Veterinary Technician I, Large Animal Clinical Sciences
The College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking a licensed Veterinary Technician to provide nursing care for large animal surgery and anesthesia services and to manage surgery and anesthesia resources. Position works with surgery supply and equipment vendors/representatives and provides continuity and standards in surgery care. This position assists with the supervision and teaching of students, specifically on how to care for animal patients and how to perform procedures.
Typical Duties and Responsibilities: Provides entry-level patient care in large animal surgery and anesthesia by performing specialized medical procedures for patients including, but not limited to horses, cattle, sheep, goats, camels, llamas, alpacas, and pigs. Coordinates patient preparations, scheduling, and organization of services (anesthesia, surgery, imaging, etc.) to ensure timely and efficient use of personnel and equipment. Technician assists other hospital services when time allows and may be asked to participate in emergency services. Manages surgery and anesthesia resources (hygiene, organization, inventory management, surgical sterility and equipment and room maintenance, anesthesia equipment maintenance) by working with surgery supply and equipment vendors/representatives. Provides continuity and standards in surgery care. Assists with the supervision and teaching of students. Teaches students the skills required to care for animal patients and to perform procedures on patients and teaching and research animals.
Provides fee entry, inventory control, and cost estimates, an coordinates activities with other veterinary technicians.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Needed: Advanced knowledge of veterinary nursing. Effective communication skills, including the ability to show compassion. Excellent judgment and decision-making skills. Good time management skills. Ability to express patience and deal with high levels of stress. Ability to pay close attention to detail. Ability to lift, assist, and transport patients and equipment. Ability to stand for prolonged periods of time.
Internal Number: 180646
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