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ANML HEALTH TCHN 3 (SA Orthopedic Specialty Technician) - 12648

Company: University of California - Davis
Location: Davis
Posted on: November 13, 2020

Job Description:

Department Description

The School of Veterinary Medicine serves the people of California by providing educational, research, clinical service, and public service programs of the highest quality to advance the health and care of animals, the health of the environment, and public health, and to contribute to the economy. We address the health of all animals, including livestock, poultry, companion animals, captive and free-ranging wildlife, exotic animals, birds, aquatic mammals and fish, and animals used in biological and medical research. Our expertise also encompasses related human health concerns. Our statewide mission includes 28 research and clinical programs, including clinical referral services; diagnostic testing services; continuing education; extension; and community outreach.

Job Summary

Independent of supervision in a hospital setting, as a significant part of daily duties, responsible for treatment of patients with life-threatening illness or injury, whose conditions are likely to change on a moment-to-moment basis, and inducing and monitoring anesthesia. Under the direction of the Small Animal Surgery/Anesthesia/ Supervisor facilitate scheduling of Orthopedic Surgery patients, patient care and client communication within the Orthopedic Surgery Service. Responsible for the care of hospitalized patients and for patients' surgical preparation, circulating in the OR and providing anesthesia support; induction, monitoring and recovery of surgical patients. Assist in communication with clients, client education, and admit/discharge patients.

RECRUITMENT PERIOD: Post for one month. Applicants will be screened after two weeks; and then on a weekly basis. The position can be filled prior to the removal date.


Salary Range

$25.49 - $38.56/Hr.

No. of Positions


Appointment Type


Percentage of Time

Full Time, 100%

Shift Hours

Monday Friday, 7am 7pm, Hours to be arranged


Davis Campus

Union Representation


Benefits Eligible


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

-Handle animals weighing up to 50 pounds.

-Contact with animals, including restraint of animals (sometimes fractious) is required.

-Stand, bend, kneel, squat, reach above shoulder level and move on hard surfaces up to 8 or 10 hours each day.

-Required to wear protective clothing for extended periods of time including: gown, coveralls, gloves, masks, face shields, goggles, sleeves and head covers.

-Work occasional overtime; work schedule subject to change with prior notification.

-Work under Medical Surveillance procedures and review in accordance with Federal and State Laws and Regulations and University Policy.

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

-Requires working 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.

- Fluctuating meal periods; work schedule may not allow a set meal period time each day.

-No eating or drinking in surgery, treatment, procedure and other rooms or areas of the hospital.

-Work in other related areas on an as needed basis.

-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.

-Current California Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) License.

-Experience inducing and monitoring anesthesia.

-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 surgical preparation and positioning of patients.

-Experience using anesthetic delivery, support, and monitoring equipment.

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

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

-Experience with managing hospitalized patients (nursing care, bandaging, wound management

-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.

Background Check
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.

EEO/AA Statement

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.


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