UPDATE: The Technician level has been added to this job posting.
Technician or Specialist title and Level I/II/III will be determined upon selection.
**This is a Monday thru Friday, position, however, hours will vary and after hours/weekend call is required.
Cross training with the Large Animal Anesthesia and Small Animal Anesthesia services will also be required.
Assists in the administration and monitoring of anesthesia and a variety of tasks in the care, observation and treatment of animals in a specialized large and small animal clinical service area.
With oversight from a veterinary anesthesiologist, independently performs anesthesia and peri-operative pain management for veterinary species.
Specifically: perform cursory physical examinations, calculate drug dosages, maintain anesthesia equipment, administer pre-anesthetic medications, induce anesthesia, perform endotracheal intubation, insure safe positioning of patients for surgery, monitor physiological parameters, properly document anesthetic events in medical record, recognize anesthetic complications and institute proper corrective actions, recover patients from anesthesia, and enter patient charges into practice management software application.
Responsibilities are conducted in a teaching hospital on clinical cases.
Anesthetist is also responsible for overseeing and instructing professional students in the safe and effective application of veterinary anesthesia and pain management.
Will be responsible for application of a wide variety of anesthetic agents and equipment.
Manages anesthesia for moderate, complex and critical patients.
Position has the potential to be physically (lifting, restraining, transporting animals) and mentally (rapid evaluation of physiologic parameters) demanding.
Position involves on-call responsibilities on nights and weekends.
Entry into applicant pool requires an Associate's degree from an accredited institution in Veterinary Technology or a related field that qualifies an individual to obtain national certification.
Active license with the Alabama State Board of Veterinary Medicine as a Veterinary Technician, have
met all requirements to become licensed, or have passed the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE).
Veterinary Technician certification or license must be obtained within 6 months of employment.
Must have detailed knowledge of established veterinary processes, methods, and techniques, as well as the ability to obtain needed information to select and adapt methods and procedures.
Please utilize the attachment feature of our online employment site and attach a resume.
A commitment to an inclusive and diverse campus environment is required.
Location/Region: Auburn University, AL (36849)