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.
Cornell University Hospital for Animals provides leadership in patient care, education, clinical investigation and scientific innovation and is one of the finest veterinary teaching hospitals in North America.
We are seeking a motivated Licensed Veterinary Technician with advanced training or certification in anesthesia, to join a team of board certified anesthesiologists, Interns, Residents and other LVT's (some with VTS in anesthesia). Our technician are expected to be patient advocates for quality care and also be collaborative technical instructors to our DVM students, interns and residents which includes sharing your insights and experiences, offering care options while explaining the benefits and disadvantages of care options, and guiding the students in providing exceptional practical experience. The ideal candidate thrives in a fast-paced, diverse environment that strongly values compassion and professional mentorship of students and fellow veterinary technicians.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, providing routine and complex anesthesia techniques; specifically,
anesthetize and recover companion, equine and farm animal patients, which includes drug dosages and administration, patient care, as well as all aspects of induction, monitoring and recovering anesthetized patients; provide orientation to and instruct veterinary students, interns and residents in all technical aspects of anesthesia; operate, care for and maintain anesthetic equipment; maintain the service's computerized database, case records, anesthesia records, anesthesia charge records; organize and schedule anesthesia cases, working closely with other services; order, maintain and record drug inventory, including controlled substances, meeting legal and regulatory compliance records.
As part of an academic teaching hospital, the technicians will work with faculty to implement and/or collaborate with other service clinicians on clinical investigations conducted within the CUHA, including data collection.
The Cornell University Hospital for Animals provides 24-hour care for pets 365 days of the year. The schedule for this position requires flexibility to insure that adequate patient care and service needs are provided without interruption or exception. Schedule may include on-call, evening, weekend and holiday shifts. Cross-training with other services to support business continuity will be expected as time/business need allows.
Required Qualifications: Associates degree in Veterinary Technology, NYS licensure required with 1-2 years' experience as a licensed veterinary technician working with companion animals; . Excellent communication and organizational skills. Must develop and maintain excellent working relationships with staff, students, technicians, veterinarians and clients in a professional manner at all times. Will be required to work collaboratively as a team member as well as independently in a fast-paced, demanding environment while paying close attention to details. Ability to receive and offer constructive criticism, highly motivated, willing to help without being asked. 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. Experience with multiple types of monitoring equipment to include blood pressure, pulse oximeter, ventilators, etc, as well as experience with arterial catheter placement. Rabies vaccinations required, and the cost will be covered by the CUHA.
Preferred Qualifications:At least 3 years of experience working as an Anesthesia technician strongly desired.Equine and farm animal experience also desirable, as this person will cross-train in both hospitals. VTS in anesthesia strongly desired.
Please note: No visa sponsorship available for this position, and no relocation assistance available.
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