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Coordinator, Veterinary Nursing

Joliet Junior College
Main Campus, Joliet, IL

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Institutional & Business Affairs, Health & Medical Services
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College

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Position Title:

Coordinator, Veterinary Nursing

Job Description:

POSITION: Coordinator, Veterinary Nursing
STATUS: Part Time
DEPARTMENT: Agricultural, Horticultural, and Veterinary Sciences
DIVISION: Academic Affairs
UNION: Non-union
REPORTS TO: Program Coordinator/Director
PLACEMENT: Professional Staff, Grade H08
MINIMUM PAY RATE:$25.29 per hour

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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 staff.

The Veterinary Nursing Coordinator (VNC) functions as a Credentialed Veterinary Technician in a teaching environment. The VNC will spend a considerable amount of time on the following: reviewing records and animal care, helping students outside of class with animal care, stocking and maintaining the facility, and assisting faculty with classes. Other responsibilities include oversight of students, lab assisting, inventory, ordering, equipment maintenance and repair, maintaining orderly facilities. Will be required to interact with all species of animals.

1. Provide routine, medical, and husbandry animal care.
2. Supervise animal wards.
3. Supervise and coordinate student animal care duties in coordination with animal care instructor(s).
4. Oversee and delegate duties to students during student Animal Care/Kennel Duty as needed.
5. On-Call duties for animal emergencies as needed.
6. Maintain safety guidelines for students, animals, MSDS logs.
7. Maintain and operate equipment; maintain inventories of pharmaceuticals, food and supplies; maintain and supervise records.
8. Hire, train and supervise Vet Tech student workers.
9. Manage procurement of animals for use in facilities.
10. Maintain orderly Veterinary Medical Technology facility.
11. Assist with regulatory requirements.
12. Provide lab assistance including surgical assistance and monitoring of anesthesia.
13. Manage animal adoptions.
14. Schedule and man weekly open labs to monitor/assist students with procedures and equipment.
15. Perform medical procedures on a variety of animals as necessary.
16. Perform related duties as assigned.
17. Perform medical procedures on a variety of animals as necessary.
18. Perform related duties as assigned.

1. Certified Veterinary Technician or eligible for Illinois license.
2. Maintain Credentialed Veterinary Technician or DVM licensure by completing CE hours required by the Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation and renewing license every two years.
3. Three (3) years of clinical experience.
4. Ability to assist with and perform a wide variety of routine medical, surgical and diagnostic procedures common to the veterinary practice setting.
5. Strong personal computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel.
6. Attentiveness to detail, excellent organizational skills, initiative, multitasking.
7. Strong verbal and written communication skills, ability and willingness to work cooperatively with a diverse population.

8. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with other members of the college and community, displaying cultural competence as well as emotional intelligence.

9. Demonstrated commitment to the college’s core values of respect and inclusion, sustainability, integrity, collaboration, humor and well-being, innovation and quality.

1. English and Spanish verbal and written communication proficiency.
2. Demonstrated multicultural competence.

1. Normal veterinary clinic/classroom physical demands.
2. Ability to move and lift animals, equipment and supplies up to 50lbs.
3. Vision correctible to 20/20.
4. Ability to transport animals between campus and community sites.
5. Ability to travel between campus locations and community events.

Duties are performed indoors/outdoors in the usual veterinary clinical environment.

Internal candidates must adhere to the terms of employment regarding length of time in current position as outlined in their union contract.

Full Time/Part Time:

Part time

Union (If Applicable):

Scheduled Hours:



Working at Joliet Junior College 

Joliet Junior College, the nation's first public community college, offers pre-baccalaureate programs for students planning to transfer to a four-year university. A comprehensive community college, JJC also provides occupational education leading directly to employment, adult education and literacy programs, workforce development services, and student support services.

Tucked in the middle of a wildlife preserve, bridging the banks of a lake and surrounded by its own Arboretum, Joliet Junior College is an educational community that embraces diversity and promotes personal growth. Each year, more than 35,000 students find the diverse, comprehensive high quality educational experience they are looking for at JJC. We hope that you will take a few minutes to explore the job opportunities we have available and consider becoming a part of this experience.

The recruitment of qualified and diverse personnel is the cornerstone of JJC's commitment to an innovative, collaborative and inclusive educational community. At JJC, we respect the wealth of knowledge and experience each of our employees brings to the workplace. The College supports this commitment by providing personnel with excellent terms and conditions of employment, outstanding health and welfare benefits and programs for a secure retirement.

JJC employees work in a wide variety of roles within the college, including faculty, support staff, and administrative positions. With such a diverse range of professions, JJC ensures that a wealth of development opportunities is available to employees. From personal growth, career advancement, and a dynamic and rewarding work atmosphere, employees have the resources they need to achieve a successful and fulfilling career at JJC.

Joliet Junior College's open search procedures allow us to find the best available candidates for positions and to provide a balanced workforce to reflect the ethnic composition of the District we serve.

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