Job Number 2107041
Coordinator, TEMPORARY Veterinary Technology
Closing Date: 08/06/2021
Take me to ACC’s online application.
M – Thurs. 6:45 a.m. – 5:45 varies when needed. Rotational weekend on call.
Coordinator 3/120 ($40,494.00 – $57,849.00)
Department Chair, Veterinary Technology
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Austin Community College (ACC) is a public two-year institution that serves a diverse population of approximately 41,000 credit students each fall and spring semester. We embrace our identity as a community college as reflected in our mission statement. We promote student success and community development by providing affordable access, through traditional and distance learning modes, to higher education and workforce training, including appropriately applied baccalaureate degrees, in our service area.
As a community college committed to our mission, we seek to recruit and retain a workforce that:
Reflects the diversity of our community.
Values intellectual curiosity and innovative teaching.
Is attracted by the college mission to promote equitable access to educational opportunities.
Cares about student success and collaborates on strategies to facilitate success for underrepresented populations.
Welcomes difference and models respectful interaction with others.
Engages with the community both within and outside of ACC.
The Austin Community College District promotes student success and community development by providing affordable access, through traditional and distance learning modes, to higher education and workforce training in its service area.
For more information, see http://www.austincc.edu/about-acc/mission-statement.
Commitment to Equity and Inclusion
ACC is committed to the ongoing systemic changes needed to ensure the increased recruitment, inclusion, retention, and completion of historically underserved and underrepresented populations. Through continual strategic community engagement and professional development of administrators, faculty, staff, and students, the college demonstrates its dedication to fostering a culture and climate for equitable outcomes.
As an open-access and low-cost institution, ACC is proud to serve a diverse student body. Dedicated faculty members are excellent professors who help students achieve their educational goals and are sensitive to the diverse cultures and socio-economic backgrounds of our students. The College values and is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion throughout the College community.
General Statement of Job
To coordinate clinical learning lab facilities and services in the Veterinary Technology Program area while assisting in the development of the Veterinary Technology Program, ensuring that program meets requirements for accreditation with the American Veterinary Medical Association and working with students to the meet the program’s learning outcome goals. This is a temporary position expected to last until August 8, 2022, though it could end before that date with 30 days notice. There is no guarantee or expectation of employment beyond August 8, 2022.
Description of Duties and TasksEssential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Coordinates day-to-day activities and services of the vet tech lab and clinic areas including support scheduling, clinic set up, and management of lab as well as clinic equipment and supplies; coordinates the scheduling of clinicals with clinical sites and requests clinical opportunities for students at least a semester in advance when possible.
Serves as the key administrator of the practice management software and essential skills tracking software.
Provides assistance to instructors and/or students in a clinical/lab setting; may provide training to faculty, staff, and/or students on the use of clinical, lab, and monitoring equipment.
Tutors or supervises students and/or coordinates the work of other personnel; may include training on restraints of animals, obtaining radiographs, preparing animals for surgery, administering anesthesia under the care of a veterinarian, monitoring and caring for animals, and administering prescribed medications.
Receives clinical documentation from students ensuring documents are received on time as per the requirement of the department.
Ensures that the materials lab, support areas, and clinic are clean, safe, and organized; promotes safe lab practices.
Repairs or coordinates the repair of lab and clinic equipment as required.
Coordinates the ordering and re-supply of consumable lab equipment; conducts quarterly equipment inventories; maintains a detailed inventory of department technology, expenditures, prescription products, and medical gases; assures regulatory compliance of controlled drugs, radiography, surgical procedures, and patient files; tracks and reports compliance training of students, faculty, and staff; maintains patient records.
Researches, evaluates, and recommends new lab materials, equipment, and instructional technologies.
Responds to inquiries inside and outside of Austin Community College (ACC); may work with organizations outside of ACC in relation to providing lab services.
Acts as a liaison between lab personnel, the department chair, and the Safety Office.
Establishes and updates laboratory policies and procedures.
Prepares and maintains a variety of records and reports.
May update the Veterinary Technology Program website.
Additional Job Specific Duties
May set up equipment and assists instructors and staff during laboratory activities such as surgery, radiology, clinical pathology, and animal-related labs such as Intro, Canine/Feline, and Large Animal Assisting.
May perform and enter animal treatments into practice management software and required logs.
May participate in recruiting activities and promotion of the veterinary technology program.
May evaluate students for patient care during ward care time.
May supervise and assist students with medical treatment of patients.
Additional course assignments if needed.
Implement and maintain proper sanitary protocols in animal wards and laboratories.
KnowledgeMust possess required knowledge and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.
Medical skills, equipment, and technology used in the vet tech area.
Lab facilities and services.
Lab equipment and supplies.
Safety standards and practices used in lab/classroom settings.
Regulatory requirements, processes, and procedures applicable to veterinary medicine.
Knowledge of veterinary software data entry.
SkillsMust possess required skills and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.
Maintaining an established work schedule including occasional evenings and weekends, as required.
Effectively using interpersonal and communications skills, including tact and diplomacy, as well as working with diverse student and faculty populations.
Effectively using organizational and planning skills with attention to detail and follow-through.
Remaining calm and logical, and following established procedures in emergency situations.
Coordinating lab activities and services.
Providing assistance to students and instructors in a clinical/lab environment.
Promoting and ensuring safe lab practices.
Maintaining confidentiality of work-related information and materials.
Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.
Have experience and knowledge of proper animal restraint, nutrition and medical treatments of veterinary patients.
Use a variety of spreadsheet, word processing, database, and presentation software.
Required Work Experience
Two years related work experience.
Preferred Work Experience
Experience working in a veterinary hospital and/or animal care facility.
Associate degree. Experience cannot be substituted for education.
Graduate of an AVMA accredited veterinary technology program.
Special RequirementsLicenses/Certifications; Other
Valid Texas Driver’s License and reliable transportation needed for local Austin area travel.
Other Preferred Qualifications
Licensed as an LVT in the state of Texas.
Work is performed in a veterinary clinical (indoor and outdoor) and office environment.
Subject to walking, stooping, kneeling, crouching, extended periods of standing, sitting, and reaching and feeling with hands and arms.
Occasional lifting of objects up to 50 pounds.
Work safely and follow safety rules. Report unsafe working conditions and behavior. Take reasonable and prudent actions to prevent others from engaging in unsafe practices.
HR Use Only
Information for This Posting Only
This position will focus primarily on animal care duties. Supervision of student animal care.
ACC Benefits Overview
Full-time Faculty and Staffing Table employees who work in full-time and/or part-time positions at the College are eligible for ACC medical benefits effective the first of the month after their first 60 days of employment. Benefits include medical, dental, life insurance, short and long term disability, retirement plans and AD&D.
ACC does not participate in Social Security. ACC participates in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) and the Optional Retirement Program (ORP-Faculty Only). Part-time and Hourly employees participate in the ACC Money Purchase Plan (ACCMPP) as a retirement program required by Federal law.
The above description is an overview of the job. It is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Duties and responsibilities may change with business needs. ACC reserves the right to add, change, amend, or delete portions of this job description at any time, with or without notice. Employees may be required to perform other duties as requested, directed, or assigned. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made by ACC as its discretion to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Austin Community College provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.
As required by the US Department of Education, employees are required to report violations under the Title IX and, under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), select individuals are required to report crimes. If this position is identified as a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified, trained, and provided resources for reporting.