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The Nursing Care (INC) Technician provides excellent patient care for all services in Companion Animal Hospital including Emergency and Critical Care, Surgery, Internal medicine, Oncology, Cardiology and Neurology. Patients housed in the INC are considered metabolically stable. Primary responsibility is to provide the best patient care possible including; monitoring patient status using equipment along with hands on assessment, administering medications(including controlled substances, antibiotics, occasionally SQ chemotherapy, other), intravenous infusion therapies, providing nutritional support (Enteral/ Parenteral) as requested by clinician throughout shift, veno-punture for the placement of intravenous catheters, blood sampling, monitoring and maintaining catheters including intravenous (multi-lumen, central, peripheral) and urinary. General nursing care is continual including maintaining a clean and comfortable holding area, walking and general grooming.
Treatment sheets are used as a primary form of communication for clinicians to request specific treatment regimen. The NC LVT reviews sheets for completion, accuracy of drug dosages, treatment protocols. The NC LVT uses this sheet to assist in determining clinician requests but continue to use critical thinking skills to determine other patient care needs. Expected to use basic computer program to retrieve information and med-select system for procuring supplies.
Assists and instructs students during procedures and treatments. Must develop and maintain excellent working relationship and professionalism within the Nursing Care Units as well as students, other service technicians, clinicians and clients. The NC LVT 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, NYS licensure with 1-2 years exp. as an LVT. Must develop and maintain excellent working relationships including communicating with staff, students, technicians, veterinarians and clients in a professional manner at all times. Will be required to work collaboratively as a team member as well as independently in a fast-paced, demanding environment handling multiple tasks with competing deadlines, while paying close attention to details. Ability to receive and offer constructive criticism, highly motivated, willing to help without being asked. 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. Rabies vaccinations are required and cost will be covered by employer.
Preferred Qualifications:Demonstrated desire to provide advanced nursing care to critically ill patients.
**No relocation assistance available, and no visa sponsorship for this position
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