Veterinary Technician A, Wards (Ryan Hospital)
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Posted Job Title
Veterinary Technician A, Wards (Ryan Hospital)
Job Profile Title
Veterinary Technician A
Job Description Summary
The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine is a
global leader in veterinary education, research, and clinical care.
Founded in 1884, the School is a proud member of the One Health
initiative, linking human, animal, and environmental health.
Located on the beautiful and vibrant campus of the University of
Pennsylvania, Penn Vet's Ryan Veterinary Hospital in Philadelphia
provides care for dogs, cats, and other domestic/companion animals,
handling more than 30,000 patient visits a year, some 9,000 of
which are emergency cases. Ryan Hospital is a Level One Trauma
Facility certified by Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
As a valued member of Penn Vet's Ryan Hospital, you will work in a
supportive environment where you will have professional growth
opportunities. If you are a skilled Veterinary Nurse who is
passionate about caring for animals, interested in further
developing your skills and working with an elite team of
clinicians, then Penn Vet is the place for you.
Responsibilities for this nursing position include:
This position is eligible for a signing incentive of $1,000.
Please contact Rosemary Lombardi, Director of Nursing at email@example.com, Emily
Savino, Assistant Director of Nursing at firstname.lastname@example.org or Sally
Tunstall, HR Administrator at email@example.com for further
- Oversee all patients in Fluids, Surgery, Internal Medicine and
- Manage patients on intravenous fluids or any cases that exceed
Fluids Ward capacity that will need to be housed in Surgery
- Manage pre & post op patients: Soft Tissue, Orthopedics,
Neurology, Dentistry, Ophthalmology
- Oversee and assist with setting up emergency pick ups and ICU
- Assist in managing isolation cases such as respiratory and
Parvo if needed
- Triage of all inpatients including physical assessments,
passive range of motion, etc.
- Make recommendations regarding comfort and pain management
- IVC placement, urinary catheter placement
- Administer all forms of medications
- Venipuncture, Lab Work submissions
- Instructing 4th year veterinary students and Harcum College
- Maintain communication with clinicians, students & nurses
with necessary patient updates, concerns & follow ups
- Receive nursing rounds at the beginning of each shift and
provide nursing rounds at the end of each shift
- Utilize EMR INSTINCT and CUREATR hospital text messaging
systems as applicable.
- Oversee the organization of stock and the cleanliness of all
Wards as needed.
Must have at least 2 years of experience working with hospitalized
small animals on IV fluids.
Veterinary Technician A: CVT or board eligible--must sit for boards
within 3 months of hire
Veterinary Technician B: CVT and 2-3 years of experience
Veterinary Technician C: CVT and 3-5 years of experience
Veterinary Technician D: CVT and 5-8 years of experience
Veterinary Technician E: CVT and 8 + years of experience
We are hiring at all levels for this position. Minimum starting
salaries increase with each level. Relevant education, experience,
skills, and licenses/ certifications are among the factors
considered in salary offers.
There is a rotation of weekends and weekdays. Shifts are 10 hours
and 12 hours. Mid shift, overnight, and weekend shifts are all
Weekend overnights: Friday to Sunday 6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.
Weekend days: Fri-Sun 6a-6p, 12n-12m
Weeknights: Monday -Thursday 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.
For additional information about this exciting opportunity please
reach out to Rosemary Lombardi, Director of Nursing at firstname.lastname@example.org
Savino, Assistant Director of Nursing/Nurse Educator at email@example.com
Job Location - City, State
Department / School
School of Veterinary Medicine
$15.79 - $22.76
Salary offers are made based on the candidate's qualifications,
experience, skills, and education as they directly relate to the
requirements of the position, as well as internal and market
factors and grade profile.
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