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CSS/Surgery Technician

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

Job Description

The VirginiaMaryland College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Central Sterile Supply (CSS) /  Surgery Technician to assist faculty and house officers during surgical procedures for routine, emergency and afterhours cases. Instruct senior veterinary students by demonstrating and maintaining aseptic technique preoperatively, intraoperatively, and postoperatively. Maintains the daily flow of surgical operations to ensure availability of personnel and operating rooms for all procedures. Orders and maintains supplies. Performs central sterile procedures including cleaning, packing and sterilizing surgical instruments and supplies. Assist in other areas as directed by supervisor. This position is essential and must report to work during inclement weather and authorized closings.
Must be able to report within 30 minutes when on call.

Required Qualifications

Successful candidate must have working knowledge of basic companion and large animal anatomy and physiology and experience in veterinary care of large and small animals. Excellent communication skills; must be able to safely move and handle up to 75lbs; rabies prophylaxis required (provided by employer)

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in hospital central sterile supply (CSS) and operating rooms; CSS instrumentation and sterile technique; ability to handle and restrain all species of animals; International Association of Health Care Central Service Material Management (IAHCSMM); CERTIFIED Registered Central Sterile Technician (CRCST) or eligible for completion within 12 months of hire.

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Salary Information

Salary; Commensurate with experience-Starting at $31,200

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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 military 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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