SA COMMUNITY SURGERY POST ANESTHESIA (PAR) TECHNICIAN
Requisition Number: 03024551 Final Filing Date: 08-27-2019 Closing Date: Payroll Title: ANIMAL HEALTH TECHNICIAN II Number of Positions: 1 Salary: $21.10 - $27.62/hr Appointment Type: Career Appointment Description: 100% . DAY AND HOURS TBD. 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: Under supervision of the Community Surgery Service faculty and Services supervisor and the Community Surgery Service Chief, provide post anesthesia recovery and nursing care to patients recovering from procedures. Maintains post anesthesia records, cleans and stocks the Post Anesthesia recovery area. Maintains emergency crash carts throughout the Community Surgery Service. Also provides a broad spectrum of technical support for the Community Surgery service. Performs the following tasks: provide technical support for physical examinations, diagnostic, surgical and therapeutic procedures and daily activities.
Physical Demands: - Work standing, bending and kneeling for 8-10 hour shifts. - Acute hearing to discern heart and lung sounds using a stethoscope. - Ability to transport patients on gurneys and move patients on and off gurneys and in and out of cages. - Maneuver/lift equipment and materials weighing up to 50 pounds. - Handle and restrain animals weighing up to 50 pounds. - Contact with animals (sometimes fractious) as required. - 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 Environment: -Work occasional overtime and various hours on short notice (including covering staff shortages and holiday shifts). -Work schedule subject to change with prior notification. - Fluctuating meal periods; work schedule does not allow a set meal period. -Work in high traffic areas, confined, or small spaces, noisy environments and tolerate unpleasant odors. -No eating or drinking in surgery, treatment or procedure rooms and some other areas of the hospital. -Work under Medical Surveillance procedures and review in accordance with Federal and State Laws and Regulations and University Policy. -Work under regular exposure to zoonotic diseases, anesthesia, cleaning chemicals and exposure to radioactive patients. -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. -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: -Experience working as a technician in a small animal veterinary clinical setting. -Experience placing and maintaining intravenous catheters. -Experience in calculating drug dosages and administering medications intravenously, subcutaneously, intramuscular or orally. -Experience obtaining a temperature, pulse and respiratory rate of small animal patients. -Experience in receiving and discharge of patients. -Experience performing venipuncture. -Experience performing various lab tests including, but not limited to, PCV, TP, Azosticks, Urine Dip stick, Urine specific gravity. Operate various machines, including but not limited to centrifuge, microscope, refractometer, pulse oximeter, ECG, blood pressure monitor, and diagnostic machines. -Experience recognizing and managing difficult/unpleasant situations and/or individuals. -Interpersonal, oral and written communication skills to interact with a diverse group of students, staff, clinicians and clients.
Preferred Qualifications: -Current California Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) license. -Experience using common monitoring devices, including, but not limited to: Doppler, ECG, capnograph and pulse oximeter. -Experience recognizing when the patient is in difficulty, and responding appropriately using normal physiologic and laboratory data. -Knowledge of standard supplies required for anesthesia. -Experience in monitoring anesthesia. -Experience responding to emergencies and providing CPR. -Record keeping skills. -Experience to provide instruction to students, clinicians and staff in restraint of small animal (canine and feline) patients, obtaining a variety of biological samples, administration of medications, surgical asepsis and OR and patient preparation.
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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