Emergency and Critical Care Veterinary Technician Specialist

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Work type: Staff Full-Time
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Veteran's Preference Eligible, Veterinary Medicine/Animal Care
Department:28311001 - VM-ICU AND PCW SERVICES

Classification Title:

Emergency and Critical Care Veterinary Technician Specialist

Job Description:

Are you in search of a work family with a passion for Emergency and Critical Care? Do you thrive in a fast-paced work environment? Do you want to put your expertise to use on a daily basis? We want our VTS to work side by side with our doctors reviewing cases, teaching students, and managing cases.

UF Small Animal Hospital is seeking Veterinary Technician Specialists (ECC) for our busy, VECCS-accredited Level-1 hospital. We provide care for over 46,000 patients annually and our team is one of the largest in the world consisting of VTS (ECC) technicians , board certified criticalists, emergency clinicians, residents and interns, and over 70 veterinary technicians and assistants not to mention a client services team that supports the service 24/7. ECC collaborates with 16 other specialties within the small animal hospital including internal medicine, integrative medicine, diagnostic imaging, surgery, neurology, and oncology. The hospital is also supported by a full diagnostic reference laboratory.

Our mission is quality patient care from admission to discharge. In order to optimize care, our emergency room and ICU are split, permitting focused assessment and prompt intervention for both walk-in and referral patients. We strive to provide a positive environment and are proud to promote a culture where technician input, knowledge and skills are valued and respected.

Our VTS play a critical role in training and clinical instruction of the next generation of veterinary students and specialists. This includes clinical teaching of DVM students, veterinary technicians on clinical rotations and ECC residents and interns. We also encourage our VTS to become involved in mentoring other technicians as they work towards specialty credentialing. The hospital provides support for this including mentor-mentee pairings and financial support for technicians pursuing their VTS.

Our VTS work closely with faculty and house officers to ensure patient care is optimal. They help lead rounds, drive patient advocacy, and an overall advocate for patients and staff. We value the skill and knowledge VTS technicians bring to the hospital. As we grow, we continue to evolve the role of the VTS within the service. Our goal is to elevate this position to the status it deserves.

You have the opportunity to work three days a week with plenty of free time to enjoy Florida’s beautiful weather. Gainesville is convenient to both east and west coast Florida beaches, freshwater springs, miles of hiking and biking trails, Central Florida’s famous horse country, and Orlando’s theme parks.

Benefits include:

  • Utilizing expertise in case management and student teaching
  • Shift differential (10%-30%)
  • Well-equipped facilities offering mechanical ventilation, hemodialysis and hemoperfusion, high flow nasal oxygen, and multi-parameter monitoring equipment
  • Clinical empowerment and regular opportunities to perform advanced technical skills such as arterial catheterization, urinary catheter placement, central line placement and blood transfusions
  • Participation in progressive, evidence-based medicine with regularly scheduled in-house continuing education
  • Work with clinicians from a variety of specialties on a wide range of patients
  • 3-day work week
  • Health benefits including dental, vision, and life insurance plans
  • Employee Assistance Program helping with emotional support, work life solutions, legal guidance and financial resources for UF employees and their families
  • Retirement opportunities
  • Paid time off and administrative leave
  • Paid CE opportunities and mentorship programs
  • Up to 3 days paid leave for CE
  • Relocation assistance
  • Licensing fees paid
  • Career-long mentorship from senior technicians and faculty
  • Employee recognition programs
  • Uniform allowance
  • Discounted pet care
Expected Salary:

$35.00 - $43.00 per hour.

Minimum Requirements:

Credentialed veterinary technician and VTS specialty certified in specific area.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong Critical thinking skills
  • Communication skills
    • Excellent verbal and written
    • Strong interpersonal/listening skills with patients, staff, and other members of the patient care team
  • Computer skills
    • Navigate basic computer programs including Microsoft Office
    • Familiar with electronic medical records system such as Cornerstone and/or Instinct
Special Instructions to Applicants:

This requisition 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 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.

This is a time-limited position.

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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