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Veterinary Technician I -DICTC Anesthesia

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Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Veterinary Technician I
Posting Title Veterinary Technician I -DICTC Anesthesia
System Member Institution/Agency TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY (TAMU)
Department VET MED-TEACHING HOSPITAL / 02-144013
Posting Number S01208FY17
Salary $13.01 - $16.72
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

Under the supervision of a mentor, the Veterinary Technician I in DICTC assists in the provision of clinical support to veterinarians in the delivery and instruction of primary patient care, anesthesia services, and imaging services. Facilitates faculty instruction of professional DVM curriculum veterinary medical students with an emphasis on clinical techniques, specifically anesthesia related techniques. May participate in providing emergency duty coverage for all areas of the hospital (large, small, DICTC), when students are absent and during holidays. Assists faculty veterinarians in the conduct of clinical research, to include animal nursing care, record keeping, etc.

Required Education and Experience

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

Preferred Education and Experience

Associates or Bachelor’s degree in veterinary technology, biomedical science, animal science, or a related area. Specialty training in anesthesia, MRI, CT, Radiation Therapy or related area.

Required Licenses, Certifications, or Registrations

None.

Preferred Licenses, Certifications, or Registrations

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

Required Special Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills

Basic computing skills. Ability to safely operate equipment used in the DICTC. Ability to communicate effectively and positively at all levels within the DICTC and the Veterinary Medicine Teaching Hospital. Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others.

Preferred Special Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills

Strong computer background and animal handling skills. General understanding of equipment used in a veterinary medical teaching hospital preferred.

Other Requirements or Other Factors

May participate in emergency duty coverage during veterinary student absences and for holidays. May be required to working alternate shifts, some overtime, holidays, weekends, or “on-call duty.” May require working different shifts and participating in On call coverage. 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. Ability to perform light to medium lifting.

Preferred Other Requirements or Other Factors

None

Detailed Job Duties

Duties Performed

Assists faculty, residents, interns, and students with patient care. Facilitates the instruction of professional curriculum veterinary medical students with an emphasis on clinical anesthesia techniques. Assists students in inducing and maintaining anesthesia in a variety of animal species. Performs and assists students in simple catheterization techniques, and the administration of pre-medicants, induction agents, inhalant anesthetics and appropriate analgesics. Assists students and staff in preparing patients for surgical procedures to include proper clipping and aseptic surgical site preparation. Monitors or assists students in monitoring anesthetized patients. Monitors or assists students in proper anesthesia recovery techniques. Assists with critical and intensive nursing care or life sustaining emergency care as needed. Provides physical restraint for safe handling of multiple species of patient animals. Cross trains between large, small, and DICTC animal hospitals.

Duties Performed

Ensures that all charges generated from Anesthesia Services are captured and correctly entered into the hospital information system (VMIS). Ensures that all controlled substances used in the Anesthesia Service are properly documented and accounted for. Assists with organizing and maintaining the DICTC and Tomotherapy scheduling system. Reviews anesthetic records and pharmacy slips for accuracy and completeness. Records or assists students in recording the patient’s physiological data and all medications given on Anesthesia Records.

Duties Performed

Ensures that the proper equipment is available to facilitate patient safety. Maintains and operates point of care laboratory equipment. Maintains and operates patient monitoring equipment. Arranges for Anesthesia Service equipment maintenance when necessary.

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.

Duties Performed

Learns the modalities located in the DICTC, to potentially serve as a backup in the areas. Assists in potential research projects that occur in the DICTC.

Duties Performed

Demonstrates mastery of Anesthesia Skills Test I within six months of obtaining position. Remains current with safety classes, rabies prophylaxis, and Licensure: Radiation/MRI safety, Infection Control, Aseptic Technique, Rabies prophylaxis, Maintain certification or licensure where appropriate.

Duties Performed

Performs other duties as assigned.

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. * This position requires the ability to safely operate equipment used in the DICTC. Can you meet this requirement?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * This position requires the ability to communicate effectively and positively at all levels within the DICTC and the Veterinary Medicine Teaching Hospital. Can you meet this requirement?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have basic computing skills?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Do you have basic computer skills in word processing, spread sheets, and billing entry?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Do you have experience calculating drug dosages?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. * Do you have experience calculating dilutions and constant rate infusions?
    • Yes
    • No
  9. * Describe what species you have cared for in a veterinary setting

    (Open Ended Question)

  10. * Please describe all of the monitoring equipment you have used in a veterinary setting.

    (Open Ended Question)

  11. * Please describe your experience with using a ventilator in the anesthesia setting?

    (Open Ended Question)

  12. * Please list the names of anesthetic drugs you are familiar with (pre-med and induction).

    (Open Ended Question)

  13. * This position may require you to participate in emergency duty coverage during veterinary student absences and for holidays, to working alternate shifts, some overtime, holidays, weekends, or “on-call duty. Do you acknowledge these requirements?
    • Yes
    • No
  14. * Do you have inhibiting allergies to animals, hay or dust?
    • Yes
    • No
  15. * This position requires heavy lifting. Are you able to meet this requirement?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

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