Veterinary Hospital Anesthesiology Technician I/II (CARE)

 
  • University of Florida
  • United States
  • May 14, 2024
Full Time - Continuing

Job Description:

Classification Title:

Veterinary Hospital Anesthesiology Technician I/II (CARE)

Job Description:

We are seeking full time veterinary technicians to join our anesthesia team. Our techs have a passion for anesthesia and pain management. They work closely with services to provide anesthesia to patients undergoing procedures and play a key role in training veterinary students and other veterinary technicians in the nursing skills specific for anesthesia.
What will I do?
• Provide anesthesia to small animal patients undergoing procedures and deliver high quality patient care under the direction of an anesthesiologists.
• Reviewing and interpreting a multitude of information to provide an evidence based approach to the care of the patient, continually monitoring patients to detect changes and intervene proactively to prevent complications.
• Work closely with specialty services to ensure cases are being handled safely and efficiently.
• Shape future veterinarians and technicians on veterinary care, specially anesthesia, through one on one training with our diverse student and staff population.
• Participates in on call
Am I qualified?
• Credentialed veterinary technician, preferred
• New graduates are welcome to apply!
• Experience with anesthesia, preferred
What would my schedule be?
Our technicians start with a Monday-Friday 7:15-4:15pm, in order to attend rounds with our veterinary students
After training, the schedule is Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm with a one hour lunch.
Who are we?
University of Florida ranked #9 among veterinary medical colleges nationwide. We are located in north Central Florida in the town of Gainesville, Florida. We see over 45,000 patients in our small animal hospital and have 16 specialty services in the Small Animal Hospital. We also have a 24/7 emergency clinic and a primary care facility.
Due to its location, Gainesville, is surrounded by parks, lakes, and natural springs, and is truly where nature and culture meet. We are Just north of Ocala (known as the horse capital of the world), as well as a short drive to Walt Disney World and many award-winning beaches not to mention several parks and fishing spots. Our town is very diverse and usually has something for everyone.

Why work for UF?
We know you care about your own pets as much as we do our patients, so we offer discounts on treatments, procedures, and even food for all our employees’ pets. We encourage you to join our team and grow with us to make a difference.
• Competitive salary
• Health benefits including dental, vision, and life insurance plans
• Employee Assistance Program helping with emotional support, work life solutions, legal guidance and financial resources for UF employees and their families
• Retirement opportunities
• Paid time off and administrative leave
• Paid CE opportunities and mentorship programs
• Relocation assistance
• Licensing fees paid
• Career-long mentorship from senior technicians and faculty
• Employee recognition programs
• Uniform allowance
• VTS support
• Opportunities to teach others and shape the future of veterinary medicine
We are willing to train new veterinary technician graduates or credentialed techs who have a strong interest and want to grow in the field. We have several anesthesia technicians included those that have earned their VTS that are there to support one.

Salary Range
Non-credentialed Veterinary Technician: $20-$28/hr, salary dependent on experience
Credentialed Veterinary Technician: $22-$30/hr, salary dependent on experience

Expected Salary:

Non-credentialed: $20-$28/hour; Credentialed: $22-$30/hour

Minimum Requirements:

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

Preferred Qualifications:

Credentialed Veterinary Technician
Experience providing anesthesia to patients

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. When appropriate certifications are achieved, promotional opportunities to a level II title may be available. This position will also become eligible for transition into a TEAMS (staff) salary plan.

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.