Veterinary Technician I or II
The College of Veterinary Medicine invites applicants to apply for a rotating Veterinary Technician position located in the Large Animal Clinical Sciences Department. The primary purpose of this position is to provide nursing care in a variety of service areas by making patient assessments, preparing patients for exams or treatments, and assisting faculty and staff to achieve clinic goals. The rotating veterinary technician position serves to ensure coverage of hospital services during the weekends and part of the weekday. Position helps with performing diagnostic tests and analyzing results and records patients' medical histories and symptoms, including observations. Position administers medicine and treatments, establishes plan of care, and operates medical equipment. Position supports teaching efforts by instructing students, interns, and residents. This position may be asked to provide compensated emergency technical support when needed. Depending on the qualifications of the successful candidate, this position may begin at the Veterinary Technician I or II level.
Provides patient care in a variety of services (medicine, surgery, anesthesia, rehabilitation, field services, farrier, and reproduction) by assessing large animal patients, performing triage, and preparing patients for exams or treatments. Performs diagnostic tests and submits blood work and lab specimens. Records patients' medical histories, symptoms, and observations. Administers medications and treatment. Prepares for surgical procedures, using aseptic and sterile techniques. Helps to establish a plan of care and confers with owner. Regularly communicates with supervising Clinician. Operates and cleans medical and/or surgical equipment such as laparoscopic and arthroscopic machines, endoscopes, ultrasound machines, etc. Operates and maintains heavy equipment such as stocks, chutes, etc. Collaborates with others to ensure quality patient care is received. Enters charges on patient accounts. Manages supplies, equipment, and inventory. Organizes products, maintains equipment, and orders supplies.
Supports teaching efforts by instructing students, interns, and residents. Supports research efforts by teaching in laboratories and non-clinical settings when time allows.
Must be able to demonstrate professionalism, teamwork, work ethic, collegiality, and willingness to help at all times.