The Veterinary Technician Program Director directs the educational activities of the Veterinary Nursing Programs, develops and manages the approved curriculum and design teaching schedule.
Supervise the activities of the veterinary nursing staff. Evaluate the faculty. Prepare teaching assignments.
Determine, establish and implement veterinary nursing department goals.
Consistently monitor student success rates. Implement plan and meet with students to reduce student withdrawals. Maintain an 80% student success rate for all classes taught in the program.
Monitor expenditures and keep to the department budget.
Coordinate and arrange for educational workshops and in services for didactic and clinical faculty. Prepare didactic instruction to include course and lab objectives.
Maintain student grades in accordance with established policies. Prepare final grades at the end of each sequence to update student records and transcripts.
Evaluate the performance of students regarding course objectives and make necessary provisions to meet learning needs.
Visit clinical sites to review and evaluate students’ clinical performance and progress. Coordinate with site supervisors to ensure clinical education is effective.
Develop and maintain a functional curriculum according to approved design. Evaluate course content and review new texts. Collaborate with administration in the design and implementation of the veterinary nursing program.
Maintain all American Veterinary Medical Association records and prepare annual reports. Prepare self study reports for necessary accreditation.
Perform functions of a Veterinary Nursing instructor. Monitor lab competencies and confirm skill levels on checklists.
Plan and conduct department staff and semiannual Advisory Board meetings.
Order supplies and maintain equipment as needed.
The list of essential functions is not exhaustive and may be supplemented.
Baccalaureate degree from an institution accredited by a regional or national accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Graduation from an AVMA accredited Veterinary program recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
Three (3) years of occupational (i.e., practical) experience within the veterinary field and/or three (3) years of teaching experience in the veterinary field.
Licensed doctor of veterinary medicine (DVM) or a credentialed veterinary technician.
Current license, certification or other designation as required by local, state or federal laws to work in the veterinary field.
Leadership or supervisory experience preferred.
Verbal and written communication skills.
Knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other computer skills.
About Pima Medical Institute
Pima Medical Institute, PMI, is a family owned and operated school that has maintained a student-centered philosophy since opening the doors in 1972. The guiding philosophy of the institute is based on the belief that our success as a school is measured by the success of our students. Following the belief that the seeds for future growth must be planted in the classroom, PMI has become one of the leading medical career colleges in the Western United States. PMI takes pride in its unique programs, quality of training, and professional environment that promote a student’s sense of discovery, excellence, and self-worth.
Thousands graduate each year with a Certificate or Degree from PMI, and the majority of those graduates are placed into jobs. PMI is committed to preparing competent medical professionals who can meet the expectations of 21st century employers.