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ANML HEALTH TCHN 3 (Small/Large Animal Anesthesia Technician) - 11279

Company: University of California - Davis
Location: Davis
Posted on: November 22, 2020

Job Description:

Job Summary

Independent of direct 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 Anesthesia Veterinarian, provide anesthesia technical support, create anesthesia protocols, induce, monitor, maintain and recover anesthetized animals, conduct anesthetic monitoring and recordkeeping, and promptly communicate perianesthetic concerns or problems to the veterinarian supervising anesthesia, as a significant part of their daily duties. Provide a broad spectrum of technical support for the Anesthesia service, including but not limited to machine disinfection and set-up, restocking of supplies and drugs and communicate with the anesthesia supervisor regarding machine maintenance and supply needs. A high level of technical expertise, independent judgment and acceptance of responsibility is required.

RECRUITMENT: Applicants will be screened on a weekly basis. The position can be filled prior to the removal date.



POSITION INFORMATION

Salary Range

$25.49-$38.56/hour

No. of Positions

1

Appointment Type

Career

Percentage of Time

100%

Shift Hours

Monday-Friday, 7am-7pm

Location

Davis

Union Representation

Yes

Benefits Eligible

Yes

Apply By Date

12/16/2020



PHYSICAL DEMANDS

-Work standing, bending and kneeling for 8-10 hour shifts.
-Acute hearing to discern heart and lung sounds using a stethoscope.
-Ability to transport patients on gurneys and move patients on and off gurneys and in and out of cages.
-Work with and around large domestic farm animals.
-Maneuver/lift equipment and materials weighing up to 50 pounds.
-Contact with animals (sometimes fractious) as required.
-May be required to wear protective clothing for extended periods of time including but not limited to: gown, coveralls, gloves, masks, N95 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).
-Work schedule subject to change with prior notification.
-Fluctuating meal periods; work schedule does not allow a set meal period.
-Work in high traffic areas, confined, or small spaces, noisy environments and tolerate unpleasant odors.
-No eating or drinking in surgery, treatment or procedure rooms and some other areas of the hospital.
-Work under Medical Surveillance procedures and review in accordance with Federal and State Laws and Regulations and University Policy.
-Work in environments where zoonotic diseases may be present.
-Follow all Infectious Disease Control protocols.
-Work in environments with exposure to anesthetic agents.
-Work in environments with exposure to cleaning chemicals.
-Work in environments with exposure to monitored ionizing radiation, including but not limited to x-rays, fluoroscopy, positron emission tomography, radioactive iodine-treated animals, technetium scans, and computerized tomography, and future radiology imaging or treatment modalities.
-Work in environments with strong magnetic fields, including but not limited to magnetic resonance imaging and future diagnostic imaging modalities.
-May require working with or around areas with sick animals, hazardous materials, and/or infectious diseases, and distraught clients.
-Work in other clinic areas on an as needed basis.
-Work in both small animal anesthesia and large animal anesthesia service areas and provide anesthesia care to patients as directed by the anesthesia supervisor.
-Adapt to and work with newly developed surgical, diagnostic, therapeutic, and anesthetic techniques and modalities.
-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:

Valid California Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) license.

-Experience to independently provide treatment of patients whose conditions are likely to change on a moment-to-moment basis.

-Experience working in a veterinary hospital performing physical examinations and safely handling multiple species.

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

-Experience responding to emergencies and providing CPR.

-Skills to restrain and handle dogs, cats and the ability to learn safety skills to work with and around livestock, and horses.

-Experience performing venipuncture, placing vascular catheters inducing anesthesia, monitoring anesthesia, and recovering patients from anesthesia, working independently with and without direct supervision.



Preferred:

-Veterinary Technician Specialist (VTS) certification in Anesthesia or the goal to obtain VTS in anesthesia in the future.

-Interpersonal, oral and written communication skills to interact with a diverse group of students, staff, clinicians and clients and the skill to recognize and manage difficult situations.

-Ability to recognize perianesthetic problems and concerns and to effectively communicate problems or concerns to the supervising anesthesia veterinarian in a timely manner.

-Knowledge of normal laboratory values for cats, dogs, livestock, and horses.



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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