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Pathology and Professional Veterinary Services Section Head

Employer
Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
Location
Madison, Wisconsin, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Oct 15, 2021

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Sector
Academic / Research
Field
Informatics / GIS
Discipline
GIS
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Job Description
55% COORDINATION & MANAGEMENT OF PATHOLOGY SCIENCES AND PROFESSIONAL VETERINARY SERVICES PERSONNEL AND FUNCTION AS A DIAGNOSTIC PATHOLOGIST

This Section Head position is responsible for the oversight, management, and mentoring of professional veterinary staff that includes diagnostic pathologists and client services veterinarians. This position is also responsible for the Pathology Sciences staff, which includes a Pathology Sciences Supervisor who supervises necropsy technical staff, histology, and transmissible spongiform encephalopathy (TSE) diagnostics. Provide oversight and management of resources necessary for gross pathology, biopsy tissue microscopy, toxicology of pathogens and/or diseases of domestic livestock, wildlife, and companion animals. Prioritize the initiation or development of new technologies or test procedures.

Management of section personnel includes staff development and training, performance evaluations, necropsy floor work schedules including the management of the Madison and Barron necropsy and biopsy services, recruitment, evaluation of equipment purchases, policy development and expectations, and cost analysis of test procedures. Monitor caseload to develop strategic plans for staffing, expansion or contraction of services. Coordinate the efforts of pathologists, histology preparation, necropsy staff, toxicology, ancillary laboratory services, TSE/IHC slide reading interpretation coordination, and generation of reports that meet customer needs. Direct the Environmental Monitoring program for necropsy, including swab sites, establishing sentinel organisms, cleaning and disinfection protocols.

Ensure reliable and timely diagnostic testing results within our robust quality system and the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (AAVLD) Accreditation. Cross section collaboration is important for day-to-day operations and to foster a strong team-based mentality and culture. Collaboration is also important for staff between the Madison and Barron laboratories.
Client communication is of high importance for exceptional customer service and maintenance of our outstanding reputation for quality and as a valued partner to Wisconsin veterinarians, public health, and the agricultural industries.

Participate in a regular rotation, with minimum service of 1 day per month, as a diagnostic pathologist responsible for gross necropsy, microscopic examination of tissue sections, identification of cases needing additional or more sophisticated test procedures, investigation of forensic or medical/legal cases, and identification of potential foreign or reportable disease. Generate accurate and timely case reports. Provide consultative and interpretive services to practicing veterinarians. Identify case material of value to teaching and research activities of WVDL personnel and SVM faculty.

20% LEADERSHIP AND SCHOLARLY ACTIVITIES

Act as the National Animal Health Laboratory Network (NAHLN) administrative back-up to the WVDL Director. Maintain day to day operations in the absence of the WVDL Director. Participate as an administrative core team member for strategic and fiscal decisions for the WVDL.

Although the majority of this position is rooted in leadership and management, significant opportunity is available at the WVDL, UW School of Veterinary Medicine, and the UW in general for scholarly activity. These include basic and applied research, teaching and outreach. Publication and involvement in local, national, and international scientific groups is encouraged. These activities are considered for purposes of professional development and satisfaction.

Stakeholder engagement is important with producer groups and agribusiness and this position will collaborate with WVDL team and SVM colleagues to strengthen ties with stakeholders. Coordinate development of applied research within the laboratory and with collaborators at the School of Veterinary Medicine or other UW campuses. Establish goals for publication in referred journals and presentation of information at national meetings.

10% QUALITY ASSURANCE/QUALITY CONTROL

Acknowledge documents, perform document reviews, and write or revise documents as assigned; complete and acknowledge training as required; initiate non-conformances, participate and leads in CAR/PAR activities and problem solve as part of the improvement process; monitor controls for tests performed and maintain quality control records; maintain records for duties assigned.

15% SUPERVISORY QUALITY ASSURANCE/QUALITY CONTROL

Oversee staff training and records of training; review internal and external competency and proficiency programs; review and evaluate quality control (QC) data and test results for completeness and validity; ensure that the QC data is acceptable before approving test results; maintain QC records, lead supervisor and lead workers in their quality duties; facilitate completion of remedial, corrective and preventative actions for the section, including follow up, verification and trending; plan and evaluate test qualification activities. Management and continual process improvement of environmental monitoring program.
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