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Large Animal Night ICU Technician

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Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Large Animal Night ICU Technician
Role Title: Laboratory & Research Specialist I
Posting Number: SW0170730
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:

Provides overnight intensive nursing care to all large animal patients and clinical assistance as directed by clinicians. Supervises, orients, instructs, and evaluates senior veterinary students in the medical management of patients. Provides primary patient care, will work on holidays and weekends on rotating basis, may be required to alter shifts as need arises.

Required Qualifications:

Must be licensed or eligible for license as a Veterinary Technician within the State of Virginia, OR enrolled in an accredited Licensed Veterinary Technician Program, with completion of LVT Program expected within 24 months. Knowledge of large animal anatomy, physiology and etiology; knowledge of CPR and animal restraint methods; proficiency in the operation, maintenance, and application of sophisticated medical equipment such as IV pumps, heart monitors, centrifuge, oxygen cage, incubator, ventilator, video endoscope system, hoists and slings, and glucometer and refractometer; ability to receive and convey information and instructions to senior veterinary students and clinical faculty, to recognize needs and establish priorities, care and concerns for large animal patients, and make emergency decisions relating to health and safety of animals and people; ability to safely move and handle up to 75 lbs. Must be able to tolerate rabies prophylaxis.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in a large animal practice environment, ability to work well with others in an academic setting.

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

Must be available for on-call emergency duties and required to report to work on authorized and emergency closings and holidays/weekends. Must be able to tolerate rabies prophylaxis (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 To be considered, Applicants MUST apply on-line to posting #SW0170730, by the close date of September 22, 2017. If you have any questions please call the HR Service Center @ 540-231-9331 or email

Employee Category: Staff (Salary)
Appointment Type: Restricted
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FLSA Status: Non-exempt: Eligible for overtime
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Pay Band: 3
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: 09/08/2017
Review Begin Date: 09/15/2017
Job Close Date: 09/22/2017
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.

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Supplemental Questions

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  1. * How did you first learn about this job opening?
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  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. List of References
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