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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 join the Community Practice Service (CPS). The ideal candidate has a natural inclination towards leadership and teaching, thrives in an independent, yet team oriented work environment, and can efficiently facilitate and connect to various services within a complex institution.
The CPS technicians work as a team to coordinate receiving and workup of incoming cases from the first point of contact to discharge. Each technician handles a varied caseload and includes:
- For each patient, ensure safe and efficient induction and maintenance of anesthesia as well as patient pre-surgical prep and patient monitoring.
- Help teach the student(s) anesthesia, patient restraint, patient prep and patient monitoring during the entire peri-operative period; assist the veterinary students in pre-operative examinations, while updating veterinarians with any significant physical exam finding.
- Perform the duties of a scrub nurse on sterilization surgeries and ancillary surgical procedures; manage the flow of surgeries which includes preparing the surgical area and setting up equipment and supplies. Perform the duties of anesthetist for each surgical patient. Maintain and transport anesthetic and surgical equipment and report any problems as needed. Ensure all necessary related materials for SOS trips are ready and stocked in the van. Drive SOS students and clinicians to assigned facility/shelter using University owned vehicle.
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 insure 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. This position will also require working a rotating Saturday shift. Due to the nature of the SOS teaching trips, there are many variables (number of students, travel time, etc), which may involve a longer day and will require flexibility on the part of the support staff.
Associates degree in Veterinary Technology, NYS licensure with 1-2 years of LVT experience. Valid driver's license. Anesthesia and surgical experience highly desirable. 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 heavy patients that may exceed 50 pounds. Must become proficient with record-keeping software currently in use by CUHA.
Ability to restrain cats and dogs appropriately as well as feel comfortable handling feral/fractious cats. 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 and consistently displays a very high level of initiative. Previous experience in private practice desirable.
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University Job Title:Veterinary Tech
Pay Rate Type:Hourly
Contact Name:Donna Patykula
Number of Openings:1
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