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POST DATE 9/15/2016
END DATE 10/13/2016

University of California - Davis Davis, CA

Company
University of California - Davis
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
03017283
AJE Ref #
576185038
Location
Davis, CA
Experience
Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Job Type
Regular

JOB DESCRIPTION

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Requisition Number:
03017283
Recruitment Open To:
UCD/UCDHS Employees and General Public
Final Filing Date
10-11-2016
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled
Position:
SMALL ANIMAL ICU TECHNICIAN
Payroll Title
ANIMAL HEALTH TECHNICIAN III
Number of Positions:
1
Salary:
$21.99-$33.26/hour
Appointment Type:
Career
Appointment Description:
50% variable, Sunday-Saturday, 12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m. (days & hours to be arranged (Weekends, Evenings & Holidays mandatory)
Overtime Eligible:
(FLSA)
Non-Exempt
Union/HEERA Representation:
This position is covered by a collective bargaining unit
Department:
VET MED TEACHING HOSPITAL - 072105
Department Description:
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.
Location:
Davis
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References Position Details

Job Summary:
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.
Physical Demands:
- 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.
Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:
-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:
www.employment.ucdavis.edu/applicants/Central*quickFind=74424
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