Veterinary Assistant/Tech/Specialist (Surgical Floater)

Employer
Auburn University
Location
Alabama, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 22, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Veterinary Sciences, Professional Fields, Vocational & Technical Fields, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Agriculture & Animal Sciences, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Computer Services & Information Technology
Employment Type
Full Time


Position Details

Requisition Number

S1115P

Home Org Name

Clinical Sciences

Division Name

College of Veterinary Medicine

Position Title

Veterinary Assistant/Tech/Specialist (Surgical Floater)

Job Class Code

IC11 (B-C), IC12 (A-C), IC13 (A-C)

Appointment Status

Full-time

Part-time FTE

Limited Term

No

Limited Term Length

Job Summary

Hours are 7:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. with some flexibility required

The successful candidate will aid in the care and treatments, diagnostics and procedures of patients in the Orthopedic service of the Bailey Small Animal Teaching Hospital and will assist Neurology & Soft Tissue Surgery, as needed. This position will also provide support to the veterinary students in charge of primary patient care and the general cleaning, stocking and maintenance of equipment in the service area.

Essential Functions

Duties include but are not limited to: operates, maintains, repairs, cleans laboratory equipment, clinic area, and maintains supplies; performs, instructs, and demonstrates specialized veterinary care techniques and procedures; assists veterinarians in the care of patients requiring specialized care; inspects facilities, equipment, and supplies daily, as well as observes health status of animals, environmental conditions, temperature, and sanitation; provides specialized care and monitoring of animals before, during, and/or after procedures; administers medicine, and treatment according to prescribed instruction; observes and records vital data, abnormal signs, body weight, food/water intake of animals, and collects and labels specimens; performs emergency first aid such as emergency resuscitation or other life-saving procedures; schedules appointments for diagnostic procedures and advises referring veterinarians about the use of specialized equipment; may be responsible for, or assist in, billing clients, inputting charges, and/or similar tasks.

Education Level

High school diploma or equivalent for entry level

Field of Study

Years of Experience

2 years of experience required for entry level

Area of Experience

Experience in the care and comfort of animals

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Depending on the combination of education and experience, selected candidates may be hired as a Veterinary Assistant II or III, Technician, or Specialist and assigned Levels I, II, or III . Salary range determined by eligibility for Level I, II, or III .

Consideration for Veterinary Assistant II requires:
A high school diploma or equivalent plus 2 years of experience in the care and comfort of animals.

Consideration for entry-level Veterinary Technician requires:
1. Associate’s degree or higher in a technical or scientific field related to the area of assignment.
2. Active license with the Alabama State Board of Veterinary Medicine as a Veterinary Technician, have met all requirements to become licensed, or have passed the Veterinary Technician National Exam ( VTNE ). Veterinary Technician certification or license must be obtained within 6 months of employment.

Consideration for entry-level Veterinary Specialist requires:
1. Associates degree in a technical or scientific field related to area of assignment plus 3 years of experience in the performance of advanced/specialized veterinary technician duties or in Veterinary Technology .
2. Entry into Level I requires an employee to have an active license with the Alabama State Board of Veterinary Medicine as a Veterinary Technician or to have passed the Veterinary Technician National Exam ( VTNE ) and have met all requirements to become certified as a Veterinary Technician Specialist ( VTS ). Entry into Level II and III requires an employee to have obtained certification as a Veterinary Technician Specialist ( VTS ).

Education Level

When a candidate has the required experience, but lacks the required education, they may normally apply additional relevant experience toward the education requirement, at a rate of two (2) years relevant experience per year of required education.

Field of Study

Years of Experience

When a candidate has the required education, but lacks the required experience, they may normally apply additional appropriate education toward the experience requirement, at a rate of one (1) year relevant education per year of required experience.

Area of Experience

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Minimum Skills and Abilities

Minimum Technology Skills

Minimum License and Certifications

For Technician entry Level:
Active license with the Alabama State Board of Veterinary Medicine as a Veterinary Technician, have met all requirements to become licensed, or have passed the Veterinary Technician National Exam ( VTNE ). Veterinary Technician certification or license must be obtained within 6 months of employment.

For the Specialist entry Level:
The above, plus must meet all requirements to become certified as a Veterinary Technician Specialist ( VTS )

Desired Qualifications

Experience in the care and comfort of animals, as well as detailed knowledge in the field; the ability to obtain needed information to select and adapt methods and procedures; and skill in using specialized techniques and equipment to resolve operational problems not full covered by precedents.

Salary Grade

28

Salary Range

$22,300 - $65,500

Job Category

Agricultural/Veterinary Medicine

Working Hours if Non-Traditional

7:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. with some flexibility required

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Posting Date

09/22/2021

Closing Date

EEO Statement

A commitment to an inclusive and diverse campus environment is required. Women, underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION / EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER . It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Quick Link for Internal Postings

https://www.auemployment.com/postings/25207
Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Transcripts
  3. Letter of Recommendation
  4. Other
  5. Other Documentation
  6. Other Documentation (2)
Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please provide how you first became aware of this opportunity. Your response helps us determine how we can more effectively reach our candidates.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Do you have a high school diploma or equivalent?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have 2 years of experience in the care and comfort of animals OR a degree to use in lieu of years of experience?
    • Yes
    • No


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