University of Florida in Florida

Deadline May 25, 2014
Date Posted April 18, 2014

Job Description: The University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine is recruiting a Coordinator for their Clinical Skills Program. The incumbent will coordinate the day to day management of the clinical skills program which is designed for first and second year veterinary students to obtain basic technical and communication skills that will prepare them when they enter clinics in their 3rd year. , The incumbent is responsible for the organization of the daily activities of the skills lab including coursework support, equipment, supply maintenance, budget management, and data collection/analysis. Incumbent will instruct students during certain labs and be responsible for student scheduling for weekend in-clinic skills assessment sessions and part-time technician trainers. The successful candidate will collaborate with both hospital and college departments including but not limited to: CVM computer systems management staff in the development, implementation, and maintenance of the Hospital Information System (Electronic Medical Record) and varied computer assessment programs; Financial Services in the preparation and management of the cost center budget; all clinical services in the scheduling and utilization of service technicians trainers. The successful candidate for this position must have clinical experience in a veterinary clinic preferably in a teaching role as well as exceptional organizational and communication skills. He/she should be well versed in all aspects of clinic operations and have prior experience working with individuals at a variety of training levels. This position serves as the point person between the Office of Student Instruction and the Veterinary Hospitals in the clinical skills training of all veterinary students beginning in 2014. Initially the incumbent will work directly with the faculty course coordinators but once the final parameters of the program are established this individual will work independently of faculty or administrative input for routine matters. Teaches veterinary clinical patient care skills to first and second year veterinary students as needed during clinical skills laboratory sessions as well as in-clinic hands on sessions when needed. Coordination of all activities related to the Clinical Skills Program teaching lab ensuring optimal operations and outcomes. Duties include but not limited to preparation of daily activities, scheduling of students and technician trainers, set up/ cleanup of equipment and facilities and staffing of lab for by students during non-course hours. Collect and analyze all data related to student participation in the clinical skills program including tracking of skills assessment documentation and reporting of grades. Collaborates as needed with CVM Computer Systems Management staff in managing the electronic medical record system (Cornerstone) and other computer assessment programs as required. Serves as the point person for communication with Faculty Course Coordinators, technician trainers, students and hospital operations staff addressing all questions, resolving problems and facilitating workflow. Maintains a clean and functional clinical skills laboratory facility. This would include require familiarity with all standards mandated for IACUC compliance as live patients will be utilized during the course of each semester. Ensures that adequate supplies are available daily and orders are placed in a consistent and efficient manner within budgetary parameters whenever possible. Ensures that all laboratory equipment are properly maintained and serviced. Maintains procedure and MSDS/Chemical Hygiene manuals (electronically as well as in paper copy) and trains as needed in protocols, upgrades or modifications. Maintains and processes all fiscal records and assists in monitoring annual budget including preparing reports summarizing activities and outcomes. Coordinates schedule of all student rotations on weekend shifts. This would include coordinating the schedule of tech trainers working with each group of students as they fulfill clinic requirement. Performs other duties as required or assigned.
Minimum Requirements: Master's degree in an appropriate area of specialization; or a bachelor's degree in an appropriate area of specialization and two years of appropriate experience.
Preferred Qualifications Seven years of appropriate experience in a veterinary clinical setting Experience writing and implementing protocols and procedures Knowledge of and experience working with and maintaining veterinary clinical equipment\\:supplies Knowledge of and experience with computer software programs including Microsoft Office Suite Attention to detail and an above average ability to maintain accurate lab records and to handle data efficiently Ability to work with and train others Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with employees, professional staff and students Ability to maintain effective working relationships with clinicians, coworkers, students, residents, and clients (required) Ability to multi-task (required) Ability to maintain a positive attitude at work Ability to willingly accept constructive criticism from senior staff and clinicians Self-motivated, self-directed, positive individual
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