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Veterinary Technician IV - SA ICU

Company: Texas A&M University
Location: Austin
Posted on: June 14, 2019

Job Description:

Job TitleVeterinary Technician IV - SA ICUAgencyTexas A&M UniversityDepartmentVet Med-Teaching HospitalProposed Minimum Salary$3,393.77 monthlyJob LocationCollege Station, TexasJob TypeStaffJob Description

What we believe

Texas A&M University is committed to promoting a culture that embraces, expands, and celebrates inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability that enriches the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff. Diverse perspectives, talents and experiences are invaluable to our mission and support our core values.

Who we are

The Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH) includes the Small Animal Hospital http://vethospital.tamu.edu/small-animal-hospital and the Large Animal Hospital http://vethospital.tamu.edu/large-animal-hospital, both of which are dedicated to A Better Life Through Compassion, Innovation, and Discovery. We work with great people, great clinicians, and great educators with a passion for animals and educating others that allows us to provide total care for animal patients while helping to train the next generation of veterinarians at the only veterinary teaching hospital in the state of Texas!

What we want

We are looking for a Veterinary Technician IV, to join the dynamic Small Animal ICU department of our Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital! We need an individual who subscribes to and supports our commitment as stated above and will promote teamwork and respect for people of diverse backgrounds in the workplace and in all interactions with internal and external clientele. We need an individual who subscribes to and supports our commitment as stated above. The ideal candidate coordinates the activities and supervises the veterinary technical staff assigned within the designated clinical support service area. Provides for and supervises the care and treatment of animals admitted to the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital. Provides assistance to the professional staff, instructs veterinary students in clinical techniques, and oversees and maintains the physical area within the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital. Provides and supervises the training of techniques, protocols and procedures to new and current staff. If you enjoy supervising and care and treatment of animals we invite you to apply to be considered for this opportunity.

Required Education and Experience:


  • Associate's degree in veterinary technology, biomedical science, animal science, or a related area or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Six years of technical experience in a veterinary hospital or clinic environment including one year of supervisory experience.

    Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    • Basic computer skills in word processing, spread sheets, and billing entry.
    • May require working alternate shifts, holidays, weekends, or "on-call duty".
    • Ability to perform heavy lifting. Strong animal handling skills.
    • Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others.
    • Ability to communicate effectively and positively at all levels within the ICU service and the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital.
    • Must be able to work within time constraints and in crisis situations.
    • Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others.

      Other Requirements or Other Factors:

      • Persons in this position are considered essential when the University declares an emergency, campus closure, class cancellations, etc., and are therefore required to report to work and remain on duty unless/until relieved by the direct supervisor.
      • Requires working different shifts and participating in On-Call coverage.
      • Participates in emergency duty coverage during veterinary student absences and for holidays.
      • May be required to work some overtime, holidays, and weekends.

        Preferred Education and Experience:

        • Certification as a Registered Veterinary Technician with five years practical experience in related area.
        • Three years relevant experience within the Texas A&M University System.

          Preferred Licenses and Certifications:

          • Certification as a Veterinary Technician Specialist (VTS) in ECC, Anesthesia, or Internal Medicine.
          • Credentialed Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT) in the State of Texas or be eligible to sit for specialty credentials or LVT licensure within five years.

            Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

            • Ability to lead and influence others at all levels to accomplish goals; strong relationship-building and interpersonal skills
            • Knowledge of veterinary products and services; negotiation skills; ability to network; strong problem-solving abilities
            • Ability to translate ideas and strategies into common-sense steps for implementation.

              Salary Range: $40,712.00 - $52,312.00

              Responsibilities:

              • Advises the Assistant Director of clinical and management issues within the Small Animal Intensive Care (ICU), Emergency Receiving (ER), and Primary Care Services. Coordinates general problem-solving issues between faculty, staff, and students. Communicates with and advises faculty and administrators regarding changes or problems with policies and procedures, fees, patient care, and personnel within the Small Animal ICU, ER, and Primary Care Services. Plans for future growth and works with senior management to develop business strategies and goals. Communicates with faculty and senior administrators regarding changes or problems with policies and procedures, client fees, patient care, and personnel. Coordinates the inventory and ordering of supplies, equipment, and drugs.
              • Coordinates the scheduling of equipment repair and maintenance. Serves on various committees. Ensures compliance with controlled drug policies and procedures. Oversees and provides support to faculty veterinarians in the delivery and instruction of zoonotic disease control.
              • Conducts performance feedback evaluations and annual performance evaluation. Reviews and approves position descriptions. Designs and organizes work schedules for the assigned services areas. Works with Hospital Administration and other supervisors on personnel matters affecting morale and job efficiency. Communicates with clinical staff and Hospital Administration. Reviews and approves all time sheets in WorkDay and approves LeaveTraq requests for any leave taken.
              • Monitors compliance with University policies and procedures. Handles employee complaints and grievances and takes appropriate action. Coordinates recruitment, interviewing, hiring, and evaluation of new and current staff. Arranges and provides instruction and training to technical staff on hospital protocols and medical procedures. Arranges and provides professional development programs for new and current staff. Attends and participates in continuing education programs and in-service laboratories. Develops training programs for new employees.
              • Assists Faculty, Residents, Interns, and Students. Instructs, guides, and supervises students in proper clinical techniques to support patient care. Monitors patients to detect any change in their clinical status and keep patients clean. Administers and monitors patient medication. Performs or assists with collection of patient's blood, urine, and tissues and ensures proper submission procedures. Performs, assists, and instructs the performance of diagnostic procedures and examinations.
              • Provides physical restraint for safe handling of patient animals. Maintains proficiency with Resuscitation CPCR, ventilator case management, defibrillation, and inhalant anesthetics. Maintains a sanitary and well organized service. Restocks and maintains records of expendable supplies, drugs, and solutions.
              • Maintains equipment within the service area to include: computers and printers, NOVA, Doppler, the Multi-Parameter, ECG, Telemetry Unit, Ventilator, Monitoring Equipment, and Point of Care Equipment. Ensures that all hospital fees are correctly entered. Monitors and records medications and physiological data into the patient record and computer information system. May participate in ventilator case management and "on-call" program.
              • Responsible for Hospital Inspections and oversees the ICU Service Certifications in VECCS, AAHA, IACUCC, EHS, Disaster Preparedness, etc.
              • Maintains CE and licensure to include, but not limited to: Radiation Safety, Infection Control, CPR, Aseptic Technique, Rabies Prophylaxis, and certification or licensure where appropriate.
              • Participates in clinical and basic research programs as needed within the terms of employment. Performs other duties as assigned.

                Special Instructions: A cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references (to include at least one previous supervisor) are strongly recommended. You may upload all three on the application under CV/Resume.

                Instructions to Applicants: Applications received by Texas A&M University must either have all job application data entered or a resume attached. Failure to provide all job application data or a complete resume could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application. We encourage all applicants to upload a resume or use a LinkedIn profile to pre-populate the online application.

                All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution's verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution's procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

                Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.Apply now

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