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Come join the team at the College of Veterinarians of British Columbia

The mandate of the College of Veterinarians of British Columbia (CVBC) is to ensure that the public and animals of B.C. are served by a competent and ethical profession. To do this the CVBC must set and enforce standards of practice and conduct that apply to all veterinarians in B.C.

Employment Type:  One year term with the potential for permanent                                                    Compensation:  Based on Experience                                                                                                                      Location:  CVBC Office – Richmond, BC                                                                                                                  Benefits:  Opportunity for some work from home, dental and health care benefits, parking at the office                Qualifications:  Registered Veterinary Technician                                                                                                        Hours of Work:  Monday to Friday, 8 hours a day, overtime may be required (with time off in lieu)                          Posting Closes:  October 22, 2021, 4:00 p.m.                                                                                                                Please Submit Application with the Email Heading “PFA INSPECTOR APPLICATION” to:  feedback@cvbc.ca

 
JOB DESCRIPTION

Position Title                                                 Practice Facility Accreditation Inspector                                      Supervisor                                                     Staff Veterinarian

 
PURPOSE

Conduct accreditation inspections of all veterinary facilities throughout the province of British Columbia as per the Accreditation Standards in Schedule D of the CVBC Bylaws. Receives work assignments from and submits inspection reports to the Staff Veterinarian.

 
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Inspections and Planning

  • Set inspection schedule for facilities that are new, moving or adding/upgrading to the existing facility or practice scope, as well as re-accreditation inspections of existing facilities
  • Schedule inspections with facilities
  • Conduct inspections, either virtually or in person, in accordance with Part 3 of the Bylaws and Policies of the Practice Facility Accreditation Committee (PFAC)
  • Ensure facilities are in compliance with Schedule D – Accreditation Standards and associated Professional Practice Standards of the CVBC Bylaws;  includes evaluation of patient confinement and accommodation, examination and treatment areas, laboratory and pathology area, diagnostic imaging area (including compliance with relevant safety standards), pharmacy area, anesthesia area, surgery area, dentistry area, mobile/ambulatory capabilities, emergency facilities, and compliance with the standard and guidelines for responsible use of complementary and integrative medicine
  • Ensure medical records, dental charting, anesthetic monitoring charts, and radiology logs meet the Standards and provide feedback for improvement to the Designated Registrant and staff
  • Review and provide feedback on management and disposal of controlled drugs in accordance with Health Canada Guidelines, and CVBC’s Bylaws and Standards
  • Prepare and submit the inspector’s report

Communicating and Reporting

  • Liaise with the Staff Veterinarian, Facilities Department Staff, Deputy Registrar, and Accreditation Committee concerning inspection results
  • Accurately complete and submit all forms and required documentation within specified timelines
  • Review post-inspections submissions and provide feedback to registrants
  • Attend and participate in Inspector Team Meetings held bi-weekly
  • Attend and participate in Accreditation Committee meetings to discuss issues and facility deficiencies identified during inspections
  • Participate in the review of accreditation decisions with Council if required
  • Training or advising other inspectors
  • Provide input on development or amendment of relevant Standards and Bylaws
  • Other services as required within the scope of expertise of the individual and upon agreement with the CVBC

Professional Development

  • Continuously develop knowledge and understanding of the Schedule D Accreditation Standards through reading CVBC communications and legislative documents
  • Participate in any CVBC training or workshops
 
CONFIDENTIALITY

Involved in accessing, reviewing, and working with confidential registrant information and medical records.

WORKING WITH OTHERS

Internal – CVBC Staff

    1. Accountability – Staff Veterinarian, Deputy Registrar, Registrar, PFAC
    2. Supervisory – none
    3. Exchange of Information – Staff Veterinarian, Deputy Registrar, Registrar, Facilities Coordinator/Assistant, PFAC

External

    1. Veterinarians and their staff and general public
KEY COMPETENCIES (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)
    1. Familiarity and experience with facility inspection processes or related experience
    2. Understanding of legislation (acts, regulations, bylaws, standards, and policies) associated with facility inspections
    3. Exceptional communication skills
    4. Attention to detail and excellent documentation and reporting experience
    5. Computer skills
    6. Excellent time management
    7. Possess a valid driver’s license and have your own reliable vehicle