Senior Veterinary Technician I, Small Animal Clinical Sciences
Regular Full-time, Pay Range MR07
The College of Veterinary Medicine invites applicants to apply for a Senior Veterinary Technician I in the Small Animal Clinical Sciences' Behavior service. The primary purpose of this position is to provide advanced veterinary behavior-related nursing and to facilitate and participate in behavioral research, conduct specialized animal training classes, professional and pet owner outreach, and other duties requested by the Veterinary Behaviorist. Position demonstrates leadership and provides a high level of input on management of patient care.
Typical Responsibilities: Provides advanced patient care and handles complex cases in the Behavior Service. Performs patient behavior modification and training sessions virtually, off site, and on site. This often requires adjusting training and management plans to ensure safety and to meet the patient and family's individual needs. Organizes and participates in professional continuing education events offered by the Behavior Service. Organizes and provides instruction during specialized patient group classes (Reactive Dog, Wallflower, etc.). Facilitates and participates in behavior-related research studies. Initiates and maintains communications with behavior service clients to obtain information regarding their pet's treatment plan. Provides safety and nursing advice and other updates to the Behaviorist as needed. Provide safety and management advice for the public, and more specific advice for new clients waiting for appointments. Participate during consults and prepares patent template discharge instructions. Enters client email communications and summary of conversations performed with clients into the patient's digital CPRS record. Calls in prescriptions to outside pharmacies. Provides scheduled back-up duties for the hospital ECC services on nights, weekends, and occasional holidays. Responds to inquiry telephone calls and emails, and veterinary referral requests. Schedules, reschedules, and cancel service appointments using the hospital computer system. Instructs new clients regarding what to expect and send species specific behavior histories to be completed prior to appointments. Ensures patient behavior histories are received prior to scheduled appointments. Downloads patient behavior histories and other records into their web-based digital record. Schedules and send remote consult meeting ID numbers to clients, service members, and students. Enters client charges. Enters client email communications and summary of conversations performed with clients into the patient's digital CPRS record. Supports teaching efforts by instructing students, interns, and residents in the Behavior service.
Internal Number: 212906
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