Anesthesia Technician

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Anesthesia Technician
Role Title: Veterinary Technician I
Posting Number: SW0170823
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:

Under the direction of the anesthesiologist, calculate and administer drugs required for both small and large animal cases. Provide support for both routine and complex cases by setting up anesthesia delivery systems and maintaining patient monitoring support. Instruct and guide veterinary students in technical and manipulative skills. Supervise student’s performance during case management. Clerical duties are also required such as organizing and scheduling anesthetic cases and maintaining departmental paperwork. Schedule will include on-call, evening, weekend and holiday shifts, as the Veterinary Teaching Hospital must provide 24 hour care for pets, 365 days of the year.

Required Qualifications:

Associates degree in Veterinary Technology, VA licensure or eligible to be a Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT). Extensive knowledge of all anesthesia supplies, equipment and monitoring; Ability to place intravenous catheters and to perform endotracheal intubation in veterinary patients. The ideal candidate is enthusiastic about learning and being a team player as well as possessing the ability to work independently and professionally in a fast paced environment. Must be able to handle multiple tasks, pay close attention to details and be willing to help without being asked. Physical demands of the position include, but are not limited to, stressful situations, prolonged periods of standing, lifting and restraining animals that may exceed 75 pounds. Rabies prophylaxis will be required (provided by employer).

Preferred Qualifications:

Knowledge of CPR highly desired. Experience in anesthesia, emergency or intensive care in a veterinary medical setting. Equine and farm animal experience desirable, as you will be trained in both large and small animal hospitals.

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

Varied work schedule including irregular hours, nights, weekends including holidays. Required to carry a pager and be within a 30 minute radius of the VTH when on call. This position is considered essential and must report to work during emergency and inclement weather closings.

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 number SW0170823. Review of applicants will begin on January 5, 2018 adn the position will remain opened until filled. If you have any questions please call our HR Service Center @ 540-231-9331 or email the HR Service Center at

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: 4
Pay Range: Pay Band 4 Salary; Commensurate with Experience
Department: Vet. Medicine Teaching Hospital
Work Location: Blacksburg
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24060
Work Schedule: M-F; shift to be determined. Some on-call for nights, weekends and holidays will be required.
Posting Date: 12/04/2017
Review Begin Date: 01/05/2018
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.

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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).
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  4. * Do you have an Interagency Placement Screening Form (Yellow Form) as issued under Policy 1.30 Layoff? (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only)
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  5. * Are you a Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT) and do you have a license to practice in the State of Virginia?
    • Yes
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Required Documents

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