Cornell University, located at 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 of animals 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.
What you will do:
This position primarily supports the day-to-day function of the Ophthalmology Service in the Companion Animal Hospital. You will work closely with faculty clinicians and LVTs who guide veterinary students, Interns and Residents, as they provide veterinary care to client-owned animals, while sharing your insights and experiences, offering care options to our clients. Specific responsibilities include:
Assisting with daily client appointments, performing basic ophthalmic diagnostic tests/procedures, sedating patients for procedures, performing electroretinograms and ocular ultrasounds as well as assist in minor surgical procedures.
Promote excellent customer service by coordinating procedures and communicating a sense of assurance to clients;
Develop and maintain excellent working relationships and professionalism within the hospital, including with other team members, students, other service technicians, staff, clinicians and clients.
Act as OR circulating technician as needed and maintain aseptic conditions during the procedures.
Ensure appropriate documentation in the electronic medical record (EMR), generation of requests and billing for services rendered;
As part of an academic teaching hospital, the technicians will work with faculty to implement and/or collaborate with other service clinicians on clinical investigations conducted within the CUHA, including data collection.
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 may include evening, weekend and holiday shifts. Cross-training with other services to support business continuity will be expected as time/business need allows.
What are the qualifications?
Associates degree in veterinary technology, New York State licensure or eligibility to become licensed in NYS with 1-2 years of relevant experience.
Reliability is essential, as is demonstrating excellent communication, team building and organizational skills.
Must demonstrate enthusiasm for teaching students, house officers, and other technicians.
Able to develop and maintain excellent working relationships including communicating with staff, students, technicians, veterinarians, in a professional manner at all times.
Candidate must have the ability to meet the physical demands of the position, which includes, but is not limited to, prolonged standing and kneeling, as well as lifting and restraining patients that may weigh more than 50 lbs.
Rabies pre-exposure vaccination and titer required, and cost will be covered by the department.
VTS in Ophthalmology and experience in a hospital setting preferred, but not required.
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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