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HOSP LAB TCHN 1 (Small Animal Ultrasound Technician) - 12690

Company: University of California - Davis
Location: Davis
Posted on: November 14, 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

Under general supervision of the VMTH Imaging Manager and within general guidelines established by the Radiology Faculty, provide technical support for ultrasound and radiographic examinations. Assist students, residents and visiting clinicians in small animal ultrasound and radiology. Provide administrative and maintenance support for the Small Animal Ultrasound and Radiographic services. Maintain a productive and harmonious relationship between the clinical and research caseload in Small Animal Ultrasound and Small Animal Radiology.

RECRUITMENT PERIOD 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.

POSITION INFORMATION

Salary Range

$31.93 - $39.71/Hr.

No. of Positions

1

Appointment Type

Career

Percentage of Time

Full Time, 100%

Shift Hours

Monday Friday, 8:00am 4:30pm

Location

Davis Campus

Union Representation

Yes

Benefits Eligible

Yes

Apply by Date

12/08/2020



PHYSICAL DEMANDS

-Maneuver/lift equipment and materials weighing up to 75 pounds.

-Handle and manually restrain animals weighing up to 75 pounds.

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

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



WORK ENVIRONMENT

-Work occasional overtime and various hours on short notice (including covering staff shortages and holiday shifts).

-This position is subject to Medical Surveillance procedures and review in accordance with Federal and State Laws/Regulations and University Policy.

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

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

-Work in an area with radiation producing equipment in a controlled situation.

-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.



QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

-Experience handling and restraining difficult, fractious small animal patients to prevent them from causing harm to themselves, people, or the equipment.

-Knowledge of the basic principles and physics of Ultrasound.

-Knowledge of the proper use of ultrasound imaging equipment and troubleshooting of equipment failures.

-Knowledge of California Radiation Laws and Guidelines required when using radiation producing equipment.

-Knowledge of radiographic techniques, patient positioning, and equipment controls adequate enough to take radiographs according to established protocol.

-Skills to collaborate with radiologists using correct anatomical, physiological, and radiographic terms when discussing radiographic examinations.

-Skill to prioritize and schedule case load according to animals condition, study required, time restraints, surgery schedules and work force availability.



Preferred:

-Current CA Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) license.

-Experience using Philips and Canon Ultrasound equipment.

-Experience using Eklin, Summit and Sedecal radiology equipment.

-Knowledge of ultrasonographic anatomy.



SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

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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