Cornell University Hospital for Animals (CUHA) provides leadership in patient care, education, clinical investigation, and scientific innovation and is one of the finest veterinary teaching hospitals in North America. As an extension of CUHA, the Cornell Ruffian Equine Specialists' (CRES) Hospital in Elmont, NY will provide state-of-the-art surgical, imaging, diagnostic, and rehabilitation services to enhance equine health. At CRES, veterinarians aspire to assimilate knowledge gained on all fronts - at the track, in the show ring, at the research bench, and in the hospital - to deliver paradigm-shifting veterinary medical care.
We currently have an opening for a "Technician Assistant" who will primarily work under the direct supervision of a Licensed Veterinary Technician or a clinician, enjoys working nights/weekends and be reliable, self-motivated and have a team-based approach and be interested in working in an innovative and stimulating environment. Responsibilities will include, but not limited to:
Animal husbandry, including stall cleaning, feeding, grooming and other barn chores.
Assist clinicians and/or LVT's with afterhours admissions and discharges, as well as during emergency exams.
Monitor condition of all in-house patients in all wards (ICU and regular wards) during shift and report any irregularities or concerns to clinician or LVT; run clinical laboratory and pathology samples as needed.
Setup, assist during and cleanup after all emergencies including any and all surgical cases.
Clean, pack and sterilize surgical instruments and equipment according to hospital protocols.
Help keep all areas of the hospital stocked appropriately.
Using good judgment, assist clinician or LVT with handling emergency and critical inpatients as needed and support quality patient care.
May assist with jogging horses for lameness evaluations, as needed.
This positon supports a hospital with 24/7 operations and will be required to work holidays, weekends, or evening shifts. Daily work schedule may vary depending on business and staffing needs.
Required Qualifications: HS diploma or equivalent with at least 1 year experience, including direct working experience with horses, preferably in a hospital setting, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Demonstrated ability to handle horses. Must be a self-starter, reliable, detail oriented and organized; work quickly and efficiently and maintain safety at all times. Must have the ability to meet the physical demands of the position, which includes, but not limited to, stressful situations, prolonged standing and/or kneeling, lifting/positioning horses that exceed 50 lbs. Must be able to work collaboratively and professionally at all times with other staff, students, clinicians as well as our clients. Must be able to work independently as well as in a team environment while using good judgment in setting priorities. Rabies vaccinations/titers are required and cost will be covered by the department.
What is in it for you?
Cornell University provides excellent benefits that include professional development, 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 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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