|Job Summary/Purpose: || |
To provide instruction to students in the Veterinary Technician program. This individual must demonstrate potential for program leadership and excellence in teaching, preferably with former teaching experience at the post-secondary level.
|Essential Functions: || |
1. Provide instruction in Veterinary Technician education, along with additional faculty members. Classroom teaching requires approximately 15-20 contact hours per week on any COCC campus location (Bend, Madras, Prineville, but mainly Redmond) as well as the Veterinary Technician Lab site in Redmond, and may include up to 24 students per class. Teaching assignments may be during the day (including early morning), evening, or weekend, and could include classes taught on or off campus.
2. Provide student advising and assistance in areas of course selection, career planning, job placement and employment follow-up. Five office hours per week (minimum) are required for student help sessions and program assistance.
3. Attend and participate in college-wide, program, and department meetings and activities including curriculum revision, program assessment, and program review.
4. Participate on College committees and taskforces as assigned.
5. Provide service to the community. Develop relationships and actively engage in the Veterinary Community in Central Oregon and in the State.
6. Remain current in the field of Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Technician and/or Veterinary Technician Education through a variety of professional activities.
7. Perform other essential job functions as assigned.
Essential Functions Specific to DVM
8. Ensure provision of medical care to animals housed by program, as needed.
9. Develop and maintain IACUC (Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee) protocols relative to medical procedures.
10. Fulfill duties as Attending Veterinarian for IACUC.
11. Develop and maintain SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures) regarding animal use and medical procedures.
12. Support Program Director with the ongoing development of the Veterinary Technician Program, including admissions requirements and curriculum development.
13. Support Program Director in coordinating the Veterinary Technician Program, ensuring that the program is meeting all CVTEA standards as required by an AVMA accredited program.
14. Collaborate with community partners on medical care of their animals that are provided for use in the program.
Marginal Job Functions
1. Cooperate with other College personnel to assist students with career planning, job placement, and follow-up studies.
2. Act as a resource person for students.
3. Work with appropriate College personnel to develop program in accordance with college standards.
|Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: || |
Individuals must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that he or she can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.
1. Thorough knowledge in the field of Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Technician and/or Veterinary Technician Education and demonstrated ability to apply this knowledge.
2. Desire to work with and advocate for all species (large, small, exotics, lab, birds, fish) and a commitment to increase the knowledge base of these species.
3. Clinical experience with both large and small animals.
4. Knowledge and vision of the Certified Veterinary Technician’s role in the veterinary profession.
5. Experience working with Certified Veterinary Technicians in a clinical, research, and/or academic setting.
6. Knowledge of teaching and instruction of adult learners, various audiences and group dynamics.
7. Visual ability, corrected, to enable instructors to observe, direct, and supervise students in laboratory situations.
8. Ability to effectively use Microsoft platform desktop computer and various software including Microsoft Office and Outlook, with potential to learn Blackboard course management system.
9. Familiarity with and ability to operate or oversee the operation of audio-visual equipment, including overhead projectors, film, sound systems, video, television, interactive video and audio equipment including computer controlled mixed media presentations.
10. Ability to orally communicate effectively with others, using the English language, with or without the use of an interpreter.
11. Ability to communicate effectively in writing, using the English language, with or without the use of auxiliary aids or services.
12. Ability to review, understand and apply concepts presented in training programs, conferences, and/or professional literature.
13. Ability to work with faculty and other COCC staff at all levels.
14. Willingness to travel and/or teach at various hours and locations, as required.
15. Ability to competently advise and/or serve students from a variety of backgrounds, respecting cultural and socio-economic differences.