Emergency and Critical Care Veterinary Technician Position
Large Animal Clinical Sciences
The College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking a licensed Veterinary Technician for our Emergency and Critical Care service. Provides entry-level nursing care for hospitalized large animals and emergency service patients by making patient assessments, performing triage, and preparing patients for exams or treatments. Position administers medicine and treatments, establishes plan of care, and operates medical equipment. Incumbent serves as a resource of information and guidance. Position supports teaching efforts by instructing students, interns, and residents. Must have an Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree in Veterinary Technology from an American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) accredited program. Must obtain a Veterinary Technician license in TN within one year of employment. Provides entry-level patient care in the large animal hospital and emergency services by assessing patients, performing triage, and preparing patients for exams or treatments. Records patients' medical histories, symptoms, and observations. Administers medication and treatment. Helps to establish a plan of care and confers with owner. Regularly communicates with supervising Clinician. Operates medical equipment. Collaborates with others to ensure quality patient care is received. Maintains cleanliness of hospital. May be asked to assist other services in the hospital as needed and time allows. Supports teaching efforts by instructing students, interns, and residents. Prepares for and assists during teaching labs held for Emergency & Critical Care students. Oversees and teaches students during procedures and treatments. Supports research efforts by assisting faculty when appropriate and as time allows. Manages supplies, equipment, and inventory. Organizes products, maintains equipment, and orders supplies. Provides fee entry. Advanced knowledge of veterinary nursing. Effective communication skills, including the ability to show compassion. Excellent judgment and decision-making skills. Good time management skills. Ability to express patience and deal with high levels of stress. Ability to pay close attention to detail. Ability to lift, assist, and transport patients. Cross trained in multiple areas of the hospital to help other technicians when the need arises. Applicants should submit their letter of intent, names and addresses of three pertinent references and current curriculum vitae or resume to Catheryn Hance, Dept. of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, 2407 River Drive, Knoxville, TN 37996-4545, phone 865-974-5703, email: email@example.com. The deadline for application is Aug.19 or until filled. UTK is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA employer.
Must have an Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree in Veterinary Technology from an American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) accredited program. Must obtain a Veterinary Technician license in TN within one year of employment
About The University of Tennessee
The University of Tennessee, Dept. of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine in Knoxville, TN is a Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital.