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NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY
HUMAN RESOURCES SERVICES

POSITION CLASSIFICATION DESCRIPTION


Position Classification Title: Vet Lab Specialist,Inter
Position Classification Code: U4038
Job Family: NMDA
Pay Level: 07
Exempt Status: Non-exempt
This description is intended to describe the general nature of the work being performed. It is not intended to be a complete list of specific duties of any particular position. Duties, responsibilities and bargaining unit eligibility may vary based on the specific tasks assigned to the position.
Purpose of Classification:
Under general supervision. Coordinates, oversees, and/or performs a wide variety of specialized support activities in a veterinary diagnostic laboratory setting. Provides and coordinates staff and office support. Assignments may be confidential in nature. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: providing liaison to external entities within the focused program initiative for an identified client-oriented operational entity; assisting in the resolution of complex and/or confidential administrative matters; tracking of documentation and/or automated processes; ensuring accurate and timely test results reporting, and entry of results and billing charges into an electronic laboratory information management system (LIMS);
Standard Duties:
Oversees and administers day-to-day activities related to veterinary laboratory support activities. Maintains effective liaison with local, state, and federal animal regulatory agencies as well as veterinary laboratory clientele; represents the department and University with respect to program activities. Identifies quality concerns and recommends solutions, including participation in development of standard operating procedures related to assigned duties, in addition to objectives for the unit and recommendations for methods and procedures to enhance operations as appropriate. Provides identification, assessment, and problem-solving on a range of issues to include but not limited to case submissions, investigation of questionable test results, and coordination with subcontracting referral laboratories. Monitors case submissions to ensure that all tests are performed and results are received in a timely manner; ensures entry and completion of results reports within the LIMS for distribution to clientele, including accurate business process charges for timely and accurate billing processing. Ensures files and records maintained in compliance with various member-accreditation and state retention policies. Completes documentation needed to support testing procedures including equipment logbooks, inventory forms, and data capture forms required to maintain laboratory records and other management systems as appropriate. Leads and guides support staff, student employees, and/or interns which may include work allocation, training, and guidance enforcement of internal procedures and problem resolution as appropriate. Assist in other areas of the laboratory according to established procedures as needed including proficiency in safe and accurate handling, receipt, and documentation of animal diagnostic specimens, greeting and directing visitors, and dealing with administrative problems and inquiries as appropriate. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
University and department policies and procedures; principles and practices of organization and administration. Knowledge of protocols specific to diagnostic laboratory environment. Use of quality management system and knowledge of QA/QC procedures. Knowledge of supplies, equipment, and/or services ordering and inventory control. Knowledge of planning and scheduling techniques. Knowledge of office management principles and procedures. Knowledge of general business principles and/or procedures.
Short- and long-term range planning. Strong interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community. Records maintenance skills. Database management skills. Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities. Use of personal computers to include word processing and/or data entry skills, including electronic laboratory management information system (LIMS).
Ability to create, compose, and edit written materials. Develop and maintain effective working relationships. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Maintain accurate and orderly records and manage computer files. Organize and direct several activities. Perform detailed work. Ability to develop and maintain recordkeeping systems and procedures.
Minimum Qualifications:
   Education- Associate degree
   Experience- Three (3) year’s experience related to the standard duties as outlined
   Equivalency- Any equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience as approved by Human Resource Services. Completion of a post-secondary degree or certificate may substitute for years of experience.
   Certifications/License-
   Departmental Requirements-
   Special Requirements-