Full-time or Part-time RVT Instructor
Harrison College - Indianapolis, IN

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This description is intended to indicate the kinds of duties and level of difficulty required of this position; it is not intended to limit the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of an employee under his/her supervision.


To prepare students for employment by providing instruction in those areas in which only licensed veterinary professionals are qualified to teach. The philosophy of Harrison College requires that instruction be conducted in a professional manner to meet the needs of the student and the employer.


1. Provide instruction to veterinary technician students in appropriate aspects of pre-clinical and clinical veterinary medicine and nursing care such as but not limited to: physical exams, ascertaining patient history, client education, diagnostic laboratory procedure, patient care, imaging and radiology, animal restraint, veterinary office procedures, pre-, intra-, and post- operative care, principles of anesthesia, drug inventory and regulations, and veterinary jurisprudence and ethics.

2. Prepare and submit a weekly lesson plan to accomplish the course objectives in accordance with the objectives listed on the syllabus.

3. Keep correct and accurate records of attendance, records and grades of student progress in strict accordance with college guidelines.

4. Attend professional workshops, in-service programs, seminars, and meetings in an effort to constantly improve teaching skills and to stay current in veterinary medicine standards of care.

5. At the beginning of each quarter, provide a copy of the course syllabus and a syllabus addendum to each student in conformity with school policies.

6. Advise students and assist with academic and attendance problems. Coordinate field trips, guest speakers, and community involvement for School of Veterinary Technology students.

7. Recognize differences in learning ability in individual students and assist in developing techniques to help them reach their potential.

8. Attend meetings, commencement exercises, and other related school functions as required.

9. Function as a registered veterinary technician to provide nursing care and perform diagnostic procedures as necessary on program live animals as instructed by licensed DVMs employed by the School of Veterinary Technology. Involve students as much as possible in such duties.

10. Assist the Dean of the School of Veterinary Technology and Program Coordinator in the evaluation of subjects taught to include the revision of course outlines, selection of textbooks and other teaching aids, and development of curricula as needed.

11. Complete reports as required in an accurate and timely manner.

12. Perform other related duties as assigned by the Dean of the School of Veterinary Technology and/or Program Coordinator.

Competencies: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies: translates concepts and information into images; demonstrates attention to detail, identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner, shares expertise with others, manages difficult or emotional customer situations, responds to requests for service and assistance, maintains confidentiality, speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations, demonstrates group presentation skills, exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views, gives and welcomes feedback, supports everyone's efforts to succeed, able to read and interpret written information, inspires and motivates others to perform well, displays passion and optimism, completes administrative tasks correctly and on time, ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent, asks for and offers help when needed, exhibits sound and accurate judgment, treats others with respect and consideration, and upholds organizational values.

Education/Experience: Education requirements vary based on the teaching assignment. Degree must be from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the USDOE Instructors teaching upper division courses must hold a graduate degree or a bachelor degree and related professional certifications. Instructors teaching upper division General Education courses must hold a graduate degree with appropriate college coursework in the subject being taught. A graduate degree is preferred for all other positions. Lower division instructors should hold a bachelor degree except in field where bachelor degrees are not typically available. Instructors should have a minimum of three years documented work experience in the area of instruction.

Language Ability: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

Math Ability: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and research Internet software and prefer working knowledge of CampusVue.

Work Environment and Physical Demands: The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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