ICU Veterinary Technician

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Posting Details

Vacancy TypeSHRAIs Internal Transfer OnlyNoTime Limited?NoTime-Limited Appointment LengthTitleMedical Support TechnicianBand LevelAdvancedWorking TitleICU Veterinary TechnicianSalary Range$31,200 - $61,687Anticipated Hiring Range$28,500 - $31,500 (.75 fte)Salary Grade Equivalency68Position Number00108183Work ScheduleThursday - Saturday, 4:00pm - 2:30am - to include on-call, holidays & weekendsDoes the regular and recurring schedule of this position result in the employee working more than ½ of their hours between 4 pm and 8 am? (Meal periods do not count).YesFull Time Equivalent (FTE)0.75Department192001 - CVM Teaching HospitalDepartmentCVM Teaching HospitalJob City & StateRaleigh, NCPrimary Function of Organizational Unit

The NC State Veterinary Hospital (VH), established in 1983, is one of the highest rated veterinary academic medical centers in the country, serving communities throughout North Carolina as well as many other states. The hospital staffs over twenty clinical services with board certified specialists that are nationally and even internationally renowned, ensuring the VH is on the cutting edge of veterinary medicine. Patients benefit from the combined expertise of multiple specialists utilizing a team approach to patient health care. Each year, nearly 25,000 patients are treated in the VH. The VH provides compassionate care, state of the art specialty health care, expert clinical instruction for 4th year veterinary students from College of Veterinary Medicine, and ongoing investigation of innovative techniques and procedures to further advance the field of veterinary medicine.

The college is committed to practicing inclusivity, making community a priority and promoting innovation. We embrace effective leadership and we champion personal and professional growth.

Essential Job Duties

The ICU Veterinary Technician provides technical assistance to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) in the Randall B Terry Companion Animal Medical Center (TC). The individual will act as the patient care technician for the department, providing unique internal customer service, technical assistance, data collection, and patient care. The position interacts with internal services and their respective staff, clinicians and students, as well as private owners on visitations. The ICU Veterinary Technician is the primary point of contact for the patient admitting into the unit for hospitalization and communicates with students, staff and clinicians to receive the most up to date information regarding presenting problem, diagnostics being performed as well as projected plan of care for the animal.

The responsibilities of the ICU Veterinary Technician include:

  • Performs various technical procedures including: post-operative support and monitoring, Intravenous catheter placement for both short and long term vein access, venipuncture, IV injections, wound management, drug administration (IV, Oral, Subcutaneous), bandage care, blood transfusion administration, TPN administration, chemotherapy administration, emergency intervention, ECG monitoring, ventilator set up and monitoring and various other routine diagnostic testing.
  • Runs and maintains various diagnostic testing equipment; TEG, venous and arterial blood gas, PCV, TS.
  • Manages all internal billing for individual patients being housed in ICU and the associated charges with hospitalization, technical procedures and treatments performed.
  • Provides excellent patient care by applying full knowledge of anatomy, physiology, disease processes, pharmacology, specialized equipment usage, and specialized drug administration. Completes specialized treatments in an accurately and timely fashion. Works proactively to keep patients clean and comfortable.
  • Provides extensive post-operative monitoring, support and management. Prepares and assists with complex procedures including ventilator set up, chest tap, ECG monitoring and interpretation, emergency CPCR, venous and arterial cut down, auto transfusion, chest tube placement, nasal oxygen tube placement and various other routine and emergency diagnostic testing and procedures.
  • Responsible for supervising, coaching, teaching, orienting and evaluating all senior veterinary students as well as post-doctoral interns and residents regarding excellent patient care and technical procedures.
  • Records a variety of data relating to patient care and treatments, and service related communications. Provides quick and accurate information regarding each patient, acting as the liaison between service and other departmental technicians. Is proficient in entering data into electronic medical record.
  • Maintains a clean working environment to ensure Infectious Disease standards are followed and infection is not spread. Handles all medical/biological and infectious waste appropriately. Follows all radiation safety, OSHA, and Environmental Health and Safety standards.
  • Keeps all necessary equipment in clean and working order and has all necessary and appropriate stocked supplies available for procedures and daily patient husbandry.
Other Work/Responsibilities

Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Experience/Education

Completion of an accredited training program in the area of assignment; or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Some positions may require additional Training, Certifications, or Licensure.

Departmental Required Skills

Previous experience in an Emergency or Critical Care setting.

Ability to work with or around sick animals, potentially hazardous materials, cleaning chemicals, gas anesthetics, zoonotic diseases, and unpleasant odors.

Ability to communicate professionally and effectively at all times and maintain professionalism in emotionally charged / challenging situations.

Ability to provide high-quality customer service.

Ability to lift up to 50 pounds with or without reasonable accommodation.

Ability to work beyond scheduled work hours when needed.

Ability to work effectively as a member of a team and be an active participant in problem-solving and team advancement.

Ability to work effectively with computers and electronics.

Ability to work independently and practice good judgment to ensure high-quality care for all patients and request assistance when needed.

Desire to teach 4th-year veterinary students.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education

Licensed/Registered/Certified by any state.

Graduation from an AVMA fully accredited two- or four-year Veterinary Technician program.

At least 3 years of experience as a veterinary technician in an emergency or critical care clinical setting; preferably at a teaching hospital.

Required License or Certification


Special Instructions

Please include at least 3 references, preferably from current or former supervisors.

If resume is provided, please make sure the work history listed on your application is identical to the work history provided on your resume.

Job Open Date09/07/2020Must Be Open Until---- (Positions will be posted until 5:00 PM ET on this date. Positions remaining posted after this date are still accepting applications but may close at any time.)09/14/2020Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?NoProposed Hire DateAlternate Option

If no applicants apply who meet the required competency level and training & experience requirements, then management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations.


NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or [email protected] Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree equivalency verified at or equivalent service. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn of this opportunity?
    • NCSU Website
    • Job Alert (automated email from our system)
    • NCSU Executive Search Services
    • Other Online Job Board
    • Carolina Job Finder / Employment Guide
    • Job / Career Fair
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Professional Journal
    • Print Advertisement (Newspaper / Periodical)
    • Radio / Television Advertisement
    • Professional Organization
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)
    • Direct Contact from NCSU HR Representative / Recruiter
    • NCSU Employee Referral
    • Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Other)
    • Other
  2. If you learned about this vacancy from "other source" or "other website", please provide the source.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Have you completed an accredited Training Program in the area of assignment; OR do you have an equivalent combination of training and experience?
    • Completed an accredited Training Program in the area of assignment
    • Equivalent combination of training and experience
    • None of the above
  4. * Do you have previous experience in a emergency/critical care environment?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have experience in sample collection, venipuncture, catheter placement and restraint?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Are you able to lift and carry up to 60 pounds frequently (with or without a reasonable accommodation)?
    • Yes
    • No
Application Materials RequiredRequired Documents
  1. Contact Information for References
Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter




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Posted: 9/9/2020
Application Due: 9/18/2020
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