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Cornell University Hospital for Animals provides leadership in patient care, education, clinical investigation and scientific innovation and is one of the finest veterinary teaching hospitals in North America. We seek a licensed veterinary technician to coordinate receiving and workup of incoming cases from the first point of contact to discharge. The ideal candidate has a natural inclination towards leadership, thrives in an independent, yet team oriented work environment and can efficiently facilitate and connect to various services within a complex institution.
The Internal Medicine Technicians work in a team of three, each handling a varied caseload while assisting students and clinicians with the preparation and management of service flow. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: patient receiving; organizing and assisting with all technical aspects of patient care/procedures needed in order to perform exemplary patient care and handling, as well as efficient service flow; client interaction, preparing patients for exams, assisting during exams, room preparation, handling and monitoring patients, handling and monitoring equipment; patient set up, nursing care and completes treatments as needed for medicine patients within ICU/INC; Orient and instruct veterinary students, interns and occasionally residents, in technical skills and procedures; perform medical procedures under the supervision of a veterinarian; act as liaison between nursing staff, students and clinicians by providing updates on patients housed in INC/ICU and providing input to clinicians and staff regarding nursing care needs; assist with scheduling, set-up and completion of all nursing care and procedures needed by patients using auxiliary services throughout CUHA.
The CUHA provides 24-hour care for pets 365 days of the year. The schedule for this position requires flexibility to insure that adequate patient care and/or service needs are provided without interruption or exception. Schedule may require/include weekend, holiday, or other coverage. 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 or eligible to be licensed required, with 1-2 years of LVT experience. Excellent communication and organizational skills; the ability to develop excellent working relationships including communicating with staff, students, technicians, veterinarians and clients in a professional manner at all times; the ability 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; the ability to receive and offer constructive criticism; an individual who is highly motivated and willing to help without being asked. 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, lifting and restraining animals that may exceed 50 pounds. Rabies vaccinations will be required and cost will be covered by the department.
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