Assistant Supervisor Veterinary Technicians - Lerner Clinic

North Grafton, Worcester County
Jun 18, 2014

Job Description

Assistant Supervisor Veterinary Technicians - Lerner Clinic-14000457
The Department of Clinical Sciences is responsible for providing didactic and clinical training of DVM students, conducting research pertaining to diseases of large and small animals, and providing health care services for large and small animals. The Lerner Spay Neuter Clinic provides high level spay neuter services to shelter and community animals while training veterinary students in the clinical competencies needed for anesthesia and surgery of healthy feline and canine patients.

The Lerner Clinic assistant supervisor is responsible for assisting the Clinic Director and Shelter Medicine Program Director in managing the daily function and smooth operation of the Lerner spay neuter clinic. This position ensures that high quality technical assistance will be provided to the clinic patients, clients, clinicians, residents, interns, and students. Technical duties include providing high quality anesthesia support to patients and teaching basic anesthesia principles and surgical preparation techniques to technicians and students. Primary components of this job entail supervision, teaching and assisting veterinary students, veterinary technicians and volunteers. The assistant supervisor ensures that correct technical procedures are practiced and that support staff stays abreast of new techniques and is capable and qualified to train veterinary students. Furthermore, the assistant supervisor models and promotes high quality customer service. The assistant supervisor works closely with the veterinary technician and scheduling coordinator, providing assistance and promoting a team-oriented and productive working environment. The assistant supervisor oversees admissions and discharges at the clinic. The position's administrative duties include coordination and scheduling of clinic staff, work-study students, and volunteers. This position is a supervisory partnership requiring frequent, clear communication with the clinic's director, spay/neuter surgery coordinator and anesthesia and surgery sections.

Basic Requirements:
Associates Degree with 3 years' experience in veterinary medicine including prior supervisory experience. Training and expertise in anesthesia and surgery. CVT or licensure eligibility required. Valid US Drivers License. Typing, email navigation, and familiarity with MS Office Suite, Google Drive applications, Apple's iOS, and cloud technologies, ability to manage programs and data on a mobile tablet. Ability to lift up to 50 lbs with or without accommodation.

Preferred Qualifications:
Bachelor's Degree in Veterinary Technology. Veterinary Technician Specialty (VTS) in Anesthesia or Surgery ideal. 3 + years' experience in a veterinary teaching hospital or specialty practice, 3+ years previous supervisory experience and human resource management skills, including excellent communication and interpersonal skills preferred.

Special Work Schedule Requirements:
The hours for this position are variable, but can sometimes be long. The HQHV spay/neuter clinic sometimes runs late into the evening. Certain Lerner programs require a lot of scheduling flexibility. In addition, the supervisor may be required to come in for some evening treatment shifts and frequently works one Sunday per month at the community cat clinics. There are no on call responsibilities with this position. Due to the layout of the clinic, staff is sometimes exposed to loud noises (e.g. barking) for short periods of time.

Tufts University is an AA/EO employer and actively seeks candidates from diverse backgrounds. Please see the Tufts University non-discrimination statement. 

Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Grafton
Job: Clinical
Organization: Clinical Sciences-Cummings-Vet
Employee Status: Regular
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Jun 24, 2014, 11:34:44 AM