Description of Position Competently assists Clinicians and other medical staff members with veterinary medical procedures which may include (but are not limited to) specialty care, emergency care, intensive care, surgical assisting, radiography, anesthesiology, laboratory procedures, administering treatments, animal nursing, animal restraint and handling, preventative care, clinical research, etc. within assigned service area as well as across functions as needed.
Essential Functions • Assists DVM and CVT with patient treatments, drop off discharges, etc., assist with preparing patients for a variety of veterinary medical procedures. • 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. • Must be able to restrain and handle animals and/or assist with animal restraint and handling. • Hourly treatments on Wards and Isolation patients. • Assists in deep cleaning of wards and isolation. • Prepares for incoming patients. • Under the direction of a DVM or CVT, 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 professional, caring and courteous manner, answering phone calls promptly, responding to clients, co-workers, and medical staff needs and requests, redirecting calls, etc. • 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 have the ability to work in a clinical setting. • Must adhere to VMC safety and infection control policies and procedures. • Provides coverage for three holidays per year. • Has a positive attitude, is timely and utilized down time efficiently. • Takes care of departmental needs and works as a team member.
• Maintains a clean environment in hospital area and ensures that these areas are adequately ordered, stocked and that equipment is in working order. • Other duties as assigned by Supervisor, Clinician, or Director
Salary Range: $15.29 to $20.27 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.
Required Qualifications: One year of post high school experience or education in veterinary assisting which includes: animal restraint, veterinary terminology, veterinary anatomy, patient first aid, and medication administration.
Preferred Qualifications/Selection Criteria: Problem solving skills, strong interpersonal skills, knowledge of veterinary medicine terminology, knowledge of proper restraint and handling of small animals. Understands and works within clinical scope of position. Flexibility to meet patient care needs. Proficiency with PC and software.
Internal Number: 328485
About University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
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