Senior Veterinary Technician – Wards, 2nd shift

University of Minnesota - Office of Human Resources
Published
March 25, 2020
Location
Twin Cities, MN
Job Type
 

Description

All required qualifications must be documented on application materials.

Minimum/Required Qualifications
Graduate of Veterinary Technician or equivalent program, certified as MVMA/MAVT technician (CVT). At least one year of veterinary technical experience. Ability to act independently with little or no supervision.

Preferred Qualifications/Selection Criteria: Problem solving skills, strong interpersonal skills, knowledge of veterinary medicine terminology, knowledge of proper restraint and handling of large and small animals. Flexibility to meet patient care needs. Two years of veterinary technician experience preferred. Proficiency with PC and software.

About the Job

Days/Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 2:00pm-10:30pm

Senior Vet Tech Essential Functions

• Assists Clinicians and patients with receiving, assessment, work-up, discharge, etc., prepares patients for a variety of veterinary medical procedures including preparation for specialty care treatments and services, radiographic procedures, catherizations, venipunctures, vaccinations, anesthesia, administration of medications and treatments, etc.
• Must be able to restrain and handle animals and/or assist with animal restraint and handling.
Hourly treatments on Wards and Isolation patients.
• Under the direction of DVM's performs a variety of medical and diagnostic procedures depending upon clinical indications and area of service; may perform intravenous and related therapies (i.e. fluids, chemotherapies, and anesthesia), obtain fluid or tissue samples, perform biopsy techniques, etc.
• Administers medications, vaccinations, allergy testing and others as defined by the duty clinicians.

Ensure that clients understand home care instructions and instruct clients on how to properly medicate and perform specialized home procedures on their pets.
• Delivers outstanding customer service including (for example) greeting and receiving patients and clients in a professional, caring and courteous manner, answering phone calls promptly, responding to clients, co-workers, and medical staff needs and requests, redirecting calls, etc.
• Answers questions and explains or demonstrates procedures and equipment for clients, interns, senior veterinary students, and technician students.
• Performs record-keeping tasks related to medical procedures, including recording of: procedures completed, supplies used, patient status, client communications, census information, etc.
• Responsible to ensure that all services and supplies are charged for according to hospital fee schedule.
• Must have the ability to work in a clinical setting.
• Must adhere to VMC safety and infection control policies and procedures.

Participates in on-call rotation

Provides coverage for three holidays per year.

Other Functions:
• Maintains a clean environment in hospital area and ensures that these areas are adequately ordered, stocked and that equipment is in working order.
• Other duties as assigned by Supervisor, Clinician, or Clinical Manager.

Hourly Salary Range: $15.90 to $27.80 USD/hour; shift differential paid after 7:00pm and on weekends

About the Department

The Veterinary Medical Center (VMC) has served the community for more than a century. It is the most advanced, full-service referral care center for large and small animals in Minnesota. The VMC sees more than 35,000 cases annually, with specialists available in all areas of medicine and surgery. More than 50 of the veterinarians on staff have undergone several years of additional training to become board-certified specialists in a particular area of veterinary medicine.

The Veterinary Medical Center is comprised of the Small Animal Hospital for dogs, cats, and other companion animals, the Piper Clinic at the new Leatherdale Equine Center , for horses, and the Large Animal Hospital , which treats farm animals, and occasionally, zoo animals.

How To Apply

Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.

Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section.

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail employ@umn.edu or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).

Diversity

The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U: http://diversity.umn.edu.

Background Check Information

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

Background Check Information

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

About the U of M

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

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