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Veterinary Technician Compliance Coordinator

Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City
900 N. Portland Ave. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 73107 United States

Job Details

Position Details

Req ID:


Position Title:

Veterinary Technician Compliance Coordinator

Position Type:

Staff Full-Time

OSU Campus:

Veterinary Technology


Veterinary Technology

Location Address:

900 N. Portland Ave.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 73107
United States

Hiring Supervisor and Contact Info:

Kimberly Reeds

Hiring Range:
(Contingent upon available funding):

15.00 - 19.00, Hourly

Work Schedule:

Varies, occasionally includes some evenings and weekends.

Job Summary:

Job Summary:

Providestechnical support to the Veterinary Technology (VT) program, instructors,students, and administrators. Provide instructional assistance and support forVT laboratory sessions. Serve asCompliance Officer (CO) for the VT program.

Essential Job Functions:

1.Act as Compliance Officer pursuant to the terms and guidance detailed in the IACUC-approved Post-Approval Compliance Monitoring Plan.

a.Works under the guidance of the Institutional Officer (IO) and IACUC to serve as the “eyes and ears” of the IO/IACUC, without voting privileges, but with obligations to advocate on behalf of OSU-OKC when interacting with instructors and students. The Compliance Officer (CO) assesses compliant performance both by observation of animal care and use and by document review.

b.Works with the faculty, students and staff to observe animal use activity, to prepare accurate reports of observations made, and to provide guidance for returning to and/or maintaining compliant activity.

c.Communicates decisions of the IO/IACUC to the instructor and ensures that issues identified during post-approval monitoring (PAM) activities have been resolved.

d.Maintain and share IACUC-approved hardcopy or electronic Animal Care and Use Protocols (ACUPs).

e.Updates IACUC training as necessary.

2.Serve as primary coordinator/liaison to purchase, maintain, negotiate and/or recommend the procurement of medical equipment, supplies, and inventory for the vet tech department.

3.Assist in preparation and evaluation of medical records.

4.Assist instructors and students in Veterinary Technology classes.

5.Assist with laboratory instructional activities including the set-up, administration and evaluation of laboratory practical exams.

6.Lead VT laboratory sessions and didactic lectures as a portion of the course content in areas of specific and exceptional experience or expertise.

7.Assist in maintaining and updating the AVMA-mandated Essential Skills list for each student.

8.Assist in evaluating student presentations, examinations, and other work.

9.Assist in maintaining controlled drugs, anesthesia, surgery, radiation, and laboratory equipment logs.

10. Work with ionizing radiation, i.e. x-rays.Maintain laboratory equipment, laboratory supplies, Material Safety and Data Sheets (MSDS)/Safety Data Sheets (SDS). Assist the Clinical Coordinator in the acquisition of animals for use in laboratory exercises and clinical labs. Obtain current veterinary health records and maintain oversight of record-keeping process.

11.Assist with development of new partnerships and maintain relationships and Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with partner organizations and institutions

12. Completes all mandatory training and maintains good standing with the OSBVME.

13. Maintain strict confidentiality in all matters related to sensitive material

14. Function as a team member in the coordination of the Veterinary Technologyprogram.

15. Serve as a role model to Veterinary Technology students.

16. Assist with maintaining the departmental library with current textbooks.

17. Assist with student recruitment, admissions, and advisement activities.

18. May be asked to serve as a co-advisor to the Veterinary Technician Student Association.

19. Assist with visitors, prospective students, facility tours, and handling of telephone calls.

20. Assist in supervising part-time veterinary technicians, work study students, temporary personnel and volunteer workers.

21.Assist with preparation/composition of documents, reports, bulletins and communications for the department and for classes.

22. Completes all mandatory training and participates in a minimum of two professional development each year.

23. Perform other duties as assigned.

The duties listed inthis job description are intended only as illustrations of the various types ofwork that may be required to be performed in the position. The omission ofspecific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if thework is similar, related, or included as a logical assignment related to theposition.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Resume and cover letter are required for full consideration.Official transcripts will be required upon hire.

Education & Experience

Position Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:


AAS inVeterinary Technology from an AVMAaccredited veterinary technician program

Work Experience:

    Minimum three years of practice experience as a registered veterinary technician in private clinical practice, veterinary academia, or veterinary industry.Experience in large, small, and exotic animal care, medical procedures, handling and restraint.Experience teaching technical skills and tasks to others in the specified formats preferred by the program and university.

Professional License and/orcertifications:

    Must be a graduate of an AVMA accredited veterinary technician program and successfully passed the VTNE.Must have Oklahoma Registered Veterinary Technician (Licensed/Certified) credential or be willing to obtain Oklahoma RVT credential via exam with the Oklahoma State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners (OSBVME) as soon as possible.Must have valid Oklahoma Drivers License or ability to obtain.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    Proficient in the use of current office technology, including all commonly used veterinary software, office systems and related equipment.Able to work under pressure, prioritize work assignments, meet deadlines, adapt to schedule changes, and work with multiple faculty, staff, students and volunteers.Able to read and interpret complex written or printed materials such as instructions, charts, diagrams, maps, or instructional material.Follow SOC (Standards of Care) per AVMA, USDA, IACUC and University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences.Exhibit creativity, initiative and effective problem-solving skills.Uphold efficient work habits with high degree of accuracy and attention to detail.Able to handle confidential information discreetly.
    Willing and able to drive own personal vehicle (with compensation for mileage) and/or a university-owned vehicle to off-campus locations.
a.If driving a university-owned vehicle, the employee must be willing to transport students or other university approved passengers.

b.Training may be required.

    Maintain a professional and diplomatic demeanor and appearance.Possess working knowledge and ability to use current instrumentation and equipment used in the veterinary field.Proficient in performing common medical and diagnostic procedures used in the veterinary setting.
    Ability to handle multiple tasks and prioritize effectively with high degree of accuracy and attention to detail.Ability to communicate diplomatically, clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing to exchange information, give/receive instructions and respond to inquiries appropriately.Strong interpersonal skills and sensitivity to a multicultural environment in an effort to work and communicate effectively with all students, faculty, staff and community partners.High degree of initiative to work independently and also collaborate in a team environment.Demonstrated knowledge of office technologies including but not limited to: office computers, fax machines, scanners, internet, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook).Invested in student success.Passion for assisting customers and representing the OSU-OKC and OSU brand with positivity and professionalism.Demonstrated history of ethical and professional behavior.

Preferred Qualifications:

    Experience working in an academic environment.Formal teaching experience.Bachelors’ degree in Veterinary Medical Technology, education, science, or related field.Experience in husbandry, handling and performance of common medical procedures on cattle, horses, and other animals used in the agricultural industry.
Working Conditions:

    Must not be adversely affected by (allergic or sensitive to) formaldehyde, any commonly used veterinary formulations or any commonly encountered domestic species to the extent that such allergy/sensitivity would impair job performance.Must be tuberculosis negative and agree to annual tuberculosis testing at own expense.Must, at own expense, be rabies vaccinated (assuming Human pre-exposure Vaccine is available) and maintain routine titer checks, and obtain booster vaccines as necessary or agree to sign a waiver of liability.Must be able to work outdoors in typical environmental conditions (rain, heat, cold, wind) with appropriate personal protective equipment.Must be able to work in a noisy environment with appropriate personal protective equipment.Must be able to work with and restrain a variety of animals including dogs, cats, cattle, horses, goats, sheep, pigs, birds, reptiles and lab animals.Must be comfortable working with large groups of people and/or animals.Will require occasional evenings, and weekends. May require occasional travel with overnight stays.May be occasional changes in work schedule due to participation in public relations, outreach, student advisement, and other campus activities.Must be flexible to occasional changes in work schedule.
Physical Requirements:

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.Position requires frequent lifting and carrying up to 45 pounds and may occasionally require lifting weight over 120 pounds with assistance, following proper lifting techniques.Must be able to operate manual cattle and horse enclosure and restraint equipment (corral gates, stocks, chutes, head gates, etc.) with appropriate cautions and personal protective equipment.Individual must be able to stand/walk approximately 7- 8 hours per day. Position requires frequent to continuous bending/stooping, squatting/crouching and pushing/pulling.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 herein are representative of those required of an employee to be able to perform the essential functions of this position, with or without reasonable accommodations.


Oklahoma State University (OSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, OSU conducts pre-employment background checks on final candidates. Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.


Oklahoma State University is a modern land-grant system that prepares students for success. Orange is the Answer. Through leadership and service, OSU improves the lives of people in Oklahoma, the nation and the world. OSU has more than 35,000 students across its five-campus system with students from all 50 states and around 120 nations. Established in 1890, OSU has graduated more than 264,000 students to serve the state of Oklahoma, the nation and the world. 

Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City (OSU-OKC) is part of the modern land-grant system of Oklahoma State University. OSU-OKC is a two-year public institution, offering more than 50 degrees and certificate options. Through quality education, a supportive environment, leadership training and service opportunities, OSU-OKC trains students to work and educates them to lead. OSU-OKC graduates are found throughout the community serving as police officers, firefighters, nurses, teachers, healthcare professionals and business owners.

Oklahoma State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/E-verify employer committed to diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression,  national origin, disability, protected veteran status or other protected status. Oklahoma State University campuses are tobacco and vapor-free.

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