• Assists Clinicians, clients and patients with receiving, assessment, work-up, discharge, etc., prepares patients for a variety of veterinary medical procedures including preparation for specialty care treatments and services, radiographic procedures, catherizations, venipunctures, vaccinations, anesthesia, administration of medications and treatments, etc. • Will be expected to assist in ICU, ER, Wards, and Urgent Care. • Will be asked to triage patients after clients check into the VMC. • Must be able to restrain and handle animals and/or assist with animal restraint and handling. • With oversight by a DVM, applies clinical job knowledge and competence to diagnosis, treatment, and care. • Provide excellent service to DVM’s and medical team that support quality patient care. • Facilitate open communication and teamwork among clinical care team members (DVM’s students, veterinary technicians, etc.) in support of positive patient outcomes and excellent patient care. • Under the direction of a DVM performs a variety of medical and diagnostic procedures depending upon clinical indications and area of service; may perform intravenous and related therapies. Performs hourly treatment to patients admitted Small Animal Wards and Intensive Care Unit. • Performs triage and assists in care of patients in Emergency Room. • Applies clinical job knowledge and competence to the management of the patient. • Delivers outstanding customer service including (for example) greeting and receiving patients and clients in a caring and courteous manner, answering phone calls promptly, responding to clients, co-workers, and medical staff needs and requests, redirecting calls, etc. • Answers questions and explains or demonstrates procedures and equipment for clients, residents, interns, senior veterinary students, and technician students; assists with teaching labs. • Performs record-keeping tasks related to medical procedures, including recording of: procedures completed, supplies used, patient status, client communications, census information, etc. • Responsible to ensure that all services and supplies are charged for according to hospital fee schedule. • Must adhere to VMC safety and infection control policies and procedures. • Must have the ability to work in a clinical setting. Other Functions • Assists in other service areas; develops skills that are cross functional and uses time efficiently including helping other areas of the hospital. • Maintains a clean environment in hospital area and ensures that these areas are adequately ordered, stocked and that equipment is in working order. • Participates in daily rounds. • Other duties as assigned by Supervisor, Clinician, or Director
Hourly Salary Range: $15.74 to $27.52 USD/hour
The University of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including:
Competitive wages, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave
Low cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
Health care and dependent daycare flexible spending accounts
Excellent retirement plans with employer match
Disability and employer paid life insurance
Wellbeing program with reduced insurance premiums
Tuition reimbursement opportunities covering 75%-100% of eligible tuition
Student loan forgiveness opportunity
Opportunities for growth and promotion
Employee Assistance Program
For more information regarding benefits: https://humanresources.umn.edu/sites/humanresources.umn.edu/files/2018_tcd-cslr-75100-ben-0105-7.pdf
All required qualifications must be documented on application materials.
Minimum/Required Qualifications Graduate of Veterinary Technician or equivalent program, certified as MVMA/MAVT technician or certified eligible which means registered, certified, or licensed in another state and in good standing. At least one year of veterinary technical experience. Ability to act independently with little or no supervision.
Preferred Qualifications/Selection Criteria: Problem solving skills, strong interpersonal skills, knowledge of veterinary medicine terminology, knowledge of proper restraint and handling of large and small animals. A willingness to be flexible to meet patient care needs. Certified technician with certification recognized in Minnesota. Two years of veterinary technical experience preferred. Proficiency with PC and software programs.
Internal Number: 326635
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