OPS Operating Room On-Call Veterinary Technician

  • University of Florida
  • United States
  • Jun 11, 2024
Part Time - Continuing

Job Description:

Classification Title:

OPS Veterinary 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 Friday 5pm to 8am
- 8a to 8a on Saturday/Sunday

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

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
- Have a working cell phone

Expected Salary:

$14 - $15

Minimum Requirements:

High school diploma or equivalent and one year of relevant experience

Preferred Qualifications:

- Knowledge of animal care and nursing
- Knowledge of medical terminology and anatomy
- at least a two year commitment due to the extensive training process

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.

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.