VETERINARY HOSPITAL MEDICAL ONCOLOGY TECHNICIANView
Requisition Number: 03024067 Final Filing Date: 06-25-2019 Closing Date: Payroll Title: ANIMAL HEALTH TECHNICIAN III Number of Positions: 1 Salary: $23.33 - $35.29/hr Appointment Type: Limited Appointment Description: 100%. Working hours: M-F 7:30am-6pm to be arranged. THIS POSITION ENDS 4 MONTHS FROM DATE OF HIRE WITH THE POSSIBILITY OF EXTENSION. THIS POSITION WILL NOT CONVERT TO CAREER. Overtime Eligible (FLSA): Non-Exempt Union/HEERA Representation: This position is covered by a collective bargaining unit
Department: VET MED TEACHING HOSPITAL - 072105 Department Description: The Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH) is a unit that provides clinical case material in support of the teaching programs throughout the School of Veterinary Medicine on a 24-hour basis. Its primary objectives are to train professional (veterinary) students, graduate clinical students (interns and residents), and graduate academic students; to provide veterinary services to the public; to serve as a referral center for practicing veterinarians, and to advance veterinary medical knowledge.
Location: Davis Allow Applicants to Attach: Resume Cover Letter References
Job Summary: Independent of supervision in a hospital setting, as a significant part of daily duties, responsible for treatment of patients with life-threatening illness or injury, whose conditions are likely to change on a moment-to-moment basis, and inducing and monitoring anesthesia. Under general supervision of the Specialties Supervisor and the Oncology Service, provide a high degree of technical support to the Oncology Service. Primary responsibilities will be assessment of patient status and communication of those findings to the clinician, administering prescribed chemotherapy treatments using proper safety protocols. Instructing veterinary students, interns and residents in paraveterinary techniques, chemotherapy safety and various other veterinary procedures.
Physical Demands: - Maneuver/lift equipment and materials weighing up to 50 pounds.
- Handle animals weighing up to 50 pounds.
- Contact with animals, including restraint of animals (sometimes fractious) as required.
Work Environment: -Work occasional overtime and various hours on short notice (including covering staff shortages and holiday shifts).
-Work under Medical Surveillance procedures and review in accordance with Federal and State Laws and Regulations and University Policy.
- May be required to wear protective clothing for extended periods of time including: gown, coveralls, gloves, masks, face shields, goggles, sleeves and head covers.
-Work under regular exposure to zoonotic diseases, anesthesia, cleaning chemicals and exposure to radioactive patients and cytotoxic agents
-May require working with or around areas with sick animals, hazardous materials, and/or infectious diseases, and distraught clients.
-Work in other related areas on an as needed basis.
-UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco free campus effective January 1, 2014. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) will be strictly prohibited on any UC Davis owned or leased property, indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.
Background Check Required: Yes
Minimum Qualifications: -Current California Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) license.
-Skill to independently provide intense moment to moment monitoring and reassessment of emergent, critically ill, or anesthetized patients.
-Experience recognizing normal values of physiological vital functions in domestic animals.
-Experience inducing anesthesia and operating basic anesthesia equipment i.e., anesthesia machines, ventilators and various monitoring equipment.
-Experience calculating drug dosages.
-Experience working in a Veterinary Hospital independent of direct supervision.
-Experience restraining and safely handling all types of domestic animals.
-Experience using medical terminology.
-Experience placing and maintaining various types of catheters.
Preferred Qualifications: -Knowledge of diseases and their processes commonly handled by the Oncology Service.
-Ability to gather and prepare tissue samples for culture and histopathology diagnosis.
-Organizational skills to assure proper daily work flow for the service.
-Skill to perform emergency care treatment (CPR) following standard protocol and clinicians orders.
-Interpersonal, oral and written communication and problem solving skills to interact professionally with a diverse group of people to include clients, clinicians, students and staff.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
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