Zoological Medicine Veterinary Technician I/II (CARE)

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Work type: Staff Full-Time
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Agriculture/Life Science/Vet Medicine
Department:28311200 - VM-ZOO MEDICINE

Classification Title:

Zoological Medicine Veterinary Technician I/II (CARE)

Job Description:

A Veterinary Technician in the Zoological Medicine Service at the University of Florida Small Animal Hospital provides nursing care to a wide variety of species including both exotic and wildlife patients, assisting with receiving appointments, performing routine and complex anesthesia, surgical and dental procedures, and is involved in every aspect of patient care. This service has a high caseload of patients for both routine and emergency care and technicians in this team must thrive in a fast-paced environment, enjoy teaching nursing skills, be driven to learn new approaches frequently, and appreciate a team-oriented approach to veterinary care. This position is considered essential personnel

The ideal candidate has ample veterinary experience in wildlife/exotic medicine.

Examples of work include but not limited to:
• Assisting with patient evaluations or rechecks by assisting in patient restraint, obtaining and submitting samples, scheduling with other services for diagnostic or consultation purposes, and providing treatment or medications
• Performing triage assessments and prioritizing cases as they present
• Performing general nursing care such as venipuncture, catheter placement, patient restraint, treatments, medication administration, and sample collection
• Performing basic anesthesia and sedation procedures including patient monitoring and recovery
• o Handling all internal and external calls in a professional and welcoming manner
o Triaging calls and determining urgency
o Documenting communication in a clear and concise manner within electronic medical record
o Confirming and ensuring owners are prepared for their appointment
o Scheduling patients for future appointments prior to being discharged from hospital
o Planning, organizing, and coordinating appointments, consultations, and diagnostic procedures appropriately with other services
• 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

Expected Salary:

$18- $25, pay based on credentialing and experience

Minimum Requirements:

Tech I: High school diploma or equivalent and one year relevant experience. Appropriate college coursework or vocational/technical training may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required experience.

Tech II: Credentialed veterinary technician.

Preferred Qualifications:

Credentialed technician
Experience in zoological medicine

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 cover letter and resume.

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

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

Health Assessment Required: Yes; Must be able to lift a minimum of 40 lbs, bend, kneel, pull, push, twist and stand for an extended period of time.


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