Under the supervision of a mentor, the Veterinary Technician I in DICTC assists in the provision of clinical support to veterinarians in the delivery and instruction of primary patient care, anesthesia services, and imaging services. Facilitates faculty instruction of professional DVM curriculum veterinary medical students with an emphasis on clinical techniques, specifically anesthesia related techniques. May participate in providing emergency duty coverage for all areas of the hospital (large, small, DICTC), 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 any equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.
No experience required.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Basic computing skills.
Ability to safely operate equipment used in the DICTC.
Ability to communicate effectively and positively at all levels within the DICTC and the Veterinary Medicine Teaching Hospital.
Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others.
May participate in emergency duty coverage during veterinary student absences and for holidays.
May be required to working alternate shifts, some overtime, holidays, weekends, or on-call duty.
May require working different shifts and participating in On call coverage.
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.
Ability to perform light to medium lifting.
Preferred Education and Experience:
Specialty training in anesthesia, MRI, CT, Radiation Therapy or related area.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Strong computer background and animal handling skills.
General understanding of equipment used in a veterinary medical teaching hospital preferred.
Preferred Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations:
LVT or RVT, Veterinary Technician Specialist (VTS) in Academy of Veterinary Technician Anesthetists (AVTA), or Academy of Veterinary Emergency and Critical care Technicians (AVECCT).
Salary: $13.01 to $16.72 per hour.
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. 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 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. Cross trains between large, small, and DICTC animal hospitals.
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 DICTC and Tomotherapy scheduling system. 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.
Learns the modalities located in the DICTC, to potentially serve as a backup in the areas. Assists in potential research projects that occur in the DICTC.
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.
Performs other duties as assigned.
emonstrates mastery of Anesthesia Skills Test I within six months of obtaining position. Remains current with safety classes, rabies prophylaxis, and Licensure Radiation/MRI safety Infection Control Aseptic Technique Rabies prophylaxis Maintain certification or licensure where appropriate.
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