The Veterinary Anesthesia Technician II, under the supervision Veterinary Technician III or higher, assists in the provision of clinical support to veterinarians in the delivery and instruction of primary patient care and anesthesia services. Facilitates faculty instruction of professional DVM curriculum veterinary medical students with an emphasis on clinical techniques, specifically anesthesia related techniques. Participates in providing emergency duty coverage, both primary and back up, on a routine basis as well as when students are absent and during holidays. Assists faculty veterinarians in the conduct of clinical research, to include animal nursing care, record keeping, etc.
Required Education and Experience:
Associate s degree in veterinary technology, biomedical science, animal science or a related area, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Four years of technical experience in veterinary medicine, anesthesia, or related field.
Required Knowledge and Skills:
Basic computer skills. Understanding of equipment used in a veterinary medical teaching hospital preferred. Ability to perform heavy lifting.
Strong animal handling skills. Ability to communicate effectively and positively at all levels within the anesthesia service and the Veterinary Medicine Teaching Hospital.
Must be able to work within time constraints and in crisis situations. Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others.
Required Licenses, Certifications and Registrations:
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. Requires working different shifts and participating in On-Call coverage. Participates in emergency duty coverage during veterinary student absences and for holidays. May be required to work some overtime, holidays, and weekends.
Anticipated shift will be 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Preferred Education and Experience:
Bachelors degree in veterinary technology, biomedical science, animal science, or a related area.
Specialty training in anesthesia or related area.
Preferred Knowledge and Skills:
Strong computer background.
Preferred Licenses, Certifications and Registrations:
Licensed Veterinary Technician, Veterinary Technician Specialist (VTS) in Academy of Veterinary Technician Anesthetists (AVTA), or Academy of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Technicians (AVECCT).
Remains current with safety classes, rabies prophylaxis, and Licensure Radiation/MRI safety Infection Control Aseptic Technique Rabies prophylaxis Maintain certification or licensure where appropriate.
Hourly Rate: $16.04 - 20.61
Assists faculty, residents, interns, and students with patient care. Facilitates the instruction of professional curriculum veterinary medical students with an emphasis on clinical anesthesia techniques. Instructs and assists veterinary students in designing anesthetic protocols. Assists students in inducing and maintaining anesthesia in a variety of animal species.
Performs and assists students in simple catheterization techniques, and the administration of pre-medicants, induction agents, inhalant anesthetics and appropriate analgesics. Assists students and/or staff in preparing patients for surgical procedures to include proper clipping and aseptic surgical site preparation. Monitors or assists students in monitoring anesthetized patients. Monitors or assists students in proper anesthesia recovery techniques. Assists with critical and intensive nursing care or life sustaining emergency care as needed. Provides physical restraint for safe handling of multiple species of patient animals. Assists the DICTC anesthesia department if needed. Assists in training of and acts as mentor to newly hired Veterinary Anesthesia Technician I.
Ensures that all charges generated from Anesthesia Services are captured and correctly entered into the hospital information system (VMIS). Ensures that all controlled substances used in the Anesthesia Service are properly documented and accounted for. Assists with organizing and maintaining the Anesthesia Service scheduling system and serve as the main scheduler. Ensures anesthetic cases are worked up, approved in a timely manner by the anesthesiologist and supplies needed are pulled and locked in cubex until the case begins. Reviews anesthetic records and pharmacy slips for accuracy and completeness
. Records or assists students in recording the patient s physiological data and all medications given on Anesthesia Records. Reviews anesthetic records and pharmacy record for accuracy and completeness. Records or assists students in recording the patient s physiological data and all medications given on Anesthesia Records.
Provides emergency Anesthesia call in the clinic with supervision.
Ensures that the proper equipment is available to facilitate patient safety. Maintains and operates point of care laboratory equipment. Maintains and operates patient monitoring equipment. Arranges for Anesthesia Service equipment maintenance when necessary.
Maintains a sanitary and well-organized service area. Restocks supplies, drugs, and solutions. Cleans and repackages items for sterilization specific to the service area. Completes assigned duties in a timely manner. Performs other duties as assigned.
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Internal Number: R-002475
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