The Veterinary Technician I in Small Animal Fluid Ward administers treatments to animals admitted to the Veterinary Medical Teaching hospital under the supervision of the faculty; provides clinical assistance to the clinicians, residents and interns; instructs veterinary students in proper clinical technique supporting patient care; and maintains a sanitary and functionally well organized service within the Veterinary Teaching Hospital.
Required Education and Experience:
Associate s degree in veterinary technology, biomedical science, animal science or any equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.
No experience required.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Basic computer skills.
General understanding of equipment used in a veterinary medical teaching hospital.
May require working alternate shifts, holidays, weekends, or on-call duty .
Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others.
No inhibiting allergies to animals, hay, or dust.
Able to lift heavy loads.
Persons in this position are considered essential when the University declares an emergency, campus closure, class cancellations, etc., and are therefore required to report to work and remain on duty unless/until relieved by the direct supervisor.
Preferred Education and Experience:
One year experience in a veterinary medical setting.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Working knowledge of veterinary equipment used within a veterinary teaching hospital such as anesthetic machines, fluid pumps, blood gas analyzers, oscilloscopes, defibrillators, nebulizers, and endoscopic equipment.
Certification as a Registered Veterinary Technician. Veterinary Technician Specialist (VTS)certification in Emergency and Critical Care, Anesthesia, or Internal Medicine.
Salary: $13.01 - $16.72
Monday â“ Thursday 3:00 pm â“ 1:00 am.
Monitors physical and medical condition of Fluid Ward patients. Administers patient medications as directed by the clinician. Monitors fluid therapy. Performs pain score assessments. Feeds patients according to clinician s orders. Maintains clean and sanitary patient environment. Performs other routine tasks involved in daily patient care, as directed by the clinician.
Places and maintains IV catheters. Places urinary catheters. Places and maintains bandages. Performs wound management.
Records data regarding patient s physical and medical status. Records all medications administered. Records fluid types and volumes administered. Records information regarding urine output, mentation, appetite, and other parameters as needed. Records changes in the medical orders, as directed by the clinician. Captures fees and inputs fees into the VMIS system.
Maintains inventory and replenishes stock. Performs service and maintenance of equipment. Provides support to other services within the VMTH. Provides oversight and instruction of students. Provides care to patients housed in Isolation. Remains current with safety classes, rabies prophylaxis, and licensure; Radiation safety; Infection control; Aseptic technique. Maintains certification or licensure where appropriate. Participates in clinical and basic research programs as needed . Assists in clinical research efforts to include record-keeping and data management.
Performs laboratory tests (NOVA, glucose level, lactate, PCV/TS, and blood typing). Assists clinicians and students with laboratory sample collection.
Performs CPCR and defibrillation. Provides oxygen therapy.
Participates in continuing education seminars. Participates in laboratory instruction and instruction of the clinical skills lab.
Performs other duties as assigned.
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Internal Number: R-002280
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