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Posted Job Title
Mobile Clinic Lead CVT
Job Profile Title
Supervisor, Nursing Veterinary
Job Description Summary
The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine is a global leader in veterinary education, research, and clinical care. Founded in 1884, the School is a proud member of the One Health initiative, linking human, animal, and environmental health. http://www.vet.upenn.edu/
The Mobile Clinic Lead CVT reports to the Director of Shelter Medicine and Community Engagement. This individual will manage, schedule, stock, and tech the mobile unit project. They will also take a lead role in teaching veterinary students in clinical settings and students involved in outreach activities. They will have management responsibilities including developing and maintaining SOPs, EMR management, program planning, varied computer work, and teaching. They must be able to work independently, identify and solve problems, and have excellent technological skills. This position is contingent upon funding.
This individual will manage, schedule, stock, and perform veterinary technical work on the mobile unit project. They will be directly involved in anesthesia, monitoring, prep, recovery, and controlled substance management in a new state of the art mobile clinic. They will also take a lead role in teaching veterinary students in clinical settings and students involved in outreach activities. They will have management responsibilities including developing and maintaining SOPs,Â EMRÂ management, program planning, varied computer work, and teaching. The Lead CVT for the shelter medicine program would act as an advisor for the RN/VMD dual degree program and help facilitate a field site for the dual degree programs likely via the mobile unit.Â They would be able to identify what resources/staffing would be needed to launch the clinics and help coordinate the field site in collaboration with the one-health and shelter medicine teams.Â Â
They must be able to work independently, identify and solve problems, and have excellent technological skills. They will be in charge of scheduling the location, students, and staff for the unit. They will have a large role in managing program daily operations and will function as a clinic manager including executing budgeting and ordering. This individual will be expected to have respectful and professional interactions with others at Penn Vet and with partners and participate in data collection, research, grant reporting, outreach, and other responsibilities as designated by shelter medicine. The individual will need to be able to lift patients, including large breed dogs and cats in humane traps, load supplies on and off the unit including into a high storage area, stand for ten hour shifts, and sit for periods of time to do project work when appropriate. They will be expected to create projects such as informational brochures, orientation materials, SOPs, and training programs. This individual will be a vital member of the shelter medicine team taking on organizational workload independently and regularly reviewing project progress with the team. The shelter medicine team is seeking an applicant who takes initiative, is adaptable to changing contexts and situations, learns new skills quickly, and can remain calm in stressful situations. Weekly schedules can vary based on clinical workload and task priorities. Work schedule will include varied 8-10 hour shifts with events on weekends and weekdays.
Associates degree and 3 years to 5 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. CVTÂ required and LicensedÂ RN preferred. Excellent foundational veterinary technical skills are required including anesthesia, surgical monitoring, prep, restraint, behavior, radiology, instrument management, and dentistry. Individuals with experience teaching is beneficial, with high value placed on previous work instructing veterinary students and technical staff. They must be a licensedÂ CVT. Some experience with high quality, high volume surgery and background in shelter medicine is desirable. Outreach experience to the community is also encouraged. Candidate must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, and Forms. Lack of computer skills is disqualifying. They should also be proficient at using electronic medical records. Experience with Clinic HQ is a positive, but not a requirement. Fear Free or Penn VetÂ CALMÂ certification is also a positive, but not a requirement. Child Abuse Clearance is required and must be obtained within four months of date of hire. Position is contingent upon funding.
Job Location - City, State
Department / School
School of Veterinary Medicine
$42,953.00 - $77,315.00
Affirmative Action Statement Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.
Special Requirements Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.
Internal Number: JR00012556
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