University of Florida in Florida

Deadline January 21, 2014
Date Posted January 10, 2014

Job Description: UFSmall Animal Hospital is recruiting for a Veterinary Technician for their Intensive Care Unit. 1. This position will provide nursing care for critically ill patients. 2. This position will assist clinicians and students with emergency and critical care patients and procedures. 3. The ICU/PCW Tech will have an intermediate responsibility to provide instruction and demonstration to students, interns, and residents in a clinical setting. 4. This person is expected to communicate effectively and demonstrate critical thinking and professionalism. 5. A strong knowledge of veterinary nursing care and techniques is required. 6. This position requires a basic understanding of anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, and disease processes. 7. A post offer health assessment and criminal background check are required.
Minimum Requirements: Graduation from an accredited American Veterinary Medical Association program for veterinary technology and\/or met requirements for certification in the state of Florida; or a high school diploma and four years of veterinary work experience. Minimum of two years of practical experience in an academic hospital environment or equivalent education and practical experience in private practice. Documented completion of 20 hours continuing education within the last two years. Cross training may substitute for continuing education. Successful completion of the basic skills mastery list.
Preferred Qualifications 1. Graduation from an accredited veterinary technology program and\\:or certified veterinary technician 2. Knowledge of animal care and nursing, especially critical care. 3. Knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy, and terminology. 4. Knowledge of the equipment and materials used and their availability and applications. 5. Ability to effectively maintain a working environment while in stressful situations. 6. Ability to effectively communicate with employees of various levels and responsibilities.
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