ANML TCHN (Large Animal Clinic Support Technician)
Under supervision of the Large Animal (LA) Clinic Manager, provide support and assistance to the Animal Health Technicians, Veterinarians & Veterinary students in the William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital Large Animal Clinic. Clean & disinfect facilities; stalls, rooms, surfaces, computers, barns & equipment to maintain a state of preparedness & cleanliness; ensure adequate supplies; observe LA Clinic patients; collect &transport bio hazardous & sharps waste., collect & submit patient & environmental samples for Infectious Disease surveillance. Provide support for the LA Clinic Critical Care (ICU, NICU & Isolation) units, Receiving, Equine Medicine, Surgery, Livestock Medicine & other large animal clinic areas.
RECRUITMENT PERIOD ONE MONTH: Applicants will be screened after two weeks; and then on a weekly basis. The position can be filled prior to the removal date.
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-Work & stand 8-10 hours/day, moving about constantly, often at a fast pace & with an unpredictable heavy work load.
-Move quickly working with fractious or violent horses.
-Kneel, squat, and lift up to 70 lbs. (routinely lift bales of hay/shavings).
-Use scrub brushes, shovels, pitchforks, & brooms to remove material from stalls & place into dumpster.
-Perform physical labor for extended periods.
-Work week includes weekends & holidays.
-Work occasional overtime and various hours on short notice.
-This position is subject to Medical Surveillance procedures and review in accordance with Federal and State Laws and Regulations and University Policy.
- May be required to wear protective clothing for extended periods of time including: gown, coveralls, gloves, masks, face shields, goggles, sleeves and head covers, shoe covers, & cap.
-Requires working with or around sick animals, potentially hazardous materials, cleaning chemicals, gaseous anesthetics, zoonotic and infectious diseases, unpleasant odors and distraught clients.
-Regular exposure to dead animals & bodily tissue.
-Employee is personally responsible for following health and safety guidelines/instructions.
-Work in other areas as needed.
-Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) will be strictly prohibited on any UC Davis owned or leased property, indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.
-Current California Driver's License required, with experience pulling carts and trailers, driving trucks, tractors, forklifts, and backing a single trailer.
-Experience using cleaning tools & other miscellaneous tools to maintain cleanliness of stalls, equipment & facility.
-Experience handling and restraining equines and other large domestic animals with husbandry sufficient to recognize a stable animal from an animal in distress.
- Knowledge of feeds & feeding sufficient to identify different feeds & proportions.
-Attention to detail, organizational skills, problem solving and experience to prioritize daily workload.
-Oral & written communication & interpersonal skills to interact with a diverse group of people: clients, clinicians, students, & staff.
-Experience using computers.
-Experience loading and hauling horses in trailers.
-Experience working in a veterinary practice.
-Knowledge of zoonotic diseases in farm animals.
-Knowledge of veterinary medical terminology.
This position is a critical position and subject to a background check. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background investigation including criminal history and identity checks.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
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