Tech I/II/III, Veterinary (Anesthesia); Specialist I/II/III, Vet Tech (Anesthesia)
Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine; Department of Clinical Sciences
**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.
Desired Qualifications: An Alabama Vet Tech license is desired. Experience working with horses and knowledge of surgical instruments is also desired. Employer will consider advanced degrees and/or relevant work experience for placement in levels II/III. Also desired is experience in the care and comfort of animals, as well as detailed knowledge in the field; the ability to obtain needed information to select and adapt methods and procedures; and skill in using specialized techniques and equipment to resolve operational problems not full covered by precedents.
Requisition No. 28090/28100
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Requisition Nos. 28090/28100
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About Auburn University
The College of Veterinary Medicine is located on the edge of the Auburn University campus, in the east central Alabama community of Auburn-Opelika. Collaborations with individuals in other Veterinary College departments, on the main campus, and at the University of Alabama and Emory University Medical Schools are available and contribute to the success of Auburn’s clinical programs. Faculty members include specialists in internal medicine, oncology, dermatology, neurology, critical care, anesthesia, clinical pathology, radiology, radiation oncology and surgery. Onsite equipment includes MRI, CT, linear accelerator, hyperbaric oxygen chamber and CRRT unit. The veterinary hospital is a certified level 1 trauma center with 24-hour emergency/critical care capabilities. Specialty equipment for the medicine service includes cystourethroscope, endoscope (Fujinon Eve 400), and 2 dedicated ultrasound machine (Philips IE33 and Acuson P300 ). The hospital is equipped with a state-of-the art interventional suite. The hospital’s interventional team includes faculty from internal medicine, surgery, cardiology, and radiology services.
Auburn University is the land-grant University for ...the state of Alabama and has a contractual affiliation to provide veterinary education for the State of Kentucky. Auburn University is one of the nation’s premier public land-grant institutions. In 2018, it was ranked 46th among public universities by U.S. News and World Report. Auburn maintains high levels of research activity and high standards for teaching excellence, offering Bachelor’s, Master’s, Educational Specialist, and Doctor’s degrees in agriculture and engineering, and the arts and sciences. Its 2017 enrollment of 29,776 students includes 23,964 undergraduates and 5,812 graduate and professional students. Organized into twelve academic colleges and schools, Auburn’s 1,450 faculty members offer more than 200 educational programs. The University, nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence, has a positive work environment, good student engagement, and a beautiful campus.
Auburn residents enjoy a thriving community, recognized as one of the “best small towns in America,” and one of the “top ten small towns in the South” with moderate climate and easy access to major cities or to beach and mountain recreational facilities. Situated along the rapidly developing I-85 corridor between Atlanta, Georgia, and Montgomery, Alabama, the combined Auburn-Opelika-Columbus statistical area has a population of over 500,000, with excellent public school systems and regional medical centers. Numerous cultural and recreational venues and idyllic escapes are within 1 hour of Auburn including Callaway Gardens, the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, and numerous shopping and dining experiences. Clement weather allows for extensive outdoor recreational opportunities including trails for walking or cycling, Lake Martin with its 600 miles of shoreline, Tuskegee National Forest and other State Parks, all within a short drive from downtown.