Veterinary Technician Manager
Research Animal Resources (RAR) is hiring two Veterinary Technician Managers. These positions will be responsible for each managing and directing the activities of half the department's 12-14 research veterinary technicians as a cohesive management team. In addition to identical responsibilities for management and mentoring of veterinary technicians, each position will have different primary responsibilities within the Veterinary Services Unit of RAR. One position will have primary management responsibility for the RAR technical services program and diagnostic lab while performing a support role for the primary duties of the other position. The second position will have primary management responsibility of clinical supplies inventory and order management, rodent health surveillance program, USDA species procurement and preventative medicine program, the controlled substance program, and pharmacy operations while performing a support role for the technical services and diagnostic lab programs. The Veterinary Technician Managers will also facilitate training and cross-training of RAR technical staff in collaboration with the RAR Training Team as appropriate to ensure high quality and consistent veterinary care and service for the university research community.
The work duties for this position are complex and varied and will require the interpretation of technical and detailed guidelines, policies, and procedures. Analytical ability is needed to gather and interpret data and information to aid in making decisions regarding refining methods, processes, and techniques used to maintain high quality animal care and customer service. Innovation and critical thinking are an essential underlying part of the job duties described within this posting.
These positions will report to a Senior Clinical Veterinarian
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities necessary to be successful in position:
Duties/Responsibilities of both Veterinary Technician Manager Positions:
50% - Direct supervision of the veterinary technician staff
5-10% - Clinical and Technical Duties
5% - Develop and maintain cross unit communication and relationships within RAR
5% - Other duties as assigned by the manager or leadership
Unique Duties/Responsibilities for Positions 1 of 2:
25% - Technical Services Program management
5-10% - Cross-trained to provide support and backup as needed for specialized services and programs
Unique Duties/Responsibilities for Position 2 of 2:
25% - Oversight/Management of specialized services and programs for the Veterinary Services Unit.
5-10% - Cross-trained to provide support and backup as needed for Technical Services Program and Diagnostic Lab services
* BA/BS degree plus at least five years of experience or a combination of related education and work experience to equal at least nine years
* Direct managerial experience of employees, >2 year in duration
* Direct managerial experience of bargaining unit employees
* CVT certification
* AALAS Technician Certification (any level)
* Experience with regulations, guidance documents, and accreditation programs that are part of the research field (e.g. The USDA Animal Welfare Act and Regulations, The Public Health Service Policy and PHS Assurance, OLAW, The Guide, The Ag Guide, and AAALAC International Accreditation)
* Excellent communication skills and experience working in a university setting with diverse staff, laboratory researchers and research models
Research Animal Resources (RAR) provides the University of Minnesota research community with animal care, procurement services, veterinary knowledge, and maintenance of housing facilities for animal-related research activities.
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