Veterinary Nurse Assistant

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Veterinary Nurse Assistant
Role Title: Laboratory & Research Technician
Posting Number: SW0170576
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 Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center in Leesburg, Virginia is seeking successful candidate to perform direct patient care duties and barn care duties as assigned. Duties include mucking, stripping, bedding, disinfecting and sterilization of stalls. Prepares patients for dismissal. Participates in the care of research herd. Assists veterinary staff in removal and storage of carcasses after regular hours. Assists with nursing duties as needed. Operates basic farm machinery to include tractors, trucks, riding mowers and forklifts.

Required Qualifications:

Demonstrated knowledge of animal (equine) husbandry; previous experience in restraining and handling horses safely and effectively; demonstrated experience in equine grooming techniques; ability to follow directions and established protocol and procedures. Must be able to safely move and handle up to 50lbs.

Preferred Qualifications:

Education/training in animal care, animal science, or related area.

Employment Conditions: Must have a criminal background check, Must have a driver's license check, Emergency Personnel - health & safety related, Alternate work schedule - If other than M-F, 8-5 please describe below
Must have a conviction check: Yes
Describe Other:

Emergency Personnel – weather related
Emergency Personnel – facilities related

Employment Comments:

Some weekend work required.

How to Apply for this Job:

For a full description of the position and requirements, and to apply, please go to www.jobs.vt.edu. To be considered, Applicants MUST apply on-line to posting SW0170576. Review of applications will begin August 14, 2017 and posting will remain ope until filled. If you have any questions please call our 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: 2
Pay Range: Commensurate with Experience
Department: Equine Medical Center
Work Location: National Capital Region
Location, if not Blacksburg: Leesburg, VA
Location Zip Code: 20176
Work Schedule: Variable
Posting Date: 07/20/2017
Review Begin Date: 08/14/2017
Job Close Date:
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/78176

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?
    • Chronicle of Higher Education - online
    • Chronicle of Higher Education - print
    • Higher Ed Jobs (www.higheredjobs.com)
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium - HERC (www.hercjobs.org)
    • Diverse Jobs (www.diversejobs.net)
    • Insight Into Diversity (www.careers.insightintodiversity.com)
    • 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. Do you have a Preferential Hiring Form (Blue Form) as issued under Policy 1.30 Layoff? (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only).
    • Yes
    • No
  4. Do you have an Interagency Placement Screening Form (Yellow Form) as issued under Policy 1.30 Layoff? (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only)
    • Yes
    • No

Required Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Other Doc
  4. List of References