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The Entry Level Technician (ELT) provides excellent patient care for all services in the Companion Animal Hospital including Emergency and Critical Care, Surgery, Internal medicine, Oncology, Cardiology and Neurology. Training with a senior Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT) will be provided and will include, but not limited to, the following; monitoring patient status using a variety of equipment along with hands on assessment, administering medications(including controlled substances and chemotherapy), intravenous infusion therapies, providing nutritional support (Enteral/ Parenteral) and oxygen as requested by clinician throughout shift, venipuncture for the placement of intravenous catheters, blood sampling and administration of drugs, monitoring and maintaining various indwelling tubes including tracheostomy, chest and feeding and a variety of catheters including intravenous (multi-lumen, central, peripheral) urinary and arterial. General nursing care also includes maintaining a clean and comfortable holding area, walking and general grooming of patients.
Treatment sheets are used as a primary form of communication for clinicians to request specific treatment regimen. The ELT will work closely with their mentor and will learn how to review sheets for completion, accuracy of drug dosages and treatment protocols. The ELT uses this sheet to assist in determining clinician requests but continue to use critical thinking skills to determine other patient care needs. Expected to maintain controlled drug logs and use basic computer program to enter data. The ELT will gradually learn to work independently with patients when determined appropriate, and will be expected to assist with clinical investigations conducted within the CUHA including obtaining samples for data collection and nursing care.
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 will include University and calendar holiday coverage, as well as evening, weekend and overnight shifts 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.
Required Qualifications: Associates degree in Veterinary Technology and NYS licensure required. Demonstrated desire to take care of critically ill patients. Must be able to work collaboratively in a fast-paced, demanding environment and have the ability to multi-task with competing deadlines, while paying close attention to details. Must be able to work independently as well as in a team environment, while demonstrating a high level of initiative. In addition to strong communications skills, the ELT must be proficient in patient handling and willing to learn a variety of skills. Excellent organizational skills essential. Must be able to meet the physical demands of the position, which include prolonged standing and kneeling, lifting and restraining animals that may exceed 50 pounds. Must develop and maintain excellent working relationship and professionalism within the nursing care units and with other users of the units, including other team members, students, other service technicians, clinicians and clients. Rabies vaccinations are required and cost will be covered by employer.
**No visa sponsorship for this position
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