Requisition Number: 03024332 Final Filing Date: 07-30-2019 Closing Date: Payroll Title: ANIMAL HEALTH TECHNICIAN III Number of Positions: 1 Salary: $23.33 - $35.29/hr Appointment Type: Career Appointment Description: 100%, Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm Overtime Eligible (FLSA): Non-Exempt Union/HEERA Representation: This position is covered by a collective bargaining unit
Department: VET MED TEACHING HOSPITAL - 072105 Department Description: The Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH) is a unit that provides clinical case material in support of the teaching programs throughout the School of Veterinary Medicine on a 24-hour basis. Its primary objectives are to train professional (veterinary) students, graduate clinical students (interns and residents), and graduate academic students; to provide veterinary services to the public; to serve as a referral center for practicing veterinarians, and to advance veterinary medical knowledge.
Location: Davis Allow Applicants to Attach: Resume Cover Letter References
Job Summary: Independent of supervision in a hospital setting, as a significant part of daily duties, responsible for treatment of patients with life-threatening illness or injury, whose conditions are likely to change on a moment-to-moment basis. Under the direction of the Specialties Supervisor and the Cardiology Service Chief, provide technical support to the Cardiology Service. Responsibilities include coordination of procedures with other services, performance of specialized diagnostics such as echocardiograms, ECG's, pacemaker interrogation, surgical assistance and monitoring of critically ill patients during specialized cardiology procedures, operate specialized imaging equipment, maintain an inventory of specialized catheters and other specialized equipment for all cardiology procedures. Clean and organize exam rooms and treatment areas as well as general equipment maintenance. Provide occasional technical support to other specialty services within the VMTH.
Physical Demands: - Maneuver/lift equipment and materials weighing up to 75 pounds.
- Handle animals weighing up to 75 pounds.
- Contact with animals, including restraint of animals (sometimes fractious) as required.
- Stand, bend and kneel for 8-10 hour shifts.
- Transport patients in carriers, on leashes, on gurneys and move patients on and off gurneys and in and out of cages.
Work Environment: -Work occasional overtime and various hours on short notice (including covering staff shortages and holiday shifts).
-This position works under Medical Surveillance procedures and review in accordance with Federal and State Laws and Regulations and University Policy.
-Work under regular exposure to zoonotic diseases, anesthesia, cleaning chemicals and exposure to radioactive patients.
- May be required to wear protective clothing for extended periods of time including: gown, coveralls, gloves, masks, face shields, goggles, sleeves and head covers.
-May require working with or around areas with sick animals, hazardous materials, and/or infectious diseases, and distraught clients.
-Employee is personally responsible for following health and safety guidelines/instructions.
-Work in other related areas on an as needed basis.
-Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) will be strictly prohibited on any UC Davis owned or leased property, indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.
Background Check Required: Yes
Minimum Qualifications: - Current California Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) license.
-Experience independently providing intense, moment to moment monitoring/reassessment of emergent/critically ill patients.
-Experience independently inducing and monitoring anesthesia.
-Experience recognizing normal values of physiological vital functions in small and large domestic animals.
-Experience operating basic anesthesia equipment i.e., anesthesia machines, ventilators and various monitoring and lab equipment.
-Experience performing catheterization and blood collection using various vessels.
-Experienced in aseptic technique and working in an operating room.
-Skill to palpate patients, take vital signs, observe patient condition and accurately document findings in the medical record.
-Experience performing hospital sanitation and infection control.
-Experience in medical terminology and skills to communicate verbally, and in writing, with a wide variety of people professionally and diplomatically.
-Experience calculating drug dosages and fluid rates.
-Experience administering PO, IV, IM, SQ medications and performing a wide variety of treatments.
-Experience restraining and safely handling all types of small and large domestic animals.
Preferred Qualifications: -Experience working with minimum direction, flexible enough to use sound judgment in frequently changing situations.
-Skill to perform electrocardiogram.
-Skill to perform Heartworm testing and instruct clients on prevention.
-Skill to identify special catheters for various cardiac procedures.
-Skill to interrogate and program pacemakers.
-Skill to set up and run Fluoroscopy Unit.
-Experience in a small animal veterinary specialty hospital.
-Knowledge of various biological sampling techniques.
-Knowledge of diagnostic procedures such as CT, MRI and digital radiography.
-Experience in handling unpleasant or difficult situations and/or individuals.
-Experience in keeping inventory and ordering supplies as needed.
-Ability to organize and present information to individuals and small groups.
-Experience in planning and organizing procedures and communicating to other services.
-Knowledge of basic computer principles and their application.
-Familiarity with IACUC protocols and policies governing animal use.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
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