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Provides basic and intensive nursing care to all patients of all services admitted for treatment to the Large Animal Clinic of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Provides technical assistance to clinical faculty, residents, interns, and senior veterinary students concerning all aspects of patient care, animal handling and the application and use of specialized diagnostic and medical equipment. Will work on an as needed basis. Subject to work varying shifts, days of the week, weekends and holidays. Assist in other areas as directed by the supervisor.
Must be licensed or eligible for licensure as a Veterinary Technician within the State of Virginia; ability to follow and comprehend written and verbal instructions concerning all aspects of patient care; must be able to recognize needs and establish priorities in order to ensure quality patient care; Ability to make sound emergency decisions concerning the health and safety of both humans and animals; ability to place intravenous catheters and to administer drugs and pharmaceuticals by all acceptable routes of administration; ability to safely work with and proficiency at handling and restraining all species and breeds of large animals required; must be able to safely move and handle items weighing up to 75 lbs. Ability to tolerate Rabies prophylaxis (provided by employer) is required.
Knowledge of basic nursing skills, veterinary pharmaceuticals, the application and operation of sophisticated surgical, medical, and diagnostic equipment; knowledge of large animal surgical and medical procedures, anatomy, etiology and physiology; experience at working in a veterinary medical setting.
Employee Category: Hourly Wage Staff, limited to 1500 hrs/year
Appointment Type: Temp, non-salaried wage
Percent Employment: Part-time
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