ICU VA / Veterinary Assistant

Job description

ICU VA / Veterinary Assistant

Job no: 682920
Work type: Support Staff
Pay Grade: 06
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Veterinary Medicine
Department: Veterinary Teaching Hospital 10046906
Sub Area: CT- Clerical Tech.
Salary: 14.90
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Clerical Technical- CT, Veterinary/Animal Care, Union
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Position Summary

The successful candidate will work on animal patients; monitors temperature, pulse and respiration; monitors IV fluid administration; will walk animals outside; will clean ward areas, stock supplies; will process lab samples and medication orders; enters charges in the hospital information system; assists clinicians, veterinary technicians and clinical students with animal patients in the Emergency and Critical Care Unit of the Veterinary Medical Center.

Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills

Knowledge normally acquired through a high school education; six months to one year of related work experience in a veterinary practice, maintaining accurate records, typing and basic computer skills; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Desired Qualifications

Experience with general handling of cats and dogs; knowledge of animal restraint for blood collection and IV catheter placement; positioning for X-rays and IV fluid monitoring; previous exposure to monitoring equipment such as IV fluid pumps, EKG, Pulse oximeter and Doppler blood pressure.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

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Work Hours

Working third shift, four 10-hour days, rotating weekends and holidays.

Summary of Physical Demands

The veterinary assistant will be lifting animal patients onto cages and medical equipment; carrying animals between cages and exam tables and gurneys; pushing carts containing animals and equipment to other units; climbing stairs carrying lab samples; restraining animals; preparing for medical procedures and treatments.

Summary of Health Risks

Caring for animals with potential TB and rabies risk; may wear a respirator.

Bidding eligibility ends on 11/24/2020 at 11:55 PM

Advertised: Nov 18, 2020 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: Nov 24, 2020 Eastern Standard Time




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Posted: 11/20/2020
Application Due: 11/24/2020
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