Critical or Emergency Care Veterinary Technician

Recruiter
Colorado State University
Location
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
Salary
$3,209 monthly
Posted
01 Apr 2017
End of advertisement period
29 Apr 2017
Ref
43658
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Veterinary Science
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Position Summary

Critical Care Service’s nursing staff needs have been and continues to be very dynamic. With the rapid growth of the Urgent/Critical Care services caseload, additional staffing is required to maintain the level of excellence we expect for all clients and patients. This position will provide direct care for patients admitted through our emergency service and long-term critical care units. This position is required to triage, administer treatments and medications, communicate with clinicians surrounding patient concerns, perform advanced technical procedures, and provide exceptional patient care and customer service.

Minimum Qualifications

An associate’s degree from an accredited college or university in veterinary/animal health technology AND two years of experience assisting in the direct care of emergency and critical care small animal patients (e.g. canine, feline).

Must be willing and able to work an overnight shift from 10:00 pm – 8 am (four 10-hour shifts) as a condition of employment.

Substitutions

A bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree from an accredited college or university in veterinary/animal health technology or directly related field (i.e. Animal Science etc.) will substitute for the associate’s degree.

Preferred Qualifications

The ideal candidate will possess the following highly desired qualifications:
- Certified Veterinary Technologist, Registered Veterinary Technologist, or Licensed Veterinary Technologist
- Two or more years of experience in an Emergency and/or Critical Care position
- Demonstrated experience providing customer service in fast-paced environment (i.e. high traffic, stressful, or rapid problem solving)
- Board certified as a Veterinary Technician Specialist in Emergency Critical Care (ECC)

Essential Job Duties

Job Duty Category

Patient Care

Duty/Responsibility

  • Provide and oversee efficient, optimal patient care including: triage, assessment, stabilization, treatment, monitoring, and restraint.
  • Identify relevant changes and recommends adjustments to patient’s management.
  • Collaborate with students, interns, residents, faculty clinicians, rDVMs, and clients to assist in formulating a diagnoses and optimal treatment plans. This is done by evaluating patient status, response to therapy, collecting diagnostic samples and interpreting results.
  • Demonstrate caring behavior with all patients and clients
  • Assume leadership in emergencies in absence of DVM.

Percentage Of Time

30

Job Duty Category

Technical Expertise/Clinical Competence

Duty/Responsibility

  • Provide clinical and technical expertise such as intravenous catheter placement (peripheral and central catheters), arterial, and urinary catheterization; fluid and drug administration; intravenous and arterial blood sampling; performs focused assessment with sonography for trauma (FAST); EKG and blood gas collection/interpretation; direct and indirect blood pressure monitoring/evaluation; pulse oximetry; capnography; operation and trouble-shooting of all specialty-related equipment; thoracocentesis and continuous evacuation; pericardiocentesis; emergency anesthesia; cystocentesis; multi-parameter monitoring; positive pressure ventilation and initiating and directing CPR.

Percentage Of Time

30

Job Duty Category

Teaching/Mentoring/Continuing Education

Duty/Responsibility

  • Develop knowledge and skills of Professional Veterinary Medical Program students, interns, residents, technicians, and CE participants by providing clinical instruction in the principles and practice of veterinary emergency and critical care medicine.
  • Present staff in-service training by illustrating new or reviewed specialty topics and/or techniques. Assists in training new personnel.
  • Orient new students, and provide coaching and feedback.
  • Teach and model quality nursing care.
  • Maintain currency and increase knowledge of field by attending assigned training, continuing education, in-services, and self-study.

Percentage Of Time

15

Job Duty Category

General Communication

Duty/Responsibility

  • Utilize advanced medical knowledge and expertise to provide onsite or phone triage/screening for ill or injured animals presenting to the Critical Care Services.
  • Communicate and coordinates with clients or referring/primary veterinarians to obtain relevant history, prior diagnostics, etc in order to facilitate diagnoses and treatment. Provides information and feedback to help guide clients through decision making.
  • Communicate and coordinate with reception, and other hospital departments to facilitate timely, efficient assessment, diagnostics, stabilization, treatment and/or transfer to appropriate hospital services.
  • Provide medical updates and concerns to primary and ancillary clinicians, students and other staff to coordinate patient care
  • Practice and promote prompt, positive, professional interpersonal relations and communications.
  • Problem solve and provide consultation to students, staff, faculty, and community.

Percentage Of Time

10

Job Duty Category

Unit Operations/Maintenance

Duty/Responsibility

  • Organize and direct activities of Unit during duty shift.
  • Prioritize cases and procedures; ensure completion and documentation of treatments; monitor and enforce policies and procedures (including bio-security and controlled substance regulations); maintain supplies, equipment, and facility; enter patient charges into computer; provide after-hours hospital support and facilitates emergency patient admission.
  • Practice and promote positive, professional interpersonal relations and communications.

Percentage Of Time

15

Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS AND INFORMATION

  • Clearly document job duties you have performed that relate to minimum qualifications, preferred qualifications, and essential job duties in the Work Experience section on the application. Human Resources 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 Human Resources can calculate full-time work 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.
    • Positions requiring a degree or if using education as a substitution for work experience (eg: Associate or Bachelor’s) transcripts are required in order to verify receipt of the required degree or coursework. If official or unofficial transcripts are not supplied at the time of application, the Application is incomplete.
      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.
  • Resumes will not be accepted in place of a completed application; however, some positions may still require a resume as a component for complete application materials.
    **Please see the Required Documents section of the posting.
    NOTES
  • The selection process for State Classified positions may include an exam(s), which 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 the Deleted and Junk folders for these important communications.
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    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 HR_Employment@mail.colostate.edu.

Conditions of Employment

Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires), Essential Services Designation, On-call Status - (i.e. May be asked to sign up for on call shifts for nurse back-up during difficult staffing times. This may include when the service must provide one on one case responsibility.), Shift Work - This position will work an overnight shift from 10:00 pm - 8 am (four 10-hour shifts)

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.