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SMALL ANIMAL SURGERY SUPPORT TECHNICIAN

Company name
University of California, Davis

Location
Davis, CA

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Job Description:

Requisition Number:

03020892

Recruitment Open To:

UCD/UCDHS Employees and General Public

Final Filing Date

02-23-2018

Closing Date:

Position:

SMALL ANIMAL SURGERY SUPPORT TECHNICIAN

Payroll Title

ANIMAL HEALTH TECHNICIAN II

Number of Positions:

1

Salary:

$20.49 - $26.82/hour

Appointment Type:

Career

Appointment Description:

75% Fixed, Monday - Friday, schedule to be arranged; THIS CAREER POSITION ENDS 18 MONTHS FROM DATE OF HIRE WITH POSSIBILITY OF EXTENSION.

Overtime Eligible:

(FLSA)

Non-Exempt

Union/HEERA Representation:

This position is covered by a collective bargaining unit

Department:

VM: CTR COMPANION ANIMAL HEALTH - 072300

Department Description:

THIS POSITION WILL BE LOCATED AT THE YOLO COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER IN WOODLAND, CA.

Location:

(Other)

Allow Applicants to Attach:

Resume

Cover Letter

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Job Summary:

Under supervision of the UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program's Spay/Neuter Clinical Instructor, provide veterinary technical support to the instructor and students enrolled in the VMTH Shelter Medicine Rotation at Yolo County Animal Services (YCAS). On a daily basis, responsible for assisting with physical exams, anesthetic induction and monitoring, aseptic preparation of patients for various surgical procedures, student instruction, clinician support, and facility support.

Physical Demands:

-Maneuver/lift equipment and materials weighing up to 50 pounds.

-Handle animals weighing up to 50 pounds.

-Have contact with animals, including restraint of animals (sometimes fractious).

-Wear protective clothing for extended periods of time including: gown, gloves, masks, and head covers.

-Stand, bend, kneel, squat, reach above shoulder level and move on hard surfaces up to 4-5 hours each day. Work Environment:

-Work under regular exposure to zoonotic diseases, anesthesia, and cleaning chemicals

-Work with or around areas with sick animals, hazardous materials, and/or infectious diseases, and distraught clients.

-Work in high traffic areas, confined or small spaces, noisy environment and tolerate unpleasant odors.

-Have fluctuating break periods; work schedule may not allow a set break period time each day.

-UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco free campus. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) will be strictly prohibited on any UC Davis owned or leased property, indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space. Background Check Required:

This position is a critical position and subject to a background check. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background investigation including criminal history and identity checks. Yes

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

-Current California Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) License.

-Experience working in a small animal hospital or animal shelter as an animal health technician.

-Experience using safe animal handling techniques for a wide variety of canine & feline patients.

-Skill to assist in the performance of veterinary medical treatments and procedures.

-Experience in calculating and administering medications intravenously, subcutaneously, intramuscular or orally.

-Experience with animal restraint and performing venipuncture and placing vascular and urinary catheters.

-Experience in anticipating surgeons and patient needs during surgery and providing requested instrumentation and equipment.

-Experience with surgical asepsis and how it relates to direct contamination of patients, instruments and sterile supplies.

-Experience in surgical preparation and positioning of patients.

-Experience to determine physical status of patients, recognizing changes in patient condition and responding appropriately.

-Experience monitoring post surgical small animal patients.

-Experience to maintain inventory of supplies.

-Interpersonal skills to work with a diverse group of people, to include clients, clinicians, students and staff.

-Skills to follow written and oral instructions.

-Skills to maintain accurate medical records.

-Knowledge of basic canine and feline physical examination. Preferred Qualifications:

-Experience in preparing O.R. and related areas, procuring, setting-up and reviewing surgical and anesthetic equipment, instruments and supplies prior to and after surgery.

-Skill to aseptically scrub, gown and glove.

-Experience administering fluid therapy.

-Experience in providing technical support in the O.R. and related areas

-Experience handling complications of various surgical procedures; anticipating and responding quickly to surgeons and patient's needs.

-Experience in performing a surgical clip/shave, scrub without contaminating surgery site and transport/move patients to O.R.

-Knowledge of appropriate labs for specific specimens. Quick Link To This Position:

www.employment.ucdavis.edu/applicants/Central*quickFind=78812


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University of California, Davis
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Welcome to UC Davis! Visit us to see what makes this campus special. Located in Davis on the largest University of California campus, we are known for our commitment to sustainability, standout academics and unmatched school spirit.

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