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Offer: Veterinary Technician 2 - Small Animal Internal Medicine:Oregon State University

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Veterinary Technician 2 - Small Animal Internal Medicine

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Applications will be reviewed located 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.

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

For additional information Contact Us by: Robyn Panico at robyn.panico@oregonstate.edu.

OSU is committed to the health of our local and global community. All employees and students are required to comply with the university's COVID-19 Vaccination Program. Please visit https://covid.oregonstate.edu/ for additional information about OSU's plans for safety and success, as well as options for compliance with the vaccination program.

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 capability 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 prosperously 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.

This position may require driving a university vehicle or a personal vehicle on behalf of the university; therefore, the incumbent must prosperously complete a motor vehicle history check, possess and maintain a current, valid driver's license in their state of residence, be determined to be position qualified and self-report convictions as per University Policy 05-030.

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.

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

Position Details

Position Information

Department Vet Teaching Hospital (VTH)
Classification Title Veterinary Technician 2
Job Title Veterinary Technician 2 - Small Animal Internal Medicine
Appointment Type Classified Staff
Job Location Corvallis
Position Appointment Percent Varies
Appointment Basis 12
Pay Method Hourly
Pay Period 16th - 15th of the following month
Pay Date Last working day of the month
Min income $20.62
Max income $31.40
Employment Category Regular
Position Summary This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Veterinary Technician 2 position for the Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine at Oregon State University (OSU).

This position perform tasks 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 tasks, 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.

The Carlson 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 employees.

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.

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

Technicians may be required to provide coverage in any area of the hospital on an as-needed basis.

70% PATIENT CARE:

GENERAL HOSPITAL/CLIENT SERVICES :
* 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; creates client estimates; 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. Maintains service-specific supplies and equipment.

GENERAL PATIENT CARE:
* Assists with and/or performs 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; administers medications (PO, IM, SQ, IV) and treatments as directed; makes equipment and supplies available; assists with tabling and restraining animal patients. Prepares patients for hospitalization (intravenous catheter placement, fluid therapy, etc.). Provides guidance to adjuncts, animal attendants and student workers regarding hospital maintenance and patient care. Provides assistance/organization for clinical research projects.

INTERNAL MEDICINE:
* Maintains and operates endoscopic equipment and assists with endoscopic procedures. Assists with other Internal Medicine procedures (feeding tube placement, tracheal wash, CSF taps, etc.) and maintains connected supplies. Prepares for and assists with interventional radiologic procedures. Coordinates Preventative Health Clinic.

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); assists with tabling and restraining animals, providing nursing to critical-care patients and monitoring effective medications.

* Cleans, assesses workcapability, performs minor maintenance, and identifies needed repairs of surgical equipment (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.

CARDIOLOGY:
* Performs ECGs, blood pressures, apply Holter and event monitors and maintains related equipment. Assist with other Cardiology procedures (echocardiograms, contrast studies, taps) and maintain connected supplies. Prepare for and assist with interventional cath lab procedures (pacemaker placement, balloon valvuloplasty, PDA occlusion, etc.). Maintain and assist in operating fluoroscopic equipment.

ONCOLOGY:
Performs ECGs, blood pressures, apply Holter and event monitors and maintains related equipment. Assist with other Cardiology procedures (echocardiograms, contrast studies, taps) and maintain connected supplies. Prepare for and assist with interventional cath lab procedures (pacemaker placement, balloon valvuloplasty, PDA occlusion, etc.). Maintain and assist in operating fluoroscopic equipment.

ONCOLOGY:
* Prepare and administer chemotherapeutic agents while following and enforcing all safety protocols and policies. Order closed-system chemotherapy administration supplies. Coordinate maintenance of the biosafety hood. Admit regular chemotherapy patients to the hospital. Assist with other Oncology procedures (aspirates, biopsies, etc.) and maintain connected supplies.

CRITICAL CARE:
* Responsible for following clinician-directed medical orders, ie: 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. Maintains supply of blood products. Maintains, operates and orders supplies for diagnostic equipment in tech station lab. Initiates and/or assists with obtaining laboratory values using instruments in the technician station. Assists in trouble-shooting analyzers in the tech station on an as needed basis.

ANESTHESIA:
* Evaluates patients and generates veterinarian-approved anesthetic plan. Prepares patient for anesthetic procedures including inducing, intubating, and monitoring patient during procedure and during patient recovery. Cleans, assesses workcapability, performs minor maintenance, and identifies needed repairs of anesthetic equipment. Participates in on-call service to provide after-hours support for surgical cases.

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 workcapability, performs minor maintenance, and identifies needed repairs of fluoroscopy and other radiological equipment. Maintains film and digital archives and dosimetry badges.

30% STUDENT INSTRUCTION:
* Veterinary Technicians will be responsible for demonstration/training/ assisting/instruction of veterinary students in the completion of general and advanced patient care procedures. Responsible for instructing students in all aspects of the hospital and veterinary nursing.

Minimum Qualifications
Must have current certification as a Veterinary Technician and capability to obtain and maintain Oregon certification within six months of hire date AND, demonstrated practice in animal handling and restraint in a clinical setting, as well as demonstrated practice and expertise 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)
*General computer expertise
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 expertise; must have the capability to communicate professionally with a variety of individuals.

* Demonstrated capability 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 prosperously 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.

* This position may require driving a university vehicle or a personal vehicle on behalf of the university; therefore, the incumbent must prosperously complete a motor vehicle history check, possess and maintain a current, valid driver's license in their state of residence, be determined to be position qualified and self-report convictions as per University Policy 05-030.

Preferred (Special) Qualifications * 2 or more years of practice providing medical care for small and/or large animals in a veterinary teaching hospital or veterinary clinic.

* broad expertise and practice working with small and/or large animals in all aspects of veterinary nursing.

* Demonstrated capability to effectively instruct others in veterinary techniques.

* A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.

Working Conditions / Work Schedule * This positions are located in an extremely busy Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

* This positions may be exposed to noxious odors, infectious diseases, chemicals, gas anesthetics, radiation, loud noises, wet and slippery floors, and machinery.

* This positions have access to controlled substances and are responsible for administering controlled drugs and maintaining controlled drug logs.

* This positions will often be required to move, which may include lifting and/or carrying, up to 50 pounds, as well as pushing or pulling objects weighing up to 200 pounds.

* This positions require stooping, bending, and kneeling 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 employees in these positions, Oregon State University offers a rabies vaccination at the employer's expense (acceptance/declination at the discretion of the appointee).

* This positions require overtime, evening, on-call, and/or weekend work.

* This positions are deemed essential. Employees in these positions may be expected to report to work during inclement weather, emergency, and other University work curtailments or closures.

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 P03686CT
Number of Vacancies 1
Anticipated Appointment Begin Date 07/22/2022
Anticipated Appointment End Date
Posting Date 07/15/2022
Full Consideration Date
Closing Date 07/29/2022
Indicate how you intend to recruit for this search Competitive / External - open to ALL qualified candidates
Special Instructions to candidates Applications will be reviewed located 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.

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

For additional information Contact Us by: Robyn Panico at robyn.panico@oregonstate.edu.

OSU is committed to the health of our local and global community. All employees and students are required to comply with the university's COVID-19 Vaccination Program. Please visit https://covid.oregonstate.edu/ for additional information about OSU's plans for safety and success, as well as options for compliance with the vaccination program.

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 capability 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 prosperously 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.

This position may require driving a university vehicle or a personal vehicle on behalf of the university; therefore, the incumbent must prosperously complete a motor vehicle history check, possess and maintain a current, valid driver's license in their state of residence, be determined to be position qualified and self-report convictions as per University Policy 05-030.

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.

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

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
   » * Are you currently a certified Veterinary Technician? If yes, what states are you certified in?
(Open Ended Question)
   » * What type of position are you interested in? ?Regular, Full-Time ?Regular, Part-Time ?Both
(Open Ended Question)
   » * Are you interested in the following short-term appointment types?Limited Duration (up to 24 months)Temporary (no more than 12 months)BothNeither
(Open Ended Question)
   » * 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)
   » * Describe your practice providing medical care for large and/or small animals. Include a) the specific animals you worked with; b) the organization where you gained your practice; and c) treatments you provided.
(Open Ended Question)
   » * Describe your practice with the following: a) critical care b) specialty medicine c) clinical research d) training others in a veterinary medicine setting.
(Open Ended Question)
   » * 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)
   » * What types of animals are you interested in working with?
   » Small Animals
   » Large Animals
   » Both

Documents Needed to Apply

Required DocumentsOptional Documents
   » License or Certification - 1
   » License or Certification - 2
   » License or Certification - 3

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Job Location: Corvallis, Oregon
Company Type Employer
Post Date: 01/24/2023 / Viewed 155 times
Contact Information
Company: Oregon State University
Contact Email: robyn.panico@oregonstate.edu


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