Veterinary Anesthesia Technician

Recruiter
Colorado State University
Location
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
Posted
05 Oct 2016
End of advertisement period
17 Nov 2016
Ref
38147
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Veterinary Science
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Part Time

Posting Detail Information

Our mission is to educate the next generation of veterinarians by providing exceptional veterinary care and service to the community…every day. This work unit exists to anesthetize animals for spay, neuter, and general maintenance procedures (i.e. dentistry, dewclaw removal, etc). The department instructs junior and senior veterinary students as well as the Front Range Community College (FRCC) Veterinary Technician interns on the principles and practice of veterinary anesthesia by allowing students to anesthetize animals provided by the local humane societies and the client population. The students are guided through preanesthetic patient evaluation, the choice of anesthetic agents, and the process of monitoring the anesthetized patient. This position has a fixed daytime schedule, working 32 hours per work.

Position Summary

This position provides instruction to junior and senior veterinary students as they apply the principles of anesthesia learned in lecture to a clinical setting. This position also plays a big role in the teaching of FRCC veterinary technician interns as they learn how to properly anesthetize a patient for the first time. The technician position also facilitates the function of the surgery c anesthesia section by organizing and controlling the daily surgery schedule, repairing and replacing equipment, stocking, and cleaning the area. This position has a fixed daytime schedule of 32 hours per week.

Minimum Qualifications

An associate’s degree from an accredited college or university in veterinary/animal health technology AND one year of experience assisting in animal surgery, administering anesthesia to animals and/or performing veterinary surgery.

PLEASE NOTE: Transcripts MUST be attached to the application in order to qualify related education/coursework. The only document that will be utilized to determine if minimum qualifications, outlined in the job announcement, have been met is the Application. The Application is considered to be the legal document on file; resumes will not be reviewed for minimum qualification requirements.

Substitutions

Two years of experience working in a general veterinary medicine environment will substitute for required education on a year-for-year basis. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in veterinary/animal health technology will substitute for the associate’s degree, but not for the specific year of experience.

TRANSCRIPTS (official or unofficial) MUST be attached to the application in order to qualify related education/coursework.

Preferred Qualifications

(Describe your job duties in relation to the highly desired qualifications in the work experience section of the application)

The ideal candidate will possess the following knowledge, skills, abilities and other personal characteristics outlined as critical to this position:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to perform anesthesia procedures for both small and large animals using a variety of anesthesia equipment.
  • Experience providing instruction and guidance/feedback for anesthesia techniques in an academic/professional environment.
  • Excellent verbal and non-verbal communication, and interpersonal skills to maintain a work environment where teamwork can thrive.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain accuracy and attention to detail in a challenging, high-volume setting.

Essential Job Duties

Job Duty Category Spay & Neuter Anesthesia Nurse Duty/Responsibility

  • Provide proper oversight of junior and senior veterinary students.
  • Guide students through the physical examination process, approve SOAP protocols, and determine if anesthetic drug and dosages are accurate. Provide feedback to students in case of calculation errors.
  • Supports students in setting up their cases with the proper equipment needed to perform anesthesia.
  • Guide students through proper placement of the intravenous catheter, provide assistance during the anesthetic induction period, provide support and answer any questions during the anesthetic procedure, and making sure the animal has an uneventful recovery.
  • Intervene to provide treatment to any animals needing help (i.e. hypotension, bradycardia, etc.).

Percentage Of Time: 75%
Job Duty Category: Anesthesia Maintenance Support

Duty/Responsibility

  • Organizes the surgery c anesthesia prep room at the end of each day.
  • Clean and stock the area on a daily basis.
  • Provide maintenance and support to any anesthetic equipment needing repair.
  • Provide a clean and sterile working environment.

Percentage Of Time 25%

Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS AND INFORMATION

  • Clearly document job duties performed that relate to minimum qualifications, preferred qualifications, and essential job duties in the “Work Experience” section on the application. We must be able to evaluate your experience based on this information.
  • Clearly outline dates of employment and hours worked per week for each employment experience listed in the Work Experience section of the Application so that we can calculate full-time experience.
  • The APPLICATION is the only document that will be utilized to determine if minimum qualifications, as outlined in the job posting, have been met. The Application is considered to be the legal document on file; resumes will not be reviewed for minimum qualification requirements.

INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS

  • If an Application is considered “Incomplete”, the application will be removed from consideration for the position.
    • An Application is incomplete if no current/ previous employment is included in the Work Experience section of the Application.
    • An Application is incomplete if “see resume” (or something similar) is noted, or previous employment does not contain job duties for every position in the Work Experience section of the Application.

RESUMES

  • When a resume is listed as a required document, it may be used in the comparative analysis/ evaluation process to determine the candidates that most closely meet the qualifications of the position. This process occurs after an application has passed the minimum qualifications screening. **Please see the “Required Documents” section of the posting.
  • Resumes will not be accepted in place of a complete application; however, resumes may still be required as a component of complete application materials.

NOTES

  • The selection process for State Classified positions may include an exam(s), which often requires candidates to physically appear (at the CSU campus in Fort Collins, CO) at the candidates’ own expense.
  • All status updates for this position will be sent via email from humanresources@colostate.edu. In addition to your Inbox, remember to check in your Junk and Deleted folders for these important communications.
  • Pertinent updates to your application status can be obtained by logging into your application account at https://jobs.colostate.edu

DEPARTMENT CONTACT INFORMATION

  • Please check the “Help” link online at https://jobs.colostate.edu/help/ for assistance on your application or for answers to Frequently Asked Questions.
  • All other inquiries should be directed to the Colorado State University Human Resources Office at the main phone line: 970-491-MyHR (6947).

Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires), Essential Services Designation EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Background checks may include, but are not limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search and motor vehicle history.

Employment and Appeal Rights

If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for the position, you may protest the action by filing an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the date you receive notice of the elimination. Also, if you wish to challenge the selection and comparative analysis process, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the receipt of notice or knowledge of the action you are challenging.

Refer to Chapters 4 and 8 of the State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director’s Administrative Procedures, 4 CCR 801, for more information about the appeals process. The State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director’s Administrative Procedures are available at www.colorado.gov/spb.

A standard appeal form is available at: www.colorado.gov/spb. If you appeal, your appeal must be submitted in writing on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative, and received at the following address within 10 days of your receipt of notice or knowledge of the action: Colorado State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director, Attn: Appeals Processing, 1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver, CO 80203. Fax: 303-866-5038. Phone: 303-866-3300. The ten-day deadline and these appeal procedures also apply to all charges of discrimination.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you willing and able to submit to a pre-employment background check that may include, but is not limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search and motor vehicle history as a condition of hire?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Are you willing and able to exert up to 100 lbs. of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 lbs. of force frequently, and/or up to 20 lbs. of force constantly to move objects?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Please outline the animal species you have experience anesthetizing. What anesthetic drugs do you have experience administering, and what anesthetic drugs do you feel most comfortable administering/monitoring, and why?

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * What anesthesia equipment do you have experience using, and please provide specific examples for how you use the equipment during various procedures?

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Please describe your experience training and/or teaching other technicians in anesthesia. What is your approach to training someone when they are not demonstrating proper anesthesia technique that could potentially be harmful to the animal or co-workers as a result?

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Give an example of work you have performed that required extreme attention to detail. Include the specific tasks for which you were directly responsible, additional measures you took to ensure accuracy, and the potential consequences for work performed inaccurately.

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of Professional References

Optional Documents

  1. Unofficial Transcripts
  2. Official Transcripts
  3. Veteran DD214 Form (Member-4) (For State Classified searches ONLY)