Job Title: Graduate Assistant – Nursing Department
Job Class: Student
Department: Nursing Department
Reports to: Chair, Department of Nursing/Nursing Graduate Director
FLSA status: PT/20 hours per week/Non-Exempt/Academic Year
To Apply:Please forward an Otterbein Employment Application, a cover letter addressing this position including salary requirements, and resume to Otterbein University, attn: Human Resources, 1 South Grove Street, Westerville, OH 43081. You may also send via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or fax: 614-823-1511. This position will remain open until filled.
SUMMARY: Responsible for assisting faculty with scholarly or teaching assignments; administrative staff with clerical and data management tasks; and lab supervisor with nursing laboratory associated tasks.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Assist faculty members with scholarly work such as library
Assist with the design, implementation and data collection of research projects as
Assist faculty with teaching assignments such as grading of papers and developing grading rubrics.
Assist the Graduate Nursing Admissions Counselor/Recruiter with special projects.
Enter data into nursing department databases.
Serve as the graduate student representative on the Graduate
Assist laboratory supervisor with planning and set up of lab experiences, simulations and check-offs.
Assist Administrative Assistant with clerical and office tasks, such as miscellaneous typing, copying and
Assist Administrative Coordinator with record keeping and office
Assist faculty with committee tasks, such as data collection and database entry.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: N/A
QUALIFICATIONS: The ideal candidate must possess the ability to work effectively with students, faculty and staff from diverse communities and cultures. The graduate assistant must be accepted and enrolled into a Graduate School program at Otterbein University, must meet the requirements written within the Graduate School Policy Handbook and the Graduate Assistant Procedures.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: BSN degree required.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Must hold an unencumbered registered nurse license to practice in the state of Ohio.
LANGUAGE SKILLS: Must demonstrate excellent verbal and written English skills, including grammar.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Must be competent in general math.
TECHNICAL SKILLS: Experience with data management, spreadsheets and word processing; must be able to use general office equipment including office PC, copier, telephone, facsimile etc. Must know the following to assist in clinical check offs: Vital signs, personal protective equipment application and removal, handwashing, head to toe assessment, medication administration, urinary catheter insertion and removal, nasopharyngeal suctioning, sterile dressing change, nasogastric tube insertion, IV push medication administration and IVPB administration.
REASONING ABILITY: Must possess excellent attention to details; must be a team player and interact collegially with co-workers and other constituencies. Must possess excellent customer service skills. Must possess strong organization skills. Ability to exercise initiative and independent judgment in unusual or new situations. Must be able to work independently, and must retain confidential information.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 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.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to communicate, sit, reach and use repetitive motions of hands and wrists. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, stoop or bend. The employee must occasionally lift and/or carry up to 50 pounds and occasionally push and/or pull up to 50 pounds. Must be able to meet regular and predictable attendance standards
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Duties are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting
This description is intended to indicate the kinds of tasks and levels of work difficulty that will be required of positions that will be given this title and shall not be construed as declaring what the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position shall be. It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct and control the work of employees under supervision. The use of a particular expression or illustration describing duties shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of similar kind of level of difficulty.
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