Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging Technician I/II (CARE)

Location
Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Posted
Oct 24, 2020
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging Technician I/II (CARE)

Job no: 514965
Work type: Staff Full-Time
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Agriculture/Life Science/Vet Medicine, Veteran's Preference Eligible
Department:28313500 - VM-RADIOLOGY

Classification Title:

Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging Technician I/II (CARE)

Job Description:

Nursing Care/Patient Care:
The primary role of the technician is to support the hospital by producing quality imaging while maintaining exemplary patient care in an efficient manner. The technician will work under the direction of the Radiologists, Residents, and Veterinary Diagnostic Manager and follow all policies and procedures as directed. As part of the patient care team it is important to communicate in a warm and friendly manner to all parties, be proactive in understanding what is happening with the patient, and ask frequently “how can I help?” All parties of the patient care team should promote teamwork within the service and with lateral services to meet the needs of our patients and effectively support all team members.

Examples of this include but not limited to the following:

  • Properly identify patients and safely transport patient in the hospitals
  • Weigh patients and ensure weights are accurate in the medical record and RIS
  • Safely administer sedation as needed following protocols and veterinarian’s orders while continuing to monitor patients while under your care.
  • Able to provide appropriate and safe monitoring to a patient under sedation
  • Maintain yearly training in CPR
  • Perform Digital Diagnostic Imaging Examinations with a high level of accuracy in large animal, small animal and post-operative areas.
  • Demonstrate the knowledge and use of ALARA in regards to radiation safety.
  • Able to proficiently obtain acceptable images for the number of modalities for this level.

Documentation/Patient Scheduling/RIS/PACS Management:
Proper documentation is important for patient care. We expect our employees to be proactive when it comes to communication and scheduling to help facilitate the best needs of the patients and schedule. Our technicians need to be proficient in our hospital information systems especially the Radiology Information System.

Examples of this include but not limited to the following:

  • Demonstrate the ability to proficiently work within the RIS (Radiology Information System) schedule
  • Obtain a working knowledge of the PACS (Imaged storage and viewing software.
  • Assist hospital services when scheduling patients in the RIS system
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of the functionality of the RIS in regards to patient flow.
  • Identify and resolve errors in the RIS order
  • Document accurately in the ,medical record any sedation drugs administered to patient

Mentoring/Teaching/Communication/Teamwork

The expectation for the employee in regards to mentoring and teaching is the ability to create a safe and welcoming learning environment that promotes further education and development of others by fostering positivity, respect and trust. Effective communication is essential to be successful. It is expected that everyone should address others in a warm and friendly manner. We strongly promote teamwork within the services and with lateral services to meet the needs of our patients and effectively support team members. We expect our staff to strive to build cohesive relationships with their colleagues by creating a culture of dialogue and inviting thoughts and ideas to discuss. The goal is to ensure you are able to teach what you have learned and create teaching moments throughout the day.


Examples of this include but not limited to the following:

  • Recognize others that may be struggling with either technical skills or concepts and try to assist and encourage them while also informing the supervisor/manager so they can assist
  • Assist others with developing their nursing/technical/teaching skills to enable each individual to discover the most effective and efficient way to accomplish patient care, student teaching and clinician support.
  • Help others with RIS orders and PACS use or by finding answers to questions that are not in your knowledge base by redirecting them to an appropriate person.
  • Demonstrate a professional appearance and attitude at all times and be aware of body language when communicating.
  • Ensure students evaluate clinical instructors and the service while keeping results confidential.
  • Communicate with professional dialect maintaining a positive helpful attitude with appropriate body language.
  • Direct concerns to appropriate person as needed.
  • Demonstrate the ability to receive feedback, positive or negative, gracefully and use it for professional growth.
  • Teaching opportunities can be conducted in structured orientations, rounds, or throughout the day on a one-on-one or group basis.
  • Support co-workers by being flexible with schedule changes
  • Be available and open to help with tasks as needed.
  • Take initiative to pick up duties when co-workers are unavailable.
  • Show appreciation to co-workers when they assist your growth and development.
  • Give positive feedback often and genuinely and encouraging.

Hospital Cleanliness
Responsible for uncompromising levels of cleanliness throughout the service while creating a safe and accident free environment. The overall aesthetics of the hospital area is a direct reflection on the high quality care we provide so it is important the areas are kept in pristine condition. Understanding and following infection control protocols is of utmost importance for the safety of our patients and staff.

Examples of work include but are not limited to the following:

  • Practice appropriate infection control by managing biohazardous patient care items and lab specimens appropriately
  • Maintain and keep all work and break areas cleaned and organized.
  • Maintain equipment within room and report broken or malfunctioning equipment to the appropriate manager
  • Check drugs and supplies for expiration date and stock supplies when needed.
  • Submit work orders as needed to the appropriate hospital personnel and notify the manager of the submission
  • Ensure cages and runs including drains, grates, and doors are cleaned every day and as needed.
  • Sweep and mop floors
  • Disinfect and clean equipment
  • Take out trash and recyclables
  • Assist with processing laundry, as needed
  • Ensure that equipment is turned off appropriately as needed.
  • Ensure area is locked at the end of the day

Continuing Education

It is important the individual continue to increase and develop their knowledge and skills. As an AAHA accredited practice, it is necessary to ensure staff have obtained the required hours of CE. To be successful the individual should take an active role in continuing their education in the field of veterinary technology.

The following is required for the position:

  • Attend staff and service meetings
  • Attend hospital wide meetings when possible
  • Must obtain a minimum of 10 hours documented CE in the field of Veterinary Medicine each year
  • Attend in-service training sessions directed by the manager
  • Complete required training such as compliance, FERPA, HIPPA, etc as directed by administration
  • Be proactive and shadow or work in other services to develop better relationships and gain a better understanding of their workflow
Expected Salary:

$15.00 - $18.00 per hour

Pay Range Based on Market:

(Annualized)

Lower reference point: $ N/A Midpoint: $ N/A Upper Reference point: $ N/A

Minimum Requirements:

Technician I: High school diploma or equivalent and three years of appropriate experience or college coursework in a related field.

Technician II: Associate’s degree and two years of appropriate experience. Appropriate college coursework or vocational/technical training may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required experience. Credentials in a related field such as Veterinary Technology or Radiologic Technology.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in veterinary medicine and/or diagnostic imaging
  • Knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy, and terminology.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as interpersonal skills with patients, staff, and other members of the patient care team
  • Critical thinking skills and a positive attitude; Able to think independently and demonstrate good problem solving skills
  • Excellent customer service skills; excellent verbal, listening, and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Able to work in a team environment and collaborate with a variety of personnel in a positive manner
  • Demonstrate consistent professional conduct and meticulous attention to detail.
  • Ability to effectively maintain a working environment while in stressful situations
  • Good computer skills
  • Ability to deal with the public in a tactful and courteous manner
  • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate
  • Ability to multitask as well as ability to set and change priorities in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment while maintaining a positive attitude
Special Instructions to Applicants:

In order to be considered, you must upload your cover letter, resume and list of at least three references.

This is a CARE position offering limited benefits, including health insurance and paid time off.

This position is considered essential personnel

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

This position is eligible for veteran’s preference. If you are claiming veteran’s preference, please upload a copy of your DD 214 Member Copy 4 with your application for consideration. See our Veteran's Preference Page for more specific information.

Health Assessment Required:Yes; Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 lbs, bend, kneel, pull, push, twist and stand for an extended period of time.

Advertised: 23 Oct 2020 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: 06 Nov 2020 Eastern Standard Time

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