SMALL ANIMAL ICU TECHNICIAN
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POST DATE 9/15/2016
END DATE 10/13/2016
University of California - Davis
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UCD/UCDHS Employees and General Public
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Open Until Filled
SMALL ANIMAL ICU TECHNICIAN
ANIMAL HEALTH TECHNICIAN III
Number of Positions:
50% variable, Sunday-Saturday, 12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m. (days & hours to be arranged (Weekends, Evenings & Holidays mandatory)
This position is covered by a collective bargaining unit
VET MED TEACHING HOSPITAL - 072105
The Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH) is a unit that provides clinical case material in support of the teaching programs throughout the School of Veterinary Medicine on a 24-hour basis. Its primary objectives are to train professional (veterinary) students, graduate clinical students (interns and residents), and graduate academic students; to provide veterinary services to the public; to serve as a referral center for practicing veterinarians, and to advance veterinary medical knowledge.
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Independent of supervision in a hospital setting, as a significant part of daily duties, responsible for treatment of patients with life-threatening illness or injury, whose conditions are likely to change on a moment-to-moment basis, and inducing (RVT required) and monitoring anesthesia. Provide emergency and critical care nursing to small animal patients and technical support to clinicians, staff and students. Provide quasi-instruction to students. Provide temporary support to other VMTH departments as assigned. Provide facility maintenance.
- Maneuver/lift equipment and materials weighing up to 50 pounds.
- Handle animals weighing up to 50 pounds.
- Contact with animals, including restraint of animals (sometimes fractious) as required.
- Ability to remain standing for long periods of time.
- Positions self (Bending stooping) to care for patients low to the ground. Work Environment:
-Must be able to work occasional overtime; work weekends, evenings, holidays and variable hours. In emergency or illness situations, may work alternate shift.
-May be required to use a respirator during decontamination cleanings.
-Work under Medical Surveillance procedures and review in accordance with Federal and State Laws and Regulations and University Policy.
-May be required to wear protective clothing for extended periods of time including: gown, coveralls, gloves, masks, face shields, goggles, sleeves and head covers.
-Work under regular exposure to zoonotic diseases, anesthesia, cleaning chemicals and exposure to radioactive patients.
-May require working with or around areas with sick animals, hazardous materials, and/or infectious diseases, and distraught clients.
-Work in other related areas on an as needed basis. Background Check Required:
This position is a critical position and subject to a background check. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background investigation including criminal history and identity checks.
-Skill to independently provide intense moment to moment monitoring and reassessment of emergent, critically ill, or anesthetized patients.
-Experience working in a small animal clinic as a veterinary assistant.
-Experience in assessing an emergent or critically ill patient's condition and initiate appropriate action.
-Experience calculating drug doses and administering medications.
-Experience using patient monitoring equipment (ECG, Invasive and non-invasive BP, CVP, ET-CO2, Pulse Oximeter, etc.)
-Knowledge of common emergency and critical care therapies and procedures.
-Experience intubating a patient with an endotracheal tube and caring for patients with artificial airways. Preferred Qualifications:
-Current California Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) license.
-Veterinary Technician Specialist (VTS) in Emergency and Critical Care (AVECCT Certified).
-Experience working in an emergency critical care setting as a veterinary assistant.
-Skill in the placement of a multi-lumen catheter in either a peripheral or central vein and utilize proper technique(s) to secure and maintain the catheter.
-Skill to insert catheters (urinary and arterial).
-Ability to perform the following laboratory test utilizing the appropriate analyzer: Blood gases, hematocrit, total protein, BUN, Glucose, Creatinine, electrolytes (serum and urine), activated clotting time, osmolality, colloid oncotic pressure, and lactate.
-Skill to utilize mechanical ventilators.
-Experience instructing and evaluating students. Quick Link To This Position: