The Cornell University Hospital for Animals offers an environment that supports you in delivering outstanding patient care through technology, mentorship, continuing education, and, most importantly, peers who are just as passionate as you are about providing the best care possible.
We seek a Clinical Trials Coordinator Licensed Veterinary Technician to assist clinicians across the college with preparing and maintaining clinical research cases and trials. Working collaboratively with the hospital administration, departmental research committee, and clinical researchers, responsibilities will include:
Prioritize clinical trials, and evaluate project budget while tracking, organizing logistics, and reporting on the progress of the clinical trials performed in the hospital.
Obtain customer consent forms, recruit customers for the clinical trials (including screening and enrolling clients), prepare customer records, create spreadsheets for data collection, collect data and provide basic data analysis and presentation.
Utilize clinical trials management software.
Use strong technical skills to assist in collecting relevant biologic samples, including blood, urine, and tissue samples. Assist with surgical procedures and necropsies for tissue collection, as needed.
Maintain constant communication with owners throughout the clinical trials while continually updating clinicians on the status of patients (both in hospital and those that have been discharged) to confirm the diagnosis; assist with follow-up information, including diagnostic tests, on all cases; and schedule re-check appointments as necessary.
Assist with clinical operations projects such as the Blood Bank, Infection Control, Incident Reporting, etc., as directed.
Work in collaboration with other Clinical Trials Coordinator(s) and aid new faculty research.
What qualifications are required?
Associates degree in Veterinary Technology and 2-4 years of relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
New York State licensure or eligibility to become licensed in NYS.
If you’re looking for a fast-paced, team-oriented, friendly, and supportive environment where you can develop, learn new things, and grow your career then the Cornell University Hospital for Animals is for you! We want you!
To be successful you will need:
Technical skills including, but not limited to, obtaining blood, tissue or urine samples for diagnostic procedures and/or storage.
Working knowledge of basic computer programs such as MS WORD, EXCEL and ability to rapidly learn additional information systems including clinical trials management software. Impeccable record keeping a must.
Excellent oral and written communication, organizational, deductive reasoning and pattern recognition skills along with relational skills to aid effective communication with staff, students, technicians, veterinarians, and customers in a professional manner at all times.
Willingness to meet the physical requirements of the position, which include, but are not limited to, stressful circumstances, prolonged standing, and kneeling, and lifting heavy patients. Must be able to lift and restrain animals that may exceed 50 pounds.
Strong interest in working collaboratively as a team member as well as proactively in a fast-paced, dynamic environment handling multiple tasks with contending timelines while paying close attention to details.
The CUHA provides 24-hour care for pets 365 days of the year. The schedule for this position requires flexibility to insure that adequate patient care and/or research needs are provided without interruption or exception. Schedule may require/include weekend, holiday, or other coverage. Cross-training with other services to support business continuity will be expected as time/business need allows. If business needs change, a position/individual may be realigned within the CUHA to a different shift or service.
What’s in it for you?
Our LVT career ladder is focused on career and specialty advancement, with financial and mentorship support.
3 weeks of vacation and 13 holidays with generous holiday pay if you do work on those days.
An award-winning employer of choice benefits program.
Comprehensive health care options.
Access to wellness programs.
Employee discounts with local and national retail brands.
Generous retirement contributions.
Competitive shift differential pay.
Impressive educational benefits include tuition-free Extramural Study and Employee Degree Program, Tuition Aid for external education, and Cornell Children's Tuition Assistance program.
Rabies pre-exposure vaccination and titer costs covered by Cornell.
The Cornell University Hospital for Animals is our core clinical training, patient care and research unit within the College of Veterinary Medicine, composed of six diverse, world-class veterinary clinical units providing primary and specialty care. The Cornell Veterinary teaching hospital has 23 services led by internationally renowned board-certified veterinary specialists, providing advanced diagnostic and therapeutic care of animals, including 24/7 emergency care. We strive to provide a diverse, inclusive and fulfilling work environment for our family of employees committed to outstanding patient care, client service, and veterinary training and research.
Cornell University, located at the heart of the beautiful Finger Lakes Region of New York State, is a center for discovery, academic leadership, and service. The College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) is recognized internationally as a leader in animal medicine, public health, biomedical research, and veterinary medical education. Ranked as one of the best veterinary colleges in the world by US News & World Reports, the CVM excels in providing education and advanced training that prepare veterinarians and scientists to serve society in critical roles in clinical and diagnostic veterinary medicine, public health, scientific inquiry, and public policy.
We encourage you to apply!
** Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
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