This is a Monday thru Friday, position, however, hours will vary and after hours/weekend call is required. Cross training with the Large Animal Anesthesia and Small Animal Anesthesia services will also be required.
Essential Functions: Assists in the administration and monitoring of anesthesia and a variety of tasks in the care, observation and treatment of animals in a specialized large and small animal clinical service area. With oversight from a veterinary anesthesiologist, independently performs anesthesia and peri-operative pain management for veterinary species. Specifically: perform cursory physical examinations, calculate drug dosages, maintain anesthesia equipment, administer pre-anesthetic medications, induce anesthesia, perform endotracheal intubation, insure safe positioning of patients for surgery, monitor physiological parameters, properly document anesthetic events in medical record, recognize anesthetic complications and institute proper corrective actions, recover patients from anesthesia, and enter patient charges into practice management software application. Responsibilities are conducted in a teaching hospital on clinical cases. Anesthetist is also responsible for overseeing and instructing professional students in the safe and effective application of veterinary anesthesia and pain management. Will be responsible for application of a wide variety of anesthetic agents and equipment. Manages anesthesia for moderate, complex and critical patients. Position has the potential to be physically (lifting, restraining, transporting animals) and mentally (rapid evaluation of physiologic parameters) demanding. Position involves on-call responsibilities on nights and weekends.
Associate's degree in Veterinary Technology or a related field that qualifies an individual to obtain national certification.
Consideration for entry-level Veterinary Technician requires: 1. Associate’s degree or higher in a technical or scientific field related to the area of assignment. 2. Active license as a Veterinary Technician, have met all requirements to become licensed, or have passed the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE). Veterinary Technician certification or license must be obtained within 6 months of employment.
Salary range is determined by eligibility for Level I, II or III.
Consideration for entry-level Veterinary Technician Specialist requires: 1. Associate’s degree or higher in a technical or scientific field related to area of assignment. 2. 3 years of experience in the performance of advanced/specialized veterinary technician duties or in Veterinary Technology. 3. Active license as a Veterinary Technician or to have passed the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE) and have met all requirements to become certified as a Veterinary Technician Specialist(VTS).
Salary range is determined by eligibility for Level I, II, or III.
Internal Number: S842P
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