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VETERINARY TECHNICIAN: ANESTHESIA

Apply now(opens in a new window) Job no: 263408-US
Work type: Onsite, Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time, Staff-Part Time
Department:VET M/CCU-ANESTH-ER/ANESTHES
Location: Madison
Categories: Clinical Animal Care

Job Summary:

Are you looking to expand your skill set in an innovative and exciting environment? Join us at UW Veterinary Care (UWVC)! This position assists professional veterinary medical personnel in anesthetic procedures in support of the daily operational needs of UWVC. We provide on-site training to help you gain the skills you need to be successful! Independent decision making, initiative, communication, and reliability are all desired skills for this role. Make a true difference in the lives of our patients!

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
1) Oversees/coordinates/guides workflow specific to procedures requiring anesthesia.
2) Develops knowledge and responsibility in area of specialization to include: maintenance of special equipment, instructing others in use and care, assisting clinicians and students in procedures.
3) Assist with both small and large animal patients in Anesthesia and provide back-up support to the Critical Care Unit.
3) Anticipates needs of clinicians/staff/students in procedures and primary care.
4) Assists in the instruction of professional veterinary students and training of entry level Veterinary Technicians as requested.
5) Contributes/participates in team building by assisting in problem solving activities.

Responsibilities: Veterinary Technician II (AN003)
Veterinary Technician III (AN004)
Veterinary Technician I (AN002)
Tasks:
  • Accurately calculates drug dosages, drug dilutions, CRI's and intravenous fluid rates.
  • Assists or initiates preparation/workup of patient undergoing anesthesia by assessing patient and chart for clinical history. Completing a written anesthetic plan and reviewing with supervising clinician.
  • Completes charge sheets and enters all charges into patient's account
  • Ensures all controlled substances are properly logged onto patient's record. Wastes all controlled substances no longer needed by patient to meet pharmacy guidelines
  • Instructs fourth year veterinary students, assists students with catheters, intubation and patient care pre-op, post-op
  • Knows the location of the CPR crash cart and is trained in CPR techniques and drugs
  • Maintains accurate and complete anesthesia medical record.
  • Maintains, cleans and troubleshoots all equipment. Notifies clinicians/supervisor of equipment failure or needed repairs.
  • Operates and interprets all physiologic patient monitors including EKG, direct and indirect blood pressure, pulse oximeter, capnograph, gas analyzer, temperature and blood gas analyzer
  • Participate in rotating on-call shifts as needed
  • Performs needed blood test for PCV/TP, AZO, blood glucose and blood gases
  • Performs patient pain assessment with the aid of approved clinical pain scoring chart.
  • Places venous and Arterial catheters, performs intubations, local blocks, epidurals and special procedures
  • Restrains and anesthetizes various species: dogs, cats, horses, cattle, birds and exotics, etc
  • Stocks and maintains adequate supplies of consumables in induction and storage areas of anesthesia section.
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

Education:

Required
H.S. Diploma


Preferred
Associate's Degree

Qualifications:

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 2 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.

License/Certification:

Preferred
CVT - Certified Veterinary Technician
Or eligible to obtain within 12 months

COVID-19 Considerations:

UW-Madison continues to follow necessary health and safety protocols to protect our campus from COVID-19. All employees remain subject to the COVID-19 Workplace Safety Policy: https://policy.wisc.edu/library/UW-5086. Please visit https://covidresponse.wisc.edu for the most up-to-date information.

Work Schedule:

UW Veterinary Care Anesthesia department has multiple CVT openings! Shifts of 8-12 hrs/day generally available Monday-Friday 8am-6:30pm. Work only the hours required during your shift-no more working late! Approximately 2-4 on-call shifts for emergency cases required per month by the department. Overtime plus night and weekend shift differentials for on-call hours worked. On-call pay of $2.25/hr as well as $50 lump sum payment for each emergency case while on-call. Will provide training based on level of experience. Great opportunity for CVT's interested in obtaining VTS in Anesthesia! Join us!


Work Type:

Full or Part Time: 50% - 100%

It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:

Ongoing/Renewable

Salary:

Minimum $18.00 Maximum $28.00 HOURLY
Depending on Qualifications
Sign on bonus of 5% of base pay (based on FTE) to be paid quarterly over the first year of employment (Minimum of $1800+ for Veterinary Technicians)!

Additional Information:

Requires the ability to lift a minimum of 50 lbs. independently and physical and manual dexterity to perform specialized technical tasks.

UW Veterinary Care offers competitive wages (including night and weekend differential, if applicable), outstanding employee benefits (https://hr.wisc.edu/benefits/new-employee-benefits-enrollment/benefits-for-employees-covered-by-the-wrs), ample paid time off (https://hr.wisc.edu/benefits/leave/paid-leave/), and financial support for continuing education and pursuing specialty certification.

The UW-Madison campus and the surrounding area have many enriching opportunities. Madison was named the most bike friendly city; the Dane County Farmer's Market is one of the largest in the nation; Madison has the most restaurants per capita of any U.S. city; Madison consistently ranks as a top community in which to live, work, and play; and the University is nationally recognized for academics and athletics. Please see the following link for more information: https://www.visitmadison.com/

Please note that successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of appointment.

How to Apply:

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, including a current supervisor. This position is being posted at Vet Tech levels 1, 2 and 3. Level and pay are commensurate with experience. Please ensure that the resume and cover letter address how you meet the minimum/preferred qualifications for the position.

The deadline for assuring full consideration is August 3, 2022, however, positions will remain open and applications may be considered until the position is filled.

Contact:

Karen Majerus
karen.majerus@wisc.edu
608-263-9930
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 Technician I(AN002) or Veterinary Technician II(AN003) or Veterinary Technician III(AN004)

Department(s):

A878100-SCHOOL OF VET MEDICINE/CCU-ANESTH-ER/ANESTHES

Employment Class:

University Staff-Ongoing

Job Number:

263408-CP

  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/

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).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department.

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