The Veterinary Technician II in Small Animal Critical Care is responsible for administering treatments to animals admitted to the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital under supervision of the professional staff: provides clinical assistance to the professional staff, instructs veterinary students in proper clinical techniques supporting patient care, and maintains a sanitary and functionally well-organized service within the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital.
Required Education and Experience:
Associate's degree in veterinary technology, biomedical science, animal science, or a related area or any equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.
Two years technical experience in veterinary medicine.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Basic computer skills.
General understanding of equipment used in a veterinary medical teaching hospital.
Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others.
No inhibiting allergies to animals, hay, or dust.
Able to lift heavy loads.
May require working alternate shifts, holidays, weekends, and on-call duty for sick-call and ventilator call.
Persons in this position are considered essential when the University declares an emergency, campus closure, class cancellations, etc., and are therefore required to report to work and remain on duty unless/until relieved by the direct supervisor.
Preferred Education and Experience:
One year relevant experience within the Texas A&M University System.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Working knowledge of veterinary equipment used within a veterinary teaching hospital such as anesthetic machines, fluid pumps, blood gas analyzers, oscilloscopes, defibrillators, nebulizers, and endoscopic equipment.
Wednesday â“ Friday, 7:30 am â“ 8:30 pm
Salary: $14.53 - $18.67
Monitors physical and medical condition of critical patients. Administers patient medications as directed by the clinician. Monitors fluid therapy. Maintains tracheostomy and chest tubes. Performs pain score assessments. Feeds patients according to clinician s orders. Maintains clean and sanitary patient environment. Performs other routine tasks involved in daily patient care, as directed by the clinician.
Places and maintains IV catheters. Places urinary catheters. Places nasal tubes. Places and maintains bandages. Performs wound management.
Records data regarding patient s physical and medical status. Records all medications administered. Records fluid types and volumes administered. Records information regarding urine output, mentation, appetite and other parameters as needed. Records Changes in the medical orders, as directed by the clinician. Captures fees and inputs fees into the VMIS system
Performs CPCR and defibrillation. Provides oxygen therapy. Instructs and supervises students in CPCR techniques. Maintains crash cart, anesthesia machine, and other equipment and supplies needed for CPCR.
Instructs veterinary students in emergency procedures and principles. Provides supervision to students performing emergency procedures. Participates in continuing education seminars. Participates in laboratory instruction and instruction of the clinical skills lab.
Places Central IV Catheters and PPN catheters. Places Female urinary catheters.
Provides care of patients housed in Isolation Maintains a functional working environment within ICU facility. Maintains certification or licensure where appropriate; such as in radiation safety, infection control, and aseptic technique. Participates in clinical and basic research programs as needed (<1%).
Performs laboratory tests (NOVA, glucose level, BUN, PCV/TS, ACT, FLV/FIV, heartworm titers, urinalysis, and ethylene glycol). Assists clinicians and students with laboratory sample collection. Performs service and maintenance of equipment.
Performs other duties as required.
Internal Number: R-002281
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