Academic Technologist (Veterinary Technician Program)

Georgian College - Barrie, ON (30+ days ago)

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The Veterinary Technician program uses the licensed on-campus veterinary hospital as a major site for student lab activities in all semesters of the program. Live animals are housed during the academic year and the facility operates as a veterinary hospital (GCVH). Reporting to the Associate Dean the incumbent supports student learning activities, organizes the management of animal care, and oversees the maintenance and implementation of hospital routines and equipment to ensure all areas of GCVH are organized and maintained in a manner to support humane, safe and efficient handling, housing and treatment of animal patients. Specific duties include, but are not limited to:
Supporting student learning activities and practice sessions which includes:
Setting up supplies in the lab for student practice and other events as required
Facilitating student practice and reinforcing applied pre-learned principles related to skills / procedures by organizing and scheduling student practice sessions complete with mannequins, animal subjects and supplies
Collaborating with faculty to formulate a plan of action, and provide individual caching, to students struggling to demonstrate skill competency
Supporting students during patient sample collection and processing
Providing feedback to students and faculty in the form of skills evaluation lists
Successfully completed a two-year postsecondary Veterinary Technician diploma
Must possess, and maintain, current registration in good standing with the Ontario Association of Veterinary Technicians (OAVT)
Five years’ experience as a Registered Veterinary Technician
Experience training and demonstrating skills to others
Demonstrated knowledge of health and safety rules and regulations
Computer skills and experience using the MS Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel) and the internet
Communication and interpersonal skills to provide clear concise information
Must be self-directed with the ability to work independently and as a team member
Demonstrated planning, coordinating and time management skills
Proven analytical, critical thinking, decision making, and problem solving skills
Ability to maintain confidentiality
Ability to meet the physical requirements of the position lifting equipment and larger animals up to 44 lbs., and over 44lbs (on occasion)