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Veterinary Nurse 1, Rotating- Large Animal Clinical Sciences

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Veterinary Nurse 1 or 2

The College of Veterinary Medicine invites applicants to apply for a rotating Veterinary Technician position located in the Large Animal Clinical Sciences Department.  The primary purpose of this position is to provide nursing care in a variety of service areas by making patient assessments, preparing patients for exams or treatments, and assisting faculty and staff to achieve clinic goals. The rotating veterinary technician position serves to ensure coverage of hospital services during the weekends and part of the weekday.  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. 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, this position may begin at the Veterinary Technician I or II level. 

Typical Responsibilities:
Provides patient care in a variety of services (medicine, surgery, anesthesia, rehabilitation, field services, farrier, and reproduction) by assessing large animal patients, 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.  Regularly communicates with supervising Clinician.  Operates and cleans medical and/or surgical equipment such as laparoscopic 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. Manages supplies, equipment, and inventory.  Organizes products, maintains equipment, and orders supplies.  
Supports teaching efforts by instructing students, interns, and residents.  Supports research efforts by teaching in laboratories and non-clinical settings when time allows.
Must be able to demonstrate professionalism, teamwork, work ethic, collegiality, and willingness to help at all times.

Minimum Qualifications:
This is an entry-level position.  Must be a graduate of an American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) accredited program in Veterinary Technology.  Must hold a Veterinary Technician license and obtain a Tennessee license within one year of employment. Future graduates of an AVMA - accredited program in Veterinary Technology will be considered as long as degree is obtained prior to filling the position.

Preferred Qualifications:
Six months of experience in a veterinary medical center or 1 year of experience in private practice.  Experience working with large animals especially horses, cattle, and small ruminants. 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: May 1, 2023, 4:01:13 PM


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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