Veterinary Technician Program Clinical Coordinator

Per the NFA Contract, Article 10, TMCC is announcing to all eligible Academic and Administrative faculty that a need exists for a Veterinary Technician Program Clinical Coordinator position.

Posting Date

June 11, 2019

Description

The Veterinary Technician Program Clinical Coordinator is responsible for serving as liaison between the College, faculty, program students (1st year and 2nd year), and all clinical sites where veterinary technician students are placed including site liaison/lab coordinator for labs at Washoe County Regional Animal Services (WCRAS).

Scope of Work

This position will serve during the 2019-20 academic term.  The position also includes preparing and distributing clinical documentation for students, clinical instructor/liaisons, clinical site facilities, and laboratory preparations at WCRAS before the start of each semester to meet clinical site requirements.

Responsibilities and Deliverables

  1. Faculty and Program
    1. Orient new part-time faculty to responsibilities at the laboratory sites.
    2. Participate in recommendations for new clinical protocols or changes in procedures for lab
    3. Maintain equipment and troubleshoot needs for equipment at WCRAS
    4. Clinical Coordinator maintains inventory at the shelter facility and orders supplies for each semester
    5. Work with site supervisors at the shelter facility to coordinate for special lab needs
    6. Collaborate with the Program Coordinator to monitor performance through student surveys of clinical supervisors at the off-campus sites, prove feedback when needed
    7. Participate in student discipline and performance counseling sessions with applicable supervisors as needed
    8. Maintain documentation including Clinical Affiliation Agreements
    9. Collaborate with Program Coordinator for periodic review and revisions of clinical course material
    10. Review and assist with program skills notebook revisions
    11. Disseminate student clinical requirements and appropriate information to all clinical supervisors 
    12. Work with Program Coordinator on new clinical site selection when applicable
  2. Students
    1. Determine student competency needs affecting clinical education site assignments that assure exposure to all areas of the program competency list
    2. Develop student clinical site assignments
    3. Produce VETT 266 rotation schedule
    4. Prepare/produce/distribute student clinical packet (to include but not limited to: syllabus, competency summary sheet, and lab/class schedules)
    5. Collect/record on S:drive and update student clinical documents as needed over the student’s two years in the program
    6. Arrange and coordinate externship rotations for VETT 267 for all students at selected off-site facilities
    7. Produce/provide for due process for all students
    8. Act as a resource for students who have clinical issues
      1. Meet with students, clinical faculty, and clinical instructor/liaisons, as the need arises, and accept complaints and attempt to resolve according to the veterinary technician program handbook
      2. Communicate with Program Coordinator regarding any issues related to the clinical experience
    9. Work with clinical education sites to arrange for student clinical site changes if possible or needed 
    10. Work with clinical supervisors to provide for due process for all students
    11. Survey the students in order to evaluate the clinical site and hands on experiences
  3. Clinical Instructor/Liaison
    1. Orient clinical instructor/liaison to program philosophy and mission and their responsibilities for student supervision
    2. Prepare/produce/distribute packet for the clinical site supervisors (to include: policy reminders, syllabi, and student competency summary sheets, as needed)
    3. Develop/implement/use a tool to evaluate all clinical supervisors
    4. Interact with clinical supervisors regarding current hospital policies and current program policies
  4. Clinical Site Facilities
    1. Prepare and deliver appropriate documentation as required by the site and the college
    2. Maintain appropriate communication to ensure an appropriate experience for the students
    3. Collaborate with instructor for the lab/rotation class
    4. Produce follow up reports as needed and provide appropriate feedback
    5. Interact with management regarding current hospital policies and current program policies

Accountability

At the end of each year, the clinical coordinator will provide a written report that details progress and activities to the Dean. This report will explain each semester’s progress on the job duties and a summary of any assessment activities.

Qualifications

The Clinical Coordinator must be a graduate of an American Veterinary Medical Association accredited veterinary school or veterinary technician program and be qualified to teach in the Veterinary Technician Program.

Compensation

The clinical coordinator will receive a three (3) credit release or stipend per semester (fall and spring).

Reports To

Dean of Sciences

Application Process

Interested faculty will submit a letter of interest describing qualifications and background information no later than 5:00pm on June 25, 2019

The letter should be addressed to the Program Coordinator for the Veterinary Technician Program. NOTE: Administrative faculty must include a documented plan for separation of the additional assignment work from regular work time.

Selection Process

The Dean of Sciences will notify applicants of the hiring decision on or before July 1, 2019.