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Registered Veterinary Technician

Company: The University of Georgia
Location: Athens
Posted on: May 14, 2020

Job Description:

Posting Details Posting NumberS04292PWorking TitleRegistered Veterinary TechnicianDepartmentVet Med VTH Small Animal EmergencyAbout the University of Georgia The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state---s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( http://www.uga.edu/ ). UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University---s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University---s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens. About the College/Unit/DepartmentCollege/Unit/Department websitehttps://vet.uga.edu/hospital-clinic/hospital/Posting TypeExternalRetirement PlanTRSEmployment TypeEmployeeBenefits EligibilityBenefits EligibleFull/Part timeFull TimeWork ScheduleAdditional Schedule Information Overnight shifts that will include weekends and holidays. Advertised SalaryCommensurate with exp. plus shift differentialsPosting Date11/13/2019Open until filledYesClosing DateProposed Starting Date11/27/2019Special Instructions to ApplicantsLocation of VacancyAthens Area EEO Policy Statement The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Classification TitleAnimal Care Veterinary/Animal Science Paraprofessional/ProfessionalPay GradeFLSAJob FamilyAnimal CareFTE1.00Minimum Qualifications Requires technical knowledge in the field acquired through an apprenticeship, a 2-year degree, or professional certificate. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications. Preferred Qualifications -Licensed as an RVT and can achieve State of Georgia license within 6 months. -Hands on experience within an Emergency Critical care animal healthcare setting -Experience in an academic environment where teaching is expected on a daily basis Position Summary The primary purpose and function of the Veterinary Technician is to support veterinarians in ensuring quality veterinary care, advocating for pets and educating clients and students. Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies Collection of blood, urine by expression, cystocentesis or catheterization; collection and preparation of tissue, cellular, or microbiological samples by skin scraping, impressions; routine laboratory test procedures; radiology including settings, positioning, processing, and safety; intravenous and arterial catheterization; administration and application of treatments, drugs, fluids, medications and immunological agents by oral, parenteral and injectable routes; induction and maintenance of anesthesia; placement of intra-nasal, intra-gastric tubes; dental procedures; euthanasia; surgical assistance; resuscitative procedures; applications of splints and slings; application of appropriate wound dressings and external supportive care in severe wound and burn cases. Physical Demands - lift and carry up to 50 pounds. -sit, stand, stoop, bend throughout the day on hard floor surfaces. - manual dexterity sufficient to accurately work with small, delicate pieces of equipment or large heavy objects/containers/machinery. - wear all protective gear including mask, gloves, gown, hairnet, safety goggles etc. Is driving a responsibility of this position?Is this a Position of Trust?Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?NoDoes this position require a P-Card? NoIs having a P-Card an essential function of this position? NoDoes this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?NoDoes this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications)YesCredit and P-Card policy Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website. Duties/Responsibilities Duties/Responsibilities Collection of blood, urine by expression, cystocentesis or catheterization; collection and preparation of tissue, cellular, or microbiological samples by skin scraping, impressions; routine laboratory test procedures; radiology including settings, positioning, processing, and safety; intravenous and arterial catheterization; administration and application of treatments, drugs, fluids, medications and immunological agents by oral, parenteral and injectable routes. Percentage of time50Duties/Responsibilities Induction and maintenance of anesthesia; placement of intra-nasal, intra-gastric tubes; dental procedures; euthanasia; surgical assistance; resuscitative procedures; applications of splints and slings; application of appropriate wound dressings and external supportive care in severe wound and burn cases. Percentage of time50Posting Specific Questions Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (). Do you have a current RVT licence in the state of Georgia? Yes No In progress Applicant Documents Required Documents Resume/CV Cover Letter Optional Documents

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