This position requires extensive technical knowledge and skill, independence of action, and cooperative team effort to meet the operational/ instructional needs of the Critical Care Unit and Emergency Services of UW Veterinary Care (UWVC) hospital. Position responsibilities require the individual to demonstrate initiative and the ability to make independent discretionary judgments that can affect the quality/outcome of animal life. Requires the ability to lift a minimum of 50lbs. independently and physical and manual dexterity to perform specialized technical tasks. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
1) Oversees and assures that high quality nursing care is administered and maintained in the primary care of animal patients.
2) Participates in instruction of veterinary students and training of veterinary technicians.
3) Monitors veterinary student participation in daily receiving schedules, initiates changes and lends assistance when needed.
4) Assists supervisor in problem solving activities and administrative tasks.
5) Participates and understands the importance of working as a team member within the hospital structure (i.e. communication with supervisors and faculty for enhancing productivity and quality patient care).
6) Demonstrates good interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate proposed ideas and solutions.
List of Duties
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|Degree and Area of Specialization:
No Degree Required
|Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:
Highly qualified candidates will have the following: a minimum of 2 years' experience working as a critical care/ emergency technician; excellent technical skills, communication skills, including the ability to triage phone calls, perform patient intake, perform treatments, understanding of critical cases to assist the doctors. Ability to multitask and prioritize while assisting/teaching 4th year students. Ability to function calmly in stressful situations and to work cooperatively with other people.
|License or Certificate:
Certification as Wisconsin Veterinary Technician or Eligibility to Obtain within 12 months
Requires the ability to lift a minimum of 50 lbs. independently and physical and manual dexterity to
perform specialized technical tasks.
This position is posted at Vet Tech levels 1, 2 and 3. Level is determined by qualifications based on type of prior veterinary tech experience.
To qualify for Level 1: Entry level, new CVT grad or awaiting to sit for the CVT exam, or some CVT working experience with no specialization.
To qualify for Level 2: Generally over 5 years of veterinary tech experience, may substitute years of experience for specialization.
To qualify for Level 3: Veterinary Tech Specialist (VTS), or highly qualified and specialized in a specific area, may have prior experience from another university hospital.
A878150-SCHOOL OF VET MEDICINE/CCU-ANESTH-ER/CCU
Wednesday 4pm-4am, on-call (oc) until 5am
Thursday 4pm-2am, oc until 5am
Monday 4pm-2am, oc until 5am
Tuesday 4pm-2am, oc until 5am
This position is eligible for an additional $2.00/hour shift differential.
Weekends and some holidays required, based on needs of the department.
|Appointment Type, Duration:
Minimum $16.00 Maximum $20.00 HOURLY
Depending on Qualifications
|Instructions to Applicants:
Begin the online application process by clicking the 'Apply Now' button. Applicants are asked to upload a cover letter outlining your experience as related to the position, current resume, as well as a list of professional references. This position is being posted at Vet Tech levels 1, 2 and 3. Level and pay are commensurate with experience.
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )