Coordinator, Veterinary Nursing

Joliet Junior College
Illinois, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jan 21, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Veterinary Sciences, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Agriculture & Animal Sciences, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Business & Administrative Support, Student Affairs, Health Services
Employment Type
Part Time

Position Title:

Coordinator, Veterinary Nursing

Job Description:

POSITION: Coordinator, Veterinary Nursing
STATUS: Part Time
DEPARTMENT: Agricultural, Horticultural, and Veterinary Sciences
DIVISION: Academic Affairs
UNION: Non-union
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.


1. Provide routine, medical, and husbandry animal care of a variety of animal species (may include an occasional weekend or holiday)..

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 logs.

5. Maintain and operate equipment; maintain inventories of pharmaceuticals, food and supplies; maintain and supervise records.

6. Train and supervise Vet Tech student workers.

7. Manage procurement and intake of animals for use in facilities

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 Manager.

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, initiative, multitasking.

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 proficiency.

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 intelligence.


1. Normal veterinary clinic/classroom physical demands.

2. Ability to move and lift animals, equipment and supplies up to 50lbs.

3. Vision correctible to 20/20.

4. Ability to transport animals between campus and community sites.

5. Ability to travel between campus locations and community events.


Duties are performed indoors/outdoors in the usual veterinary clinical environment.

Internal candidates must adhere to the terms of employment regarding length of time in current position as outlined in their union contract.

Full Time/Part Time:

Part time

Union (If Applicable):

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