Veterinary Technician, Rotating
The University of Tennessee, College of Veterinary Medicine, invites applications for the position of Veterinary Technician in Large Animal Clinical Sciences. The primary purpose of this position is to provide nursing care in a variety of service areas by making patient assessments, preparing patients for exams or treatments, and assisting faculty and staff to achieve clinic goals.
The rotating veterinary technician position serves to ensure coverage of hospital services at all times, rotating schedules with other technicians. Position helps with performing diagnostic tests and analyzing results and records patients' medical histories and symptoms, including observations. Position administers medicine and treatments, establishes plan of care, and operates medical equipment.
Incumbent serves as a resource of information and guidance. Position supports teaching efforts by instructing students, interns, and residents. This position may be asked to provide compensated emergency technical support when needed. The veterinary technician is expected to demonstrate professionalism, teamwork, work ethic, collegiality, and willingness to help at all times.
Depending on qualifications of the successful candidate, position will begin as a Veterinary Technician I or II. More responsibilities will be expected of those hired in at a more advanced level.
Provides patient care in a variety of services (medicine, surgery, anesthesia, rehabilitation, field services, farrier, and reproduction) by assessing large animal patients, performing triage, and preparing patients for exams or treatments. Performs diagnostic tests and submits blood work and lab specimens.
Records patients' medical histories, symptoms, and observations. Administers medications and treatment. Prepares for surgical procedures, using aseptic and sterile techniques.
Helps to establish a plan of care and confers with owner. Regularly communicates with supervising Clinician. Operates and cleans medical and/or surgical equipment such as laparoscopic and arthroscopic machines, endoscopes, ultrasound machines, etc.
Operates and maintains heavy equipment such as stocks, chutes, etc. Collaborates with others to ensure quality patient care is received. Enters charges on patient accounts.
Manages supplies, equipment, and inventory. Organizes products, maintains equipment, and orders supplies.
Supports teaching efforts by instructing students, interns, and residents.
Supports research efforts by teaching in laboratories and non-clinical settings when time allows.
Entry-level position. Associates or Bachelor's Degree in Veterinary Technology.
Must be a graduate of an American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) accredited program in Veterinary Technology.
Must have a Veterinary Technician license and must obtain a Tennessee license within one year of employment.
6 months of experience in a veterinary medical center or one year in a private veterinary practice. Experience working with large animals especially horses, cattle, and small ruminants. Candidate should preferably have experience or strong desire to learn to work with diverse people and species including horses, cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, llamas, alpacas, and others.
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