- $112,880 Yearly
Under limited supervision, the Veterinarian will provide clinical and administrative veterinary support to the Tohono O'odham Nation. The Veterinarian will have geographic responsibility for the full range of disease diagnosis, control and eradication and animal health and care activities within the Tohono O'odham Nation and southern Arizona.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Provides clinical veterinary care, examination, treatment, surgery and follow-up for domestic animals and livestock on the Tohono O'odham Nation.
- Educate O'odham community on importance of spaying and neutering in order to control the animal population.
- Participates and organizes semi-annual spay/neuter clinics in cooperation with other animal interest group organizations.
- Reviews animal care protocols.
- Serves as member of animal care and use committees.
- Maintains records of work performed.
- Provides consultation and veterinary technology and alternative livestock management instruction to investigators, technical staff and students in animal care, pre- and post-procedural care, new procedures, aseptic surgery and related topics.
- Assists in grant management and procurements, mentoring and the practice of veterinary medicine on large and small animals.
- May lead, guide and train staff/student employees, interns and /or volunteers performing related work; may participate in the recruitment of volunteers as appropriate to the area of operation.
- Provide up to date information to O'odham community on possible foreign animal disease outbreaks and prevention and any other related information regarding such.
- Train staff and students in artificial insemination practice on traditional and alternative livestock breeds.
- Provide emergency and weekend on-call veterinary coverage.
- Supervises, trains, evaluates, and coordinates the work of Veterinarian Assistant (Technician).
- Performs other job related duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Knowledge of the Tohono O'odham culture, customs, and traditions.
- Knowledge of applicable federal, state, tribal laws, regulations and requirements.
- Comprehensive knowledge of current theory, principles and practices associated with Veterinary services, teaching and teaching methods.
- Knowledge in nutrition, reproduction and alternative livestock management.
- Knowledge of animal surgical techniques.
- Knowledge of relevant drugs and non-pharmaceutical patient care aids and ability to prescribe dosages and instruct patients in correct usage.
- Knowledge of clinical operations and procedures.
- Knowledge of legal and ethical standards for the veterinary care of animals.
- Knowledge of animal husbandry requirements, methods and techniques.
- Knowledge of Microsoft Office and veterinary practice management software.
- Skill in conducting research and grant management.
- Skill in the restraint of animals.
- Skill in providing superior customer service to external and internal customers.
- Ability to learn the O'odham culture and traditions.
- Ability to provide technical guidance and leadership to professional personnel in area of expertise.
- Ability to assess and treat medical conditions in a wide variety of animals.
- Ability to prescribe dosages and instruct patients in correct usage.
- Ability to observe, assess and record symptoms, reactions and progress.
- Ability to maintain quality, safety and or infection control standards.
- Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.
- Ability and willingness to quickly learn and put to use new skills and knowledge brought about by rapidly changing information and/or technology.
- Ability to work extended hours and weekends in emergencies, or when required (i.e. meetings, workshops, etc.).
- Ability to communicate efficiently and effectively both verbal and in writing.
- Ability to travel within the interior/exterior boundaries of the Tohono O'odham Nation.
- Ability to establish and maintain positive and effective working relationships with other employees and general public.
- Ability to maintain privileged confidential information.
- Ability to work independently and meet strict timelines
- Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree or equivalent degree at a school approved or accredited by (a) the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), (b) a State department of education, or (c) a State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners.
- Three year's work experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified, or an equivalent combination of training, education and work experience which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of this position.
- Two years of supervisory experience.
Licenses, Certifications, Special Requirements:
- Upon recommendation for hire, a criminal background check is required to determine suitability for hire, including a 39-month Motor Vehicle Record.
- May require possessing and maintaining a valid driver's license, (no DUIs or major traffic citations within the last three years).
- If required, must meet the Tohono O'odham Nation tribal employer's insurance requirements to receive a driver's permit to operate program vehicles.
Based on the department's needs, incumbents may be required to demonstrate fluency in both the Tohono O'odham Language and English as a condition of employment.
Tohono O'odham NationSells, AZ
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