Veterinary Technician - Specialties Float
UMN
Minneapolis, MN
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Job Description

All required qualifications must be documented on application materials.

Minimum/Required Qualifications
Graduate of Veterinary Technician or equivalent program/training, certified or certification eligible as MVMA/MAVT technician.

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. A willingness to be flexible to meet patient care needs. Credentialed technician with certification recognized in Minnesota.

Description of Position -
Under the direction of a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, contributes to the health and well being of patients by delivering outstanding, high quality veterinary technician services that meet the standards of the MVMA and MAVT as well as VMC standards and protocols. Competently assists Clinicians and other medical staff members with veterinary medical procedures which may include (but are not limited to) specialty care (i.e. Ophthalmology, Oncology, Dermatology, Dentistry, Cardiology, Neurology, Behavior, SA therio, Nutrition, Integrative, and Primary Care), laboratory procedures, radiography, anesthesiology, administering treatments, animal nursing, animal restraint and handling, preventative care, clinical research, etc. within assigned service area as well as across functions as needed.

Essential Functions

  • Assists Clinicians, clients 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, vein punctures, vaccinations, anesthesia, administration of medications and treatment s. etc.
  • Must be able 10 restrain and handle animals and/or assist with animal restraint and handling.
  • With oversight by a DVM, applies clinical job knowledge and competence to diagnosis, treatment, and care.
  • Provide excellent service to DVM's and medical team that support quality patient care.
  • Facilitate open communication and teamwork among clinical care team members (DVM students, veterinary technicians, etc.) in support of positive patient outcomes and excellent patient care.
  • Under the direction of a DVM 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.
  • Applies clinical job knowledge and competence to the management of the patient.
  • Delivers outstanding customer service including (for example) greeting and receiving patients and clients in a caring and courteous manner, answering phone call s 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 in formation, etc.
  • Responsible to ensure that all services and supplies are charged for according to hospital fee schedule.
  • May prepare and maintain daily service schedule including facilities such as operating rooms, specialty areas, pharmacies, etc.
  • Must adhere to VMC safety and infection control policies and procedures.
  • Must have the ability to work in a clinical setting.

Hourly Salary Range: $15.44 to $21.31 USD/hour

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.

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).


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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.

Job Type Full-time