Cornell University, located in the heart of the beautiful Finger Lakes Region of New York State, is a center for discovery, academic leadership, and service. The College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) is recognized internationally as a leader in animal medicine, public health, biomedical research, and veterinary medical education. Ranked as one of the top veterinary colleges in the nation by US News & World Report, the College excels in providing education and advanced training that prepare veterinarians and scientists to serve society in critical roles in clinical and diagnostic veterinary medicine, public health, scientific inquiry, and public policy. Cornell University Hospital for Animals is our core clinical training, patient care and research unit within the College of Veterinary Medicine, composed of six diverse world-class veterinary clinical units providing primary and specialty care. Our core teaching hospital has 23 services led by board-certified veterinary specialists that are nationally and internationally renowned, providing advanced diagnostic and therapeutic care to dogs, cats, horses, farm animals and exotic pets including 24/7 emergency care. We strive to provide a fulfilling work environment for our employees who are committed to outstanding patient care, client service and student training.
What you will do:
As a working supervisor, you will be responsible for planning, coordinating and overseeing all animal care activities in the Companion Animal Hospital (CAH) section of the Cornell University Hospital for Animals, including maintaining the cleanliness of the approximately 123 rooms that are used to provide veterinary services to over 23,000 patients per year. Specifically, you will:
Develop and maintain excellent working relationships, including communicating with, providing guidance to, and supervising the CAH Animal Care Staff.
In collaboration with Human Resources and immediate supervisor, will be responsible for all aspects of supervision (hiring, training and orienting, staff scheduling, conducting annual performance reviews and addressing any performance issues in a timely manner, as well as monitoring and approving staff timecards), all while ensuring compliance with University policies and procedures, UAW Bargaining Agreement and any and all applicable state and federal laws.
Cultivate and motivate a high performing, highly communicative culture where a service oriented approach, continuous improvement, and team orientation are valued;
Develop schedules that align with service needs in order to provide comprehensive service coverage; determine daily work assignments, ensuring infection control standards are adhered to in order to provide superior patient care in a 24/7 environment, as well as prioritize tasks and projects.
Under the supervision of a licensed veterinary technician, assist with a variety of duties associated with patient care and maintenance of Intensive Care Unit (ICU)/Intermediate Nursing care (INC) and other units of the Companion Animal Hospital to assure quality care for pets, primarily cats/dogs, but will include other species.
Assist the Veterinarians and LVT's in the CUHA, as needed, with restraint of animals for medical procedures such as blood sampling, IV catheter placement;
Provide animals with a clean and comfortable environment, which includes cleaning and disinfecting cages and all other areas as assigned, as well as providing the animals with correct diets as ordered by clinician; walk patients outside and collect urine/fecal samples as needed.
Report and track maintenance and repair items on physical plant, equipment, and furnishings.
Maintain records and animal care protocols as required for administrative purposes, and supervise daily census of patients for client billing purposes.Must proactively anticipate and promptly address risks that would impact patient care and client services. Maintain inventories by procuring all related supplies for the day-to-day operations of animal care including all cleaning supplies and equipment necessary to insure effective animal care. As a key member of the hospital infection control team, directly manage the daily enforcement of infection control policies and procedures in the CAH.
What are the Qualifications?
Formal training beyond HS diploma of 1-2 years, with 4-6 years demonstrated relevant experience in in an animal hospital or clinic environment, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Demonstrated experience in effectively leading a team, as well as strong communication skills are a must.
Knowledge of infection control standards and patient care requirements of a hospital (human or veterinary) required.
Must be able to meet the physical demands of the position, which may include moving/lifting animals that may exceed 50 lbs. or more with assistance, have the ability to stand for extended periods of time as well as the ability to kneel and remain in a steady position during procedures or treatment of animals.
Must be able to communicate with staff, faculty, students and house officers in a professional manner at all times. Must work collaboratively in a fast-paced and often stressful environment handling multiple tasks simultaneously, while paying close attention to details as well as demonstrating a high level of initiative.
The CUHA provides 24-hour care 365 days of the year. The schedule for this positions requires flexibility to ensure that adequate patient care and service needs are provided without interruption or exception, and will include weekends, nights and holidays to meet business needs.
What is in it for you?
Cornell University provides excellent benefits that include professional development, access to a plethora of wellness programs, employee discounts with local and national retail brands, health care options and generous paid leave provisions: 3 weeks of vacation, health and personal leave; 12 holidays (including end of year winter break) and superior retirement options. Cornell has also been nationally recognized as an award-winning workplace for our health, wellbeing, sustainability and diversity initiatives. For more benefit information, follow the link: https://hr.cornell.edu/
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No visa sponsorship or relocation assistance available for this position.
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Animal Tech IV
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