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Lab Demonstrator Postings ‑ School of Health Sciences

Posted by School of Health Sciences on November 10, 2017 in Job Postings

DEPARTMENT/LOCATION: School of Health Sciences

POSTING DATE:  November 10, 2017

APPLICATION DEADLINE: November 16, 2017

1. POSITION:  Student Lab Demonstrator (2 positions), HSCE 1010: Clinical Skills for Health Sciences
                                January 2018 - April 2018
                                Lab time is scheduled for Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:00pm – 3:30 pm (with the exception of the Winter study break) throughout the term

                                Total hours:  3 hours per week @ 12 weeks (up to 36 hours total)

PAY RATE:        $15.65 per hour (This position will not be included in the CUPE Bargaining Unit)

WORK ASSIGNMENT:  Student lab demonstrators will co-facilitate the lab component of this course.  They will be responsible for demonstrating, teaching and assessing students in the following patient care skills fundamental to all professional streams of the BHSc program:  communication methods, vital signs, patient interview, oxygen therapy, patient transfer and body mechanics, patient care support equipment, standard precautions, isolation and sterile techniques, drug administration and venipuncture. 

REQUIREMENTS OF POSITION:   Demonstrated proficiency in the above listed clinical skills is required (senior RSPT and NUMT students are encouraged to apply).  Successful applicants must be familiar with the BHSc curriculum, enjoy working with students and have good communication skills.  They should hold current certification of a Standard First Aid Course and CPR-C.

2. POSITION: Student Lab Demonstrator, DMUT 1020: Fundamentals of Sonography II
                                January 2018 - April 2018
                                37 hrs (3hrs/week for 12 weeks +1hr orientation), 

                                Lab time: Tuesdays, 1:30pm-3:30pm Location: Room #252, Bethune Building

PAY RATE:        $15.65 per hour (This position will not be included in the CUPE Bargaining Unit)

WORK ASSIGNMENT: Set-up/prepare equipment and/or site for the learning experience. Supervise, stimulate, challenge and monitor student performance in an ultrasound lab setting, ensuring that the lab exercise is as effective a learning experience as possible. Clean up of equipment/site after the learning experience.

REQUIREMENTS OF POSITION: Good interpersonal and leadership skills required for working with students. Relevant training/experience in Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound.  Completion of DMUT 2500 is required.  Previous undergraduate degree preferred. Previous teaching experience is an asset.

3. POSITION:  Lab Demonstrator - NUMT 2000, Radiopharmacy
                                Winter (January 2018 - April 2018) –14 sessions @ 2.5 hours in lab and 1 hour prep and clean up for labs #1-6 and 30 min for lab #7, Total 48hrs
                                Mondays and Wednesdays 1530 - 1800 Room 253 Bethune Building

PAY RATE:        $20.00 per hour (This position will not be included in the CUPE Bargaining Unit)

WORK ASSIGNMENT: Set-up/prepare equipment and/or site for the learning experience. Supervise, stimulate, challenge and monitor student performance in a nuclear medicine lab setting, ensuring that the lab exercise is as safe and as effective a learning experience as possible. Clean up of equipment/site after the learning experience.

Lab topics: operation of a dose calibrator, preparation and quality control of lyophilized kits using radioactive material, dose calculation, assay and dispensing techniques, organization of a radiopharmacy daily plan, receipt and storage of radioactive shipments and associated maintenance of records, contamination monitoring of workspace and personnel, in addition to dispensing and delivery of interventional medications.

REQUIREMENTS OF POSITION: Relevant education and experience in nuclear medicine technology.  Good interpersonal skills required to work with students. Above average understanding of radiopharmacy subject matter. Current CAMRT certification. Undergraduate or master’s degree preferred. Previous teaching experience is desirable.

4. POSITION:  Lab Demonstrator for RADT 1020: Skeletal & Systems Radiography
                                January 2018 - April 2018
                                Lab time is scheduled for Tuesdays & Thursdays 8:30 am – 11:30 am
                                LOCATION(s): School of Health Sciences; QEII Diagnostic Imaging Department and Practice Room

PAY RATE:  $20.00/hour (This position will not be included in the CUPE Bargaining Unit)

WORK ASSIGNMENT:  The lab instructor will co-facilitate the lab component of RADT 1020, which consists of thirteen lab sessions.  Seven of these lab sessions are clinical labs where the lab instructor will be responsible for orienting students to the clinical area, assigning students to preceptors (where appropriate) and supervising the students in performing radiographic procedures.  The remaining labs include demonstrating/coaching students through positioning skeletal radiographic examinations, reviewing radiographic images and related anatomy, and co-invigilating a lab test.

       Total time:  13 sessions @ 4 hours = 52 hours (3 hour lab plus 1 hour prep each week)

REQUIREMENTS OF POSITION: Certification in radiological technology, current membership with national and provincial professional associations, recent clinical experience and experience precepting students are required.  Excellent understanding of general radiographic procedures and imaging equipment is also required. Previous teaching experience is desirable. The successful applicant must have knowledge of the radiological technology curriculum, enjoy working with students, and have good communication skills. Undergraduate and master’s degree preferred.

5. POSITION:  Lab Demonstrator RSPT 1020, Respiratory Therapy Clinical Assessment and Techniques
                                January-April 2018, 10 lab sessions @ 3 hours in lab or clinical and 1 hour prep each week
                                for a total of 40 hours.

                                Labs are held on Tuesdays, 8:30 am – 11:30 am in Room 1036b, Dickson Building.
                                The first lab is scheduled for January 9th 2018 and the final lab is scheduled for April 3th 2018.
                                There is no lab on February 20th 2018 due to the Winter term study break. 

PAY RATE:           $20.00 per hour (This position will not be included in the CUPE Bargaining Unit)

WORK ASSIGNMENT: The lab demonstrator will co-facilitate the low-fidelity lab component of RSPT 1020 with the Professor of Record which consists of ten lab sessions inclusive of two clinical mornings at Capital Health and competency testing. Responsibilities include: set-up and preparation of equipment and the lab for the learning experience. The lab demonstrator will supervise, stimulate, challenge and monitor student performance ensuring that all learning experiences in the lab or clinical are safe and meaningful and organize cleanup of equipment/ lab and storage space immediately after the learning experience.

 LAB TOPICS:  oxygen and aerosol therapy for adult and pediatric/neonatal populations, hi-flow nasal prongs, complete adult patient assessment inclusive of vitals, pulse oximetry, inspection, interview, palpation, percussion  and auscultation, incentive spirometry, introduction to bedside spirometry, preparation for clinical practicum I inclusive of non-invasive airway management, emergency resuscitation kits, intubation assist, patient transport and CPR review. Competency testing will be completed on above skills.

REQUIREMENTS OF POSITION: a current active practicing license with the Nova Scotia College of Respiratory Therapists; recent clinical experience in respiratory therapy practice; good understanding of fundamental respiratory therapy instrumentation subject matter; knowledge of the respiratory therapy curriculum, enjoy working with students and have good communication skills. An undergraduate or master’s degree is preferred. Previous teaching experience is desirable.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ANY OF THE ABOVE POSITIONS, PLEASE APPLY IN WRITING, SPECIFYING THE POSITION AND COURSE NAME, WITH A CURRENT CV AND THREE REFERENCES BY THE APPLICATION DEADLINE TO:

Irene Fitzgerald, Administrator
School of Health Sciences
Dalhousie University
Bethune Building, Room 629
1276 South Park Street
Halifax, N.S.  B3H 2Y9

irene.fitzgerald@dal.ca

All offers of employment as a part-time academic are conditional upon sufficient student enrolment in the courses and approval by the University.

Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from Aboriginal people, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community.

We would like to thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for follow-up will be contacted.