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Small Animal Veterinary Technician

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Small Animal Veterinary Technician
Role Title: Veterinary Technician I
Posting Number: SW0170661
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Position Summary:

Provides technical support to clinical faculty and senior veterinary students in the medical sections of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, including ward and treatment room management, administering treatments and medications ordered by clinical faculty. Special nursing care procedures may include special diagnostic procedures and infection control/isolation management. Performs critical care nursing procedures in the ICU as directed by clinical faculty and instructs senior veterinary students in technical and manipulative skills related to ICU/Critical Care. Assists in other areas of the hospital as directed by supervisor.

Required Qualifications:

Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT); experience in intensive care in a veterinary medical setting; experience in special procedures and electodiagnostics; demonstrated knowledge of basic nursing skills; knowledge of CPR; ability to place intravenous catheters; excellent interpersonal and communication skills; Rabies prophylaxis will be required (provided by employer).

Preferred Qualifications:

2 years clinical experience

Employment Conditions: Must have a criminal background check, Emergency Personnel - health & safety related, Other (Describe Below)
Must have a conviction check: Yes
Describe Other:

This position may be considered essential and required report to work during emergency and inclement weather closings. Rabies prophylaxis will be required (provided by employer).

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 number SW0170661. The posting will stay opened unitil filled. If you have any questions please call the HR Service Center @ 540-231-9331 or email the HR Service Center at HRServiceCenter@vt.edu

Employee Category: Hourly Wage Staff, limited to 1500 hrs/year
Appointment Type: Temp, non-salaried wage
If restricted or temporary, enter end date:
FLSA Status: Non-exempt: Eligible for overtime
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Part-time
If part time, enter Percent Time: 75
Pay Band: 4
Pay Range: Commensurate with Experience
Department: Vet. Medicine Teaching Hospital
Work Location: Blacksburg
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Work Schedule: TBD
Posting Date: 08/15/2017
Review Begin Date: 09/05/2017
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/78948

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