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Veterinary Technician Asst - part-time

Company: University of Minnesota
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: May 11, 2024

Job Description:

Apply for JobJob ID361225
LocationTwin Cities
Job FamilyLR-Technical
Full/Part TimePart-Time
Job Code4934
Employee ClassAFSCME Unit 7 - Technical
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About the Job

This is a 75% time (30 hours a week) position.

Description of Position
Competently assists Clinicians and other medical staff members with veterinary medical procedures which may include (but are not limited to) specialty care, emergency care, intensive care, surgical assisting, radiography, anesthesiology, laboratory procedures, administering treatments, animal nursing, animal restraint and handling, preventative care, clinical research, etc. within assigned service area as well as across functions as needed.

Essential Functions

* Assists DVM and CVT with patient treatments, drop off discharges, etc., assist with preparing patients for a variety of veterinary medical procedures.
* Provide excellent service to DVM's and medical team that support quality patient care.
* Facilitate open communication and teamwork among clinical care team members (DVM's students, veterinary technicians, etc.) in support of positive patient outcomes and excellent patient care.
* Must be able to restrain and handle animals and/or assist with animal restraint and handling.
* Hourly treatments on ICU, Wards and Isolation patients.
* Assists in deep cleaning of ER, ICU, Wards and Isolation.
* Prepares for incoming patients in ER, ICU, Wards, ICW, and Isolation.
* Under the direction of a DVM or CVT, applies clinical job knowledge and competence to the management of the patient.
* Delivers outstanding customer service including (for example) greeting and receiving patients and clients in a professional, caring and courteous manner, answering phone calls promptly, responding to clients, co-workers, and medical staff needs and requests, redirecting calls, etc.
* Performs record-keeping tasks related to medical procedures, including recording of: procedures completed, supplies used, patient status, client communications, census information, etc.
* Responsible to ensure that all services and supplies are charged for according to hospital fee schedule.
* Must have the ability to work in a clinical setting.
* Must adhere to VMC safety and infection control policies and procedures.
* Provides coverage for three holidays per year.
* Has a positive attitude, is timely and utilized down time efficiently.
* Takes care of departmental needs and works as a team member.

Other Functions:

* Maintains a clean environment in hospital area and ensures that these areas are adequately ordered, stocked and that equipment is in working order.
* Other duties as assigned by Supervisor, Clinician, Director, or Hospital AdministratorSalary Range: $20.80/hr to $22.04/hr

Required Qualifications/Selection Criteria: One year of post high school experience or education in veterinary assisting which includes: animal restraint, veterinary terminology, veterinary anatomy, patient first aid, and medication administration.

Preferred Qualifications/Selection Criteria: Problem solving skills, strong interpersonal skills, knowledge of veterinary medicine terminology, knowledge of proper restraint and handling of small animals. Understands and works within clinical scope of position. Flexibility to meet patient care needs. Proficiency with PC and software.
About the Department

The Veterinary Medical Center (VMC) has served the community for more than a century. It is the most advanced, full-service referral care center for large and small animals in Minnesota. The
VMC sees more than 35,000 cases annually, with specialists available in all areas of medicine and surgery. More than 50 of the veterinarians on staff have undergone several years of
additional training to become board-certified specialists in a particular area of veterinary medicine. The Veterinary Medical Center is comprised of the Small Animal Hospital for dogs, cats, and
other companion animals, the Piper Clinic at the new Leatherdale Equine Center, for horses, and the Large Animal Hospital, which treats farm animals, and occasionally, zoo animals.

Working at the University

At the University of Minnesota, you'll find a flexible work environment and supportive colleagues who are interested in lifelong learning. We prioritize work-life balance, allowing you to invest in the future of your career and in your life outside of work.

The University also offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Competitive wages, paid holidays, and generous time off
  • Continuous learning opportunities through professional training and degree-seeking programs supported by the
  • Low-cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
  • Healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
  • University HSA contributions
  • Disability and employer-paid life insurance
  • Employee wellbeing program
  • Excellent retirement plans with employer contribution
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
  • Financial counseling services
  • Employee Assistance Program with eight sessions of counseling at no cost
  • with free or reduced rates in the Twin Cities metro areaPlease visit the for more information regarding benefits.
    How To Apply

    Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a resume.Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section.To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail or call (612) 624-8647.

    The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U:
    Employment Requirements

    Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.
    About the U of M

    The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.At the University of Minnesota, we are proud to be recognized by the Star Tribune as a Top Workplace for 2021, as well as by Forbes as Best Employers for Women and one of America's Best Employers (2015, 2018, 2019, 2023), Best Employer for Diversity (2019, 2020), Best Employer for New Grads (2018, 2019), and Best Employer by State (2019, 2022).

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