Adjunct Instructor - Veterinarian or Veterinary Technician

Apr 23, 2017
Faculty Jobs
Health & Medical
Institution Type
Community College

Job Description: POSITION TITLE: ADJUNCT INSTRUCTOR (specialty: veterinarian or veterinary technician) STATUS: Part time DEPARTMENT: Health & Public Services DIVISION: Academic Affairs CLASSIFICATION: Exempt UNION: Adjunct Faculty REPORTS TO: Department Chair & Vet Tech coordinator PLACEMENT: Faculty MINIMUM PAY RATE: Refer to current adjunct faculty contract Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential responsibilities. The student population at the college is diverse in ethnicity, gender, language, age and background. Joliet Junior College is an AA/EO employer and strongly encourages applications from candidates who would enhance the diversity of its faculty. POSITION SUMMARY An adjunct community college instructor is an instructor hired for one semester to teach one or more courses for which he/she is qualified to teach. The adjunct instructor reports to the appropriate Instructional Coordinator and/or Department Chair; provides quality instruction for the assigned courses. The instructor works with full-time faculty in assessing students and following all course guidelines. Willingness to teach at other campus sites is required. Adjunct instructors may submit preferences for locations and loads. Position is subject to all terms and provisions of the Joliet Junior College adjunct faculty contract. ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND KEY RESPONSIBILITIES 1. Teach classes in appropriate instructional area. 2. Participate in annual student and chair/coordinator evaluations. 3. Comply with departmental curriculum, grading standards, attendance policies, textbook choices, and assessments, and other established processes. 4. Attend classes regularly; return college reports, credentials, and other requested documentation in a timely manner; effectively communicate with appropriate staff and chair. 5. Comply with all legal and ethical obligations, including FERPA, ADA, IACUC, and other regulatory legislations. Communicate discrepancies to appropriate officials. 6. Commit to furthering the mission, goals, and core values of the college at all times. 7. Meet other contractual obligations as spelled out in the Joliet Junior College adjunct faculty contract. 9. Teach day and/or evening sections of lecture and lab, especially dealing with diagnostic imaging and small animal nursing. 10. Work with dogs, cats, lizards, and birds while directly overseeing students as they utilize these species for class. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 1. Graduate from an AVMA accredited college. 2. CVT or DVM, current licensure in the State of Illinois. 3. Three (3) years clinical experience as a CVT or DVM. 4. Expertise in appropriate technologies for instruction based on the course outline. 5. Demonstrated commitment to teaching and learning. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS 1. Teaching experience at the collegiate level. 2. Experience at the community college level. 3. Experience with traditional and non-traditional students from diverse backgrounds. 4. Experience with Power Point. 5. Experience in course development and assessment, planning, quality and accreditation processes, and committee service. PHYSICAL DEMANDS I. Body Senses: A. Vision 1. An individual must be able to observe movement at a distance ranging from 30-45 centimeters to 15-20 meters at a discrimination level that permits detection of subtle differences in movement of the limbs in animals. Application: Detect and describe a change in color of hair coat caused by licking or trauma; detect abnormal head posture in a parakeet; monitoring respiratory rate during anesthesia; ability to read anesthesia monitoring equipment. 2. An individual must be able to discriminate shades of black and white patterns in which the band is not more than 0.5 mm in width. Application: Bacterial hemolysis on a blood agar plate; density patterns on a radiograph; ability to see ECG tracing. 3. Depth perception must allow detection of a 0.5 cm elevation which is no more than 1 cm in diameter on a slightly curved surface having a slightly irregular surface. Application: Detection of tissue swelling on the hip on a smooth-haired dog; determining presence of reaction to skin testing for allergies. B. Hearing 1. An individual must be able to perceive the natural or amplified human voice without lip reading. Application: Oral communication in a surgery room with all occupants wearing surgical masks. 2. An individual must be able to perceive the origin of sound. Application: Movement of large animals in a pen or corral; monitoring multiple patients in an ICU. C. Proprioception 1. An individual must be able to determine the position of one hand extended from the body within +/-10 degrees when the arm is extended in any direction, the eyes are closed, and the individual is standing. Application: endotracheal intubation; intravenous injection. 2. An individual must be able to differentiate between four round semisolid objects having diameters of 0.5, 1, 1.5, and 2 cm and judge the shape and consistency of objects when the arm is extended and the eyes are closed.. Application: assisting in surgery; lymph node palpation; palpation of trachea to determine proper endotracheal tube size. II. Body function: A. Speech An individual must be able to speak English and be understood by others who cannot see the lips or facial expressions of the individual. Application: Oral communications in a surgery room where all occupants are wearing surgical masks; managing a patient with cardiac arrest. B. Coordinated movement. 1. An individual must be able, when communicating with other individuals by speech, either in person or by telephone, to make legible written notes in English within the margins and space provided on the appropriate forms. Application: Completing medical records and charts; anesthesia records. 2. An individual must be able to hold surgical instruments in one hand and perform fine movements with such instruments. Application: assist in holding of hemostats or other instruments while assisting in surgery; induce and monitor general anesthesia in an animal patient; place intravenous catheters. 3. An individual must be able to hold, manipulate, or tie materials ranging from a cloth patch to a very fine string. Application: Hold and manipulate a surgical sponge; tie a 00 silk suture; endotracheal intubation; intravenous injection; catheterize animals to obtain sample of urine; apply bandages. 4. An individual must be able to move his/her entire body a distance of no less than three meters within two seconds of a signal to do so. Application: Movement from danger while handling animals in confined spaces. C. Physical Stamina. An individual must be able to lift objects and/or animals weighing 0-5 pounds constantly; 5-20 pounds frequently; 20-50 pounds occasionally. An individual must be able to lift all of the above to a height of one meter and carry the object or animal for a distance of two meters. Application: Placing a dog on a surgery table; lifting and carrying a bag weighing approximately 35 pounds of food, equipment and supplies from an ambulatory service vehicle to an animal patient in a nearby barn or lot; restrain a small animal patient for a medical procedure; restrain horses and cattle by halter, twitch, nose tongs and other techniques; administer oral medication to ruminants by balling gun or dose syringe. D. Allergy and/or fear An individual must be able to have sustained contact with multiple species of animals and the environments in which they are house and treated. During such contact, the individual must be able to carry out routine medical care on such animals. 1. Students who are allergic to cats, dogs, rabbits, birds, horses, cows, sheep or hay must have written permission from their physician regarding their physical ability to interact safely with the allergens that these present. 2. Students who have a phobia of certain species must acknowledge that they will be required to interact with all species of animals. WORKING CONDITIONS 1. Classroom and lab teaching environment. Application Procedures: "Apply to this Job at" Application Deadline: Open until filled All offers of employment are contingent upon the following: * Satisfactory results of a background check * Post-offer, pre-employment physical exam in circumstances where the nature of the work renders it appropriate or where Federal law or regulation requires Joliet Junior College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action college supporting diversity. ANNUAL CLERY SAFETY REPORT (ASR) NOTICE FIRE SAFETY REPORT (FSA) and MISSING PERSON POLICY (MPP) FOR STUDENTS RESIDING IN "ON CAMPUS" STUDENT HOUSING Joliet Junior College is committed to assisting members of the JJC community in providing for their own safety and security. The annual CLERY security compliance document along with the Fire Safety Report (FSR) and the Missing Person Policy (MPP) for students residing in "on campus" student housing is available at the JJC Police Department website : along with other safety information. If you would like to receive the ASR, FSR or MPP in booklet form, you may stop by the Campus Police Department located on Main Campus in G 1013 or call Campus Police at 815-280-2234. The website and booklet contain information regarding campus security and personal safety such as crime prevention and reporting, police law enforcement authority, disciplinary procedures and other related security policies. They also contain information about crime statistics for the three previous years for all JJC campuses, property owned and controlled by JJC District 525 and on public property immediately adjacent to JJC campuses. This information is required by law and is made available by the Joliet Junior College Police Department.

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