Under direction, to facilitate instructions in assigned department by preparing or supervising the preparations of demonstration materials and the distribution and control of study materials and equipment; and to do related work as required.


Employees in this classification may be assigned to any of several areas; these include but are not restricted to:  auto shop, computer programming, chemistry, geology, physics, mathematics, microbiology, life science, nursing, music and data processing.  Employees will be required to have specialized training in the area to which they are assigned so that they may prepare demonstrations and assist students with any difficulties encountered in the performance of laboratory assignments.


  1. Prepares or supervises students preparing laboratory apparatus, charts, displays, models, solutions, living materials, and specimens used in an assigned instruction field; plans the scheduling of work so that instructional materials are ready for appropriate lab at appropriate time.
  2. Receives, issues, stores, and cares for equipment, materials, chemicals, solutions, and other specimens; maintains inventory records on equipment, supplies, specimens, and other materials.
  3. Develops instructional materials.
  4. Initiates and processes requisitions for obtaining replacement of equipment and supplies.
  5. Operates, uses and may repair or adjust a variety of equipment necessary for conduct of work.
  6. Maintains or supervises the maintenance of stockroom and lab rooms in clean and orderly condition; maintains security of stockroom, labs, and library collections.
  7. May supervise laboratory aides and supervises the work of student helpers and may advise or answer questions of students using laboratory.
  8. Keeps records, duplicates materials or performs other clerical duties related to the operation of the laboratory.
  9. At the request of a supervisor, performs a variety of unscheduled duties normally and traditionally performed by a Department Laboratory Technician I.


Education and Experience:  R.N. with AA degree and minimum of two years recent hospital experience; L..V.N. with AA degree and minimum of five years recent hospital experience.

Knowledge and Abilities:  Knowledge of laboratory equipment, materials, supplies, and procedures appropriate to assigned area; knowledge of elementary stock control methods.  Ability to instruct students; plan and organize workload so that laboratory materials are available and set up at appropriate time; keep records and carry out complex oral and written instructions; establish and maintain effective relationships with students and instructors.


Seeing to inspect written documents, communicate with District staff, sitting for extended periods of time, bending, kneeling and reaching to retrieve and file records, and dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a keyboard and other office equipment.

Probationary Period:  One year.

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