Veterinary Technology Laboratory Coordinator
Job location: Commerce TAMUC
Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2020-09-24
Job TitleVeterinary Technology Laboratory CoordinatorAgencyTexas A&M University - CommerceDepartmentCollege of Agricultural Sciences & Natural ResourcesProposed Minimum SalaryCommensurateJob LocationCommerce, TexasJob TypeStaffJob Description
NSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANT:
During the application process you have one opportunity to upload documents as a combined PDF. The page “My Experience” has an area provided under Resume/CV to drop or upload the file.
This one combined PDF must include:
- Cover Letter
- Three professional references with complete contact information (Unsolicited letters of recommendation will not be considered).
- Transcripts – If required for the position (Unofficial will be accepted with application. Official transcripts are required at time of verbal offer).
If transcripts are from an international institution, it is the responsibility of the prospective faculty member to have the transcripts translated and evaluated by an approved credential evaluator.
All documents must be electronically submitted through the Texas A&M Online Employment Services website to be considered. Incomplete or improperly submitted applications may be excluded from consideration.
The Veterinary Technology Program is seeking a qualified individual to become the program’s laboratory coordinator. This job will involve the setup, use, care, maintenance and inventory all the laboratory equipment for the program. The lab coordinator position will also involve support and teaching of hands on skills in a laboratory setting. Duties include setting up lab and attending labs to support for instruction of essential skills to veterinary technology students.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Utilize established course syllabi and course materials to deliver instruction on an as-needed basis and/or coordinate laboratories based on course objectives and stated student learning outcomes;
- Attend all assigned class and/or laboratory and/or clinical sessions, present course content, and give/receive instructions in classroom, laboratory, and/or clinical setting;
- Design examinations, quizzes, assignments, teaching laboratories, and projects; construct grading rubrics, and grade student tests and projects promptly and appropriately;
- Participate in curriculum development, review, and revision; and make recommendations for equipment, materials, textbooks, and supplies;
- Perform the duties of the LVT effectively and safely while supervising/instructing /assisting students in laboratories or clinical settings.
- Maintain laboratory equipment, maintain controlled drug logs, perform inventory, order lab and other veterinary supplies and perform scheduled maintenance for laboratory equipment.
- Work with student clubs and/or organizations.
- Perform medical, surgical, and husbandry procedures on various domestic species within the limits of one’s licensure.
- Knowledge of current instrumentation and equipment used in the veterinary field.
- Knowledge of currently acceptable surgical, restraint, and laboratory techniques.
- Skilled in the handling and restraining of a variety of small and large animal species.
- Skilled in technical support for anesthesia and surgery in a variety of animal species.
- Create and maintain documentation of student completion of essential skills.
- Perform various educational and administrative responsibilities as assigned by the Veterinary Technology Program Director.
- Create, follow and implement IACUC requirements for labs and the program.
The duties listed in this job description are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.
Education: Must have a minimum of an Associate of Applied Science degree in Veterinary Technology from an AVMA accredited institution AND a bachelor’s degree. Master’s degree preferred.
Experience / Knowledge / Skills:
- At least 3 years’ experience in a clinical veterinary setting.
- Willing to be further trained based on the needs of the university within the program area of Veterinary Technology
- Strong organizational skills, excellent interpersonal skills, and excellent self-motivation and self-direction traits
- Demonstrate excellent mathematical abilities as well as excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and Excel
- Performs other duties as assigned by Program Director
- Excellent ability to communicate effectively (written and spoken English).
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other faculty, staff, students, and others as required.
- Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with faculty, staff, and students, as well as people with culturally diverse backgrounds.
- Work beyond normal office hours and/or work on weekends as needed.
Licensing/Professional Certifications: Must be a Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT) within the State of Texas or eligible for credentialing.
- Duties require extended periods of sitting, standing, talking, listening and computer usage.
- Position requires some physical ability - may be required to lift/move animals, instructional materials, file boxes, classroom tables, chairs, etc. Must be able to lift up to 45 pounds unassisted, using proper lifting techniques.
- Position requires frequent to continuous bending/stooping, squatting/crouching and pushing/pulling.
- Position may require working outdoors in inclement weather, under adverse working conditions, in the performance of procedures that pertain to the Veterinary Technology curriculum.
- Must be able to safely manipulate and/or lift animals as necessary to perform tasks related to veterinary care and handling, with appropriate personal protective equipment.
- Manual dexterity/visual ability to perform common veterinary medical procedures including but not limited to administering injections, placing IV and urinary catheters, positioning patients for various medical and diagnostic procedures, operating microscopes, refractometers and other diagnostic equipment.
The work environment and physical demands described here are representative of those required by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job with or without reasonable accommodations.
Other Requirements: must be able to pass background check
PREFERRED EDUCATION / SKILLS/ EXPERIENCE:
- One year or more of teaching experience (classroom or clinical).
- Experience working with both small animals, large animals, and laboratory animals.
- Experience supervising assistants, staff, or students.
- Master's degree or a minimum of 18 graduate hours in a discipline taught in veterinary, animal science or biomedical science or related field.
SUPERVISION OF OTHERS:
Program staff, students and anyone using veterinary technology labs or equipment.
All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.