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The Cornell University Companion Animal Hospital Emergency and Critical Care Service (ECCS), provides high quality veterinary care to both emergent and critically ill patients while creating a positive learning experience for veterinary students and house officers. The section is looking for an additional Emergency Receiving Technician (ERT) to anchor and facilitate the daily operations of the emergency service. This person will:
Provide high quality technical support to incoming emergency patients, their owners and referring veterinarians, as well as ECC clinicians and students.
Be a detail oriented person who can make good decisions, respond quickly and calmly to crises, multi-task and think creatively while maintaining exceptional standards for patient care.
Promote excellent customer service by coordinating procedures and communicating a sense of assurance to clients.
Develop and maintain excellent working relationships and professionalism within the Companion Animal Hospital, including other team members, students, other service technicians and staff, clinicians and clients.
Assist in the ICU with the nursing care of patients as time allows
Specific duties will include:
Triage emergent patients (telephone and in-hospital).
Perform technical procedures as directed by ECC clinicians.
General nursing care of emergency patients to include maintaining a clean and comfortable holding area, walking and basic patient cleanliness.
Anchor the ECCS by facilitating clear communication and acting as a resource for students, staff, interns and residents.
Ensure appropriate documentation in the medical record, generation of requests, and billing for services rendered using the Universal Veterinary Information System (UVIS) and various paper forms.
Teach students and house officers in the clinical as well as the laboratory setting.
The Cornell University Hospital for Animals provides 24-hour care for pets 365 days of the year. The schedule for this position requires flexibility to ensure that adequate patient care and service needs are provided without interruption or exception. Schedule may include University and calendar holiday coverage to meet business needs. Cross-training with other services to support business continuity will be expected as time/business need allows. If business needs change, a position/individual may be realigned within the CUHA to a different shift or service.
Associates degree in Veterinary Technology and NYS licensure with 1-2 years experience as an LVT.
Candidate must have the ability to meet the physical demands of the position, which includes, but are not limited to, stressful situations, prolonged standing and kneeling, assisting with patients which may exceed 50 pounds.
Technical ability to include compassionate handling and restraint of a companion animals, strong patient assessment and monitoring skills, the ability to perform supportive and invasive therapies and emergency procedures.
Effective communication skills and enthusiasm for teaching both students and house officers.
The ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced, demanding environment.
The ability to multi-task with competing priorities while paying close attention to detail.
A high level of initiative, excellent organizational skills, exceptional judgment and critical thinking skills.
The ability to prevent and resolve conflicts in a professional and effective manner.
A high level of professionalism and commitment to on-going career development and skill building.
The ERT will be required to receive rabies immunization and monitoring of rabies titer (cost covered by the employer).
VTS certification in ECC or willingness to obtain VTS certification in ECC is strongly preferred.
3-5 years experience as an LVT in an emergency / specialty practice and or university environment.
The ability to provide advanced nursing care such as direct blood pressure and end tidal carbon dioxide monitoring, as well as support patients undergoing intermittent positive pressure ventilation.
**no relocation assistance available for this position
**no visa sponsorship available
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