers, cameras, tablets, etc.).

● Ability to lift 25 pounds.

Department uses MS office suite: specifically Word, Excel and Outlook.

Minimum Qualifications: 
EXPERIENCE: Any combination of experience that would provide preparation for a prospective employee to complete the required duties. One year experience in an educational lab environment or tutor experience preferred.

EDUCATION: A degree preferred in allied health, technology or office administration; or 60 semester units (90 quarter units) college level education.

Have sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, including those with physical or learning disabilities as it relates to differences in learning styles.

(Experience Requirement: One year of experience is equal to 12 months of experience at a maximum of 40 hours per week. Applicable part-time experience will be converted to the full-time equivalent for purposes of meeting the experience requirement. Education Requirement: 12 units are equal to six months of education; 24 units are equal to one year of education.)

Application Instructions: 
1. A completed Los Rios Community College District Classified Application (required).

2. *Unofficial transcripts of college/university work (required).

3. Resume (recommended).

4. Two (2) letters of recommendation (recommended).

5. Letter of Interest (recommended).

Do not submit additional materials that are not requested.

  • Individuals who have completed college or university course work at an institution in a country other than the United States must obtain a complete evaluation of foreign transcripts, degrees and other relevant documents. A foreign transcript evaluation is required any time foreign course work is used to meet minimum qualifications even if the foreign transcript has been accepted by a college or university in the United States.
  • Graduate advising documents and grade reports will not be accepted as unofficial transcripts.
  • It is the responsibility of Los Rios Community College District employees to provide transcripts for the application process, if required by position.

Posting Date: 


Closing Date: 
Open Continuously

Beginning and/or Ending Date 
Beginning Date: As soon as possible

Ending Date: June 30, 2016

Screening of applications will begin September 23, 2015.

How and where to apply: 
Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions for complete information on how to apply online with our District. Application services are available between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the Los Rios Community College District Human Resources Office located at 1919 Spanos Court, Sacramento, CA 95825-3981. If you need assistance with any phase of the application process, please call (916) 568-3112 or come in during our business hours. Submission of applications are by midnight of the posting closing date.

All Positions: Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful clearance from a criminal background check, freedom from tuberculosis, and proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States prior to the first day of work. The District may select additional qualified candidates should unexpected vacancies or needs occur during this recruitment/selection process.

Work Schedule: 
A commitment for an average of 3 8-hour days schedule per work week, minimum, will be required for hiring considerations. Schedule and work location may vary week to week per the needs of the Health & Education Labs and Nursing department needs.

NOTE: This is a Temporary classified position. Temporary classified positions are limited to 110 work days per fiscal year, per board regulation.

Job Posting Number: 

$13.42 per hour

Additional Salary Information: 
No additional salary information to note

Position Type: 
Classified Temporary (Support Staff)

Health and Education/Nursing

Total Hrs/Week: 
Hours and days may vary according to the needs of the campus.

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