VCT – Anesthesia: Work involves assisting a veterinarian in technical procedures and activities involving animal care, specifically in the areas of pain management and critical care. Successful candidate works as a team member to provide anesthesia service for surgical, medical and diagnostic cases of small and large animals (80/20 split); problem solves issues; reviews patients' medical histories and determines appropriate pre-anesthetic and anesthetic agents to be administered; administers anesthesia; monitors patients' conditions &responses throughout the procedures and during recovery phase; enters charges into hospital information system; stocks supplies; maintains anesthesia equipment; assists with instructing students on anesthesia techniques, agents and equipment; mentors and provides guidance to students enrolled in a veterinary technician program; required to participate in emergency on-call anesthesia service; in charge of coordinating daily patient schedule on a rotating basis; other duties as necessary and assigned. The successful candidates will be expected to work 40 hours a week on first shift between the hours of 8:00 am and 6:00 pm with evening/weekend/holiday on-call hours based on a team rotation. This position will be eligible for shift differential for evening hours and weekend hours worked. Successful candidate must be a Registered Veterinary Technician in the state of Ohio and complete a background check.
Additional Information for Applicants::
Physical Requirements: Standing for long periods of time; Pushing/pulling/lifting up to 50 pounds; Exposure to animal dander and/or zoonotic diseases; Exposure to needle sticks, hazardous chemicals, and/or biohazardous waste. Requires weekend, nights, and/or holiday hours.
Degree from an accredited veterinary technology program or an associate degree or bachelor's degree; completed and successfully passed VTNE prior to hire date; State of Ohio Registered Veterinary Technician at the time of hire.
Combination of RVT and/or Veterinary Assistant and Tier I or II RVT experience with a focus on anesthesiology and/or critical care; preference to prior experience especially focusing on anesthesiology and/or critical services; previous experience as a licensed, registered veterinary technician and/or Veterinary Assistant; prefer board certification/recognition from the Academy of Veterinary Technician Anesthetists and the Academy of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Technicians.
Target Salary: $18.00 - $21.98 Hourly
Job Category: Civil Service
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