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Veterinary Technician Clinical Coordinator- 9 Month Position

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73107
  • Job Type
    Employee
  • Job Status
    Full Time
  • Shift
    1st Shift, 2nd Shift, Rotating, Weekends, After School
  • Jobs Rated
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Job Description:

Provide technical support to the Veterinary Technology (VT) program, instructors, students, and administrators. Provide instructional assistance and support for VT  laboratory sessions. Serve as clinical coordinator for VT preceptorship course and clinical laboratory courses.

Pay Rate:  $14.31 - $17.92

Benefits at a Glance:

Generous benefits Package including Health, Dental, Vision, Retirement, Long-Term Disability, Flexible Spending and Health Savings Accounts, Annual & Sick Leave and paid Holidays. Tuition Waivers Available. 

Essential Job Functions:

    1. Assist in coordination of the acquisition of live animals for use in laboratory exercises and clinical labs.
    2. Coordinate with veterinary clinics and hospitals, as well as veterinarians from outside the institution, for student laboratory activities including surgical rotations, preceptorships, completion of essential skills, and fieldwork with large animals.
    3. Serve as a liaison in coordination of VT program activities with partner organizations and institutions, including but not limited to: OSU Center for Veterinary Health Sciences; OU Health Sciences Center; OKC Animal Welfare Division; Free to Live Animal Sanctuary; WildCare Foundation; City of Purcell Animal Welfare/Control, and other animal shelters or certified 501c3 non-profit rescue groups.
    4. Update and maintain Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the VT program and off-campus clinical sites and suppliers, under the guidance and direction of VT faculty.
    5. Assist instructors and students in Veterinary Technology classes.
      1. Assist in evaluation of student-prepared medical records for patients.
      2. Assist in preparation of medical record forms.
      3. Assist with laboratory instructional activities including the set-up, administration and evaluation of laboratory practical exams.
      4. Dismantle labs upon completion, or supervise dismantle or reset by students
      5. Teach/conduct Veterinary Technology laboratory sessions and didactic lectures as a portion of the course content in areas of specific and exceptional experience or expertise.
      6. Assist in maintaining and updating the AVMA-mandated Essential Skills list for each student according to lesson/lab plans per the instructor of record for each course.
      7. Assist in evaluating student presentations, examinations, and other work.
      8. Assist in maintaining controlled drugs, anesthesia, surgery, radiation, and laboratory equipment logs.
      9. Work with ionizing radiation, i.e. x-rays.
      10. Maintain laboratory equipment (operate, secure, inventory, clean, perform quality control and instruct in use), laboratory supplies (properly handle, prepare, label store, and inventory) and Material Safety and Data Sheets (MSDS)/Safety Data Sheets (SDS).
      11. Obtain current veterinary health records and oversight of record-keeping process.
    6. Assist the Department Head in maintaining AVMA-CVTEA accreditation standards and assuring that all policies and requirements are upheld.
    7. Function as a team member in the coordination of the Veterinary Technology program.
    8. Assist with preparation/composition of documents, reports, bulletins and communications for the department and for classes.
    9. Maintain laboratory equipment: Operate, secure, inventory, clean, perform quality control and instruct in use.
    1. Maintain laboratory supplies: Properly handle, prepare, label, store, and inventory
    2. Maintain departmental inventory including (but not limited to) cleaning supplies, laboratory supplies, books/publications, office supplies
    3. Serve as a role model to Veterinary Technology students.
    4. Assist with student recruitment, admissions, and advisement activities
    5. Assist in supervising part-time veterinary technicians, work study students, temporary personnel and volunteer workers.
    6. Assist with visitors, prospective students, facility tours, and handling of telephone calls.
    7. Maintain strict confidentiality in all matters related to sensitive material including but not limited to student applications, records, grades, personnel matters, faculty & staff planning sessions, patient/case work.
    8. Assist with maintaining the departmental library with current textbooks.
    9. Report building issues, such as safety or maintenance, to the appropriate campus entity for attention and repair as well as the appropriate personnel within the building.
    10. May be asked to serve as a co-advisor to the Veterinary Technician Student Association.
    11. Complete all mandatory training and maintains good standing with the OSBVME
    12. Perform other duties as assigned.


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.  

Requirements

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Education:

AAS in Veterinary Technology. 

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Work Experience:

  • Three years of practice experience as a registered veterinary technician in private clinical practice, veterinary academia, or veterinary industry. 
  • Comfort in large and small animal handling and restraint, including some exotic species.
  • Ability to perform medical procedures  and care for a variety of animal species including but not limited to dogs, cats, horses, cows, rodents, birds and reptiles.
  • Experience teaching technical skills and tasks to others in the specified formats preferred by the program and university. 

 

Professional License and/or certifications:

  • 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 

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Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in an academic environment.
  • 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. 

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Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • 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.
  • Able to work efficiently as an individual and/or as part of a team
  • Invested in student success.
  • Have a strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications - Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, email and internet.
  • Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills and have the ability to make presentations to large and small groups.
  • Proficient in the use of current office technology, including all commonly used veterinary software, office systems and related equipment.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities imposed by frequent deadlines, peak workloads, and public/student contact.
  • 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, and IACUC.
  • Exhibit creativity, initiative and effective problem-solving skills.
  • Possess excellent organizational and interpersonal 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.
    • If driving a university-owned vehicle, the employee must be willing to transport students or other university approved passengers.
    • Training may be required.
  • Able to interact with supervisors, colleagues, students, alumni, advisory committee members, and the public, using tact, discretion, diplomacy, and independent judgment. 
  • Passion for assisting customers and representing the OSU brand with positivity and professionalism
  • Demonstrates a history of ethical and professional behavior.

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 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 here are representative of those required by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job with or without reasonable accommodations.

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Apply online at http://jobs.okstate.edu. For further assistance or information, call 945-3206.

 

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 race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. Oklahoma State University campuses are tobacco and vapor-free.

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.


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Oklahoma State University is a modern land-grant system of interdisciplinary programs that prepares students for success. OSU is America’s Brightest Orange. Through leadership and service, OSU is preparing students for a bright future and building a brighter world for all. As Oklahoma’s only university with a statewide presence, OSU improves the lives of people in Oklahoma, the nation, and the world through integrated, high-quality teaching, research, and outreach. OSU has more than 37,000 students across its five-campus system and more than 25,000 on its combined Stillwater and Tulsa campuses, with students from all 50 states and around 120 nations. Established in 1890, OSU has graduated more than 240,000 students to serve the state of Oklahoma, the nation and the world.

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