The Henry and Lois Foster Hospital for Small Animals provides 24-hour care for pets 365 days of the year. Since 1979, we have offered high quality medical care, consultation, referral and emergency veterinary services for the care of dogs, cats and exotic pets. In addition, the hospital creates a positive learning experience for TCSVM students and student technicians with regard to small animal medicine and supports the training of SAM technicians.
The Veterinary Technician in Oncology works as part of an integrated clinical care team to provide high quality nursing care to inpatient and outpatient oncology patients. The service offers chemotherapy and radiation therapy treatments to cancer patients in an integrated, team-based environment. The Harrington Oncology Program is seeking a motivated technician to join our team of faculty oncologists (in both medical and radiation oncology), residents and technicians. We are seeking an experienced individual with demonstrated technical competency, excellent communication skills, multi-tasking capability, and a desire to learn. Cross-training will be provided in anesthesia, radiation therapy treatments, and chemotherapy administration. In addition, the Veterinary Technician supervises and instructs veterinary students on each rotation. This position provides the opportunity for advanced training in specialty medicine, relationship building with long term patients and clients, as well as regular working hours (no on-call or weekend duties).
Associate Degree in Veterinary Technology or a high school diploma (or the equivalent) with at least one year of related experience.
Minimum of 2 years experience in a fast paced veterinary hospital with demonstrated leadership.
CVT or licensure eligible.
Comprehensive understanding of medical terminology and familiarity with veterinary pharmacology.
Comfortable in a busy clinical setting requiring working as a team to plan, accurately prioritize and deliver chemotherapy and radiation therapy treatments.
Demonstrated aptitude in technical abilities such as patient restraint, jugular venipuncture, IV catheter placement, IV medication administration, oral medication administration and accurately calculate and check medication doses.
Able to coach and train students to perform venipuncture and assist with chemotherapy and radiation therapy treatments.
Demonstrated competency with general anesthesia.
Ability to effectively work as a member of a diverse team of clinical and administrative professionals.
Pride in maintaining assigned areas in a hospital environment .
Basic computer skills including the ability to learn the electronic medical record system as well as the radiation therapy software and hardware.
Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. with or without accommodation.
Two or more years' experience in a busy small animal practice, preferably a specialty practice.
Credentialed as a Certified Veterinary Technician.
Advanced education (such as Veterinary Technician Specialist) and/or experience in oncology and/or anesthesia.
Special Work Schedule Requirements:
The schedule for this position is Thursday and Friday 8am to 4pm and may include providing University and calendar holiday coverage on a rotating basis.
The schedule for this position requires flexibility to ensure that adequate patient care is provided without interruption or exception.
This position is considered essential and is therefore required to report to work as scheduled during emergency 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: Part-time
Job Posting: Mar 24, 2021, 3:54:49 PM
Internal Number: 21001170
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