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Cornell University Hospital for Animals provides leadership in patient care, education, and clinical investigation and scientific innovation and is one of the finest veterinary teaching hospitals in North America.
The Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Technician provides excellent patient care for all services in Companion Animal Hospital including Emergency and Critical Care, Surgery, Internal medicine, Oncology, Cardiology and Neurology. Primary responsibility of the Veterinary Technician is to provide the best patient care possible including; 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, veno-punture 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 is continual, including maintaining a clean and comfortable holding area, walking and general grooming. Veterinary Technicians assist and instruct residents, interns and students during procedures and treatments. Candidates must be able to develop and maintain excellent working relationship and professionalism within the ICU and with other users of ICU, including other team members, students, other service technicians, clinicians and clients.
The ICU LVT will also provide support to the Emergency Receiving Service as caseload and time permits. This may include answering after-hours phones. Will also assist, as needed in the Intermediate Nursing Care Unit. As part of an academic teaching hospital, the Licensed Veterinary 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 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 will include weekend, holiday and night shifts.
Required Qualifications: Associates degree in Veterinary Technology, NYS licensure required with at least 1-2 years relevant experience in a hospital setting. 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, good judgment and critical thinking skills. In addition to strong communications skills, the ICU LVT must be proficient in companion animal handling and monitoring, supportive therapy and treatments, emergency procedures and be able to accommodate shift work in a unit that is open 24/7. Excellent organizational skills essential. 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, as well as lifting and restraining patients that may exceed 50 lbs. Rabies immunizations required (cost covered by the employer).
Preferred Qualifications: 3-5 years experience as an LVT in an emergency/ specialty practice and/or university environment. Demonstrates the ability to provide advanced nursing care to critically ill patients. Ability to use multiple types of monitoring equipment to include ECG, pulse oximeter, end tidal CO2, ventilator set-up. Excellent technical skills including venopuncture.
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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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