Surgical Oncology Veterinary Technician I/II (CARE)

 
  • University of Florida
  • United States
  • May 12, 2022
Full Time - Continuing

Job Description:

Classification Title:

Veterinary Technician I/II (CARE)

Job Description:

The Small Animal Hospital is recruiting a veterinary technician for the Surgical Oncology service. We are seeking a technician who is passionate about the opportunities the oncology specialty can provide in prolonging the lives of their patients, while extending compassion and empathy to their patients and loved ones. Technicians provide support by assisting veterinarians with exams and treatments, as well as providing insight, instruction, and demonstration to veterinary students. In particular, this position will assist the Surgical Oncology service. Access to the wide range of treatments and services offered through the Oncology Service makes this a great opportunity for those considering obtaining their specialty certification.

Example of Veterinary Technician Duties and Responsibilities include but not limited to:

• Assist with daily intake and discharge of Surgical Oncology cases
• Assist with patient evaluations or rechecks by assisting in patient restraint, obtaining and submitting samples, scheduling with other services for diagnostic or consultation purposes, and providing treatment or medications
• Perform general nursing care such as venipuncture, catheter placement, patient restraint, treatments, medication administration, and sample collection
• Document in electronic medical records
• Perform anesthesia and sedation procedures including patient monitoring and recovery
• Assist with creating an efficient transfer of surgery cases to anesthesia
• Assist surgeons and students with instrumentation and sterile technique
• Assist with minor surgical procedures, bandage changes, and suture removals
• Facilitate the admission of surgical oncology cases to the Progressive Care Ward or ICU

The service receives Monday - Friday. May require working earlier than 8:00am or later than 5:00pm
This is a full-time, benefited position and is considered essential personnel. A post-offer education verification, background check, and health assessment are required.

Expected Salary:

$16.50-$20.00 per hour, salary dependent on experience

Minimum Requirements:

Veterinary Technician I: High school diploma or equivalent and two years of veterinary experience or one year of veterinary experience and currently enrolled in a veterinary technician program or a graduate of a veterinary technician program.

Veterinary Technician II: Credentialed veterinary technician and four years of veterinary experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Graduate from an accredited American Veterinary Medical Association program for veterinary technology OR
• Credentialed veterinary technician

Special Instructions to Applicants:

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

This is a CARE position offering limited benefits, including health insurance and paid time off.

This position is eligible for veteran’s preference. If you are claiming veteran’s preference, please upload a copy of your DD 214 Member Copy 4 with your application for consideration. See our Veteran's Preference Page for more specific information.

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

Health Assessment Required:Yes; Must be able to lift a minimum of 40 lbs, bend, kneel, pull, push, twist and stand for an extended period of time.