Licensed Veterinary Technician- Companion Animal Nursing Care
September 22, 2018
Ithaca, New York
Located in Ithaca, N.Y., Cornell University is a bold, innovative, inclusive and dynamic teaching and research university where staff, faculty, and students alike are challenged to make an enduring contribution to the betterment of humanity. Cornell University is one of the largest and most diverse institutions in the Ivy League. We are a community of 22,000 students and more than 10,000 faculty and staff members representing more than 80 countries and hundreds of disciplines—global cultures, backgrounds, experiences, perspectives, and ideas. The College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University is recognized internationally as a leader in public health, biomedical research, animal medicine, and veterinary medical education. Ranked consistently as one of the best veterinary colleges in the nation, the College's strength is due to its strategic breadth of focus areas and its depth of expertise in each of those areas; the achievements of its faculty, staff, alumni, and students; and its commitment to diversity and inclusiveness.
Ranked consistently as one of the best veterinary colleges in the nation, the Cornell University Hospital for Animals (CUHA) provides leadership in patient care, education, clinical investigation and scientific innovation. The CUHA is a champion for those wanting to continue to grow professionally and personally. The Nursing Care Units in the Companion Animal Hospital provide around-the-clock nursing care for both critical and non-critical animals.
We are seeking technicians who are energetic, proactive, team focused and have a strong interest in working in a dynamic educational setting that provides a compassionate environment for animals and their families while providing the most advanced care possible. The ideal candidate thrives in a changing environment, is interested in working with a diverse caseload, and wants to work in a place that strongly values professional mentorship of students and fellow veterinary technicians.
Our Nursing Care LVT's provide excellent patient care for all services in the Companion Animal Hospital including Emergency and Critical Care, Surgery, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Cardiology and Neurology. They are responsible for monitoring the patient's health status using a variety of equipment, as well as hands on assessment; prioritizing procedures, conducting tests and treatments and alerting clinicians of any health status changes; administering medications (including controlled substances and chemotherapy), IV infusion therapies, providing nutritional support (Enteral/ Parenteral) and oxygen as requested by clinician throughout shift.
All LVT's will maintain hospital policies and follow guidelines provided, assist with the instruction and support for the veterinary students, maintain equipment, order appropriate supplies, stock treatment rooms, clean clinical area and instruments as well as other duties related to providing a clean and safe environment for all patients. Develop and maintain excellent working relationships and professionalism within the Companion Animal Hospital, including team members, students, other service technicians, staff, clinicians and clients.
The CUHA provides 24-hour care for pets 365 days of the year. The schedule for this position requires flexibility to ensure adequate patient care and service needs are provided without interruption or exception. The schedule will include providing University and calendar holiday coverage on a rotating basis, as well as day, weekend, evening and overnight shifts. This position is considered essential and is therefore required to report to work as scheduled during emergency closings. Cross-training with other services to support business continuity will be expected as time/business need allows. If business needs change, a position/individual may be realigned within the CUHA to a different shift or service.
Preferred Qualifications: Associates degree in Veterinary Technology and NYS licensure required with 6 months-1 year experience as a licensed veterinary technician.Excellent communication, team building and organizational skills essential. Candidate must have the ability to meet the physical demands of the position, which includes, but are not limited to, stressful situations, prolonged standing and kneeling, lifting and restraining animals that may exceed 50 pounds.Strong patient assessment and monitoring skills, as well as the ability to perform supportive and invasive therapies and emergency procedures.Will need to work independently as well as in a team environment, while demonstrating a high level of initiative, exceptional judgment and critical thinking skills.Must demonstrate enthusiasm for teaching both students and house officers. Develop and maintain excellent working relationships including communicating and resolving conflicts with staff, students, technicians, veterinarians and clients in a professional manner at all times.Must have a commitment to on-going career development and skill building.Rabies immunizations are required and cost is covered by the department.Expected to use basic computer program to retrieve information and med-select system for procuring supplies. Experience with multiple types of monitoring equipment to include blood pressure, pulse oximeter, ECG and fluid delivery systems strongly desired.
Please note: No visa sponsorship or relocation assistance is available for this position.
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