Veterinary Hospital Anesthesiology Technician I/II (CARE)

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Work type: Staff Full-Time
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Agriculture/Life Science/Vet Medicine, Veteran's Preference Eligible
Department:28318000 - VM-ANESTHESIOLOGY/PAIN MGT

Classification Title:

Vet Hospital Anesth Tchn I/II (CARE)

Job Description:

We are seeking a compassionate, organized, and service-oriented Veterinary Technicians to join our team in the Anesthesia service. Our anesthesia technicians are an integral part of the hospital and work under the direction of an anesthesiologists to provide anesthesia to patients undergoing procedures.
New veterinary technician graduates who have a strong interest in anesthesia or those looking to expand their knowledge are encouraged to apply.

Example of Anesthesia technician duties and responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Assist in providing clinical anesthesia support
  • Provide restraint of patients without risk to patient, self, and others.
  • Perform Anesthetic nursing skills such as, but not limited to, venipuncture, catheter placement, intubation, advanced anesthesia monitoring, local and regional blocks, CRI management, and arterial catheters
  • Adequately assess the patient’s need for analgesia in the perioperative period
  • Abide by appropriate hospital SOPS for infection control when handling patients, providing interventions/treatments and processing/performing diagnostic testing.
  • Instructing students and new team members including fellow technicians, assistants, and volunteers in technical skills and professionalism using a variety of teaching techniques
  • Evaluating and monitoring progress and intervening when necessary to ensure their success
  • Foster effective communication within the patient care team in regards to the patient’s perioperative status, especially during transition to and from the PCW and ICU areas
  • Monitoring of anesthetic recovery and post procedure analgesia
  • Conducting teaching moments in structured orientations, rounds, or throughout the day on a one-on-one or group basis
  • Model appropriate stress management in a tumultuous environment
  • Maintain accurate anesthesia records, including the surgical checklist and controlled drug sheet
  • Ensure surgery checklists are followed and completed
  • Communicate effectively with clinicians, students and technicians regarding patient status, changes in treatment plans etc.
  • Ensure anesthesia records are thoroughly filled out and information is concise and accurate
  • Enter charges at point of care
Advertised Salary:

$20.00- $30.00; Competitive salary based on credentialing and anesthesia experience

Minimum Requirements:

Vet Tech I:
High school diploma or equivalent and one year of relevant experience.

Vet Tech II:
Credentialed veterinary technician.

Preferred Qualifications:

A base understanding anesthesia and pain management.

Ability to perform basic arithmetic calculations involving drug calculations.

Knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy, and terminology.

Excellent customer service skills; excellent verbal, listening, and written communication skills.

Strong organizational skills.

Ability to work within a team and perform with minimum supervision.

Ability to multitask as well as ability to set and change priorities in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment while maintaining a positive attitude.

Ability to handle frequent interruptions and adapt to changes in workload and work schedule.

Ability to set priorities and solve problems.

Demonstrate consistent professional conduct and meticulous attention to detail.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as interpersonal skills with patients, staff, and other members of the patient care team.

Critical thinking skills and a positive attitude; Able to think independently and demonstrate good problem solving skills while making timely decisions.

Able to work in a team environment and collaborate with a variety of personnel in a positive manner.

Open to accept constructive criticism from senior staff and clinicians and respond accordingly.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

This position has been reposted. Previous applicants are still under consideration and need not reapply.

In order to be considered, you must upload your resume, cover letter, and list of at least three references.

This is a CARE position offering limited benefits, including health insurance and paid time off.

This position is eligible for veteran’s preference. If you are claiming veteran’s preference, please upload a copy of your DD 214 Member Copy 4 with your application for consideration. See our Veteran's Preference Page  for more specific information.

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (EDT) of the posting end date.

Health Assessment Required:

Yes, must be able to lift a minimum of 50 lbs, bend, kneel, pull, push, twist and stand for an extended period of time.


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