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:
This Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT) position will join the Small Animal Community Practice Service (SACPs). The SACPs has a team of faculty clinicians and LVTs who guide veterinary students as they provide exceptional care to client-owned animals. The SACPs provides primary preventative, medical, dental and surgical care for privately owned animals as well as services for shelters and is in a separate new stand-alone building that opened in May 2018. The SACPs Veterinary Technicians work as a team, coordinating receiving and diagnostic evaluation of patients from the first point of contact to discharge. We handle a varied caseload while assisting students and clinicians with the preparation and management of clinical service workflow.
Guiding student clinicians in the areas of time management, efficient case flow, client communication and various diagnostic tests as well as restraint and venipuncture.
Patient receiving; organizing and assisting with all technical aspects of patient care/procedures needed in order to perform exemplary patient care and handling, as well as preparing patients for exams, assisting during exams, room preparation, handling and monitoring patients, handling and monitoring equipment; patient set up, and nursing care as needed; inventory management as needed
Orient and instruct veterinary students, interns and occasionally residents, in technical skills and procedures; perform medical procedures under the supervision of a veterinarian; act as liaison between nursing staff, students and clinicians and providing input to clinicians and staff regarding nursing care needs; assist with scheduling, set-up and completion of all nursing care and procedures needed by patients using auxiliary services throughout CUHA.
Assist the Cornell faculty and/or Shelter Outreach Services (SOS) Veterinarians as needed during the clinic day, and for each patient, ensure safe and efficient induction and maintenance of anesthesia as well as patient pre-surgical prep and patient monitoring.Help teach the student(s) anesthesia, patient restraint, patient prep and patient monitoring during the entire peri-operative period. Assist the veterinary students in pre-operative examinations, while updating veterinarians with any significant physical exam finding. Perform the duties of a scrub nurse on sterilization surgeries and ancillary surgical procedures. Manage the flow of surgeries which includes preparing the surgical area and setting up equipment and supplies. Perform the duties of anesthetist for each surgical patient. Maintain and transport anesthetic and surgical equipment and report any problems as needed. Ensure all necessary related materials for SOS trips are ready and stocked in the van. Drive SOS students and clinicians to assigned facility/shelter using University owned vehicle.
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, University and calendar holiday coverage to meet business needs. This position will also include a rotating schedule, including Saturdays, which requires travel with the Cornell team (veterinarian, LVT, student(s)) to local shelters to work in collaboration with the Shelter Outreach Service (SOS) program. It also involves coordination and technical support for CPS surgery procedures in the CUHA as well as supporting student clinicians during CPS receiving. Due to the nature of the SOS teaching trips, there are many variables (number of students, travel time, etc), which may involve a longer day and will require flexibility on the part of the support staff.
What are the qualifications?
Associate's degree in Veterinary Technology and NYS licensure required, with at least 1 year experience (preferred).
Prior experience with anesthesia or surgery strongly desired
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 high level of initiative and self-motivation to follow through on responsibilities and projects in a timely manner.
Ability to restrain cats and dogs appropriately as well as feel comfortable handling feral/fractious cats.
Experience/comfortable with anesthesia and knowledge of dental equipment strongly desired.
Must have valid Driver's License.
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 animals that may exceed 50lbs.
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 (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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