Veterinary Technician I/II (CARE)

  • University of Florida
  • United States
  • May 23, 2023
Full Time - Continuing

Job Description:

Classification Title:

Veterinary Technician for Interventional Radiology and Surgery

Job Description:

The primary role of the technician is to support the hospital by assisting services in the Cath lab and ensure the room is in working order. The individual will assist with surgical procedures as needed and ensure all tasks are completed for cases. When there are no Cath lab cases, the individual will assist the OR's with cases. They will assist other services to ensure cases are on time and the schedule is not delayed. The person also will bring in the area a positive “can do” attitude and help all areas to ensure the cases are complete in a timely fashion. The expectation is that the individual will communicate effectively with services to determine needs and priorities for the day, display a positive and proactive attitude while also knowing when to ask for help or guidance when needed. Patients should be handled compassionately with the goal to prevent and alleviate fear, anxiety, and stress during their visit.
Examples of this include but not limited to the following:
• Assist with radiography and fluoroscopy for OR and Cath Lab procedures
• Assist with all Cath lab procedures during regular business hours
• Assist with Cath lab inventory
• Safely administer sedation as needed following protocols and veterinarian’s orders while continuing to monitor patients while under your care.
• Able to provide appropriate and safe monitoring to a patient under sedation
• Maintain yearly training in CPR
• Demonstrate the knowledge and use of ALARA in regards to radiation safety.
• Able to proficiently obtain acceptable images
• Documenting in electronic medical records
• Reviewing and entering patient charges appropriately
• Performs surgical nursing care functions on patients such as surgical preparation, aseptic technique, and pre-surgical treatments.
• Ensure patents are prepped in a timely fashion to keep the schedule on time.
• Assembles surgical supplies and equipment needed for surgical procedures.
• Prepares surgical instrument table.
• Maintains aseptic techniques and actively monitors situations which could lead to breaches in aseptic technique.
• Assist anesthesia and services by properly restraining patients, setting up or breaking down equipment or supplies, or assisting in transporting patients throughout hospital.
• Properly package and wrap instruments in accordance with hospital specifications
• Ensure charges are entered at point of care and are accurate
• Prepare and submit samples for diagnostics

Expected Salary:

$18 to $25, salary based on credentials and experience

Minimum Requirements:

Veterinary Technician I: High school diploma or equivalent and one year of relevant experience
Veterinary Technician II: Credentialed veterinary technician

Preferred Qualifications:

Graduate from an accredited American Veterinary Medical Association program for veterinary technology OR American Registered Radiologic Technologist.

Credentialed veterinary Technician OR 

Registered Radiological Technologist

Special Instructions to Applicants:

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

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

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.

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.