Emergency and Critical Care Veterinary Service Technician I/II (CARE)

  • University of Florida
  • United States
  • Jan 21, 2023
Full Time - Continuing

Job Description:

Classification Title:

Emergency and Critical Care Veterinary Service Technician I/II (CARE)

Job Description:

Example of Duties and Responsibilities include but not limited to:

• Assisting with evaluations and rechecks
• Performing triage assessments
• General nursing case such as venipuncture, catheter placement, patient restraint, treatments, medication administration, and sample collection
• Basic anesthesia and sedation procedures including patient monitoring and recovery
• Participation in rounds with the clinicians and students
• Act as a liaison between the ICU technician assigned to the care of each patient and the ICU doctor
• Assist the clinician with the preparation of treatment sheets, lab submissions, radiology/anesthesia and surgical requests, etc.
• Act as a point of contact for owners of hospitalized patients
• Facilitate patient visits
• Client education
• Act as a charge nurse ensuring appropriate charges are entered for inpatients

  • Earn up to $45.00 with shift differential pay working with the University of Florida’s ICU Department

Available Shifts:

Sun-Wed 1pm to 11pm or Wed-Sat 1pm to 11pm

Expected Salary:

$20-$30 per hour, salary based on credentialing and experience

Minimum Requirements:

Emergency & Critical Care Veterinary Technician I: High school diploma or equivalent and one year of relevant experience

Emergency & Critical Care Veterinary Technician II: Credentialed veterinary technician

Preferred Qualifications:

Prefer applicants with 3-5 years of experience in emergency and/or critical care medicine.

Graduation from an accredited veterinary technology program and/or certified veterinary technician or eligible to sit for the VTNE.

Knowledge of animal care and nursing, especially critical care.

Knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy, and terminology.

Knowledge of the equipment and materials used and their availability and applications.

Ability to effectively maintain a working environment while in stressful situations.

Ability to effectively communicate with employees of various levels and responsibilities.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

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

In order to be considered for these positions, you must upload:
• Resume
• Cover Letter
• List of References

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.

Applications must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. 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.