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Veterinary Technician 2 - Pool

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Applications will be reviewed based on the information submitted on the employment profile with education and work history along with any other requested documentation i.e. posting specific question responses, transcripts, etc. Your profile MUST clearly show how you meet the minimum/required qualifications for the position. Resumes are NOT accepted at the application stage for classified staff positions. Cover letters are optional for this position and will not be used for evaluating your qualifications. Typically, the starting salary is at the lower end of the salary range. When answering the posting specific questions in the space provided, please be as thorough and complete as possible. For additional information please contact: Robyn Panico Phone: 541-737-4822 Email: Robyn.Panico@oregonstate.edu Certifications can be emailed to Robyn at the email above or mailed to: Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine Attn: Robyn Panico 700 SW 30th Street Corvallis, OR 97331-4801 OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community. This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Criminal History Check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in Youth Programs may have additional Criminal History Checks every 24 months. Offers of employment are contingent upon meeting all minimum qualifications including the Criminal History Check Requirement. Any required license and/or certification may be uploaded as License or Certification - 1, 2 and/or 3. The online application system will allow you to attach your license/certification if the PDF file is 9MB or less. If over 9MB in size, submit to contact person listed. The license and/or certification must be received by the closing date if not uploaded with your application.

Position Details

Position Information

Department Vet Teaching Hospital (VTH)
Classification Title Veterinary Technician 2
Job Title Veterinary Technician 2 - Pool
Appointment Type Classified Staff
Job Location Corvallis
Position Appointment Percent Vary
Appointment Basis 12
Pay Method Salary
Min Salary $3152
Max Salary $4800
Employment Category Regular
Position Summary

This recruitment will be used to fill multiple Veterinary Technician 2 positions for the Veterinary Teaching Hospital at Oregon State University (OSU) as they become available. The positions will range from part- to full-time and may be regular status, limited duration, or temporary.

The College of Veterinary Medicine provides veterinary professional and graduate programs leading to the DVM and MS degrees, and operates the Veterinary Teaching Hospital and Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. The College budget (from all sources) approximates $16 million annually, which supports educational programs, veterinary medical and diagnostic public services, and research programs with broad impacts related to animal and human health. The College employs approximately 200 faculty and staff, plus student workers.

The Veterinary Teaching Hospital provides primary and referral health care for animals in Oregon and the region, participates in the education of veterinary students through clinical training, develops novel diagnostic and therapeutic techniques for veterinary care, and provides consultation service to practitioners and clients.

These positions perform duties specific to all technical service areas of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital including receiving, internal medicine, surgical procedures, anesthesia, specialty medicine, rural veterinary service/theriogenology, diagnostic imaging, critical care, plus after-hours and emergency duties, in addition to assisting and instructing students in basic veterinary techniques. Other service areas may be added as they are needed and as resources become available. These positions are relied upon for optimal patient care and to respond to emergency situations.

Position Duties

Technicians may be assigned to any of the areas below with varying percentages depending on the needs of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

70% PATIENT CARE:
RECEIVING/MEDICINE: Coordinates client/patient in-hospital and out-patient admissions and releases with Hospital reception; collaborates with Hospital reception, surgery, diagnostic imaging, anesthesia, internal and specialty medicine, and any responsible service in areas of appointment scheduling. Obtains client/patient histories, assigns students to cases, ensures proper case management, financial accounting, and record-keeping; educates client in patient postoperative care; assists in phone call-backs to obtain progress reports, answer client questions, schedule rechecks, communicate with referring veterinarians, etc.; and counsels in client/pet losses. Assists in out-patient procedures and treatments-endoscopic exams, lameness exams, diagnostic imaging, and minor surgical and diagnostic procedures; assists in obtaining specific diagnostics necessary for medical evaluations; makes equipment and supplies available; assists with tabling and restraining animal patients.

SURGERY: Coordinates pre-surgery set-up of operating rooms according to surgical schedule and sets up instruments and equipment for surgeries. Transfers patient demographic information onto surgery/anesthesia record and records patient information (e.g., weight, position, vital statistics). Assists during surgery by providing the appropriate instruments and equipment required for a specific surgical procedure; provides technical support to veterinarians during medical and surgical diagnostic procedures (e.g., intravenous catheterization, endotracheal intubation); assists with tabling and restraining animals, providing nursing to critical-care patients and monitoring effective medications. Cleans up and puts away equipment.

Cleans, assesses workability, performs minor maintenance, and identifies needed repairs of surgical equipment, and anesthesia machines (e.g. endoscope, arthroscopy equipment, cryosurgical unit, nitrogen and electric drills, electrocautery and suction equipment) and/or rooms, ensures surgical supply room is well equipped with surgical packs, drapes, instruments, gowns, gloves, suture materials, and pharmaceutical supplies and maintains adequate level of supplies for surgery. Works closely with Central Sterile/Drug Room to ensure appropriate supply and preparation of surgical equipment, instruments, and pharmaceutical. Maintains finders guide.

CRITICAL CARE: Responsible for following clinician-directed medical orders, i.e.: performing treatments and diagnostics, administering medications and nutrition, and monitoring patient status. Initiates and/or assists with implementation of emergency procedures during critical periods to sustain life of animal. Under direction of clinician, monitors animal recovery and provides nursing care to critical care patients.

ANESTHESIA: Submits patient anesthesia request and prepares patient for anesthetic procedures including inducing, intubating, and monitoring patient during procedure and during patient recovery. Cleans, assesses workability, performs minor maintenance, and identifies needed repairs of anesthetic equipment.

DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING: Per established protocol and techniques operates or assists with imaging equipment used in making radiographic/imaging examinations of Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH) patient, teaching, and research animals on an as-needed basis. Set up and assists in the operation of diagnostic Ultrasound/CT/Nuclear Medicine/MRI scans by clinicians. Radiographs postmortem specimens. Cleans, assesses workability, performs minor maintenance, and identifies needed repairs of fluoroscopy and other radiological equipment. Maintains film archives.

30% STUDENT INSTRUCTION: Veterinary Technicians will be responsible for demonstration/training/ assisting/instruction of veterinary students in the completion of general procedures as listed on the current Student Procedures List. Once the student successfully completes performance of each procedure the technician will confirm completion. Responsible for instructing students in all aspects of the hospital and veterinary nursing.

Minimum Qualifications

Must have current certification as a Veterinary Technician and ability to obtain and maintain Oregon certification within six months of hire date AND, demonstrated experience in animal handling and restraint in a clinical setting, as well as demonstrated experience and knowledge of: Drugs and medications typically used in veterinary care; Aseptic techniques, patient preparation and medical procedure assistance; medical terminology; operating room procedures; anesthesia equipment and procedures; record keeping procedures for patient charts; animal anatomy and physiology; lifesaving techniques for animals; veterinary care procedures; basic mathematics (including drug dosage and fluid rate calculation); and general computer skills. Finalists for this position will be required to complete a criminal background history and motor vehicle background criteria form. Offers of employment are contingent upon a satisfactory background check. This position may require a valid driver license.

Additional Required Qualifications

Demonstrated high level of attention to detail.

Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills; must have the ability to communicate professionally with a variety of individuals.

Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment and collaborate effectively with students, staff, faculty, and clients.

This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Criminal History Check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in Youth Programs may have additional Criminal History Checks every 24 months.

Preferred (Special) Qualifications

At least 2 years’ experience providing medical care for small and/or large animals in a veterinary teaching hospital or veterinary clinic.

Extensive knowledge and experience working with small and/or large animals in all aspects of veterinary nursing.

Demonstrated ability to effectively instruct others in veterinary techniques.

A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.

Working Conditions / Work Schedule

These positions are located in an extremely busy Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Individual has possible exposure to noxious odors, infectious diseases, chemicals, gas anesthetics, radiation, loud noises, wet and slippery floors, and machinery. These positions have access to controlled substances and are responsible for administering controlled drugs and maintaining controlled drug logs.

The employees in these positions will often be required to lift and/or carry up to 50 pounds, as well as push or pull objects weighing up to 200 pounds. Employees will also be required to stoop, bend, and kneel on hard floors as necessary to provide care to animals.

Working with and around small and large animals has certain inherent risks; animal handling and restraint can lead to injury. To minimize risk to the employee, Oregon State University offers a rabies vaccination at the employer’s expense (acceptance/declination at the discretion of the appointee).

Overtime, evening, and weekend hours required.

This position is deemed essential and the incumbent may be expected to report to work during inclement weather, emergency and other University work curtailments or closures. Yes
This position requires a clear and unambiguous commitment to compliance of all National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) regulations for Division I (FBS) universities. No

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number P01105CT
Number of Vacancies Multiple
Anticipated Appointment Begin Date 08/15/2017
Anticipated Appointment End Date
Posting Date 08/01/2017
Full Consideration Date
Closing Date 12/31/2017
Indicate how you intend to recruit for this search Competitive / External - open to ALL qualified applicants
Special Instructions to Applicants

Applications will be reviewed based on the information submitted on the employment profile with education and work history along with any other requested documentation i.e. posting specific question responses, transcripts, etc. Your profile MUST clearly show how you meet the minimum/required qualifications for the position. Resumes are NOT accepted at the application stage for classified staff positions.

Cover letters are optional for this position and will not be used for evaluating your qualifications.

Typically, the starting salary is at the lower end of the salary range.

When answering the posting specific questions in the space provided, please be as thorough and complete as possible.

For additional information please contact:

Robyn Panico
Phone: 541-737-4822
Email: Robyn.Panico@oregonstate.edu

Certifications can be emailed to Robyn at the email above or mailed to:
Oregon State University
College of Veterinary Medicine
Attn: Robyn Panico
700 SW 30th Street
Corvallis, OR 97331-4801

OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Criminal History Check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in Youth Programs may have additional Criminal History Checks every 24 months. Offers of employment are contingent upon meeting all minimum qualifications including the Criminal History Check Requirement.

Any required license and/or certification may be uploaded as License or Certification – 1, 2 and/or 3. The online application system will allow you to attach your license/certification if the PDF file is 9MB or less. If over 9MB in size, submit to contact person listed. The license and/or certification must be received by the closing date if not uploaded with your application.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you currently a certified Veterinary Technician? If yes, what state(s) are you certified in?

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * What type of position are you interested in?
    • Regular, Full-Time
    • Regular, Part-Time
    • Both
  3. * Please list your preference (with 1 being most preferable) for work shifts: weekdays, weekday evenings, weekday overnights, weekend days, weekend evenings, weekend overnights.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Describe your experience providing medical care for large and/or small animals. Include a) the specific animals you worked with; b) the organization where you gained your experience; and c) treatments you provided.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Describe your experience with the following: a) critical care b) specialty medicine c) clinical research d) training others in a veterinary medicine setting.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Please list the following specialty areas in order of your preference, with number 1 being your area of highest interest (if you would not work in a particular area, please do not list it): * Small Animal (SA) Internal Medicine * SA Cardiology * SA Oncology * SA Surgery * SA Rehabilitation * SA Intensive Care * SA Urgent Care * Imaging (Large and Small Animal Combined) * Anesthesia (Large and Small Animal Combined) * Large Animal (LA) Internal Medicine * LA Surgery

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. License or Certification - 1
  3. License or Certification - 2
  4. License or Certification - 3