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Assistant/Tech/Specialist, Vet Inpatient (Equine)

Employer
Auburn University
Location
Alabama, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 28, 2021

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

Requisition Number

S1128P

Home Org Name

Clinical Sciences

Division Name

College of Veterinary Medicine

Position Title

Assistant/Tech/Specialist, Vet Inpatient (Equine)

Job Class Code

IC22 (B-C), IC23 (A-C), IC24 (A-C)

Appointment Status

Full-time

Part-time FTE

Limited Term

No

Limited Term Length

Job Summary

This technician will provide patient care, including physical exams, medication administration( IV, IM, PO, SQ), constant patient monitoring and hygiene, for all patients admitted after hours by equine emergency care, medicine, surgery and theriogenology and all in-house patients. This technician will directly instruct senior veterinary students in technical aspects of patient care. This person will also monitor the welfare of University owned horses, including those enrolled in research projects. This technician will provide assistance to clinicians with procedures and receiving of emergency cases.

Essential Functions

Duties will include but are not limited to: instruction of veterinary students in various aspects of equine patient exam, catheter placement, nasogastric intubation, and general horse handling; assist clinicians, students, and residents with admission, patient restraint, and diagnostic procedures of equine cases admitted by the emergency service; provide direct patient care, including, but not limited to physical exams, medication administration, catheter placement, nasogastric intubation, obtaining blood, fecal and urine samples, and fluid therapy; maintain floor stock and cleanliness of the hospital by restocking and cleaning ICU, Isolation, main treatment areas and nurses’ stations in equine barns.

Education Level

High school diploma or equivalent

Field of Study

Years of Experience

No experience required for entry level

Area of Experience

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

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

Consideration for entry-level Inpatient Veterinary Assistant requires:
1. High school diploma or equivalent for Level I, and two (2) years of experience for Level II, or four (4) years of experience for Level III, including at least two (2) years at the preceding level or equivalent.

Consideration for entry-level Inpatient Veterinary Technician requires:
1. Associate’s degree in a technical or scientific field related to the area of assignment. Level II requires Associate’s degree plus two (2) years of experience. Level III requires Associate’s degree plus four (4) years of experience, with at least two (2) years at the preceding level or equivalent.
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 Inpatient Veterinary Specialist requires:

1. Associate’s degree in a technical or scientific field related to area of assignment plus three (3) years of experience. Level II requires an Associates degree plus four (4) years of experience, with at least one (1) year at the preceding level or equivalent. Level III requires an Associate’s degree plus six (6) years of experience with at least two (2) years at the preceding level or equivalent.
2. Active license with the Alabama State Board of Veterinary Medicine as a Veterinary Technician Veterinary Technician Certification having passed the Veterinary Technician National Exam ( VTNE ); Veterinary Technician Specialist in Emergency and Critical Care ~ VTS ( ECC ) as designated by Academy of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Technicians ( AVECCT ).

Education Level

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

Knowledge of processes, method, and procedures associated with veterinary medicine.

Minimum Technology Skills

Minimum License and Certifications

Desired Qualifications

Experience working in a veterinary hospital environment is desired.

Salary Grade

28

Salary Range

$22,300 - $75,100

Job Category

Agricultural/Veterinary Medicine

Working Hours if Non-Traditional

Typical shift is Mon – Fri between 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

City position is located in:

Auburn

State position is located:

Alabama

List any hazardous conditions or physical demands required by this position

Posting Date

09/28/2021

Closing Date

EEO Statement

Auburn University is committed to an inclusive and diverse campus environment. 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.

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Quick Link for Internal Postings

https://www.auemployment.com/postings/25304
Documents Needed to Apply
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Supplemental Questions

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

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  2. * Do you have a high school diploma or equivalent?
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