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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.
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 requires the ability to perform cutting-edge diagnostic techniques and learn new techniques and technology continuously.
The Imaging technicians work with both companion and large animals, as well as with multiple diagnostic modalities, which may include radiography, nuclear medicine, MRI, ultrasound or computed tomography. Specifically, this position will include specialization in MRI and large animal radiography. All of our technicians are required to be proficient at companion animal radiography. The successful candidate will be expected 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) with both small and large animals.
As part of an academic teaching hospital the Imaging technicians work with faculty and house officers to instruct veterinary students on radiographic techniques and positioning as well as instruct students, staff and residents on the use of service related equipment. Instruction and responsibility for radiation/magnetic field safety and patient confidentiality for patients, operators, students and visitors in compliance with hospital guidelines is required.
In addition to technical responsibilities, there are requisite clerical, housekeeping, maintenance and organizational responsibilities necessary to ensure smooth operations of the Section. These additional responsibilities will include implementation of 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 may require/include weekend, holiday and night shifts. Specifically, this position, as a MRI Technician requires participation in a rotating "on-call" schedule including nights, weekends and holidays.
Required Qualifications: Associate's degree in Veterinary Technology from an AVMA accredited program and NYS licensure or an Associate's degree in Radiologic Technology and ARRT certification. Demonstrated experience of at least 2 years as an Imaging technologist. 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. Must develop and maintain excellent working relationships including communicating with staff, students, technicians, veterinarians in a professional manner at all times. 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: Advanced MRI certification preferred. Experience working with a variety of animal species highly desirable.
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No visa sponsorship available for this position.
University Job Title:Veterinary Tech
Pay Rate Type:Hourly
Contact Name:Donna Patykula
Number of Openings:1
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