Anesthesia Technician

Job description

Posting Number:


Internal Recruitment:


Working Title:

Anesthesia Technician

Anticipated Hiring Range:


Work Schedule:

Monday-Friday; 10:00am - 7:00pm; on call and rotating holidays required with some shift rotation.

Job Location:

Raleigh, NC


CVM Teaching Hospital

About the Department:

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 NC State Veterinary Hospital. The NC State Veterinary Hospital 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 Anesthesia Technician provides technical assistance to the Anesthesia Department in the Randall B Terry Companion Animal Medical Center (TC), the Health and Wellness Center (H&WC), and the Equine and Farm Animal Veterinary Center (EFAVC). The individual will act as the anesthetic technician for any scheduled anesthetic procedures within the complex, providing unique internal customer service, technical assistance, data collection, and patient care. This position is responsible for anesthetizing a variety of patients, including small companion animals, equine and farm animals, birds, and exotics. Position 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. Position provides all anesthetic support from beginning sedation through induction, surgery and post-operative recovery and extubation. Performs various technical procedures including; post-operative support and monitoring, Intravenous catheter placement for both short and long term vein access, venipuncture, IV injections, drug administration (IV, Oral, Subcutaneous), blood transfusion administration, emergency intervention, ECG monitoring, blood pressure monitoring, CPR, epidurals, and nerve blocks.
  • The Anesthesia Technician manages all internal billing for individual patients that require anesthesia support and the associated charges with those anesthetic 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.
    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.
  • The Anesthesia Technician records a variety of data relating to patient care, anesthetic procedure treatments, and service related communications. Anesthetic documents record a variety of data as most patients require a minimum of 5 parameters of monitoring. Accurate and timely recording is of the utmost importance. 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 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.

Other Required Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of administering anesthesia.
  • Registered in NC as required by law to administer anesthesia.
  • Experience working with small animals and comfortable working with large animals.
  • 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 60 pounds with or without reasonable accommodations.
  • 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 Qualifications:

  • At least 3 years of experience as a veterinary technician in a clinical setting; preferably referral/tertiary care/teaching hospital.
  • Graduation from an AVMA fully accredited two- or four-year Veterinary Technician program.

Required License or Certification:

  • Registered/Licensed/Certified by any state.
  • NC Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) or eligibility for the NC RVT exam required. NC RVT exam eligibility requirements include graduation from an AVMA-accredited veterinary technician program and a passing score on the National Veterinary Technician Exam.

Valid NC Driver's License required:


Commercial Driver's License Required?:


Job Open Date:


Earliest Close Date---- (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.):


Special Instructions:

In addition to your application please submit the contact information for at least three professional references. You may also submit an optional resume and cover letter.

If you submit a resume, please make sure that the work history listed on your application is identical to the work history listed on your resume.

Position Number:


Position Type:


Position Classification Band Title:

Medical Support Technician

Position Classification Band Level:


Position Classification Salary Range:

$31,200 - $61,687

Salary Grade Equivalency:


Alternate 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.

Full Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week):



12 Month Recurring

Mandatory Designation - Adverse Weather:

Mandatory - Adverse Weather

Mandatory Designation - Emergency Events:

Mandatory - Fire/Explosions, Mandatory - Medical Emergencies, Mandatory - Hazardous Material Incidents, Mandatory - Transportation Accidents, Mandatory - Evacuations/Natural Hazards, Mandatory - Utilities/Infrastructure Failure, Mandatory - Threats of Violence/Terrorism/Interpersonal Emergencies

Time Limited Position:


Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?:


Department Id:

192001 - CVM Teaching Hospital


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.




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Job No:
Posted: 4/7/2021
Application Due: 4/12/2021
Work Type: Full Time