Cornell University, located in the heart of the beautiful Finger Lakes Region of New York State, is a center for discovery, academic leadership, and service. The College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) is recognized internationally as a leader in animal medicine, public health, biomedical research, and veterinary medical education. Ranked as one of the top veterinary colleges in the nation by US News & World Report, the College excels in providing education and advanced training that prepare veterinarians and scientists to serve society in critical roles in clinical and diagnostic veterinary medicine, public health, scientific inquiry, and public policy. Cornell University Hospital for Animals is our core clinical training, patient care and research unit within the College of Veterinary Medicine, composed of six diverse world-class veterinary clinical units providing primary and specialty care. Our core teaching hospital has 23 services led by board-certified veterinary specialists that are nationally and internationally renowned, providing advanced diagnostic and therapeutic care to dogs, cats, horses, farm animals and exotic pets including 24/7 emergency care. We strive to provide a fulfilling work environment for our employees who are committed to outstanding patient care, client service and student training.
We are seeking technicians who are energetic, proactive, team focused and have a strong interest in working in a dynamic educational setting that provides a compassionate environment for animals and their families while providing the most advanced care possible. The ideal candidate thrives in a changing environment, is interested in working with a diverse caseload, and wants to work in a place that strongly values professional mentorship of students and fellow veterinary technicians.
Our Nursing Care Unit Technicians provides excellent patient care for all services in the Companion Animal Hospital including Emergency and Critical Care, Surgery, Internal medicine, Oncology, Cardiology and Neurology. Primary responsibilities include, monitoring patient status using a variety of equipment along with hands on assessment, administering medications (including controlled substances and chemotherapy), intravenous infusion therapies, providing nutritional support and oxygen as requested by clinician throughout shift, veno-punture for the placement of intravenous catheters, blood sampling and administration of drugs, monitoring and maintaining various indwelling tubes including tracheostomy, chest and feeding and a variety of catheters including intravenous (multi-lumen, central, peripheral) urinary and arterial.
All LVT's will maintain hospital policies and follow guidelines provided, assist with the instruction and support for the veterinary students, maintain equipment, order appropriate supplies, stock treatment rooms, clean clinical area and instruments as well as other duties related to providing a clean and safe environment for all patients. Develop and maintain excellent working relationships and professionalism within the Companion Animal Hospital, including team members, students, other service technicians, staff, clinicians and clients. Cross-training with other units in the Companion Animal Hospital may be required as time permits. As part of an academic teaching hospital, the Licensed Veterinary Technicians will work with faculty/staff to implement clinical investigations, including data collection and/or collaborate with other service clinicians/staff on clinical investigations conducted within the CUHA.
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 will include evening, overnight, weekend and holiday shifts.
Required Qualifications: Associates degree in Veterinary Technology, NYS licensure or eligible to be licensed required with at least 1-2 years relevant experience in a hospital setting. Must be able to work collaboratively in a fast-paced, demanding environment and have the ability to multi-task with competing deadlines, while paying close attention to details. Will need to work independently as well as in a team environment, while demonstrating a high level of initiative, exceptional judgment and critical thinking skills.Must demonstrate enthusiasm for teaching both students and house officers. Develop and maintain excellent working relationships including communicating and resolving conflicts with staff, students, technicians, veterinarians and clients in a professional manner at all times.Must have a commitment to on-going career development and skill building.Expected to use basic computer program to retrieve information and med-select system for procuring supplies. Excellent organizational skills essential. Candidate must have the ability to meet the physical demands of the position, which includes, but not limited to, stressful situations, prolonged standing and kneeling, as well as lifting and restraining patients. Rabies immunizations are required and cost is covered by the department.
Preferred Qualifications: 3-5 years experience as an LVT in an emergency/ specialty practice and/or university environment. Demonstrates the ability to provide advanced nursing care to critically ill patients. Ability to use multiple types of monitoring equipment to include ECG, pulse oximeter, end tidal CO2, ventilator set-up.
What is in it for you?
Cornell University provides excellent benefits that include professional development, access to a plethora of wellness programs, employee discounts with local and national retail brands, health care options and generous paid leave provisions: 3 weeks of vacation, health and personal leave; 12 holidays (including end of year winter break) and superior retirement options. Cornell has also been nationally recognized as an award-winning workplace for our health, wellbeing, sustainability and diversity initiatives. For more benefit information, follow the link: https://hr.cornell.edu/
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