Coordinator, Veterinary Nursing
POSITION: Coordinator, Veterinary Nursing
STATUS: Part Time
DEPARTMENT: Agricultural, Horticultural, and Veterinary
DIVISION: Academic Affairs
REPORTS TO: Program Coordinator/Director
PLACEMENT: Professional Staff, Grade H08t
MINIMUM PAY RATE: $25.29 per hour
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The student population at the college is diverse in ethnicity,
gender, language, age and background. Joliet Junior College is an
AA/EO employer and strongly encourages applications from candidates
who would enhance the diversity of its staff.
The Veterinary Nursing Coordinator (VNC) functions as a
Credentialed Veterinary Technician in a teaching environment. The
VNC will spend a considerable amount of time on the following:
reviewing records and animal care, helping students outside of
class with animal care, stocking and maintaining the facility, and
assisting faculty with classes. Other responsibilities include
oversight of students, lab assisting, inventory, ordering,
equipment maintenance and repair, maintaining orderly facilities.
Will be required to interact with all species of animals. Requires
flexibility - may include an occasional weekend or holiday.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Provide routine, medical, and husbandry animal care of a variety
of animal species (may include an occasional weekend or
2. Supervise animal wards.
3. Supervise, delegate, and coordinate student animal care duties
in coordination with animal care instructor(s).
4. Maintain safety guidelines for students, animals, MSDS
5. Maintain and operate equipment; maintain inventories of
pharmaceuticals, food and supplies; maintain and supervise
6. Train and supervise Vet Tech student workers.
7. Manage procurement and intake of animals for use in
8. Maintain orderly Veterinary Medical Technology facility.
9. Assist with regulatory requirements.
10. Provide lab assistance for a variety of classes which may
include surgical assistance and monitoring of anesthesia.
11. Manage animal adoptions in coordination with the VNC
12. Perform related duties as assigned.
1. Credentialed Veterinary Technician
2. Three (3) years clinical experience.
3. Ability to assist with and perform a wide variety of routine
medical, surgical and diagnostic procedures common to the
veterinary practice setting.
4. Flexibility and availability for rotational On-Call duties
(including weekend or holidays).
5. Strong personal computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Word,
Outlook and Excel.
6. Attentiveness to detail, excellent organizational skills,
7. Strong verbal and written communication skills, ability and
willingness to work cooperatively with a diverse population.
1. English and Spanish verbal and written communication
2. Demonstrated multicultural competence.
3. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective
working relationships with other members of the college and
community, displaying cultural competence as well as emotional
1. Normal veterinary clinic/classroom physical demands.
2. Ability to move and lift animals, equipment and supplies up to
3. Vision correctible to 20/20.
4. Ability to transport animals between campus and community
5. Ability to travel between campus locations and community
Duties are performed indoors/outdoors in the usual veterinary
Internal candidates must adhere to the terms of employment
regarding length of time in current position as outlined in their
Full Time/Part Time:
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