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Veterinary Case Coordinator/Assistant Professor

Murray State University
Kentucky, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Jan 5, 2022
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Summary of Job Duties and Responsibilities: 
Serves as liaison between the laboratory and customers, receiving diagnostic samples, routing for testing, releasing non-pathology test results, and answering customer and staff questions. 
  •  Liaison with referring veterinarians, owners, staff, food producers, government agencies, and other laboratories.  
  • Receives diagnostic samples for testing (e.g., takes case history, unloads animals, preparing and routing laboratory samples, etc.) Review and coordinate on all non tissue/pathology laboratory cases; release diagnostic laboratory reports and ensure accuracy, clarity and completeness. 
  • Supervises shipping and receiving personnel. Ensures Receiving Area is manned during all business hours (including lunch).  
  • Coordinates customer training and professional education (e.g., shipping, submissions, reporting, continuing education programs, etc.)  
  • Monitors current processes and policies for receiving and routing incoming cases; ensures regulatory compliance to include accreditation standards, develops new procedures and policies as needed.  
  • Participates in and ensures compliance with the quality management, biosafety, and biosecurity programs.  
  • Participates in weekend and holiday duty rotation.  
  • Provide instruction as required for the Animal Health Technology curriculum and shares in training externship students.  
  • Perform special projects as determined by the Director.

Minimum Education Requirements:
  • DVM or equivalent/comparable veterinary degree 

Minimum Experience and Skill Requirements
  • Ability to manipulate large animal carcasses.  
  • Food and/or companion animal practice experience.  
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, supervisory, multi-tasking, and organizational skills  
  • Problem-solving ability to troubleshoot deficiencies, identify corrective actions, evaluate new processes and materials/equipment, implement plans, and develop preventive actions.  
  • Pleasant, proactive personality with the ability to handle demanding situations, quickly adapt to address changing circumstances and personalities, and work as a team  
  • Alertness, initiative, memory for verbal and written directions and details, analytical ability.  
  • Ability to plan and make decisions often without instruction or supervision

Preferred Education and/or Experience Qualifications:
  • Two years' experience in diagnostic laboratory  
  • Broad Knowledge of Laboratory Disciplines  
  • Internal medicine experience  
  • Master's degree/internship/residency in an applicable scientific discipline 
  • This is an on-site position located at the Breathitt Veterinary Center in Hopkinsville, KY that requires occasional after hours on call and weekend duty. Duties during after hours on call and weekend duty will require on site work. Timely responses for on call and weekend duty are required to meet customer needs.

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Murray State University is an equal education and employment opportunity, M/F/D, AA employer. Breathitt Veterinary Center participates in the DHS E-verify program.
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