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Veterinary Technician I - Small Animal ER

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Shift schedule is Friday - Sunday overnight (7pm - 8am). Cover letter and resume required.

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Veterinary Technician I
Posting Title Veterinary Technician I - Small Animal ER
System Member Institution/Agency TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY (TAMU)
Department VET MED-TEACHING HOSPITAL / 02-144013
Posting Number S00205FY18
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

The Veterinary Technician I position provides technical support to the Small Animal Emergency Receiving Service of the Small Animal Teaching Hospital.

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

One year experience in a veterinary medical setting.

Required Licenses, Certifications, or Registrations

None

Preferred Licenses, Certifications, or Registrations

Certification as a Licensed Veterinary Technician. Certification as a Veterinary Technician Specialist (ECC, Anesthesia, or Internal Medicine).

Required Special Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills

Basic computer skills. General understanding of equipment used in a veterinary medical teaching hospital. May require working alternate shifts, holidays, weekends, or “on-call duty”. Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others.

Preferred Special Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills

None

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. No inhibiting allergies to animals, hay, or dust. Able to lift heavy loads.
Provide quality customer service to internal and external customers/clients.

Preferred Other Requirements or Other Factors

None.

Detailed Job Duties

Duties Performed

Records data regarding patient’s physical and medical status. Records all medications administered. Records fluid types and volumes administered. Records information regarding urine output, mentation, appetite and other parameters as needed. Records changes in the medical orders, as directed by the clinician. Captures fees and inputs fees into the VMIS system.

Duties Performed

Instructs veterinary students in emergency procedures and principles. Provides supervision to students performing emergency procedures. Participates in continuing education seminars. Participates in laboratory instruction and instruction of the clinical skills lab.

Duties Performed

Places and maintains IV catheters. Places urinary catheters. Places nasal tubes. Places and maintains bandages. Performs wound management.

Duties Performed

Performs triage of patients presented to ER Service.
Monitors physical and medical condition of critical patients.
Administers patient medications as directed by the clinician.
Administers and monitors fluid therapy.
Performs pain score assessments.
Maintains clean and sanitary patient environment.

Duties Performed

Performs laboratory tests (NOVA, glucose level, BUN, PCV/TS, ACT, FLV/FIV, heartworm titers, urinalysis, and ethylene glycol). Assists clinicians and students with laboratory sample collection. Performs service and maintenance of equipment.

Duties Performed

Provides oversight of patients housed in isolation. Works alternate shifts, holidays, weekends, and on-call duty for sick-call and ventilator call as required. Maintains certification or licensure where appropriate; radiation safety, infection control, and aseptic technique. Participates in clinical and basic research programs as needed (<3%)Performs other duties as required.

Duties Performed

Performs other duties as required.

Duties Performed

Performs CPCR and defibrillation. Provides oxygen therapy. Instructs and supervises students in CPCR techniques. Maintains crash cart, anesthesia machine, and other equipment and supplies needed for CPCR.

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. * Please rate your critical thinking skills and your ability to function calmly in a crisis.
    • Very calm, able to give direction
    • Calm, steady, efficient
    • Slightly nervous, some direction needed
    • Very nervous, require direction
    • Unable to handle crisis
  4. * Please select the response that best describes your work experience in veterinary emergency and critical care medicine?
    • None
    • Less than 1 year
    • 1 - 2 years
    • 3 - 5 years
    • More than 5 years
  5. * Please rate your ability to learn and teach new skills and concepts to others.
    • Able to learn and instruct all skills
    • Able to learn and instruct most skills
    • Able to learn and instruct some skills
    • Able to learn and instruct few skills
    • Willing, but difficult to instruct
    • Unable to learn new skills
    • Unable to instruct others
  6. * Do you have a general understanding of equipment used in a veterinary medical teaching hospital?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Do you have working knowledge of veterinary equipment used within a veterinary teaching hospital such as anesthetic machines, fluid pumps, blood gas analyzers, oscilloscopes, defibrillators, and nebulizers?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. * Are you computer literate with basic computer skills?
    • Yes
    • No
  9. * This position may require working alternate shifts, holidays, weekends, or "on call duty". Are you able and available to work alternate shifts, holidays, weekends, or "on call duty"?
    • Yes
    • No
  10. * This position requires the ability to lift heavy loads. Are you able to meet this requirement?
    • Yes
    • No
  11. * This position requires working around animals, hay, and dust. Are you willing and able to meet this requirement?
    • Yes
    • No
  12. * 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 their direct supervisor. Are you able to meet these requirements?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents