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Douglas College

Laboratory Facilitator, Veterinary Technology

Coquitlam, BC
Part Time
Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Laboratory Facilitator, Veterinary Technology Posting Number 01668SA Location Coquitlam Campus Grade or Pay Level S - Pay Level 15 Salary Range $27.97 per hour (with wage increments to a max of $31.52 per hour). Salary and wage increments are in accordance with the Collective Agreement. Position Type Support Staff - Regular Posting Type Internal/External Regular/Temporary Regular Employment Type Part-Time Posting Category Staff Start Date 11/01/2022 End Date Day of the Week Mondays to Fridays Shift See work arrangements. Work Arrangements
This regular, part-time (17.5 hours per week) 8-months repeating term leave position is available starting November 1, 2022. Regular hours of work are to be determined based on operational needs between 7:00 am - 5:00 pm from Monday to Friday. This position does not have hours during the summer semester. Shift days and times may change depending on the Department's need. Hours may be increased on a per semester basis. Occasional evening and/or weekend work may be required. The position is located at the Coquitlam campus; however, successful candidate must be available for occasional work at the New Westminster campus or off-site locations.
What Douglas Offers
DO what you love. Be good at it. That's how Douglas College defines a great career. It's a philosophy that resonates through our classrooms, our offices and our boardrooms. It inspires our students and drives us to make Douglas College one of BC's Top Employers. We love what we do. And we're looking for passionate, motivated people to join us in making one of Canada's best colleges even better.
The Role
To provide laboratory instruction, evaluation and supervision of students in the Veterinary Technology program ( VTEC ), and laboratory functions including preparation of materials for use in the laboratory subject to curricula approval of VTEC faculty. Provides exceptional client-centred service on a consistent basis to all stakeholder groups.


1. Provides laboratory instruction and demonstration related to VTEC courses, subject to the curricula approval of VTEC faculty.

a. instructs students with respect to the laboratory component of Veterinary Technology courses and assists students with difficulties related to the lecture component of courses;

b. demonstrates the correct use of equipment in the laboratory;

c. instructs students with respect to safety procedures;

d. supervises students in the laboratory, ensuring compliance with safety procedures and VTEC Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs);

e. supports students in practice of essential skills during and outside of regularly scheduled laboratory times;

f. supports students in set up for live-animal labs prior to regularly scheduled laboratory times;

g. develops and implements strategies to facilitate student learning.

2. Evaluates student work and performance in relation to laboratory requirements.

a. evaluates written work submitted by students

b. evaluates and provides verbal and written feedback on the performance of students in the lab in relation to essential skill requirements of courses;

c. assesses and assigns final laboratory grades in conjunction with VTEC faculty;

d. provides additional assistance to students, outside of regularly scheduled laboratory times, in relation to course work;

e. invigilates and marks mid-term and final lab exams, and may assist faculty with invigilation of final exams when required;

f. sets and assesses lab questionnaires, subject to the approval of the Dean;

g. formulates staff schedule and lab exam schedules, subject to the approval of the Dean.

3. Prepares materials for use in the laboratory, subject to the curricula approval of the VTEC faculty, including using multimedia computer applications.

a. gathers, prepares and sets out materials, supplies and equipment for each lab

b. actively seeks and assesses new information and determines its relative value in relation to facilitating student learning in the laboratory;

c. sets up and maintains simulation models according to manufacturers' recommendations;

d. obtains and prepares companion animal cadavers for use in lab; arranges for post-lab cremation pick up;

e. sets and evaluates laboratory quizzes and exams in conjunction with VTEC faculty;

f. maintains and updates handouts and arranges for printing of laboratory manuals;

g. creates and/or initiates the development of supplementary instructional materials such as instructional videos, posters, information sheets, etc.;

h. researches, designs and writes experiments for student use;

i. cares for, and ensures the safety of, companion and laboratory animals (owned and shelter-acquired) utilized in labs.

4. Performs other related duties, such as:

a. creates, maintains and updates report sheets;

b. maintains records of VTEC laboratory grades;

c. sets up laboratory equipment and demonstrations;

d. ensures equipment is in good working order and performs daily, weekly and monthly maintenance according to manufacturers' recommendations;

e. participates as a discipline member in the revision of laboratory materials and manuals;

f. maintains currency with respect to VTEC and VTEC laboratory instruction;

g. arranges acquisition, transportation and preparation of patients (owned and shelter-acquired) for student labs;

h. ensures appropriate follow-up on patient lab results and disseminates completed patient files to shelters or pet owners;

i. maintains a practicum site list and facilitates relationships between students and practicum sites;

j. formulates students scheduling in lab roles as well as cleaning and husbandry duties

k. manages inventory, audits and maintains logs of Narcotics and other Controlled drugs as directed by the VTEC Lab Supervisor.
To Be Successful in this Role You Will Need
    •A Diploma in Animal Health/Veterinary Technology from a CVMA / AVMA accredited Animal Health/Veterinary Technology Program combined with a passing grade on the Veterinarian Technician's National Examination ( VTNE ) and ongoing membership in the British Columbia Veterinary Technologists Association. •A minimum of 3 years of experience working in a veterinary medical facility. •Excellent working knowledge of the operation and routine maintenance of a veterinary facility, including laboratory, surgical, radiology and anesthetic equipment and apparatus together with a good working knowledge of safety measures related to the operation of a veterinary facility including WHMIS and GHS •Demonstrated experience speaking to groups and preparing written materials for lab assignments. Experience creating Standard Operating Procedures is an asset. •Good working knowledge of the English language (written and verbal). •A demonstrated ability to:
      •handle different animal species compassionately and with the use of accepted professional best practices. •perform all duties of a veterinary technologist, including, but not limited to, anesthesia, dentistry, nursing, radiography and laboratory procedures. •manage multiple ongoing patient and student needs (i.e. multi-task). •adapt to changing situations with a calm demeanour •communicate courteously and effectively in person, in writing, and over the telephone with students, faculty, administrators, staff, and the public. •maintain current knowledge in the field of animal health. •work independently under minimum direct supervision, as well as establish priorities and achieve deadlines. •maintain a high degree of confidentiality. •effectively demonstrate proper veterinary technology skills and techniques.

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Douglas College is committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive and equitable learning and working environment. In support of this journey, we welcome all people to apply, including people from groups that are experiencing inequity, including, but not limited, to Indigenous Peoples, racialized or persons of colour, persons with mental or physical disabilities, persons who identify as women, and/or persons of marginalized sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, and persons of all faith identities, age, marital status, and parental status.
Needs a Criminal Records Check No

Posting Detail Information

Open Date 10/17/2022 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicant
Interested applicants must submit their application and all required documents online on the Douglas College Career Site . Qualified internal applicants shall be given first consideration in filling the position. All internal applications must be received by October 17, 2022. Please ensure your resume clearly explains how you meet the required knowledge, skills and abilities of the position for which you are applying. All candidates selected for interview will need to bring original certificates and diplomas of educational credentials noted on their resume.
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