VETERINARY SERVICES MANAGER
VETERINARY SERVICES MANAGER
Lab Animal Resources
Position is responsible for the oversight of surgery, diagnostic and/or clinical veterinary technician services and DLAR Transfer program. Manage the experimental surgery facility, coordinate veterinary support services for principal investigators, and manage the daily health observations and treatments of all research animals within the Division of Laboratory Animal Resources (DLAR). Maintain the relevant licensures for controlled substances for the Division of Laboratory Resources in accordance with all state and federal laws, IACUC, and departmental policies and procedures.
Supervise and manage the Veterinary Technical Support Staff, Transfer Specialist, and Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory Staff: Supervise the activities of the Veterinary Technician I, II, and III positions CMS II and CMS III positions, and Research Technician I, II, and III positions, in coordinating these veterinary support services for principal investigators. Direct the hiring process, training, growth and development, and evaluation of these employees. Schedule work assignments, monitor performance, commence disciplinary action if necessary.
1. Assist in managing the health care of all research animals within the Division of Laboratory Animal Resources (DLAR) through the veterinary technical support staff.
2. Schedule research support services, quotes, and budget projections for principal investigators, such as polyclonal antibody production,advanced rodent technical services, sample collections, surgical procedures and instruction on animal care or specialized procedures.
3. Maintain veterinary medical records for the Division. Work with veterinarians and administrative staff to computerize records.
4. Participate in the operational planning of the veterinary staff with Associate Director and Senior Clinical Veterinarian of the Division of Laboratory Animal Resources (DLAR).
5. Assist with management and amendments for the DLAR Training, Technical Services, and Housing/Holding protocols.
6. Position will coordinate the activities of Veterinary Technicians, Research Technicians, and other DLAR staff.
7. Coordinate continued education for staff for career growth and maintenance of any related licenses.
8. Develop new standard operating procedures for staff to follow and implement procedures for efficiency and effectiveness. Responsible for developing and training employees on technical skills, policies and standard operating procedures. Ensure that employees are following standard operating procedures.
9. Participate as member of the DLAR Leadership Team to provide input to the Director to assist in departmental decisions.
10. Work with principal investigators, research staff and animal care staff to ensure that the health status of animals is maintained.
11. Develop purchasing, budget projections for large equipment and supplies in assigned areas. Devise and prepare production, cost analysis, and justification reports. Prepare billing charges for services provided and to track productivity. Adjust fees accordingly due to annual price increases of external cost of supplies and equipment.
12. Develops and maintains DLAR pharmacy services in accordance with State and Federal regulations, accepted standards, professional practices and departmental policies.
13. Is a resource for pharmacotherapy information for DLAR staff and the Duke Research Community
14. Maintains the relevant licensure for research, clinical use, and distribution of controlled substances for the Division of Laboratory Resources in accordance with all state and federal laws, IACUC, and departmental policies and procedures.
15. Promotes and enhances pharmaceutical care practice by providing appropriate leadership, management and education, and serves as a role model and educator for the staff in terms of pharmacy practice.
16. Manage and coordinate Surgery Suite Facility conferring with principal investigators in developing their animal use protocols, discuss the requirements for procedures and equipment that will be needed.
17. Oversee coordination of necropsy room schedule and maintenance
18. Assist principal investigators in developing surgical models, making suggestions as to approaches, anesthesia, and post-operative care. Discuss post-operative requirements of the procedure and assist the principal investigators in deciding what level of care is needed. Able to direct principal investigators to veterinarian in appropriate situations.
19. Schedule procedures for operating rooms, plan surgery schedule to best utilize staff and meet objectives of researchers.
20. Perform minor surgical and radiographic procedures, introducing and monitoring anesthesia assuring that post-operative care is provided correctly.
21. Assist Clinical Veterinarians and Division Director as needed: such projects may include demonstrating specialized techniques, assisting in specific, complex research projects/surgeries, and teaching specific methods, procedures, or classes.
22. Serve as back-up Veterinary Technician: Able to handle and restrain a variety of species. Able to perform a variety of technical skills such as phelbotomy, catheterization, injections, intubation, etc. Able to monitor and maintain anesthesia in a variety of species. Back up diagnostics such as CBC, Chemistry panels, urinalysis, cytology, and sample submission.
23. Work with the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee and Compliance Officers to assure that animal users are following approved protocols.
24. Supervise and support the DLAR Transfer Program. Serve as a back-up to the Transfer Specialist and facilitate coverage of area as needed.
25. Manage processes and procedures in the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory to include: billing, ordering sentinels, serving as a primary point of contact and PI liaison for the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory for questions and concerns. Take initiative to promote a safe work environment. Ensure that employees are following OESO and department safety guidelines.
Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
2970 VETERINARY SERVICES MANAGER
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Full Time / Part Time
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Graduation from an accredited two-year American Veterinary Medical Association (AMVA) program of veterinary technology. Graduation from a four year college or university with a major in animal science, biology, zoology, or other science related to veterinary medicine is desirable. Laboratory Animal Technologist (LATG) Certification and Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) preferred.
Five years working in veterinary medicine, lab animal medicine, and lab diagnostic, with two years of supervisory experience. OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE.
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Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender expression, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.
Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.