Job Details

Madison Area Technical College
  • Position Number: 2013474
  • Location: Madison, WI
  • Position Type: Agriculture - Veterinary Medicine

Part-time Senior Lab Coordinator-Veterinary Technician Program, Limited-term Employment

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Job Posting Date:
October 16, 2020

Application Deadline:

Salary Information:
$22.69 - $27.80

School of Health Science_PSRP & PT Faculty

Job Description:

Madison College is now accepting applications to join our dynamic School of Health Education team. We are seeking a person who is detail oriented, organized, and dedicated to provide high-quality responsive services to our students. If you are interested in making a difference for our students, staff and visitors at Madison College, apply now!

Madison College's dedication to promoting equity, inclusion and diversity is reflected in our Mission, Vision, and Values. Hiring an inclusive workforce that mirrors our student population is more than just a commitment at Madison Collegeit is the foundation of what we are striving to do. Come be part of our great team!

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS/DEADLINE: resume. Failure to submit this document by the first review date will result in the disqualification of your application. This position will be open until filled, with a first review date of October 28, 2020, at 11:59 pm. After this date, the recruitment may close without further notice. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

This is a part-time, non-exempt, 25 hours per week, 36 weeks per year position. Working hours may vary by semester starting from 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Monday - Friday.

This is a limited-term employment opportunity through December 31, 2021, with a renewable agreement based upon performance.


This position assists the instructor in laboratory sections of the Veterinary Technician (VT) Program. This position provides instructions to student and coordinates the operations of an assigned lab. Responsibilities may include managing the usage of laboratory equipment and media to meet student and faculty needs; assisting faculty in developing laboratory assignments; coordinating and assisting students in lab exercises in accordance with the rules and regulations of the animal welfare act; supervising students; offering supplemental instruction to students; assisting in laboratory set-up and clean-up; preparing and revising laboratory operation manuals; and maintaining relationships with other VT staff.

This position reports to the Associate Dean of the School of Health Education and receives work assignments from the instructor of record and/or faculty program director.


The following duties are typically expected of this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all- inclusive. Other duties may be required and/or assigned.

1. Provides guidance/assistance to students in assigned program courses.

2. Advises students of appropriate methods of laboratory procedures and basic nursing skills.

3. Coordinates use of animals to comply with course Animal Care & Use protocols.

4. Provides individual and group instructional assistance in surgical nursing skills: patient preparation, aseptic technique, recovery procedures, post-surgical care and dentistry.

5. Provides individual and group instructional assistance in handling and restraint, collection of specimens, methods of treatment, sedation, nursing skills and radiology techniques in companion animals.

6. Provides individual and group instructional assistance in clinical pathology sample collection, preparation, evaluation, and diagnostic testing.

7. Under direct supervision of a veterinarian, supervises students in anesthetizing and monitoring the recovery of various animal species.

8. Provides individual and group instructional assistance in handling and restraint, collection of specimens, methods of treatment, anesthesia, sexing, identification methods, humane euthanasia procedures and necropsy of laboratory animals.

9. Provides assistance to instructor in development, set-up/clean-up, administration and grading of quizzes and exams.

10. Monitors student performance of specific tasks in order to evaluate skill levels and provide instructors with advisory grades for assigned skills.

11. Performs set-up/clean-up of lab supplies and equipment, including maintenance of any equipment used during lab.

12. Provides consultation and/or clarification of course material for students.

13. Coordinates with lab assistant in assembling materials/supplies needed for labs.


1. Ability to establish and maintain a flexible work schedule, which is responsive to varying demands.

2. Skill in dealing tactfully and effectively with staff and the public.

3. Ability to lift, pull and/or move animals and heavy objects weighing up to 50 pounds.

4. Demonstrated knowledge of identification, function, operation, and care, cleaning and maintenance of surgical instruments and equipment.

5. Working knowledge of common anesthetic agents used for animal anesthesia, including a variety of inhalation anesthesia machines.

6. Working knowledge of manual and automated hematology, serology, clinical chemistry, urinalysis, parasitology, microbiology and cytology.

7. Working knowledge of clinical pathology instrumentation.

8. Thorough knowledge of animal husbandry, restraint, treatment procedures and techniques, nutrition and preventative medicine in a variety of animal species.

9. Ability to respond quickly and appropriately to emergency situations (human or animal).

10. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with students, staff and the general public.

11. Demonstrated skill in communications and human relations with populations having diverse socio-economic and racial backgrounds.

12. American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) certification preferred.


1. Associate Degree from an accredited institution or American Veterinary Medical Association (AWMA) in Veterinary Technology/Veterinary Technician.

2. Three (3) years (6,000 hours) of directly related work experience as a veterinary technician.

3. Certification as a Veterinary Technician in the State of Wisconsin (applicants who are not certified must be certified within the probationary period).

If you are experiencing application issues please contact the HR hotline, (608) 246-6900.

Madison Area Technical College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs or activities. Madison College will not tolerate racism or harassment of any kind. We will provide an educational environment that preserves the safety and dignity of our students, staff and faculty. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Rosemary Buschhaus, J.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Vice President, Human Resources, 1701 Wright St Madison, WI 53704 (608) 246-6900

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