Rotational Nursing Position-Wards & ICU
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Posted Job Title
Rotational Nursing Position-Wards & ICU Departments
Job Profile Title
Veterinary Technician D
Job Description Summary
We are seeking a skilled and compassionate nurse to fill a unique
rotational position between our wards and Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
departments. As a valued member of our veterinary healthcare team,
you will play a pivotal role in providing exceptional care to both
critical and non-critical patients. This position offers a dynamic
opportunity to work in various clinical settings, including the
wards and ICU, fostering professional growth and expertise.
- Patient Care: Deliver comprehensive and attentive
nursing care to a diverse range of patients, including critically
ill, post-operative, intermediate level, and infectious disease
cases. Maintain a high standard of patient comfort, safety, and
welfare throughout their hospitalization.
- Clinical Rotations: Participate in rotations between the
wards and ICU departments on a predetermined schedule. Effectively
transition between different patient populations, ensuring
consistent and quality care delivery.
- Teaching: Engage with 4th year School of Veterinary
Medicine students and nursing students during clinical rounds and
practical training sessions. Share your expertise, provide
guidance, and facilitate a positive learning experience.
- Collaboration: Collaborate closely with the veterinary
medical team, including veterinarians, technicians, and support
staff, to create a cohesive and efficient patient care environment.
Contribute to interdisciplinary discussions on patient treatment
plans and progress.
- Critical Care: Excel in the management of critical
patients, applying advanced nursing skills and critical thinking to
monitor vital signs, administer medications, and intervene promptly
in emergency situations.
- Education and Training: Stay updated on current
veterinary nursing practices, technologies, and advancements.
Attend relevant workshops, conferences, and training sessions to
continuously enhance your clinical skills.
- Isolation and Infectious Disease Care: Demonstrate
proficiency in implementing strict isolation protocols for patients
with infectious diseases. Maintain a thorough understanding of
biosecurity measures and infection control procedures.
- Veterinary Technician, Anesthesia A- CVT or board eligible- 0-1
year of experience
- Veterinary Technician, Anesthesia B- CVT 2-3 years of
- Veterinary Technician, Anesthesia C- CVT 3-4 years of
- Veterinary Technician, Anesthesia D- CVT 5-8 years of
- Strong communication skills to interact effectively with
students, colleagues, and clients.
- Adaptability and flexibility to seamlessly transition between
different clinical settings.
- Proven ability to work in a fast-paced, high-stress
- Competitive salary and benefits package.
- Professional development opportunities, including continued
- Exposure to a wide variety of cases and the chance to work with
cutting-edge medical technology.
- Collaborative and supportive work environment.
- Contribution to the education of future veterinary and nursing
If you are a motivated and skilled nurse with a desire to make a
meaningful impact on the lives of animals and the education of
future healthcare professionals, we encourage you to apply for this
exciting rotational nursing position. Join our dedicated team and
help us provide exceptional patient care across different clinical
Working Conditions and Physical Effort:
Rotating schedule, 40 hours, days, mid-shift, overnights, weekends
rotating between ICU and wards.
Must be able to lift 25-50 pounds, stand for prolonged periods of
time as well as bend, kneel, crouch while working with patients in
Working environment can be loud at times with barking dogs and
Job Location - City, State
Department / School
School of Veterinary Medicine
$20.45 - $33.00 Hourly Rate
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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