OPS Small Animal Operating Room Surgical On Call Tech

  • University of Florida
  • United States
  • Jan 5, 2021
Part Time - Fixed Term

Job Description:

Classification Title:

OPS SA Operating Room Surgical On Call Technician

Job Description:

The Small Animal Operating Room Services with the Veterinary Hospital is recruiting for an OPS on call/after hour technician. This position assists with surgical procedures, performs routine and surgical nursing care functions on animal patients such as surgical preparation, aseptic technique and pre-surgical treatments. This position has a variety of responsibilities which include, but not limited to:

  • Ensure that patients are prepped in a timely fashion; prepares patient for surgery in accordance with hospital standard.
  • Assembles surgical supplies and equipment needed for surgical procedures.
  • Maintains aseptic techniques and actively monitors situations which could lead to breaches in aseptic technique.
  • Transports patients to/from surgical suite; positions patients according to surgical type.
  • Cleans OR suites and instrumentation/equipment according to hospital standard.
  • Operate a variety of machines such as scoping equipment, power equipment, instrument washers and flash sterilizers.

This position requires coverage for after hour/emergency procedures; the hours of operation are:
- Monday through Thursday 5:00 pm to 8:00 am
- Friday 5:00 pm to midnight
- Saturday/Sunday 24 hour shifts

This is a shared position with multiple technicians on the schedule and based on availability of each person.

Advertised Salary:

Starting salary is $10.00 - $12.00 per hour.

Minimum Requirements:- Have at least one year of animal/clinic experience
- Able to work this position for at least two years
- Ability to effectively maintain a working environment while in stressful situations
- Ability to effectively communicate with employees/staff of various levels and responsibilities
- Able to accept constructive criticism and maintain a positive attitude at work
- Must be able to lift a minimum of 40 pounds
- Must be able to bend, kneel, pull, push, twist and stand for extended periods of time
Preferred Qualifications:

- Knowledge of animal care and nursing
- Knowledge of medical terminology and anatomy

Special Instructions to Applicants:

In order to be considered for this position you must upload a CV/Resume and List of References.

Applications must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. of the posting end date.

Health Assessment Required:


Must be able to lift a minimum of forty pounds, bend, kneel, pull, push, twist and stand for extended periods of time.