The Small Animal Surgery Section provides high quality medical care to all small animal patients requiring surgery. In addition, this service supports a positive learning experience for TCSVM students during their small animal surgery rotation.
This position performs the work of a veterinary surgical nurse, assisting in every aspect of the surgery department including: patient preparation and sterile technique, O.R. set up/clean up and patient treatments (bandage changes, shock wave treatments). This position will assist the surgery faculty, residents and students in carrying out the treatment of clinical cases (outpatient & inpatient) and surgical cases (prepping, student teaching of proper surgical prep and sterile technique, setting up operating rooms, assisting & post-op medical management). Submit appropriate charges for services, instrument care (including time spent in central sterilization when needed and schedule allows), inventory control and stocking/cleaning the surgery suites and non-sterile surgery. Participation in the emergency on-call schedule is required; on call schedule is determined by the supervisor.
High School Diploma or the equivalent with minimum one year work experience in veterinary technology field. Ability to use basic computer software, ability to learn Hospital systems: Stringsoft, PACS, Harvest, Idexx. Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. with or without accommodation.
Previous experience in a clinical setting with surgical responsibility and familiarity with the care/use of surgical instruments and equipment
Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology or animal biology related field
Strong communication skills with the ability to maintain professionalism in a fast paced, sometimes stressful environment
Ability to prioritize responsibilities and provide exceptional patient care and customer service
Must function successfully as part of a team but also work well independently
Ability to learn or know where to find information for drawing lab samples and submitting them to the lab
Patient assessment/physical exam skills
Experience with safe and effective patient restraint
Strong patient assessment skills, both pre and post-operatively
Ability to maintain inventories and keep surgery suites, equipment and instruments clean and ready for use
Technical experience working with small animals and demonstrated willingness to work with research animals
Special Work Schedule Requirements:
The schedule for this position may include evening and weekend hours. Four day work week. Days off may float as determined by on call on a rotating basis for nights, weekends, holidays. This position is considered essential and is therefore required to report to work during emergency campus closings.
An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.
Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Grafton
Organization: Foster Hosp - Cummings-Vet
Employee Status: Regular Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Sep 9, 2020, 3:23:52 PM
Internal Number: 20001522
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