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VETERINARY TECHNICIAN: ANESTHESIA

Employer
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Location
Wisconsin, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Aug 3, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Veterinary Sciences, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Agriculture & Animal Sciences, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Computer Services & Information Technology
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job no: 238609-US
Work type: Onsite, Staff-Full Time
Department: VET M/CCU-ANESTH-ER/ANESTHES
Location: Madison
Categories: Animal Care, Veterinary Medicine



Position Summary:

This position assists professional veterinary medical personnel in complex anesthesia procedures in support of the daily operational needs of UW Veterinary Care (UWVC). Employees work with both small and large animal patients in Anesthesia with back-up support to the Critical Care Unit. The work involves independent decision-making responsibilities which can affect the quality/outcome of animal life. Initiative and follow through capabilities are essential. Requires the ability to lift a minimum of 50 lbs. independently and physical and manual dexterity to perform specialized technical tasks. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

1) Oversees/coordinates/guides workflow specific to procedures requiring anesthesia.
2) Develops knowledge and responsibility in area of specialization to include: maintenance of special equipment, instructing others in use and care, assisting clinicians and students in procedures.
3) Anticipates needs of clinicians/staff/students in procedures and primary care.
4) Assists in the instruction of professional veterinary students and training of entry level Veterinary Technicians as requested.
5) Contributes/participates in team building by assisting in problem solving activities.

The work is performed under limited supervision.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

H.S. Diploma - Preferred Minimum

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Highly qualified candidates will have the following: a minimum of 1 year experience working as a Small Animal technician; possess excellent communication and technical skills; ability to multitask and prioritize while assisting/teaching 4th year students; ability to make independent decisions which can affect the quality/outcome of animal life; function calmly in stressful situations and to work cooperatively with other people.

Special consideration given to: Technicians with Veterinary Technician Specialty in Anesthesia (VTS).

License or Certificate:

Certification as Wisconsin Veterinary Technician or Eligibility to Obtain within 12 months

Additional Information:

Requires the ability to lift a minimum of 50 lbs. independently and physical and manual dexterity to
perform specialized technical tasks.

This position is posted at Vet Tech levels 1, 2 and 3. Level is determined by qualifications based on type of prior veterinary tech experience.

To qualify for Level 1: Entry level, new CVT grad or awaiting to sit for the CVT exam, or some CVT working experience with no specialization.

To qualify for Level 2: Generally over 2 years of veterinary tech experience, may substitute years of experience for specialization.

To qualify for Level 3: Veterinary Tech Specialist (VTS), or highly qualified and specialized in a specific area, may have prior experience from another university hospital.

UW Veterinary Care offers competitive wages (including night and weekend differential, if applicable), outstanding employee benefits ( https://hr.wisc.edu/benefits/new-employee-benefits-enrollment/benefits-for-employees-covered-by-the-wrs/ ), ample paid time off ( https://hr.wisc.edu/benefits/leave/paid-leave/ ), and financial support for continuing education and pursuing specialty certification.

The UW-Madison campus and the surrounding area have many enriching opportunities. Madison was named the most bike friendly city; the Dane County Farmer's Market is one of the largest in the nation; Madison has the most restaurants per capita of any U.S. city; Madison consistently ranks as a top community in which to live, work, and play; and the University is nationally recognized for academics and athletics. Please see the following link for more information: https://www.visitmadison.com/

Department(s):

A878100-SCHOOL OF VET MEDICINE/CCU-ANESTH-ER/ANESTHES

Work Schedule:

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday (Tuesday Off) 8:00AM-6:30PM with a 30 minute lunch

Variable night, weekend and holiday on-call shifts possible, as required by the unit.

This position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:

Ongoing/Renewable

Salary:

Minimum $16.00 HOURLY
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Begin the online application process by clicking the '' button. Applicants are asked to upload a cover letter outlining your experience as related to the position, current resume, as well as a list of professional references. This position is being posted at Vet Tech levels 1, 2 and 3. Level and pay are commensurate with experience. Please ensure that the resume and cover letter address how you meet the minimum/preferred qualifications for the position.

Contact:

Karen Majerus
karen.majerus@wisc.edu
308-263-0518
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )





Official Title:

VETERINARY TECH 1(35301) or VETERINARY TECH 2(35302) or VETERINARY TECH 3(35303)

Employment Class:

University Staff-Ongoing

Job Number:

238609-US

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website: https://employeedisabilities.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: https://hr.wisc.edu/title-and-total-compensation-study/ .

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department .

Applications Open: Aug 3 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Aug 17 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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