Supervise daily operations ensuring the facility's compliance with local, state and federal regulations and compliance with the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals. Schedule animal technicians and monitor workload to ensure all work is equally distributed as evenly as possible. Participate in IACUC, USDA and AAALAC reviews of the vivarium. Participate in developing policies, procedures and innovative techniques for the Veterinary Services Division and assist in developing annual budget, per diem rates and future strategic planning.
Prepare and administer employee annual evaluations. Provide training to new employees ensuring quality animal care and husbandry is provided to the animals in our stewardship. Make job requirements and goals for each position clear to employees and provide sufficient training to achieve the desired level of competency; document evidence of competence on a continuing basis. Participate in the selection and interviewing of laboratory animal technicians.
Using time efficiently and productively; prioritizing multiple tasks properly to meet deadlines; recognizing time constraints and adjusting work schedule to address them.
·Coaching and Development
Accurately assessing others' strengths and developmental needs; giving informative and constructive feedback in a manner that enhances others' motivation; providing challenging assignments and opportunities for development; helping others overcome setback
·Selection and Staffing
Identifying skills necessary to successfully perform jobs; recruiting, evaluating, and selecting the most qualified candidates for jobs; assessing current and future staffing needs based on organizational goals and budget realities
Successfully identifying, confronting, defusing and resolving interpersonal conflicts and disagreements in a positive and constructive manner; building consensus among others with very different perspectives
Understanding and showing respect and appreciation for the uniqueness of all individuals; leveraging differences in others' perspectives and ideas; appreciating cultural differences and adjusting one's approach to successfully integrate with others who are different from oneself
Setting the stage for constructive relationships by being accessible, approachable, and interpersonally engaged; developing and sustaining meaningful and productive bonds with others based on mutual respect
Demonstrated leadership and management skills
Taking responsibility for one's actions and work; accepting the consequences of one's behavior; admitting mistakes
Being open to change and considerable variety in work activities; effortlessly adjusting to new or changing situations and unexpected events; altering one's approach to tasks and projects with minimal loss of efficiency
Strong organizational and project management skills to handle projects independently.
Demonstrates an independent work initiative, sound judgment, diplomacy, tact and professional demeanor
Prioritization and time-management skills sufficient to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
Working hard to conscientiously and thoroughly complete work; pushing oneself to successfully continue working on a task in the face of obstacles or setbacks; working continuously and intensely over long periods of time
·Analysis - Basic
Analytical ability sufficient to evaluate data, make judgments and recommendations
Ability to ensure that work areas are organized and present a safe, accessible, effective and efficient environment for employees, patients and families; ability and motivation to attend required Cincinnati Children's safety training sessions and apply lessons learned
·Communication - Advanced
Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
Knowledge of all facility species and willingness to further education. Seek AALAS certification.