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Certified Nurse Assistant Lab Assistant

Iowa Western Community College Council Bluffs, IA

Job Description

Basic Function and Responsibility:

The CNA Lab Assistant will be a resource for Certified Nurse Assistant students and will be responsible for assisting with laboratory sessions, evaluations, and a collection of course assessment data.


Typical Physical Demands:

Requires prolonged standing or sitting.  Requires frequent bending, stooping or stretching.  May require light lifting.  Requires eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity.  Requires ability to distinguish letters or symbols.  Requires the use of office equipment such as computer terminals, calculator, telephone, faxes, and copiers. 


Typical Working Conditions:

Work is routinely performed in a classroom environment.  Frequent contact with internal and external customers is required.  Instructors are responsible for obtaining and maintaining reliable compatible computer hardware and software.


Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assisting in course instruction and competency assessments in the lab setting.
  • Helping students acquire critical cognitive, psychomotor skills and support affective learning in the laboratory.
  • Set-up and takedown of equipment needed for laboratory instruction.
  • Reviewing quality control measures and assisting students guiding them with corrective actions in a positive manner when needed.
  • Maintaining appropriate records for the students, ensuring that all competencies have been taught and tested; maintaining adherence to CNA guidelines.
  • Serving as a role model to the students of professional behavior and communication.
  • Promoting a positive learning environment with emphasis on safety and compliance with national accrediting agency standards.
  • Making systematic observations and formulates objective judgments about student performance with timely feedback given to the students.
  • Completing other duties as assigned.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Excellent oral and written communication and human relations skills.
  • Effective organizational skills, particularly as they relate to the teaching-learning process.
  • Capable of creating a classroom and lab environment, which is conducive to student learning.
  • Strong motivation to work/serve under-prepared students.
  • Ability to work with diverse populations.



Required:  Registered Nurse (RN) or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) with two years of experience in the field.



Required:  Demonstrates understanding of Certified Nurse Assistant competencies and an understanding of equipment used in the field.  Ability to create a positive hands-on learning environment with encouragement and motivation.


Supervision Received:

General supervision received from Academic Dean

For all Faculty and Adjunct positions please include an IWCC Application, Cover Letter, Resume and Unofficial Transcripts.


Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination:

It is the policy of Iowa Western Community College to provide equal educational opportunities and not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, genetic information, physical or mental disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, marital status, veteran status, AIDS/HIV status, citizenship, or medical condition, as those terms are defined under applicable laws, in its educational programs, activities, or employment practices.

Questions or complaints? Contact Title IX and Equity Coordinator, Kim Henry, or ADA Coordinator, Keri Zimmer, equity@iwcc.edu, 712-325-3200, or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661, (312)-730-1560, OCR.Chicago@ed.gov. More information at https://www.iwcc.edu/about/statement.asp.

Job Details

Date Posted December 7, 2018
Date Closes February 5, 2019
Address 2700 College Rd
Located In Council Bluffs, IA
Department Academic Affairs
Job Type Part-time Employee
Experience Level Entry Level (0-2 yrs. experience)
SOC Category 31-1012.00 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants
Zipcode 51503
Name Human Resources Director

This job requires the following skills

  • Community College Administration
  • Community College Teacher
  • Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)

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