Veterinary Technician Program Director

Pima Medical Institute El Paso, TX 2019-04-15

Direct the educational activities of the Veterinary Nursing Programs. Develop and manage the approved curriculum and design teaching schedule.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Supervise the activities of the veterinary nursing staff. Evaluate the faculty. Prepare teaching assignments. 
  • Determine, establish and implement veterinary nursing department goals. 
  • Consistently monitor student success rates.    Implement plan and meet with students to reduce student withdrawals. Maintain an 80% student success rate for all classes taught in the program. 
  • Monitor expenditures and keep to the department budget. 
  • Coordinate and arrange for educational workshops and in services for didactic and clinical faculty. Prepare didactic instruction to include course and lab objectives. 
  • Maintain student grades in accordance with established policies. Prepare final grades at the end of each sequence to update student records and transcripts. 
  • Evaluate the performance of students regarding course objectives and make necessary provisions to meet learning needs. 
  • Visit clinical sites to review and evaluate students’ clinical performance and progress. Coordinate with site supervisors to ensure clinical education is effective. 
  • Develop and maintain a functional curriculum according to approved design. Evaluate course content and review new texts. Collaborate with administration in the design and implementation of the veterinary nursing program. 
  • Maintain all American Veterinary Medical Association records and prepare annual reports. Prepare self study reports for necessary accreditation.  
  • Perform functions of a Veterinary Nursing instructor. Monitor lab competencies and confirm skill levels on checklists. 
  • Plan and conduct department staff and semiannual Advisory Board meetings. 
  • Order supplies and maintain equipment as needed.

The list of essential functions is not exhaustive and may be supplemented.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Baccalaureate degree. Graduate of an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
  • Licensed veterinarian or a credentialed veterinary technician who graduated from an AVMA accredited program.
  • Licensed or Registered Veterinary Technician in the state in which the campus is located.
  • Three (3) years of occupational experience within the veterinary field.
  • Must hold current teaching licenses, certifications or other designations as required by local, state or federal laws to work in the field.      
  • Leadership or supervisory experience preferred.
  • Verbal and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of Word, Excel, Power Point and other computer skills.