Responsible and accountable for managing budget/dollars/resources (staff, vehicles, computers, cell phones, etc.) of any assigned programs in an efficient and accountable manner.
Responsible for ensuring that assigned program areas have operational procedures and processes which result in accountability and compliance with division and department policies and procedures.
Manages and provides diagnostic and consultative services to veterinary practitioners, animal owners and producers, and regulatory officials. Prepares and reviews laboratory reports and assures that data generated from test results are conveyed accurately. Provides rapid notification of reportable disease results to Pathology Section Head and Laboratory Director. Develops a working knowledge of routine laboratory assays and obtains proficiency for testing in assigned area. Maintains working knowledge of the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) and utilizes this tool for case coordination and reporting.
Assists with overall technical, managerial and fiscal operations of the laboratory. Keeps the Pathology Department Head and Laboratory Director informed of all issues of administrative, logistical, diagnostic and regulatory concern. Routinely reviews scientific periodicals and literature for information pertinent to the laboratory, including new techniques that could, if adopted, improve the diagnostic services of the bureau. Undertakes gross anatomical pathology duties on a weekly rotational basis and participates in the case load of animal tissue slides submitted for microscopic examination. Consults with in-house pathologists, professional laboratory staff, as well as the National Veterinary Services Laboratory (NVSL) and university pathologists, to enhance diagnostic skills.
Monitors inventory for supplies, equipment and materials for supervised areas of operation. Ensures adequate supply of time sensitive materials and monitors expiration dates. Ensures that procurement orders are initiated in a timely manner to maintain adequate stock to prevent complete depletion. Ensures equipment and facilities are maintained in an orderly fashion and operated according to proper procedures. Provides a variety of assigned written reports utilizing a personal computer. Maintains data and statistics for assigned areas in a contemporaneous fashion to ensure data is readily available when leadership requests are received.
Serves as head of the Necropsy section:
- a) Oversees the scheduling of other pathologists for the gross examination of carcasses, appropriate collection and distribution of samples for analysis to different sections of the laboratory, as well as to third party laboratories.
- b) Assumes responsibility of the direct supervision of the necropsy diener/animal helper and veterinary pathologist.
- c) Maintains direct communication with the facilities manager to assure appropriate crematory and necropsy maintenance is performed by assigned staff.
- d) Keeps maintenance of equipment at the necropsy room up-to-date, assures appropriate stock of supplies and ensures that gas is maintained in order to preclude disruption of operations of the necropsy room. Prepares worksheets requesting supplies as needed.
In coordination with the Pathology Department’s Quality Assurance (QA) Coordinator and Bureau QA Manager, develops quality assurance procedures and ensures that appropriate quality control methods are followed and maintained. Monitors and resolves sample quality issues and performs testing trouble-shooting and problem solving. Composes Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for necropsy procedures. The incumbent is required to participate in emergency planning and response exercises and/or preparedness for surge outbreaks of classic or foreign animal diseases.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Location/Region: Kissimmee, FL (US - 34741)