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 (CUHA) 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:
We are seeking a licensed veterinary technician to work nights and weekend hours in our equine and farm animal hospitals. This role requires an individual that is independent, self-motivated, has a team mindset, and interested in working in an innovative and challenging teaching environment that provides excellent care and training in all aspects of emergency and specialty care of horses and farm animals. You will work alongside our faculty clinicians, Interns, Residents, veterinary students as well as other staff throughout the hospital, providing optimal patient care for our animal patients and their owners.
Provide excellent client service during after-hours admissions and discharges for the Equine/Farm Animal Hospital including emergency exams.
Monitor and assess conditions of all in-house patients in all wards (ICU, neonatal and isolation), administer prescribed medications and regularly scheduled treatments as well as water, feed, milk cows and bed patients as needed. Run clinical pathology samples as needed.
Setup before, assist during, and cleanup after all emergencies.Handle emergency and critical inpatients using sound judgment to best stabilize animals, at times, in the absence of a clinician.
Setup before, assist during, and cleanup after endoscopy, ultrasound, imaging and as needed for medical and minor surgical procedures.
Supervise and instruct students on treating, handling, creating workups and dispensing medications as needed.
Using good judgment, handle emergency and critical inpatients, call in personnel as needed and support quality patient care in all aspects of hospital operations.
Ensure that patient charges entered in the Hospital's electronic medical record are complete and accurate.
The CUHA provides 24-hour care for animal patients 365 days of the year. The schedule for this position requires flexibility to ensure that adequate patient care and educational needs are provided without interruption or exception. Schedule will primarily be night and weekend hours, but may include daytime shift as well as University and calendar holiday coverage to meet business needs. If business needs change, a position/individual may be realigned within the CUHA to a different shift, schedule or position.
What are the qualifications?
Associate's degree in Veterinary Technology and NYS licensure required, with at least 1 year experience working with a myriad of large animal species, preferably in an academic/clinical environment, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collaboratively in a fast-paced, matrix organizational environment, with limited guidance.
Excellent communication skills and demonstrated ability to apply excellent judgment in making decisions in accordance with organizational policies and procedures.
Effectively collaborates to produce well thought out and innovative solutions while challenging the status quo and providing a fresh perspective.
Demonstrate initiative and self-motivation to follow through on responsibilities and projects in a timely manner.
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 large animals, as well as the ability to jog horses multiple times daily;
Rabies vaccinations and titer required, and cost will be covered by department.
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; 13 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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