Lab Assistant, Surgical Technology (Part-time)

Laramie County Community College

North America , USA


Ending On: 24 Dec 2019 9 days to go


Job Description

We are looking for Lab Assistant, Surgical Technology (Part-time)


Employment: Full-Time

Requirements: Salary: Competitive
Location: Cheyenne, WY, USA
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The mission of Laramie County Community College is to transform our students' lives through the power of inspired learning. Our over-arching goal is that our accomplishments as a community college will distinguish LCCC from others in the nation, in turn benefiting our communities and bringing pride to the Great State of Wyoming. Our core values include Passion, Authenticity, and the Desire to Make a Difference.

A cover letter detailing how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications for this position is required. You can upload a cover letter when you create an applicant profile.

Job Summary:

Core responsibilities of this position include:

The Laboratory Assistant, Surgical Technology position for LCCC is a part-time, non-benefited, position that is responsible for supporting the overall setup, maintenance, and operation of LCCC's Surgical Technology Laboratory and medical equipment. This position will be required to assist the instructor in providing training and laboratory sessions to students through topics such as surgical techniques, patient care, equipment operation, and other topics as assigned. This position's responsibilities also include working with and around medical equipment; managing supplies and equipment inventories; inspecting and properly using personal protective equipment (PPE); maintaining equipment and training aids; cleaning lab areas and equipment; preparing training materials; and overall assisting with the program needs as directed by supervising faculty. Required protective equipment and safety standards must be utilized at all times in this work area. Individuals in this position are expected to represent the Department and LCCC in a professional manner.

LCCC in its strategic plan has identified important Core Values and Aspirational Values, which are inherent in the cultural fabric of the College. The person fulfilling this role is expected to bear these qualities and advocate for them.

Other tasks may be assigned based on contemporary institutional need.

Compensation: Hourly wage placement: $27.48.

Priority Screening Date: For full consideration, apply by December 2nd, 2019.

Start Date: January 9th, 2020.

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Essential Functions: (to perform successfully in this position, an individual must be able to perform essential duties satisfactorily as well as possess education/experience, employ the knowledge, skills, and abilities as listed in representative fashion; reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions - this position is Non-Exempt, i.e., is eligible for compensatory or overtime pay provisions of the FLSA. This listing of essential duties is not all-inclusive, but representative; other duties may be assigned).

Program Support Functions: This work may be performed in a medical setting, all Personal Protective Equipment and Safety Standards must be utilized. Work to be performed under the supervision of program faculty is as follows:

+ Assist Instructor in set up and instruction of labs; supervise and help guide students performing labs

+ Assist students with safe operation of equipment

+ Instruct and assist with cleaning, tear down and storage of equipment after labs are complete

+ Ensure the correct use of all Personal Protective Equipment and that safety practices are followed

+ Assist with the cleaning, maintenance, and calibration of laboratory equipment, tools, and work areas

+ Follow faculty instructions for the preparation of course materials, supplies, or equipment

+ Assist with the organization and inventory of supplies and equipment in accordance with program policy and practices

+ Promptly report any damaged equipment, tools, or safety concerns to program faculty

+ Attend training/instruction on and help facilitate best practices in surgical technology

Nonessential Functions:

An employee in this position may perform some of these responsibilities on an infrequent basis.

+ Attend and assist with department meetings and functions as needed

+ Attend applicable training sessions as needed

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

+ Ability to effectively and professionally execute the essential functions of this position with proven capabilities in establishing appropriate professional rapport, communicating with courtesy and tact, accurately determine other's needs, collecting necessary information, and follow-through when requested

+ Excellent understanding of working in a medical environment including proper cleaning/disinfecting techniques, blood borne pathogens training, and working with medical equipment.

+ Ability to work in a medical environment

+ Knowledge and ability with personal computing applications - specifically Microsoft Office Suite (e.g., Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint), Adobe products (e.g., Reader, Professional), as well as database management systems

+ Ability to maintain confidentiality standards

+ Ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with area supervisor to resolve scheduling conflicts

+ Ability to read and interpret instructions in oral, written, or diagrammatical form (e.g., a flow chart of a process)

+ Excellent customer service skills; ability to communicate clearly with a variety of people, in one-to-one and small group settings - either face-to-face, by telephone, or by other electronic means

+ Ability to communicate in an informative manner and effectively listen

+ Ability to support time-based requests; able to function effectively in a multi-tasking, fast-paced environment with deadlines and frequent interruptions

+ Ability to respond to basic inquiries from faculty, staff, or other students

+ Knowledge of basic office equipment including computer, copier, fax machine, and telephone

Physical/Mental Demands: (The physical demands and work environment characteristics described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform essential functions of this position and/or may be encountered while performing essential functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

To successfully perform the essential functions of this position, an employee must be able to:

+ Maintain appropriate composure and necessary confidentiality with regard to both past and current employee, student, and donor data; documents; issues; etc., and respect privacy needs of all employees, students, and donors

+ Ability to work in a medical setting with potential exposure to bodily fluids and blood borne pathogens; Personal Protective Equipment and safety procedures must be utilized as required

+ Manipulate instruments, supplies, and equipment with speed, dexterity, and exceptional hand-eye coordination

+ Function in an environment with substantial latex and/or nitrile material exposure and without an allergic reaction

+ Comply with highly inflexible deadlines is required; there will be multiple occurrences of sudden, urgent task completion required

+ A variable work schedule may be required including long workdays, evenings, and weekends as needed

+ There may be occurrences of interacting with employees and/or students, past employees and/or students, members of the general public, and others who express opinions, may exhibit strong emotions, which will require the employee to interact professionally, diplomatically, and appropriately in such situations

+ Frequently required to move around the assigned work areas as well as within hallways, meeting rooms, and other parts of the campus facilities

+ There may be multiple/daily instances of prolonged sitting, standing, kneeling and personal computer use, which would include keyboard and/or mouse usage as well as viewing a computer monitor

+ An employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds to perform essential position functions. For lifts exceeding 50lbs, a team lift technique is required

+ Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus

+ The overall work environment requires the mental ability to shift focal point quickly due to interruptions; an employee must be able to mentally track multiple projects and tasking as well

+ The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate; however, there may be unexpected instances of somewhat loud sounds


+ Associate Degree from a regionally accredited institution in Surgical Technology

+ Current NCCA-approved credential in surgical technology (CST™, CSFA™, or CST/CSFA™)

+ Two (2) years of recent scrub experience ortwo (2) years recent experience as an instructor in surgical technology, or a combination of both, within the past five (5) years


+ Four (4) years of direct experience as a Surgical Technician


Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer

Laramie County Community College is committed to providing a safe and nondiscriminatory educational and employment environment. The college does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation or other status protected by law. Sexual harassment, including sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The college does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational, extracurricular, athletic or other programs or in the context of employment.

The College has a designated person to monitor compliance and to answer any questions regarding the college's non-discrimination policies: Please contact: Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Room 205B, Pathfinder Building, 1400 E College Drive, Cheyenne, WY 82007, 307-778-1217,

ID: 2019-2476

Street: 1400 E. College Dr

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