Employment Opportunities at LPH

1) Director, Clemson Veterinary Diagnostic Center (CVDC)  (Deadline: November 1, 2018)
2) Receiving Triage Leader  (Deadline: October 23, 2018)


Job Title: Director, Clemson Veterinary Diagnostic Center (CVDC)
Job ID:  103434
Location: Livestock/Poultry/Health (Columbia, SC)
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

JOB SUMMARY:

Performs a variety of professional and scientific activities in determining the relevant, accurate and timely diagnoses of veterinary and zoonotic diseases. Performs customer service, satisfaction and revenue generation oversight.  Directs the daily operations of Clemson Veterinary Diagnostic Center (CVDC) and manages section heads. Performs strategic planning for CVDC. Performs other duties as assigned.

JOB DUTIES:

1. Examinations and Evaluations: Performs necropsy examinations and complex histopathological evaluations of tissues and specimens derived from all species of livestock, including poultry, domestic and wild animals. Requests and interprets results of laboratory diagnostic tests. Assimilates information from various sources to derive diagnoses.  Prepares reports of results, diagnoses, and recommendations that are delivered in a timely manner through the LIMS E/50%

2. Management: Perform administrative duties and management as required for efficient operation of CVDC, including budget, personnel needs and evaluation, supplies and equipment needs, and procurement.  Works to increase revenue streams through services. Conducts and collaborates on projects to enhance the economic viability of the lab. Serve as lead contact with accrediting body on matters of accreditation E/30%

3. Quality Control: Ensure operation of an effective Quality System at CVDC in coordination with the Quality Manager. E/10%

4. Collaboration and Personal Development: Communicates with all clients and other memebers of the public relative to diseases affecting animals and zoonotic diseases. Participates in organizations, committees, seminars and conferences.  Studies relevant literature to maintain current knowledge of emerging and infectious diseases, diagnostic methodologies and new technologies. E/10%

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Applicants must possess a DVM or equivalent degree from a AVMA accredited veterinary college, or through the AVMA Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates; have minimum of 3 years experience in diagnostic veterinary medicine; and board eligible in Anatomic Pathology by ACVP. Board certification in anatomic pathology by ACVP; administrative experience as Section Head, Assistant Lab Director or Lab Director; and possessing Masters and/or Doctoral degrees in relevant academic areas are preferred qualifications.       

WORK SCHEDULE: Standard Hrs: 37.5;  Salary is commensurate with credentials and experience.

JOB LOCATION: This position is located at Livestock Poultry Health, Columbia, SC.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:

This job requires a high degree of training in the specialty field of veterinary pathology that can be gained by residency pathology programs, veterinary college education and practice experience. The employee should be proficient in performing post mortem examinations of livestock, evaluating tissues histologically, and assimilating data and ancillary information to derive relevant and accurate diagnoses.  The employee should be able to propose, plan, and execute funded research regularly. Verbal and written communication skills must be excellent.

The employee works in a laboratory operating under BSL-2 guidelines including requiring personal protective wear, in an environment that contains infectious agents.  Minor lifting and physical dexterity with necropsy equipment is required.  Occasional travel overnight to attend training and meetings is also required. Subject to emergency duty as requested by State Vet.

HOW TO APPLY:

To ensure full consideration please submit on-line job application by November 1, 2018 at http://www.clemson.edu/employment/prospective/findjobs.html  Position will remain open until filled.  Please direct questions regarding this position to Dr. Boyd Parr, bparr@clemson.edu or Dr. Joe Hill, jeh4@clemson.edu or by phone 803/788-2260.

CLOSING STATEMENT:

Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.


Job Title: Receiving Triage Leader
Job ID: 103581
Location: Livestock Poultry Health – Columbia, SC
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

JOB SUMMARY:
Manages laboratory receiving and accessioning duties and sample distribution. Provides reserve support throughout the lab and performs other duties as assigned.

JOB DUTIES:
40% - Essential - Sample Receipt, information collection and sample distribution: Receives and triages submissions of diagnostic samples from animals and other deliveries of a variety of types for CVDC from referring veterinarians, producers, other state agencies and the general public. Ensures proper handling, labeling, storage, and distribution of appropriate to type and intended purpose. Maintains chain of custody on all legal specimens. Collects a complete history from customers.

20% - Essential - Data Management:

Inputs and reviews data entered into the USALIMS for supporting specimen data and tests correctly, accurately, and in a timely fashion for other departments to complete their work.

20% - Essential - Compliance:

Complies with all policies and performs activities required under the laboratory quality program as they pertain to assigned duties and responsibilities. Assists the technical, professional and administrative staff in support of quality program activities throughout the laboratory.

10% - Essential - Customer Service:

Provides support to the laboratory technical and professional staff by ensuring clients are greeted and served in a timely manner. Receives incoming samples and assigns case numbers. Assesses and collects laboratory fees from clients.

10% - Essential - Laboratory support:

Maintains orderly, clean and safe laboratory working conditions. Maintains samples in secure and appropriate conditions until transferred to support labs. Assists with media preparation and performs other back-up duties in serology, parasitology, food microbiology and quality assurance.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
An associate degree or equivalent technical training in electronics technology, biology or the natural sciences and work experience in a laboratory environment; or a high school diploma and journey-level work experience in a laboratory environment.         

PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS:
Associate's Degree - with related training in medical, scientific or tech fields

RESPONSIBILITIES

JOB KNOWLEDGE:
Firm Job Knowledge - Firm working knowledge of concepts, practices and procedures and ability to use in varied situations

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Acts as Lead - Acts as a Lead by guiding the work of others who perform essentially the same work.

BUDGETARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
No Budget Responsibilities - No fiscal responsibility for the department's budget.

WORK SCHEDULE:  Standard Hrs: 37.5;  Band: 05 ($ 32,838.00 - $ 60,760.00)

JOB LOCATION: Columbia, SC (500 Clemson Rd, Columbia, SC 29229)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: October 23, 2018

HOW TO APPLY:

To ensure full consideration please submit on-line job application by October 23, 2018 at http://www.clemson.edu/employment/prospective/findjobs.html  Position will remain open until filled.  Please direct questions regarding this position to Dr. Joe Hill, jeh4@clemson.edu or by phone 803/788-2260.

CLOSING STATEMENT:
Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.