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Anesthesia Technician

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Work type: Staff
Senior management: College of Veterinary Medicine
Department: Vet. Medicine Clinical Services
Location: Blacksburg Area
Categories: Other, Veterinary Medicine, Medical Professionals

Job Description

The anesthesia technician is a key member of the anesthetic team at The Veterinary Teaching Hospital at Virginia Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine and would work with both the small and large animal departments under the direction of an anesthesiologist. The position is fast paced and requires both independence and a team oriented focus all while maintaining a positive and patient attitude. Strong communication and time management skills are essential while balancing a dynamic schedule and supervising students and their performance during case management. This anesthesia technician position provides the opportunity to support both routine and complex cases from setting up the anesthesia delivery system through completion of recovery. Solid organizational skills are desired for tasks such as organizing and scheduling the anesthetic cases and maintaining departmental paperwork. This position requires a flexible schedule and on call is required for evenings, weekends and holiday shifts. Physical requirements of this anesthesia position include, but are not limited to, stressful situations, prolonged periods of standing, lifting and restraining animals that may exceed 50 pounds. Overall, we are searching for a candidate who desires an opportunity to specialize in veterinary anesthesia and analgesia as a longterm career choice.

Required Qualifications

Associates degree in Veterinary Technology, VA licensure or eligible to be a Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT). Knowledge of anesthesia supplies, equipment and monitoring; Ability to place intravenous catheters and to perform endotracheal intubation in veterinary patients. Must be detailed oriented, able to handle multiple tasks, willing to help without being asked and have strong communication skills. Rabies prophylaxis will be required (provided by employer).

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge of veterinary CPR. Experience in anesthesia, emergency or intensive care in a veterinary medical setting. Equine and/or farm animal experience.

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Salary Information

Minimum starting salary - $17.81 an hour

Review Date

July 7, 2021

Additional Information

The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

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