Kern Community College District Instructional Assistant, Health Careers - Short-term Temporary in Bakersfield, California

Position Information

Basic Function

Under the direction of an assigned supervisor, provide individual and group instructional services of a paraprofessional nature in a subject area; prepare, distribute and discuss grades and examinations with students; assist in the instructional process of teaching complex patient skills; assist in the instructional computer lab; provide clerical assistance to the teaching staff.

Education and Experience

Any combination equivalent to: Associate degree supplemented by course work in nursing AND one year of nursing experience.


  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California Vocational or Registered Nurse license.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a Current Healthcare Provider CPR card.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, an Intravenous Therapy Certificate, if LVN.
  • A demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

Applicants must submit to and pass a drug-screen test as part of their pre-employment physical examination.

Note: Degrees and credits must be from accredited institutions (Title V Section 53406). Any degree from a country other than the United States, including Canada and Great Britain, must be evaluated by an evaluation service.

Note: The screening of candidates will be conducted by a screening committee. The screening committee reserves the right to limit the number of interviews granted. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a position does not assure the applicant of an interview.


This position is not eligible for health benefits.

Knowledge and Abilities


  • Principles and methods of nursing instruction.
  • Principles and methods of nursing procedures.
  • Policies and objectives of assigned program and activities.
  • Record-keeping techniques.
  • Modern office practices, procedures and equipment.
  • Operation of standard medical equipment.
  • Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary.
  • Health and safety regulations.
  • Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
  • Oral and written communication skills.
  • Proper methods of storing equipment, materials and supplies.
  • Basic math.


  • Instruct individual and small groups of students in nursing procedures.
  • Assist teachers with a variety of programs.
  • Operate and demonstrate the use of standard medical equipment.
  • Respond to student requests and inquiries.
  • Operate a variety of modern office equipment including a computer.
  • Observe health and safety regulations.
  • Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Work independently with little direction.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
Special Instructions to Applicants

First Review of Applications: Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled. The College reserves the right to extend time limits or reinitiate the recruitment/selection process at any point.

Completed application packet must include:

  • Completed Online Application for Employment form
  • Current resume
  • Letter of interest (Cover Letter)
  • Copy of legible transcripts, if applicable
  • List of six (6) professional references – Listed on application form

Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to participate in the selection process should contact Human Resources to make the necessary arrangements.

Job Title: Instructional Assistant, Health Careers - Short-term Temporary

Position Number: 01089

Posting Date: 02/12/2015

Open Until Filled: Yes

Position Type: Short-term Temporary Hourly

Work Week: As needed

College/Site: Bakersfield College

Location: BC-Main Campus

Salary Grade: 45.5