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Senior Veterinary Technician II

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The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Location
Knoxville, TN

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Veterinary Technician

The University of Tennessee, College of Veterinary Medicine, invites applications for the position of Veterinary Technician, located in the Large Animal Clinical Sciences Department.  The primary purpose of this position is to provide nursing care in the equine internal medicine service by making patient assessments, preparing patients for exams or treatments, and assisting faculty and staff to achieve clinic goals.  Position helps with performing diagnostic tests and analyzing results and records patients' medical histories and symptoms, including observations.  Position administers medicine and treatments, establishes plan of care, and operates medical equipment.  Incumbent serves as a resource of information and guidance. Position supports teaching efforts by instructing students, interns, and residents.  This position may be asked to provide compensated emergency technical support when needed.  Depending on the qualifications of the successful candidate, the position will begin as a Veterinary Technician I or II .

Typical Responsibilities:

Provides entry-level patient care in the equine internal medicine service by performing triage, and preparing patients for exams or treatments.  Performs diagnostic tests and submits blood work and lab specimens.  Records patients' medical histories, symptoms, and observations.  Administers medications and treatment.  Prepares for surgical procedures, using aseptic and sterile techniques.  Helps to establish a plan of care and confers with owner.  Communicates with clients to follow-up from appointments.  Regularly communicates with supervising Clinician. Triages client phone calls for emergencies.  Operates, maintains, and cleans medical and/or surgical equipment such as laparascopic and arthroscopic machines, endoscopes, ultrasound machines, etc. Operates and maintains heavy equipment such as stocks, chutes, etc. Collaborates with others to ensure quality patient care is received.  Enters charges on patient accounts.  Prepares to receive patients including colics, neonates, infectious isolation cases, etc.

Supports teaching efforts by instructing students, interns, and residents. 

Supports research efforts by teaching in laboratories and non-clinical settings when time allows.

Adheres to AVMA and IACUC requirements for state/research institution(s).



Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications:

Associate’s Degree in Veterinary Technology. Must be a graduate of an American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) accredited program in Veterinary Technology.  Must obtain a Tennessee license as a veterinary technician within one year of employment. The veterinary technician is expected to demonstrate professionalism, teamwork, work ethic, collegiality, and willingness to help at all times.

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in Veterinary Technology.  6 months of experience in a veterinary medical center or one year in a private veterinary practice. Experience working with large animals, especially horses. Candidate should preferably have experience or strong desire to learn to work with diverse people and species including horses, cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, llamas, alpacas, and others.



Job: Other Tech/Para-Professional
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-knoxville
Organization: Large Animal Clinical Sciences
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Jul 23, 2021, 3:51:35 PM

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Working at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Founded in 1794, the University of Tennessee is one of the nation’s oldest and most storied public universities. Based in Knoxville, Tennessee’s flagship land-grant institution includes the statewide Institute of Agriculture and the Space Institute in Tullahoma. The university embodies excellence in teaching, discovery, scholarship, research, creative activity, outreach, and engagement. Known as the Volunteers, we lead with a spirit of selflessness, empathy, and courage, and strive to be champions for diversity, equity, and inclusion

UT Knoxville is a Research 1 university with 11 academic colleges and more than 900 programs of study. With an enrollment of more than 30,000 students, our academic programs are repeatedly ranked top in their class. The university co-manages Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the country’s most prominent national lab, driving innovation in advanced manufacturing and materials, national security, and more. We are closely connected with our communities through outreach and extension efforts across Tennessee and through partnerships with non-profits, corporations, and industries—regionally, nationally, and around the globe.

The city of Knoxville is nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The modern, thriving community is surrounded by gorgeous lakes and hundreds of miles of walking, hiking, and biking trails. Situated along the banks of the Tennessee River, our beautiful features an eclectic music scene, internationally recognized festivals, unique restaurants, and a robust offering of diverse cultural activities. Knoxville is located within a day’s drive of Atlanta, Nashville, Asheville, Charlotte, Louisville, Cincinnati, Memphis, Chicago, and Washington D.C.

Knoxville and the surrounding counties have a population of more than 850,000 people. The region houses many leading corporations and organizations, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pilot/Flying J, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and Regal Cinemas, along with HGTV, Food Network, and other networks owned by Discovery Inc.

As a member of the UT family, you will be surrounded by top-notch faculty, staff, and students from around the world. You will be part of a diverse campus community that is passionate about changing the world and cheering for the Vols on game day.

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