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Job ID: 202114

Technician Supervisor- Specialty Services
Tufts University

Date Posted Dec. 23, 2022
Title Technician Supervisor- Specialty Services
University Tufts University
Medford, MA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Pharmacology
    Veterinary Medicine - General

The Henry and Lois Hospital for Small Animals provides 24 hour care for pets 365 days of the year. Since 1979, we have offered high quality medical care, consultation, referral and emergency veterinary services for the care of dogs, cats and exotic pets. In addition, the hospital creates a positive learning experience for Tufts Cummings School Veterinary Medicine (TCSVM) students and veterinary technician students regarding small animal medicine and specialty services [ i.e., Cardiology, Dermatology, neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, ZCAM (Exotics)] and supports the training of Small Animal Medicine/Specialty service residents, interns and technicians.

What You'll Do
The Veterinary Technician Supervisor, Specialty Services oversees an integrated clinical care team to provide high quality nursing care to outpatients. The Veterinary Technician Supervisor utilizes exceptional verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills to provide coaching and mentorship to all team member. The Veterinary Technician Supervisor engenders a spirit of collegiality, collaboration, and teamwork both within the section and throughout the hospital. In addition, the Veterinary Technician Supervisor oversees the educational experience of the veterinary students on each rotation.

What We're Looking For

Basic Requirements:

  • Associates Degree or equivalent plus 5 years related work experience
  • CVT in good standing
  • Demonstrated leadership skills, conflict resolution and resourcefulness
  • Ability to effectively manage personal responsibilities as well as resources of multiple services
  • Demonstrated ability to provide exceptional service to both internal and external customers
  • Able to work well independently as well as part of a team.
  • Highly motivated, enthusiastic self-starter with a professional attitude.
  • Ability to work in a busy, stressful environment with diverse personalities while maintaining a calm, professional demeanor.
  • Fundamental understanding of Human Resource principles, practices and regulations
  • Comprehensive understanding of medical terminology and veterinary pharmacology
  • Required technical skills include: IV catheterization, phlebotomy, dosage calculations, fluid therapy
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Hospital Based programs
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. with or without accommodation

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5 or more years experienced in a busy, fast-paced veterinary hospital
  • Previous veterinary technician supervisory experience
  • Experience in a Specialty Hospital or Academic Hospital
  • VTS level or VTS tracking technician
  • Exotic animal handling skills


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