Veterinary Technician II
The University of Arizona’s College of Veterinary Medicine invites applicants for the position of Veterinary Technician II. This position provides high-quality support to the faculty leads and students who are enrolled in Clinical Skills coursework that occurs throughout the first and second year of the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine professional program.
Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!
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Duties & Responsibilities
The UA-CVM is in its inaugural year, and as a new college, provides individuals the rare opportunity to be a member of the founding team and to help establish the culture and processes of the College. The Mission of the University of Arizona College of Veterinary Medicine is to develop day-one, career-ready veterinarians that will be innovative, adaptive learners and disruptive problem-solvers who will lead meaningful lives and serve society in the 4th industrial revolution economy. These goals will be accomplished through evidence-based excellence in teaching and learning, and engagement with world-class researchers solving society’s challenges.<
The successful candidates will demonstrate initiative, resourcefulness, and a willingness to collaborate on the development and design of training modules for students. The successful candidates will apply a student-centered approach to teaching and assessing professional competencies that include, but are not limited to, safety of animal handling and restraint, physical examination, venipuncture, intravenous and urinary catheterization, in-house diagnostic tests, and anesthetic planning/induction/maintenance/recovery. Successful candidates must be able to provide constructive feedback to students concerning their performance in Clinical Skills coursework and assist with remediation as needed. Successful candidates must demonstrate good judgment and a strong commitment to maintaining patient and student safety at all times.
- Assist faculty leads with the development, design, and debut of Clinical Skills coursework.
- Collaborate with faculty leads to establish policies and procedures for the clinical skills laboratory.
- Collaborate with faculty leads regarding purchase orders to stock and maintain the clinical skills laboratory with inventory.
- Assist faculty leads with the set-up and tear-down of bi-weekly Clinical Skills labs.
- Participate in all Clinical Skills laboratories as an active facilitator.
- Assess student performance in objective structured clinical examinations (OSCEs), and participate in remediation of students as needed.
- Collaborate with faculty to provide for animal husbandry and healthcare needs for any live animals that participate in teaching.
- Maintain animal care logs in accordance with university policy and IACUC regulations.
- Three years of relevant work experience in animal husbandry and healthcare, either at an academic teaching hospital or in clinical practice.
• Teaching experience, either at an academic teaching hospital or in clinical practice, overseeing pre-vet shadows, externs, interns, or residents.
• Fear-free certification and/or familiarity with principles of fear-free and feline-friendly practice.
• Experience with IDEXX in-house diagnostic equipment, including machine maintenance and troubleshooting as well as how to perform quality control checks.
FLSANon-Exempt Full Time/Part TimeFull TimeNumber of Hours Worked per Week40 Job FTE1.0Work CalendarFiscalJob CategoryVeterinary and Animal CareBenefits EligibleYes - Full Benefits Rate of Pay$14.38 - $19.96 per hour - DOECompensation Typehourly rate Grade4 Career Stream and LevelPC2Job FamilyVeterinary Job FunctionVeterinary & Animal Care Type of criminal background check required:Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive) Number of Vacancies3 Target Hire Date6/14/2020 Expected End Date Contact Information for Candidates