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Director-Veterinary Technology

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

1) Must pass a criminal background check before an offer of employment is extended. 2) Must be prepared to furnish official transcripts from all applicable 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.

Posting Details

VEVRRA Federal Contractor - Priority referral protected veterans requested.

Position Information

Requisition Number 2017061F
Position Title Director-Veterinary Technology
Salary Range DOQ
DBM Rating n/a
Job Type Full Time
Job Category Faculty
Anticipated Start Date 01/07/2018
Campus Bryan
Application Deadline
Extended Open Deadline
FLSA Status Exempt
Security Sensitive? Yes
Work Hours

Position Summary Information

Objective

The Director is responsible for oversight and leadership of the Veterinary Technology program to include planning, development, evaluation, assessment, and curricular revision through collaboration with administrators, faculty and staff.

Essential Duties

1. Responsible for maintaining compliance with all accreditation standards for Veterinary Technology Program, including meeting AVMA-CVTEA, THECB, and ACS standards.
2. Coordinate and guide curriculum to include evaluation and revision of course syllabi. Ensure participation of all faculty in this process. Assure utilization of the syllabi in all courses.
3. Maintain liaison with advisory committees, Texas A&M University, College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (TAMU-CVM), clinical agencies, and accrediting bodies as indicated.
4. Create Program goals yearly and plan strategies to accomplish goals consistent with the college mission and goals.
5. Promote positive morale and team spirit with the faculty/students of the program. This will include interpretation and implementation of the College and program mission, philosophy, and goals to the faculty, students and community.
6. Coordinate recruitment, advising, and placement for students in the program. Collaborate with other staff to communicate students’ needs/goals to appropriate agencies, departments, and managers.
7. Utilize established course syllabi to prepare lecture outline and notes based on course objectives and stated student learning outcomes.
8. Provide instruction for a maximum regular course load of 12 ILUs per Fall and Spring and a maximum of 7 ILUs for the Summer semesters in the classroom, laboratory, and/or clinical setting, and attend all assigned sessions/rotations.
9. Design examinations, quizzes, assignments and projects; construct grading rubrics; grade student tests and projects promptly; maintain notes, lectures, and grades electronically on the campus server; and complete all required reports in a timely manner.
10.Participate in clinical visits, document student performance, and complete all clinical evaluations with input from the TAMU-CVMBS, the Clinical Coordinator, and/or other agency staff, according to College and Program policies.
11.Provide oversight of program budget to effectively maintain adequate equipment, materials and supplied inventory; develop specifications and bid lists for equipment and supplies when appropriate; and provide recommendations for learning resources, materials and equipment.
12.Complete required reports and including, but not limited to: payroll, budget recommendations, appropriate accounting reports, class scheduling, faculty assignments, and accreditation reports.
13.Develop the class schedule of offerings, consistent with approved courses, contact hours, and credit hours. Review and revise catalog information and brochures pertaining to the Program.
14.Participate in all assigned activities necessary to recruit, select, and retain students for the Veterinary Technology Program.
15.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 a faculty advisor for veterinary technology student organization(s).
16.Perform effectively and safely the duties of a DVM or RVT while supervising/ instructing/ assisting students in laboratories or clinical settings.
17.Maintain professional competency through practice, continuing education, and professional activities.
18.Keep informed of and evaluate major trends in the specific areas of instruction methodology and technology.
19.Promote high standards of excellence in assigned courses/duties and demonstrate positive morale and team spirit, including support of the College’s, Division’s, and Program’s missions, philosophies, and goals to students and community.
20.Perform other job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

1) Must be a current Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT) in the State of Texas, with a minimum of an Associate of Applied Science degree in Veterinary Technology from an AVMA accredited institution, OR
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 and oral communication skills.

Preferred Experience and Training

1) A current Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT) in the State of Texas, with a Bachelor’s degree OR be a current licensed veterinarian (DVM) in the State of Texas.

2) Teaching experience in veterinary medicine, veterinary technology or related field.
3) 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.

Required Degree, License or Certifications

1) Current Texas licensed LVM or Texas DVM
2) Annual CE required to maintain licensure.
3) 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 applicable 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.

Credentials

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. http://www.blinn.edu/academic_affairs/Faculty_Credentialing_Guidelines.pdf

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you a currently licensed DVM or LVT in the State of Texas?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * How many years clinical experiene in the professional discipline do you have?
    • None
    • 1 - 2 years
    • 3 - 4 years
    • 5 - 6 years
    • 7 - 8 years
  3. * Discuss the teaching experience you have, particularly community college experience, that would prepare you for this position.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Please describe your administrative experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Please explain your experience with program accreditation.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * What is your experience in using performance based matrices in evaluating program success?

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Advertisement (specify in next question below)
    • Blinn employment site
    • Word of Mouth
    • Internet Site (specify in next question below)
    • Indeed
    • Higher Ed Jobs
    • HERC
    • TACC
    • Other (specify in next question below)
  8. * If in the previous question you selected "Advertisement", "Internet Site", or "Other", please specify how you heard about this employment opportunity.

    (Open Ended Question)

  9. * Are you a veteran? If yes, please upload a copy of your DD214 in the optional documents.
    • Yes
    • No
  10. * Are you an orphan of a veteran who was killed while on active duty? If yes, please upload a copy of your DD1300 in the optional documents.
    • Yes
    • No
  11. * Are you a veteran’s surviving spouse who has not remarried? If yes, please upload a copy of your DD1300 in the optional documents.
    • Yes
    • No
  12. * Are you claiming Veteran's employment preference? (See website for definition: http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/GV/pdf/GV.657.pdf)
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Other Transcripts 1
  4. License
  5. Teaching Philosophy
Optional Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Unofficial Other Transcripts 2
  3. Unofficial Other Transcripts 3
  4. Other Document 1
  5. Other Document 2