Clinical Coordinator-Veterinary Technology

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Bryan, TEXAS
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: ;

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VEVRRA Federal Contractor – Priority referral protected veterans requested.

Position Information

Requisition Number 2022135F
Position Title Clinical Coordinator-Veterinary Technology
Salary Range per faculty salary schedule
DBM Rating n/a
Job Type Full Time
Job Category Faculty
Anticipated Start Date 01/03/2023
Campus Bryan
Application Deadline
Extended Open Deadline
FLSA Status Exempt
Security Sensitive? Yes
Work Hours

Position Summary Information

The Clinical Coordinator is a faculty member whose primary responsibility is to coordinate clinical experiences for the Veterinary Technology education program in accordance with requirements of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)-Committee on Veterinary Technology Education & Activities (CVTEA), Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB), and Blinn College, as well as to serve as a faculty member within the Program.
Essential Duties
1) Serve as the primary contact person and coordinator between the clinical site supervisors and the students during clinical rotations and specific clinical laboratories. Responsibilities include assigning students and overseeing their attendance at the appropriate clinical site or laboratory; assisting the clinical site supervisor by providing instruction and assessment and helping to identify and correct deficiencies in the students skills,professional behavior and conduct; providing alternate training and teaching opportunities in the event of a scheduling conflict at the clinical site; and ensuring timely submission and maintenance of clinical site documents and evaluations.
2) Teach assigned didactic courses and assist in assigned clinical laboratories. Perform the duties required for each course and lab including the development of syllabi, class notes, lectures, examinations, quizzes, assignments, projects and grading rubrics; grading all assessments promptly; and documenting student performance by completing clinical and laboratory evaluations, including assigning grades.
3) Develop, review, and update educational objectives, curriculum and competencies related to clinical experiences in accordance with accreditation standards. Evaluate the effectiveness of the individual clinical courses, laboratories, and experiences; make recommendations for improvements, additions, and deletions.
4) Participate in curriculum development, review, and revision, and provide recommendations for equipment, materials, supplies, textbooks, and learning resources; help maintain adequate equipment, materials, and supplies inventory; and develop specifications and bid lists for equipment, materials, and supplies.
5) Keep informed of and evaluate major trends in the specific areas of instruction methodology and technology and veterinary medical technology and techniques utilized in the veterinary clinical setting.
6) Participate in the review and updating of Program policies including but not limited to admission criteria, application process and materials, annual student handbook review, and revision of information session and orientation content and materials.
7) Promote high standards of excellence in assigned course(s) and demonstrate positive morale and team spirit, including support of the College’s, Division’s, and Program’s missions, philosophies, and goals, to the students and community.
8) Perform effectively and safely the duties of the RVT or DVM, whichever is applicable, while supervising, instructing, and assisting students in laboratories and clinical settings.
9) Participate in all assigned activities necessary to recruit, select, and retain students for the Veterinary Technology Program.
10) Serve on assigned Program and College committees; participate in Program and College faculty meetings; participate in other Program and College activities as needed, such as serving as the faculty advisor for veterinary technology student organization(s).
11) Perform other job-related duties as assigned.
Minimum Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
1) Must be a current licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT) with the State of Texas with a minimum of an Associate of Applied Science degree in Veterinary Technology from an AVMA accredited institution.
2) Have at least 3 years’ experience in a clinical veterinary setting.
3) Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other faculty, staff, students, and others as required.
4) Demonstrate excellent mathematical abilities as well as excellent written andoral communication skills.
5) Ability to teach both didactic and clinical educational courses
Preferred Experience and Training
1) Teaching experience in veterinary medicine, veterinary technology or related field.
2) Clinical and/or handling experience with exotic and/or laboratory animals (i.e. small
mammals, avian, reptiles) and large animals (i.e. horses, cattle, goats).
Physical Requirements
1) Have sufficient hearing ability to respond
appropriately to students, patients,
clients, and coworkers; provide accurate
patient assessment; and recognize alarms
and signals.
2) Have sufficient visual acuity to allow for
patient assessment from a distance, read
English in regular to extra fine print on
pharmaceutical labels and graduations on an insulin syringe.
3) Have sufficient verbal ability to
effectively communicate instructions and
directions to students and coworkers in a
classroom, laboratory, and clinical setting.
4) Have sufficient physical strength to handle
equipment and animals up to 50#; transfer
patient or equipment from cages, tables,
storage areas, cabinets, and counters
without physical impairment; and stand,
walk, crawl, or kneel for prolonged periods
of time.
5) Have sufficient physical coordination to
quickly be able to get in and out of cages
and stalls, and maneuver with animals and
equipment within a confined area.
6) Have sufficient manual dexterity to allow
for handling of small objects and controls,
palpation of muscles and/or bony
prominences, placement of IV catheters and performance of venipuncture, administration of oral and parenteral medications, and monitoring patients.
7) No inhibiting allergies to animals, hay or dust
Required Degree, License or Certifications
1) Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT), licensed to practice in the State of Texas or eligible for credentialing in the state of Texas within 6 months of hire.
3) Annual CE required to maintain licensure or registration
4) Must be certified in CPR for Health Care Providers. May be satisfied post-hire.
Special Notes To Applicants
1) Must pass a criminal background check before an offer of employment is extended.
2) Must be prepared to furnish official transcripts from all institutions of higher education within the first semester of employment; failure to do so will result in the termination of the employment contract.
3) Must be current on tetanus and rabies immunizations as evidenced by a protective rabies titer drawn within the last two years. May be satisfied post-hire.
4) This is a 12 month, benefits eligible position. Blinn College pays 100% of health insurance for full time employees, 50% for dependents, and two times your annual salary in life insurance benefits. Optional coverage’s can begin on your first active duty date. If you would like to review insurance benefits in advance, you can access the New Employee Benefits Guide online, Leave time includes 96 hours vacation, 40 hours discretionary and 16 hours personal each year and 8 hours sick each month. Paid leave for college designated holiday’s, spring break, thanksgiving and Christmas break (approx. 25 days per year)
The College assigns appropriately credentialed faculty members in support of educational quality and the mission of the College, in keeping with Board policy DBA LOCAL-X (Employment Requirements and Restrictions – Credentials and Records: Credentials). College policy is consistent with sound educational practice and SACSCOC guidelines. Primary consideration is given to the highest degree earned in the discipline. Furthermore, Blinn College’s Faculty Credentialing Guidelines table specifies recommended credentials for each rubric within the college’s course inventory.
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