VETERINARY TECHNICIAN: LARGE ANIMAL HOSPITAL
Posted on Jan 14, 2021 by University of Wisconsin-Madison
Position Summary: This position provides specialized technical support to the daily operational needs in all areas of the Large Animal Area of UW Veterinary Care (UWVC). The position requires initiative to independently follow through with technical responsibilities. Requires the ability to lift a minimum of 50lbs. independently and physical and manual dexterity to perform specialized technical tasks. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: 1) Oversees daily receiving schedules, provides assistance and initiates changes as needed. 2) Develops knowledge and responsibility in area of specialization to include maintenance of special equipment, instructing others in use and care, assisting clinician and students in procedures. 3) Anticipates needs of clinicians, staff and students during procedures and in primary animal care. 4) Assists in the instruction of professional veterinary students and training of entry level Veterinary Technicians as requested. 5) Contributes to and participates in team building by assisting in problem solving activities. These duties are performed under limited supervision. Position Duties: List of Duties Institutional Statement on Diversity: Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. 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Highly qualified candidates will have the following: a minimum of 1 year experience working as a Large Animal technician including critical care/emergency experience; possess excellent communication and technical skills; ability to multitask and prioritize while assisting/teaching 4th year students; ability to make independent decisions which can affect the quality/outcome of animal life; function calmly in stressful situations and to work cooperatively with other people. Requires the ability to lift a minimum of 50 lbs. independently and physical and manual dexterity to perform specialized technical tasks. License or Certificate: Certification as Wisconsin Veterinary Technician or Eligibility to Obtain within 12 months. Additional Information: Requires the ability to lift a minimum of 50 lbs. independently and physical and manual dexterity to perform specialized technical tasks. This position is posted at Vet Tech levels 1, 2 and 3. Level is determined by qualifications based on type of prior veterinary tech experience. To qualify for Level 1: Entry level, new CVT grad or awaiting to sit for the CVT exam, or some CVT working experience with no specialization. To qualify for Level 2: Generally over 2 years of veterinary tech experience, may substitute years of experience for specialization. To qualify for Level 3: Veterinary Tech Specialist (VTS), or highly qualified and specialized in a specific area, may have prior experience from another university hospital. Department(s): A-SCHOOL OF VET MEDICINE/LRG AN SVS/LA-TECHS Work Schedule: Every other Friday and Saturday night (9PM-9AM) and every other week with variable hours depending on the needs of the unit. Typical weekday coverage is Monday-Thursday, 2PM-10PM, 80-100% FTE. The schedule is made one month in advance. Weekend and some holiday shifts required, based on the needs of the unit. Appointment Type, Duration: Ongoing/Renewable Salary: Minimum $16.00 HOURLY Depending on Qualifications Instructions to Applicants: Begin the online application process by clicking the 'Apply Now' button. Applicants are asked to upload a cover letter outlining your experience as related to the position, current resume, as well as a list of professional references. This position is being posted at Vet Tech levels 1, 2 and 3. Level and pay are commensurate with experience. Contact: Toni Schriver Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: , STS: ) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. ) Official Title: VETERINARY TECH 1(35301) or VETERINARY TECH 2(35302) or VETERINARY TECH 3(35303) Employment Class: University Staff-Ongoing Job Number: -US The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply. 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