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Clinical Trials Veterinary Technician

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Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Clinical Trials Veterinary Technician
Role Title: Veterinary Technician I
Posting Number: SW0170278
About Virginia Tech:

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Position Summary:

The Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences in Blacksburg, VA is seeking applications to fill a part time, temporary non-salaried wage staff position (limited to 1500 hrs/year). Responsibilities are to provide technical and administrative support to clinical faculty in regards to clinical research protocols being conducted in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Provide primary patient care activities including acquisition and documentation of physical findings, procurement of laboratory specimens (blood, urine, feces, etc), provision of ICU/Critical Care, anesthesiology and special diagnostic procedures. Identifies potential prospective research candidates/patients, communicates and obtains authorizations/permissions, schedules and participates in follow-up examinations and re-evaluations of clients/patients enrolled in studies. Liaises with owners and referring practitioners to advertise ongoing studies and explain study enrollment criteria. Answers phone and email inquiries from owners and referring veterinarians. Performs data entry and keeps research databases/medical records current.

Required Qualifications:

This position requires both clinical and administrative support for a broad range of ongoing clinical trials; flexibility, strong customer service skills, and a proactive attitude are essential. Qualifications include Licensed as a Veterinary Technician; ability to understand verbal and written instructions, good written and oral human relations and communication skills; ability to place intravenous catheters and perform endotracheal intubation; Knowledge of basic nursing skills as well as knowledge of basic anesthetic equipment and monitoring. Rabies prophylaxis is required and will be provided by employer. Licensed Veterinary Technician Certification Required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in anesthesia and/or intensive care in a veterinary medical setting; knowledge of CPR; experience in special procedures and electrodiagnostics.

Employment Conditions: Other (Describe Below)
Must have a conviction check: Yes
Describe Other:

Veterinary Technician License; length of position determined by available funding.

Employment Comments:
How to Apply for this Job:

For a full description of the position, the requirements, and to apply, please go to www.jobs.vt.edu. To be considered, applicants MUST apply on-line to posting SW0170278, by the close date of May 17, 2017. If you have any questions please call our HR Service Center @ 540-231-9331 or email HRServiceCenter@vt.edu.

Employee Category: Hourly Wage Staff, limited to 1500 hrs/year
Appointment Type: Temp, non-salaried wage
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FLSA Status: Non-exempt: Eligible for overtime
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Part-time
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Pay Band: 4
Pay Range: Commensurate with Experience
Department: Small Animal Clinical Sciences
Work Location: Blacksburg
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24060
Work Schedule: M-F Flexible schedule between 8-5
Posting Date: 04/10/2017
Review Begin Date: 04/28/2017
Job Close Date: 05/17/2017
Restricted to university employees only? No
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law.

For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

Quick Link: http://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/75282

Supplemental Questions

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  1. * Please describe recruiting source identified in previous question (if applicable):

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * How did you first learn about this job opening?
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    • Indeed (www.indeed.com)
    • Roanoke Times Online (www.jobs.roanoke.com)
    • Commonwealth of Virginia Jobs (www.jobs.virginia.gov)
    • Virginia Tech job site (www.jobs.vt.edu)
    • Facebook
    • LinkedIn
    • Twitter
    • Job Fair (please describe below)
    • Journal (please describe below)
    • Listserv (please describe below)
    • Newspaper - print (please describe below)
    • Professional Conference (please describe below)
    • From a friend/acquaintance not associated with Virginia Tech (please name below)
    • From a Virginia Tech employee/representative/recruiter (please name below)
    • Veteran related event/site (please describe below)
    • Virginia Employment Commission - VEC
    • Other Virginia Tech affiliated website (please describe below)
    • Other job board such as Simply Hired, Career Builder, etc. (please describe below)
    • Other - Not listed (please describe below)
  3. * Are you a Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT) and do you have a license to practice in the State of Virginia?
    • Yes
    • No

Required Documents

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Optional Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
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