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. Our Imaging Technicians (either an LVT or RT) excel in high-pressure situations, can communicate quickly and directly, have a team-based approach and mindset, provide compassionate patient care, all while working in an innovative and challenging environment that provides specialized experience and training in cutting-edge techniques.
The Imaging technicians work with multiple diagnostic modalities, which may include radiography, nuclear medicine, MRI, ultrasound or computed tomography. Working with all species of animals is required of this position and the successful candidate will be expected to perform large and small animal radiography predominantly, including being able to prepare and position patients with little or no supervision and produce radiographs using stationary, mobile and portable radiographic generators and varying detectors (CR and DR).
All imaging staff are responsible for radiation safety during procedures for patients, operators and visitors, as well as maintaining patient confidentiality in compliance with hospital guidelines. Must develop and maintain excellent working relationships and demonstrate professionalism with all members of the Cornell University Hospital for Animals, including team members, students, other service technicians, staff and clinicians as well as our clients.
In addition to technical responsibilities, there are requisite clerical, housekeeping, maintenance and organizational responsibilities necessary to insure smooth operations of the Section. Also, as part of an academic teaching hospital the Imaging Technicians will work with faculty/staff to implement clinical investigations, including data collection and/or collaborate with other service clinicians/staff on clinical investigations conducted within the CUHA.
The CUHA 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. If business needs change, a position/individual may be realigned within the CUHA to a different shift or schedule.
Required Qualifications: Associate's degree in Veterinary Technology from an AVMA accredited program and NYS licensure required or an Associate's degree in Radiologic Technology and ARRT certification. One to two years of experience as an LVT or RT. Must be able to work collaboratively in a fast-paced, demanding environment handling multiple tasks 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. Candidate must have the ability to meet the physical demands of the position, which include, but not limited to, stressful situations, prolonged standing and kneeling, lifting and restraining animals that may exceed 50 pounds. Rabies immunizations are required and cost will be covered by the department.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience working with a variety of animal species is highly desirable. Imaging experience in a veterinary hospital setting also preferred.
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