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

Position Information


This position is not eligible for health benefits.

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.

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