OPS Veterinary Assistant

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Work type: Temp Full-Time
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Agriculture/Life Science/Vet Medicine
Department:28313501 - VM-RADIATION ONCOLOGY

Classification Title:

OPS Hourly Non-Secretary/Clerk

Job Description:

The AAHA accredited Oncology Service is responsible for evaluating and treating patients with cancer. The Service has three distinct areas: Medical Oncology, Surgical Oncology, and Radiation Oncology. The Radiation Oncology service uses a linear accelerator to deliver radiation to our cancer patients who are under anesthesia. This service is looking for a veterinary assistant to help within their area so the technicians and doctors can continue to provide excellent patient-focused care.

Primary duties of the assistant will include assisting the veterinary technician with anesthetizing patients and ensure safe recoveries. The assistant also will maintain the cleanliness of the area and equipment along with maintaining the inventory and stock. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Animal restraint for anesthesia
  • Transporting patients throughout the hospital
  • Assisting with the recovery of patients post anesthesia
  • Documentation in medical records
  • Assisting with patient intake and discharges
  • Sweeping
  • Mopping
  • Dusting
  • Organizing
  • Basic clean-up
  • Restocking and cleaning of anesthesia machines
  • Cleaning and preparing items for sterilization
  • Submitting and receiving orders
  • Alerting personnel of special orders

Additionally, the position may assist other areas of oncology when needed.

Advertised Salary:

Starting salary is $11.00 per hour.

Minimum Requirements:


Preferred Qualifications:

Ideal candidates for this position should be hardworking, dependable, and be able to work in a team environment and take direction well. 

Hours would be Monday through Friday, 8:00am – 4:00pm.

This is a great entry-level opportunity for those interested in the veterinary field, specifically in anesthesia and oncology.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

In order to qualify for this position, you must upload the following documents:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • List of References

This requisition has been reposted. Previous applicants do not need to reapply.

Health Assessment Required: No

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