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Registered Veterinary Technician- Anesthesia

Company: University of Georgia
Location: Athens
Posted on: February 11, 2024

Job Description:

Posting Details



Posting Details




Posting Number
S07465P


Working Title
Registered Veterinary Technician- Anesthesia


Department
VetMed-VTH Sm Animal Anesthes


About the University of Georgia
Since our founding in 1785, the University of Georgia has operated as Georgia's oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (). The proof is in our more than 235 years of academic and professional achievements and our continual commitment to higher education. 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 employs approximately 3,000 faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University's enrollment exceeds 40,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 10,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 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/Department



College/Unit/Department website
https://vet.uga.edu/hospital-clinic/hospital/


Posting Type
External


Retirement Plan
TRS


Employment Type
Employee


Benefits Eligibility
Benefits Eligible


Full/Part time
Full Time


Work Schedule



Additional Schedule Information
Day time hours with expectation to work some holidays, weekends and on call shifts that may include evening and afterhours work when called in.


Advertised Salary
$37,280-$52,280


Posting Date
04/28/2023


Open until filled
Yes


Closing Date



Proposed Starting Date
05/28/2023


Special Instructions to Applicants



Location of Vacancy
Athens 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. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (hrweb@uga.edu).





Position Information




Classification Title
Animal Care Veterinary/Animal Science Paraprofessional/Professional


FLSA
Non-Exempt


FTE
1.0


Minimum 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 Veterinary Technician with experience in a surgery based hospital setting.


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. For Anesthesia, the RVT assists the senior veterinary and veterinary technician students with anesthetic management for a variety of surgical and diagnostic procedures. Performing and teaching competent catheter (venous, arterial, urinary) placement, regional anesthetic nerve blocks and intubation skills in a variety of species.
Ensuring the successful recovery of post anesthesia patients. Accurate maintenance of controlled drug log and anesthesia patient records. Maintenance and care of anesthesia related equipment. Stocking and maintenance of assigned crash cart.


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies
Work in a fast-paced environment while demonstrating excellent customer service, high degree of confidentiality, openness to teaching and providing consultation to a variety of stakeholders.
Knowledge and familiarity of capnography, pulse oximetry, and blood pressure management for anesthetized patients in a variety of large and small animals/species.
Basic knowledge of the pharmacological effects of a variety of anesthetic and pain management agents.
Performing and teaching competent catheter (venous, arterial, urinary) placement, regional anesthetic nerve blocks, and intubation skills in a variety of species.


Physical Demands
1. Lift and carry up to 50 pounds.
2. Apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions, deal with problems with concrete variables and draw appropriate/accurate conclusions.
3. Sit, stand, stoop, bend and walk intermittently during the day on hard floor surfaces.
4. Dealing with stressful situations.
5. Manual dexterity sufficient to accurately work with small, delicate pieces of equipment or large heavy objects/containers/machinery.
6. Wear all protective gear including mask, gloves, gown, hairnet, safety goggles etc.
7. Work for long periods of time with arms extended.


Is driving a responsibility of this position?
No


Is this a Position of Trust?
Yes


Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?
No


Does this position require a P-Card?
No


Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position?
No


Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?
Yes


Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications)
Yes


Credit 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 website.





Duties/Responsibilities




Duties/Responsibilities
Assist the senior veterinary and veterinary technician students with anesthetic management for a variety of surgical and diagnostic procedures with both large and small animal.
Use of a variety of anesthetic and pain management agents.
Performing and teaching competent catheter (venous, arterial, urinary) placement, regional anesthetic nerve blocks, and intubation skills in a variety of species.
Ensuring the successful recovery of post anesthesia patients.
Accurate maintenance of controlled drug log and anesthesia patient records. Appropriate and legal handling of controlled substances.
Ensuring the proper charges for anesthesia cases, as well as submitting and checking lab work and imaging results through the hospital computer system.
Emergency/after hours duty is needed on a rotating basis.


Percentage of time
50




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 time
25




Duties/Responsibilities
Maintenance and care of anesthesia related equipment. Stocking, cleaning and maintenance of the anesthesia prep area, crash carts and ORs.


Percentage of time
25



Keywords: University of Georgia, Athens , Registered Veterinary Technician- Anesthesia, Professions , Athens, Georgia

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