Veterinary Technician III - Canyon Texas

Canyon, Texas

Texas A&M University

Job Title

Veterinary Technician III - Canyon Texas

Agency

Texas A&M University

Department

Large Animal Clinical Sciences

Proposed Minimum Salary

Commensurate

Job Location

Canyon, Texas

Job Type

Staff

Job Description

Our Commitment

Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability. Diverse perspectives, talents, and identities are vital to accomplishing our mission and living our core values.

Who we are

This position will be with the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVMBS) 2+2 program in Canyon, Texas where we will train a subset of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine students in the first 2 years of their veterinary degree. The Texas A&M CVMBS is an institution that presents 100 years of growth from a small school of veterinary medicine in 1916 to its present role as a major veterinary educational, medical, and research center. Today, we are one of the largest colleges of veterinary medicine in the United States, training nearly 600 Doctor of Veterinary Medicine students each year. We support collaboration and teamwork that turns today's discoveries into proactive solutions for animals, humans, and the environment. Together, we strive to support the goals of the faculty, staff and students in teaching, research and outreach programs. To learn more, please visit our website https://vetmed.tamu.edu/.

What we want

We are looking for a Veterinary Technician III, to join our dynamic Professional and Clinical Skills team, within the department of the Dean of Veterinary Medicine! Responsibilities for this role include: providing support to veterinarians in the instruction of clinical skills (animal handling of multiple domestic animal species, primary patient care, basic surgery, diagnostic techniques), maintenance of the physical area within the clinical skills and gross anatomy laboratories, and setup and breakdown of teaching lab equipment. This position is responsible for oversight of maintenance and repair of laboratory equipment. This position will be responsible for intermediate supervisory authority for and train subordinate veterinary technical staff, student technician and student workers assigned within the Clinical Skills and Anatomy Laboratories; The Veterinary Technician III, may be required to assign personnel work assignments; assist with job performance evaluations for assigned staff; and acts as liaison with supervisor on personnel matters affecting morale, job efficiency. This position requires an associate degree in veterinary technology, biomedical science, animal science or a related area and four years of veterinary technical experience. This position requires attention to detail and initiative to self-start task. Verifiable animal care experience is critical to this fast-paced role. This position will interact with veterinary students in the pre-clinical years and support many faculty and staff members. The selected candidate will subscribe to and support our commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (IDEA) as stated above. If this description appeals to you, we invite you to apply to be considered for this opportunity.

What you need to know

Position Schedule: This position is located in Canyon, Texas at the WTAMU Campus and requires 8 hour shifts between the hours of 7a.m. and 6p.m. Monday through Friday.

Essential Personnel: Persons in this position are considered essential when the University declares an emergency, campus closure, class cancellations, etc., and are therefore required to report to work and remain on duty unless/until relieved by the direct supervisor.

Cover Letter/Resume': A cover letter and resume' are strongly recommended. You may upload these documents on the application under CV/Resume.

COVID-19 information: Texas A&M University monitors local, state and federally mandated health guidelines to keep students, employees, prospective employees, and visitors as safe as possible. For the latest information regarding Texas A&M's COVID-19 response, please visit the University's COVID-19 website. For COVID-19 employment-related information, please visit the Division of Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness' COVID-19 website.

Required Education and Experience:
  • Associate degree in veterinary technology, biomedical science, animal science, or a related area or any equivalent combination of relevant education and experience
  • Four years technical experience in a veterinary hospital or referral clinic environment
Required Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of laboratory equipment, scientific apparatus, and computer equipment
  • Skilled in uses of relevant laboratory equipment, scientific apparatus and computer equipment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others
Other Requirements or Other Factors:
  • May be required to work alternate shifts, some overtime, holiday and/or weekends.
  • Must be able to restrain aggressive animals.
  • This position is located in Canyon, Texas at the WTAMU Campus
Preferred Education and Experience:
  • Associate degree in veterinary technology is preferred
  • Specialty experience in anesthesia, surgery or related area
Responsibilities:
  • Clinical and Instructional - Provides clinical support to faculty veterinarians in the delivery and instruction of anesthesia, surgery, primary and intensive care, and zoonotic disease control, including administration of medications, maintenance of complete and accurate medical records, and collection, preparation and submission of clinical pathology samples. Collects patient medical history. Performs or assists in patient medical evaluation. Assists in instruction and induction of general procedures preparatory to surgery, fluids administration, and replacement therapy. Performs critical and intensive nursing care or life sustaining emergency care as needed. Provides physical restraint for safe handling of multiple species of patient animals. Cross trains between large and small animal hospitals. Instructs students in basic suture and surgical technique, including aseptic technique. Instructs students in instrument handling and simple suture patterns and ligation techniques. Instructs students in preparing patients for surgical procedures. Instructs students in basic diagnostic skills associated with specific areas of interest including but not limited to: ultrasound, radiology, dermatology, clinical pathology and routine health screening. Instructs students in preparing patients for diagnostic procedures. Instructs and assists students' in designing anesthetic protocols. Is responsible for teaching and training technician rounds and clinical techniques. Performs or assists veterinary students in recording patient medical information. Instructs and assists students in inducing and maintaining anesthesia in a variety of animal species. Performs and instructs students in venous and arterial catheterization, endotracheal intubation, and the administration of pre-medicants, induction agents, inhalant anesthetics and appropriate analgesics. Assists students and/or staff in preparing patients for surgical procedures to include intubations, proper clipping and aseptic surgical site preparation. Instructs and assists students in monitoring anesthetized patients. Instructs and assists students in proper anesthesia recovery techniques. Provides physical restraint for safe handling of multiple species of patient animals. Is able to restrain aggressive animals. Effectively cross trains between large and small animal hospitals. May perform some or all the duties of a Veterinary Technician II. Ensures proper maintenance of specimens for anatomy education. Provides support to faculty with posting materials to the Learning Management System. Provides support to faculty with posting materials to the Learning Management System.
  • Supervisory - Directly supervises all of the Veterinary Technician IIs and student workers. Oversees Veterinary Technician II's and student workers in the preparation of materials for the laboratories and maintenance of specimens. Assigns personnel work assignments and completes performance evaluations for assigned staff. Acts as a liaison with supervisor on personnel matters affecting morale and job efficiency.
  • Equipment - Trains other technicians in proper operation and maintenance of point of care laboratory, patient monitoring, and anesthetic equipment. Ensures that the proper equipment is available to facilitate patient and student safety. Maintains accountability for inventory control of capital equipment within the service area and assumes responsibility for performing regularly scheduled preventative maintenance checks on capital equipment items. Ensures proper utilization of chemicals used to maintain embalmed specimens.
  • Monitor and Record Data - Instructs and assists students in maintaining accurate and complete patient anesthesia and medical records. Ensures that all charges generated from the Clinical Skills Laboratory are captured into spreadsheets. Ensures that all controlled substances used in the Clinical Skills Laboratory are properly documented and accounted for. Assists with organizing and maintaining the Clinical Skills Laboratory scheduling system. Reviews student records and pharmacy slips for accuracy and completeness. Instructs students in recording the patients physiological data and all medications given on medical records.
  • Anatomy Course Maintenance - Distributes and cares for cadavers and other teaching specimens. Provides assistance to teaching faculty for exam set up. Provides required equipment, materials, specimens, and tools needed for the courses. Ensures proper utilization of chemicals used to properly maintain embalmed specimens.
  • Waste Disposal - Assists with proper waste disposal.
  • Training and Certifications - Remains current with safety classes, rabies prophylaxis, and Licensure Radiation/MRI safety Infection Control Aseptic Technique Rabies prophylaxis. Maintains certification or licensure where appropriate. Demonstrates the basic skills of a Veterinary Technician III.
  • Maintain Skills and Wet Laboratory Area - Maintains a sanitary and well-organized service area. Restocks supplies, drugs, and solutions. Cleans and repackages items for sterilization specific to the service area. Provides infectious disease control and sanitation activities to ensure a consistently clean working environment. Performs other duties as assigned.
Instructions to Applicants: Applications received by Texas A&M University must either have all job application data entered or a resume attached. Failure to provide all job application data or a complete resume could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application. We encourage all applicants to upload a resume or use a LinkedIn profile to pre-populate the online application.

In accordance with the federal contractor vaccination mandate, specific facilities at The Texas A&M System may be considered a covered contractor workplace with covered contractor employees. Therefore, successful applicants for this position may be subject to the federal mandate and will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment unless an approved medical or religious accommodation is in place.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution's verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution's procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

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Posted: 01/28/2022