Veterinary Technician - Zoological Companion Animal Medicine

Location
North Grafton, Worcester County
Posted
Jun 18, 2014

This position qualifies for a $1,000 sign on bonus following successful completion of 6 months of employment.



Job Description

Veterinary Technician - Zoological Companion Animal Medicine-14000458
Description
The Henry and Lois Foster Hospital for Small Animals provides 24-hour care for pets 365 days of the year. Since 1979, we have offered high quality medical care, consultation, referral and emergency veterinary services for the care of dogs, cats and exotic pets. In addition, the hospital creates a positive learning experience for TCSVM students and student technicians with regard to small animal medicine and supports the training of SAM technicians.

The Veterinary Technician works as part of an integrated clinical care team to provide high quality nursing care to inpatient, outpatient, surgical and emergency patients. In addition, the Veterinary Technician supervises and instructs veterinary students on each rotation.


Qualifications
Basic Requirements:
High school diploma or the equivalent with at least one year of related experience.  Comprehensive understanding of medical terminology and familiarity with veterinary pharmacology. Ability to prioritize multiple responsibilities for several patients within a busy clinical setting. Technical abilities such as patient restraint, venipuncture, fluid administration, medication administration, monitoring and treating patients. Exotic animal handling skills. Exotic animals include birds, rabbits, ferrets, guinea pigs, rodents, special small mammals (such as chinchillas or hedgehogs), reptiles, and amphibians. Ability to effectively work as a member of a diverse team of clinical and administrative professionals. Pride in maintaining assigned areas in a hospital environment. Basic computer skills including the ability to learn the electronic medical record system. Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. with or without accommodation.

Preferred Qualifications:
Associates Degree or higher in Veterinary Technology. Two or more years' experience in a small animal practice. Credentialed as a Certified Veterinary Technician. Advanced education and experience with Veterinary Technician Specialist. For certain positions (those working primarily in Anesthesia, Emergency, Intensive Care Unit, Radiology), advanced education and experience are required. Exotic animal handling skills. Exotic animals include birds, rabbits, ferrets, guinea pigs, rodents, special small mammals (such as chinchillas or hedgehogs), reptiles, and amphibians. For Veterinary Technicians working primarily with the Zoological Companion Animal (ZCAM) program, exotic animal handling skills are required. Large animal handling skills. For certain positions (those working primarily in Cardiology, Dermatology, Radiology and Anesthesia), large animal handling skills are required.

Special Work Schedule Requirements:
The schedule for this position may include providing University and calendar holiday coverage on a rotating basis. May include some evening and weekend hours by mutual agreement. The schedule for this position requires flexibility to insure that adequate patient care is provided without interruption or exception. This position is considered essential and is therefore required to report to work as scheduled during emergency closings.

Tufts University is an AA/EO employer and actively seeks candidates from diverse backgrounds. Please see the Tufts University non-discrimination statement.



Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Grafton
Job: Clinical
Organization: Foster Hosp - Cummings-Vet
Employee Status: Regular
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Jun 16, 2014, 10:33:55 AM

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