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Veterinary Technician II - SA ICU

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The shift will be from Wednesday - Friday, 7:30am - 8:30pm

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Veterinary Technician II
Posting Title Veterinary Technician II - SA ICU
System Member Institution/Agency TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY (TAMU)
Department VET MED-TEACHING HOSPITAL / 02-144013
Posting Number S00247FY18
Salary $14.53 - $18.67
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

Administers treatments to animals admitted to the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital under supervision of the professional staff, provides clinical assistance to the professional staff, instructs veterinary students in proper clinical techniques supporting primary care, and maintains a sanitary and functionally well organized service within the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital. Our state of the art Intensive Care Unit provides ongoing care of critically ill or injured pets as well as those recovering from surgery.

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. Two years technical experience in veterinary medicine.

Preferred Education and Experience

One year relevant experience within the Texas A&M University System.

Required Licenses, Certifications, or Registrations

None.

Preferred Licenses, Certifications, or Registrations

Certification as a Registered Veterinary Technician. Certification as a Veterinary Technician Specialist (VTS) in 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. Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others.

Preferred Special Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills

Working knowledge of veterinary equipment used within a veterinary teaching hospital such as anesthetic machines, fluid pumps, blood gas analyzers, oscilloscopes, defibrillators, nebulizers, and endoscopic equipment preferred.

Other Requirements or Other Factors

No inhibiting allergies to animals, hay, or dust. Able to lift heavy loads. May require working alternate shifts, holidays, weekends, and on-call duty for sick-call and ventilator call. 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.

Preferred Other Requirements or Other Factors

None.

Detailed Job Duties

Duties Performed

Monitors physical and medical condition of critical patients. Administers patient medications as directed by the clinician. Monitors fluid therapy. Maintains tracheostomy and chest tubes. Performs pain score assessments. Feeds patients according to clinician’s orders. Maintains clean and sanitary patient environment. Performs other routine tasks involved in daily patient care, as directed by the clinician.

Duties Performed

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

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

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.

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

Places Central IV Catheters and PPN catheters. Places Female urinary catheters.

Duties Performed

Provides care of patients housed in Isolation. Maintains a functional working environment within ICU facility. Maintains certification or licensure where appropriate; such as in radiation safety, infection control, and aseptic technique. Participates in clinical and basic research programs as needed (<1%).
Performs other duties as required.

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 basic computer skills?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have a general understanding of equipment used in a veterinary medical teaching hospital?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have thorough working knowledge of veterinary equipment used within a veterinary teaching hospital such as anesthetic machines, fluid pumps, blood gas anaylzers, oscilloscopes, defibrillatros, nebulizers, ultrasound and endoscopic equipment?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * This position requires heavy lifting. Are you able to meet this requirement?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Per the duties of this position, please discuss any training or instruction of clinical techniques that you have delivered/performed.

    (Open Ended Question)

  8. * This position requires working around animals, hay, and dust. Are you willing and able to meet this requirement?
    • Yes
    • No
  9. * 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
  10. * This position may require working alternate shifts, holidays, weekends, and on-call duty for sick-call and ventilator call. Are you willing and 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