SURGICAL VETERINARY TECHNICIAN
JOB NO.: 106733-US
Work Type: Staff-Full Time
Categories: Animal Care, Veterinary Medicine
Employment Class: University Staff-Ongoing
Position Vacancy ID: 106733
Working Title: Surgical Veterinary Technician
Official Title: VETERINARY TECH 3(35303)
Hiring Department: A348800-VCRGE/PRIMATE/PRIMATE
Term: This is an Ongoing appointment
This is an advanced level surgical technician position assisting professional veterinary medical personnel in assuring the provision of adequate veterinary care in support of the daily operational needs of the Wisconsin National Primate Research Center. In addition to performing all of the clinical tasks assigned to a Veterinary Technician 1 or 2, the incumbent works independently in their efforts to provide all aspects of surgical care to this large colony of nonhuman primates as well as providing this service to the larger university community.
The incumbent also oversees the maintenance and updates of specialized veterinary equipment ranging in value from $100 to over $200,000. In addition, the incumbent has responsibilities in providing guidance to junior personnel in all aspects of veterinary technical support while continuing to provide technical assistance to the veterinary professionals when needed.
These job duties require the incumbent to be independent, decisive, and accomplished with frequent demonstration of the fundamental knowledge of veterinary medicine, aseptic technique, wound management/healing, anesthesia, information management including spreadsheets, animal health records maintenance and excellent time management skills.
Based in the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education (OVCRGE) of the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison), the WNPRC is commited to diversity both as an end in itself, but also as a valuable means for eliminating health disparaties through research. To support this commitment, we encourage applications from candidates who hold these same values of diversity and inclusion.
Schedule will be determined based on surgical schedule, but will be in a Monday-Friday work week.
**Occasional night and weekend work hours may be required, including overtime.
Incumbent may be assigned to work at the WNPRC's central location on campus or either of two satellite facilities in Blue Mounds or at the WIMR (Wisconsin Institutes for Medical Research, near UW Hospital).
Instructions to applicants:
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To apply, you will be asked to submit a cover letter and resume highlighting your qualifications as they relate to this position, and three professional references. To ensure consideration, please address the following information in your application materials:
- Describe your experience in surgery prep, induction, intubation, IVC placement, and recovery in research setting.
- Indicate your level of experience assisting with or independently administering anesthesia in a laboratory or clinical setting, as well as any training you have obtained through formal education or on-the-job training.
- Describe your experience with a ventilator during anesthesia in a research surgical setting.
Initial consideration is through January 3, 2019.
Additional Link: Full Position Details
NOTE: A Probationary Period will be Required
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Advertised: Dec 20 2018 Central Standard Time
Application Close: Jan 3 2019 11:55 PM Central Standard Time