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Veterinary Technician Clinical Coordinator - 9 month Position

OSU-OKC Oklahoma City ,OK
  • Posted: 10 days ago
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Job Description: Position Details Req ID: req8176 Position Title: Veterinary Technician Clinical Coordinator - 9 month Position Position Type: Staff Part-Time OSU Campus: Veterinary Technology Department: Veterinary Technology Location Address: 900 N. Portland Ave.Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 73107United States Hiring Supervisor and Contact Info: Amber Hefner Hiring Range: (Contingent upon available funding): 14.31 - 17.92, Hourly Work Schedule: Varies, occasionally includes some evenings and weekends. Job Summary: Job Function: Providetechnical support to the Veterinary Technology (VT) program, instructors,students, and administrators. Provide instructional assistance and support forVT laboratory sessions. Serve asclinical coordinator for VT preceptorship course and clinical laboratorycourses.Essential Job Functions:1. Assist in coordination of the acquisition of live animals for use in laboratory exercises and clinical lab2. Coordinate with veterinary clinics and hospitals, as well as veterinarians from outside the institution, for student laboratory activities including surgical rotations, preceptorships, completion of essential skills, and fieldwork with large animals. 3. Serve as a liaison in coordination of VT program activities with partner organizations and institutions, including but not limited to: OSU Center for Veterinary Health Sciences; OU Health Sciences Center; OKC Animal Welfare Division; Free to Live Animal Sanctuary; WildCare Foundation; City of Purcell Animal Welfare/Control, and other animal shelters or certified 501c3 non-profit rescue groups.4. Update and maintain Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the VT program and off-campus clinical sites and suppliers, under the guidance and direction of VT faculty.5. Assist instructors and students in Veterinary Technology classes.Assist in evaluation of student-prepared medical records for patients. Assist in preparation of medical record forms.Assist with laboratory instructional activities including the set-up, administration and evaluation of laboratory practical exams.Dismantle labs upon completion, or supervise dismantle or reset by studentsTeach/conduct Veterinary Technology laboratory sessions and didactic lectures as a portion of the course content in areas of specific and exceptional experience or expertise.Assist in maintaining and updating the AVMA-mandated Essential Skills list for each student according to lesson/lab plans per the instructor of record for each course.Assist in evaluating student presentations, examinations, and other work.Assist in maintaining controlled drugs, anesthesia, surgery, radiation, and laboratory equipment logs.Work with ionizing radiation, i.e. x-rays.Maintain laboratory equipment (operate, secure, inventory, clean, perform quality control and instruct in use), laboratory supplies (properly handle, prepare, label store, and inventory) and Material Safety and Data Sheets (MSDS)/Safety Data Sheets (SDS).Obtain current veterinary health records and oversight of record-keeping process.6. Assist the Department Head in maintaining AVMA-CVTEA accreditation standards and assuring that all policies and requirements are upheld.7.Function as a team member in the coordination of the Veterinary Technology program.8. Assist with preparation/composition of documents, reports, bulletins and communications for the department and for classes9.Maintain laboratory equipment: Operate, secure, inventroy, clen, perform quality control and instruct in use. 10. Maintain laboratory supplies: Properly handle, perpare, label, store, and inventory 11. Maintain departmental inventory including (but not limited to) cleaning supplies, laboratory supplies, books/publications, office supplies12. Serve as a role model to Veterinary Technology students.13. Assist with student recruitment, admissions, and advisement activities 14. Assist in supervising part-time veterinary technicians, work study students, temporary personnel and volunteer workers.15. Assist with visitors, prospective students, facility tours, and handling of telephone calls.16. Maintain strict confidentiality in all matters related to sensitive material including but not limited to student applications, records, grades, personnel matters, faculty & staff planning sessions, patient/case work.17. Assist with maintaining the departmental library with current textbooks.18. Report building issues, such as safety or maintenance, to the appropriate campus entity for attention and repair as well as the appropriate personnel within the building.19. May be asked to serve as a co-advisor to the Veterinary Technician Student Association.20. Complete all mandatory training and maintains good standing with the OSBVME21. Perform other duties as assigned. The duties listed in this job description are intended onlyas illustrations of the various types of work that may be required to beperformed in the position. The omission of specific statements of duties doesnot exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or includedas a logical assignment related to the position. Special Instructions to Applicants Resume and cover letter are required for full consideration.Official transcripts will be required upon hire.This is a 9 month position Education & Experience Position Qualifications: Minimum Qualifications: Education: AAS in Veterinary Technology. Work Experience:Three years of practice experience as a registered veterinary technician in private clinical practice, veterinary academia, or veterinary industry. Comfort in large and small animal handling and restraint, including some exotic species. Ability to perform medical procedures and care for a variety of animal species including but not limited to dogs, cats, horses, cows, rodents, birds and reptiles.Experience teaching technical skills and tasks to others in the specified formats preferred by the program and university. Professional License and/orcertifications:Must be a graduate of an AVMA accredited veterinary technician program and successfully passed the VTNE.Must have Oklahoma Registered Veterinary Technician (Licensed/Certified) credential or be willing to obtain Oklahoma RVT credential via exam with the Oklahoma State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners (OSBVME) as soon as possible.Must have valid Oklahoma Drivers License or ability to obtain Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:Maintain a professional and diplomatic demeanor and appearance.Possess working knowledge and ability to use current instrumentation and equipment used in the veterinary field. Proficient in performing common medical and diagnostic procedures used in the veterinary setting.Able to work efficiently as an individual and/or as part of a teamInvested in student success.Have a strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications - Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, email and internet. Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills and have the ability to make presentations to large and small groups.Proficient in the use of current office technology, including all commonly used veterinary software, office systems and related equipment.Ability to manage multiple prioritiesimposed by frequent deadlines, peak workloads, and public/student contact.Able to read and interpret complex written or printed materials such as instructions, charts, diagrams, maps, or instructional material.Follow SOC (Standards of Care) per AVMA, USDA, and IACUC.Exhibit creativity, initiative and effective problem-solving skills.Possess excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.Uphold efficient work habits with high degree of accuracy and attention to detail.Able to handle confidential information discreetly. Willing andable to drive own personal vehicle (with compensation for mileage) and/or auniversity-owned vehicle to off-campus locations.If driving auniversity-owned vehicle, the employee must be willing to transport students orother university approved passengers.Training maybe required.Able to interact with supervisors, colleagues,students, alumni, advisory committee members, and the public, using tact,discretion, diplomacy, and independent judgment.Passion for assistingcustomers and representing the OSU brand with positivity and professionalismDemonstrates a history of ethical and professional behavior. Preferred Qualifications:Experience working in an academic environment.Bachelors degree in Veterinary Medical Technology, education, science, or related field.Experience in husbandry, handling and performance of common medical procedures on cattle, horses, and other animals used in the agricultural industry.Working Conditions: Must not be adversely affected by (allergic or sensitive to) formaldehyde, any commonly used veterinary formulations or any commonly encountered domestic species to the extent that such allergy/sensitivity would impair job performance.Must be tuberculosis negative and agree to annual tuberculosis testing at own expense. Must, at own

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