Employment Type: Permanent Staff (SHRA)
Vacancy ID: P006765
Salary Range: $57,677 - $83,522
Supervise the provision of clinical, surgical and research support services areas within Veterinary Services and to function as a member of a team of professionals to provide veterinary care to research animals. The employee in this position supervises and assigns the work of the Veterinary Technicians, an Assistant Surgery Supervisor and an Enrichment Specialist within the area of clinical services and adjusts work schedules in cooperation with the other area supervisors within Veterinary Services. The employee directs the hiring process, training, evaluation of work performance and disciplinary action for veterinary technicians, an assistant surgery supervisor and an enrichment specialist in the clinical services area. The employee also participates in the clinical work of the clinical services area, as well as scheduling and supervising this area. This includes inspecting research animals and evaluating sick or injured animals. It also includes providing routine care such as vaccinations, parasite control, and TB testing. Keeping detailed and accurate records of health evaluations and surgical procedures is also a responsibility of this position, which includes familiarity and use of the Vet Care computer program. The employee must understand and be able to communicate to veterinary technicians and to researchers what safety issues are involved in clinical and research work, such as biohazards and zoonotic diseases. The employee has direct oversight and supervision of UNCs Environmental Enhancement Plans for all species housed in the university. The employee must interact with the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee and the Office of Animal Care and Use in issues affecting the health of research animals. The employee communicates with researchers about issues in their animal use protocols as it relates to animal health and animal experimental procedures. When unexpected diseases show up on sentinel animal testing, the employee is responsible for leading and participating in a team tasked with tracking the outbreak, communicating with researchers, and scheduling, directing, overseeing and coordinating follow-up testing and quarantine measures and progression of clearing the outbreak. The employee in this position must be able to communicate effectively with research personnel and to maintain effective working relationships with other personnel. The employee must be able to effectively supervise the Veterinary Technicians rotating through the area of clinical services.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree and two years of general research experience; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
This position will oversee the surgical services supervisor, clinical veterinary technicians and Enrichment specialists. Must be capable of performing some of the functions of the surgical and clinical services areas. Coordinate schedules for both the clinical and surgical services units. Responsible for inspecting research animals housed by UNC and evaluating sick or injured animals. Will schedule and provide routine care such as vaccinations, parasite control, and TB testing. Will be required to keep detailed and accurate records of health evaluations and surgical procedures using basic data entry skills.
- Experience as a Veterinary Technician in veterinary medicine is required.
- Demonstrated experience working in animal research facilities and surgical experience with anesthetic equipment, monitoring equipment, radiographic equipment, and various computer programs/data entry is required.
- Requires demonstrated experience preparing animals for surgery and monitoring anesthesia.
- Must possess strong written and verbal communication skills; must communicate effectively with research personnel and maintain effective working relationships with personnel at all levels.
- Must be able to effectively select, train and supervise Veterinary Technicians.
- Must have strong organizational skills.
- Accuracy and attention to detail are essential.
- Emergency duties required during adverse weather and/or emergency situations.
- Weekend, on call, and holiday work required occasionally.
- Valid NC Drivers License.
- Graduates of an accredited AVMA program in veterinary medical technology strongly preferred.
- Experience with large animals (USDA covered species) strongly preferred.
- Experience managing/supervising personnel is strongly preferred.
- Advanced laboratory animal medicine/science degrees/certifications (such as MLAS, LATg, CMAR) preferred.
- Ability to clear BSL3—Select agent clearance.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.