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VETERINARY TECHNICIAN: SPECIAL SPECIES

Apply now Job no: 231730-US
Work type: Staff-Part Time
Department:VET M/SA I/SA-TECHS
Location: Madison
Categories: Animal Care, Veterinary Medicine

Position Summary:

This position provides specialized technical support to the daily operational needs of the Special Species Health Service within the Small Animal Area of the UW Veterinary Care (UWVC). Applicants are expected to have a strong interest in avian and exotic animals medicine and prior experience with exotic animals is strongly preferred. The position requires initiative to independently follow through with technical responsibilities. 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 daily receiving schedules, provides assistance and initiates changes as needed.
2) Develops knowledge and responsibility in area of specialization to include maintenance of special equipment, instructing others in use and care, assisting clinician and students in procedures.
3) Anticipates needs of clinicians, staff and students during procedures and in primary animal care.
4) Assists in the instruction of professional veterinary students and training of entry level Veterinary Technicians as requested.
5) Contributes to and participates in team building by assisting in problem solving activities.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

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 technician with special species; 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

Additional Information:

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 3 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.

Department(s):

A878620-SCHOOL OF VET MEDICINE/SA I/SA-TECHS

Work Schedule:

Hours:
Thursday 8:45am - 3:15pm
Friday 8:45am - 5:15pm
Monday - Wednesday: 6 hours of flexible hours dependent on operational needs of the department and employee availability

May include some weekend, on-call, and holiday shifts, as required by the unit.

Appointment Type, Duration:

Ongoing/Renewable

Salary:

Minimum $16.50 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.

Contact:

Tammi Walsh
twalsh7@wisc.edu
608-263-7600
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. )



Official Title:

VETERINARY TECH 1(35301) or VETERINARY TECH 2(35302) or VETERINARY TECH 3(35303)

Employment Class:

University Staff-Ongoing

Job Number:

231730-US

  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website: https://employeedisabilities.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Fall 2020. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: https://hr.wisc.edu/title-and-total-compensation-study/.

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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