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Department: 192001 - CVM Teaching Hospital
Location: Raleigh, NC
Essential Job Duties:
This position provides technical assistance to the Anesthesia Department in the Randall B Terry Companion Animal Medical Center (TC), the Health and Wellness Center (H&WC), and the Equine and Farm Animal Veterinary Center (EFAVC). The individual will act as the anesthetic technician for any scheduled anesthetic procedures within the complex, providing unique internal customer service, technical assistance, data collection, and patient care. This position is responsible for anesthetizing a variety of patients, including small companion animals, equine and farm animals, birds and exotics. Position communicates with students, staff and clinicians to receive the most up to date information regarding presenting problem, diagnostics being performed as well as a projected plan of care for the animal. Position provides all anesthetic support from beginning sedation through induction, surgery and postoperative recovery and extubation. Performs various technical procedures including; postoperative support and monitoring, Intravenous catheter placement for both short and long term vein access, venipuncture, IV injections, drug administration (IV, Oral, Subcutaneous), blood transfusion administration, emergency intervention, ECG monitoring, blood pressure monitoring, CPCR, epidurals, and nerve blocks. Manages all internal billing for individual patients that require anesthesia support and the associated charges with those anesthetic procedures and treatments performed. Provides excellent patient care by applying full knowledge of anatomy, physiology, disease processes, pharmacology, specialized equipment usage, and specialized drug administration. Completes specialized treatments in an accurate and timely fashion. Works proactively to keep patients clean and comfortable.
Responsible for supervising, coaching, teaching, orienting and evaluating all senior veterinary students as well as post-doctoral interns and residents regarding excellent patient care and technical procedures. Records a variety of data relating to patient care, anesthetic procedure treatments, and service related communications. Anesthetic documents record a variety of data as most patients require a minimum of 5 parameters of monitoring. Accurate and timely recording is of the utmost importance. Provides quick and accurate information regarding each patient, acting as the liaison between service and other departmental technicians. Is proficient in entering data into electronic medical record. Maintains a clean working environment to ensure Infectious Disease standards are followed and infection is not spread. Handles all medical/biological and infectious waste appropriately. Follows all radiation safety, OSHA, and Environmental Health and Safety standards. Keeps all necessary equipment in clean and working order and has all necessary and appropriate stocked supplies available for procedures and daily patient husbandry.
Completion of an accredited training program in the area of assignment; or equivalent combination of training and experience.
Some positions may require additional Training, Certifications, or Licensure.
Previous experience as an anesthetist in a veterinary setting. Equine handling experience. Ability to work with or around sick animals, potentially hazardous materials, cleaning chemicals, gas anesthetics, zoonotic diseases, and unpleasant odors. Ability to communicate professionally and effectively at all times and maintain professionalism in emotionally charged / challenging situations. Ability to provide high quality customer service. Ability to lift up to 50 pounds. Ability to work beyond scheduled work hours when needed. Ability to work effectively as a member of a team and be an active participant in problem-solving and team advancement. Ability to work effectively with computers and electronics. Ability to work independently and practice good judgment to ensure high-quality care for all patients and request assistance when needed. Desire to teach 4th-year veterinary students.
At least 3 years of previous veterinary technician experience. Knowledge of administering anesthesia. Experience working with small animals and comfortable working with large animals. Registered in NC as required by law to administer anesthesia. Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds Licensed/Registered/Certified by any state Graduation from an AVMA fully accredited two- or four-year Veterinary Technician program.
Required license or certification:
Registered/Licensed/Certified by any state. NC Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) or eligibility for the NC RVT exam required. NC RVT exam eligibility requirements include graduation from an AVMA-accredited veterinary technician program and a passing score on the National Veterinary Technician Exam.
Position Number: 00044036
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