OPS Large Animal On-Call Technician

  • University of Florida
  • United States
  • May 11, 2022
Part Time - Continuing

Job Description:

Classification Title:

OPS Large Animal On-Call Technician

Job Description:

The University of Florida, Large Animal Hospital is recruiting for an OPS Large Animal On-Call Veterinary Technician to work, primarily, on-call for nights, weekends, and holidays with additional hours expected to cover staff leave. This is a position that requires a motivated, well-organized and caring individual with experience in treating and handling horses - but may include goats, pigs, alpacas, cattle, sheep, and llama patients.

As a member of our nursing staff, working in a unit that is open 24/7, you will perform medical treatments and procedures under the supervision of senior staff. In addition to strong communication and technical skills, this person must be proficient in equine handling and monitoring. Must live close to the vet school and have reliable transportation to arrive within 30 minutes of being called in when scheduled.

Duties include but are not limited to:
• Assists inpatient medical evaluation and performs patient observations, monitoring, administers medications/treatments, and recording in the patient medical record. Collects, prepares, and submits lab samples, captures, and inputs fees for materials and services.
• Assist professional staff in performing critical and intensive care or life sustaining emergency care, diagnostic services, blood collection, and fluid administration as directed. Prepares rations to meet dietary needs of hospitalized patients.
• Maintains a supply inventory and replenishes stock within the assigned areas and will maintain a clean/sanitary and organized clinical service area.
• Assists with gathering and recording information, the management of after-hours admissions and discharges, visitor policies, and emergency call-ins.
• Set up, clean, and ensure proper storage of equipment.
Expected shifts are primarily 5pm-7am Monday thru Friday, and additionally, 7am-7pm on weekends and holidays. Expected to also cover staff on leave. Other hours may be required and scheduled for training, filling in alternate shifts, holidays, or on-call duty as needed. The expected number of hours is: 16-20 hrs/week up to 40 hours. Paid training and uniforms provided. The hourly rate is $12.00/hr. with additional on-call pay.

Expected Salary:

$12.00 hourly

Minimum Requirements:

• Must have experience with horses to be considered.
• Must be capable of lifting at least 50 – 100 pounds and be able to bend, kneel and squat for periods of time to restrain and treat patients

Preferred Qualifications:

• Experience as a Veterinary Technician.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

In order to be considered, you must upload your cover letter, resume, and reference letters.

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

This position has been reposted. Previous applicants are still under consideration and need not reapply.

Health Assessment Required:Yes