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Adjunct Instructor – Vet Tech Externship Evaluator

Position Summary:

The Adjunct Instructor – Externship Evaluator will be working closely with Veterinary Technician Students while they are performing their required clinical externships. They will assist in course instruction and student feedback in the Veterinary Technician Program as directed by the Clinical Coordinator and the department manager.  Some work with Veterinary Assistant externship students may also be required. The ideal candidate will be able to will be able to pick up materials for grading at the Scranton, PA office as needed. 

Essential Job Functions:

  • Objectively and accurately evaluate externship (clinical) skills according to established grading rubric and guidelines
  • Provide clear and effective feedback to students within established time frames
    •  Veterinary Technician – 5 days
    •  Veterinary Assistant – 48 hrs. ideal, 5 days maximum
  •  All comments made in progress report/feedback document should provide effective feedback to the externship students and should carefully follow grading criteria
  • Complete the necessary steps to ensure that externship grades are properly recorded. 

The expectations of all evaluators are:

  • They will upload a new progress report each time they grade skills.
  •  All student feedback will be placed on the progress report
  • The Evaluator’s Excel sheet will be updated each time they grade skills.
  • Evaluators will respond to student’s questions via their Penn Foster email address in a timely manner
  • Work closely with the Clinical Coordinator with any potential externship student problems
  •  Provide regular updates to the Clinical Coordinator regarding externship student progress

Education: Must possess an Associate Degree from an AVMA accredited Veterinary Technician Program AND must be a Credentialed (licensed/registered) Veterinary Technician (LVT, RVT, CVT).

Experience:  Minimum of 2 years working as a Veterinary Technician is required.  Prior teaching experience preferred.

Computer Skills: Strong computer skills and access to a reliable computer and internet is essential

Other Requirements:
• Must have strong written and verbal communication skills
• Must have strong time management skills and be able to work with strict deadlines
• Should be able to travel to Scranton, PA office as needed for training and to pick up required work
• Incumbent has authority to make grading decisions within established precedents or well-defined policy with regular direction from the full time instructional staff.

About Us:

Through the power of education, Penn Foster helps tens of thousands of students each year gain the knowledge, the skills, and the confidence to help them on their paths toward career and life success. Our mission is to enhance the lives of our students and clients through the acquisition of knowledge, skills, and credentials that can help them work toward their goals of advancing in their chosen field, starting a new career, or pursuing lifelong learning.

What We Offer:
We offer a competitive base salary plus a robust benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, flexible spending, generous paid time off, paid charity days, parking & commuter benefits, a 401K with a company match, plus free access to all of our online programs.



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