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Veterinary Technician I-Clinical Skills Laboratory

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Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Veterinary Technician I
Posting Title Veterinary Technician I-Clinical Skills Laboratory
System Member Institution/Agency TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY (TAMU)
Department DEAN OF VETERINARY MEDICINE / 02-144001
Posting Number S01205FY17
Salary commensurate with experience
Pay Basis Hourly
Job Close Date
Geographic Location College Station
Budget Type Budgeted/Benefits - Full-Time
Is this position restricted by the Patriot Act? No
Is this position D.O.T. regulated? No
EEO AA Statement

The Texas A&M System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

Position Summary Information

Job Summary

The Veterinary Technician I, under supervision, assists in the treatment of animals admitted to the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital under the supervision of a professional staff member or Veterinary Technician II or higher. Provides assistance to the professional staff and helps to maintain a sanitary and functionally well organized service within the Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

Required Education and Experience

Associate degree in veterinary technology, biomedical science, animal science or a related area, or equivalent combination of education and experience. No experience required.

Preferred Education and Experience

Associate or Bachelor degree in veterinary technology, biomedical science, animal science, or a related area. Specialty training in anesthesia, surgery or related area. Two years’ relevant experience within the Texas A&M University System. Specialty training is required.

Required Licenses, Certifications, or Registrations
Preferred Licenses, Certifications, or Registrations

LVT, RVT, Veterinary Technician Specialist (VTS) in Academy of Veterinary Technician Anesthetists AVTA), or Academy of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Technicians (AVECCT), A.S. or B.S

Required Special Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills

Advanced computer skills in word processing, spreadsheets, and data entry. Ability to manage time wisely and prioritize duties and cases. Working knowledge of equipment used in a veterinary teaching hospital. Thorough knowledge of equipment used in area of specialization, such as anesthetic machines, fluid pumps, Multi- parameter monitoring equipment, ventilators, blood gas analyzers, CO2 monitors, defibrillators, and other equipment required for anesthetic management of veterinary patients. Knowledge of basic surgical instruments, aseptic technique, basic diagnostic techniques. Ability to perform heavy lifting. Strong animal handling skills. Ability to communicate effectively and positively at all levels within the clinical skills laboratory and the Veterinary Medicine Teaching Hospital. Must be able to work within time constraints and in crisis situations. Mastery of Technical Skills Level III. Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others.

Preferred Special Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills

Advanced technical ability and strong knowledge of anesthesia, basic surgical instruments and procedures and basic diagnostic equipment and procedures. Advanced ability and strong knowledge of patient evaluation including basic physical examination and patient monitoring in both routine and emergency presentations.

Other Requirements or Other Factors

Persons in this position are considered essential when the University declares an emergency, campus closure, class cancellations, etc., and are therefore required to report to work and remain on duty unless/until relieved by the direct supervisor. May be required to work alternate shifts, some overtime, holidays, or weekends.

Preferred Other Requirements or Other Factors

Detailed Job Duties

Duties Performed

Provides support to the veterinary technician III in the delivery and instruction of
anesthesia, surgery, primary and intensive care, and zoonotic disease control, including administration of medications, maintenance of complete and accurate medical records, and collection, preparation and submission of clinical pathology samples; collects patient medical history; performs or assists in patient medical evaluation; assists in instruction and induction of general procedures preparatory to surgery, fluids administration, and replacement therapy; provides physical restraint for safe handling of multiple species of patient animals. Assists students in basic suture and surgical technique, including aseptic technique. Assists students in instrument handling and simple suture patterns and ligation techniques. Assists students in preparing patients for surgical procedures. Assists students in basic diagnostic skills associated with specific areas of interest including but not limited to: ultrasound, radiology, dermatology, clinical pathology and routine health screening. Assists students in preparing patients for diagnostic procedures. Assists students’ in designing anesthetic protocols. Assists veterinary students in recording patient medical information. Assists students in inducing and maintaining anesthesia in a variety of animal species. Assists students in venous and arterial catheterization, endotracheal intubation, and the administration of pre-medicants, induction agents, inhalant anesthetics and appropriate analgesics. Assists students in preparing patients for surgical procedures to include intubations, proper clipping and aseptic surgical site preparation. Assists students in monitoring anesthetized patients. Assists students in proper anesthesia recovery techniques. Provides physical restraint for safe handling of multiple species of patient animals Able to restrain aggressive animals.

Duties Performed

Maintains and operates patient monitoring equipment.

Duties Performed

Assists students in maintaining accurate and complete patient anesthesia and medical records. Ensures that all controlled substances used in the Clinical Skills Laboratory are properly documented and accounted for. Assists with organizing and maintaining the Clinical Skills Laboratory scheduling system. Reviews student records and pharmacy slips for accuracy and completeness. Assists students in recording the patient’s physiological data and all medications given on medical records.

Duties Performed

Performs other duties as assigned.

Duties Performed

Remains current with safety classes, rabies prophylaxis, and Licensure in: Radiation/MRI safety, Infection Control, Aseptic Technique, Rabies prophylaxis, and maintain certification or license where appropriate.

Duties Performed

Maintains a sanitary and well-organized service area. Restocks supplies, drugs, and solutions. Cleans and repackages items for sterilization specific to the service area. Provides infectious disease control and sanitation activities to ensure a consistently clean working environment.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you see this position advertised?
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • HigherEd Jobs
    • Workplace Diversity
    • Work in Texas
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)
    • Job Fair
    • GettingHired.com
    • RecruitMilitary.com
    • This Website
    • Other
  2. If you selected Other, please let us know where you saw the position advertised.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Do you have working knowledge of equipment used in a veterinary teaching hospital to include thorough knowledge of equipment used in area of specialization, such as anesthetic machines, fluid pumps, Multi-parameter monitoring equipment, ventilators, blood gas analyzers, CO2 monitors, defibrillators, and other equipment required for anesthetic management of veterinary patients?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have advanced computer skills in word processing, spreadsheets, and data entry?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have strong animal handling skills?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * This position requires heavy lifting. Are you able to meet this requirement?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Do you have knowledge of basic surgical instruments, aseptic technique and basic diagnostic techniques?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. * Do you have a general understanding of equipment used in a veterinary medical teaching hospital?
    • Yes
    • No
  9. * This position may be require working alternate shifts, some overtime, holidays, weekends, or “on-call duty.” Are you able to meet these requirements?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document 1
  2. Other Document 2
  3. Other Document 3