Texas A&M University Veterinary Technician I - LA ICU in College Station, Texas

Job Title

Veterinary Technician I - LA ICU

Agency

Texas A&M University

Department

Vet Med-Teaching Hospital

Proposed Minimum Salary

$13.01 hourly

Job Location

College Station, Texas

Job Type

Staff

Job Description

We are looking for a Veterinary Technician I to join our dynamic Large Animal ICU team of dedicated, caring veterinary medical professionals at the only veterinary teaching hospital in the state of Texas!

In the Large Animal Hospital we take a collaborative approach to managing each case and providing a total package of care that is not available anywhere else. Our Equine, Food Animal and Field Service departments have access to state-of-the-art equipment and advanced facilities and are a model for excellence throughout the state of Texas and beyond. Come work with great people, great clinicians, and great educators with a passion for animals and training the next generation of veterinarians!

http://vethospital.tamu.edu/large-animal-hospital

When you find a home with us here at the Vet Hospital you will see that the Texas A&M System is committed to offering employees a comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, vision, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, retirement, and various work-life benefits. You will also discover why College Station has been ranked on Kiplinger magazine’s list of 10 Great Places to Live and also rated as one of America’s best college towns and as a finalist for the nation’s friendliest. We are one of the safest places in Texas with an excellent school district and no state tax. College Station/Bryan is one of the fastest growing metros in the country, but we still have a small-town feel with Aggieland traditions, Texas hospitality, and lots of sunshine. College Station is truly a unique place to work, live and call home – come join us!

Required Education and Experience:

  • Associate s degree in veterinary technology, biomedical science, animal science or any equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.

Required Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Basic computer skills.

  • May require working alternate shifts, holidays, weekends, or on-call duty.

  • Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others.

Other Requirements or Other Factors:

  • 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.

  • No inhibiting allergies to animals, hay, dust, or disinfectants.

  • Ability to lift heavy loads.

  • Provide quality customer service to internal and external customers/clients.

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • One year experience within the Texas A&M University System.

Preferred Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • General Understanding of equipment used in a veterinary teaching hospital.

Salary: $13.01 - $16.72 hourly

Work Schedule:

The standard shift is Sunday – Thursday, 10:00 pm – 8:00am.

Responsibilities:

  • Facilitates faculty instruction of professional curriculum to veterinary medical students with an emphasis on clinical techniques. Performs, assists, supervises and instructs veterinary students in care of critically ill patients, including: receiving emergency patients, patient restraint and handling, initial examination, patient history, proper aseptic technique, site preparation, placing and maintaining IV catheters, placing nasogastric tubes, refluxing stomach contents, collecting patient s blood, urine and tissue samples, monitoring patient status (TPR, vitals and pain, etc)., administering fluid therapy, administering medications (IM, IV, PO, Sub-Q), administering emergency medications, performing CPR techniques, keeping patients cleaned and groomed, bandage changes, administering and monitoring patient diet as prescribed.

  • Provides back up support to other services within the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital and performs additional duties as directed: such as client relations, receiving and discharging patients, assisting with diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, treating patients hospitalized in wards.

  • Maintains a sanitary and well-organized service within the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital. Perform and instruct students and co-workers in proper infection control and other hospital policies and procedures, set up and clean stalls, treatment areas and exam rooms, perform record keeping, restock expendable supplies, drugs and solutions.

  • Assures proper hospital information management. Enters hospital fees and patient data into the hospital s computer information system, assures all charges generated from treatments, procedures and supplies are correctly entered, monitors and records physiological data into patient medical record, records all medications given, maintains hospital stall census.

  • Performs physical labor, provides physical restraint for safe handling of patient animals, lift (infrequently) heavy loads, exercise patients. Maintains and operates point of care laboratory equipment.

  • Performs and assists with pre-op, intra-op, and post-op patient care and anesthesia procedures, performs and instructs students in surgical site preparation, assists with patient induction and positioning, maintains patients under surgical anesthesia, prepares surgical suites for surgical procedures by setting up instrument tables, equipment, and setting up surgery case carts with supplies, performs and instructs others in intra-operative circulation assistance, and post-op patient recovery, performs peri-operative Infection Control Procedures, operates and maintains surgical and anesthesia patient equipment. Performs other duties as assigned.

Instructions to Applicants: Applications received by Texas A&M University must either have all job application data entered or a resume attached. Failure to provide all job application data or a complete resume could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application. We encourage all applicants to upload a resume or use a LinkedIn profile to pre-populate the online application.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

Howdy and thank you for your interest in a career with Texas A&M University. As the flagship campus of The Texas A&M University System, we are located in College Station, Texas with a student population of more than 64,000 and nearly 9,000 faculty and staff.

The Spirit of Aggieland is unmistakable. We are a unique American institution, fostering a culture of friendliness, diversity, compassion and respect for one another. Our unique history and rich traditions make Texas A&M special.

From our benefits package and professional development opportunities to our retirement programs, Texas A&M is a great place to work. Your path to a great career starts here!

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

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