Feb 08, 2019


  • UC Davis
  • Davis, CA, USA
Full time Education

Job Description

Job Summary:
Independent of supervision in a hospital setting, as a significant part of daily duties, responsible for treatment of patients with life-threatening illness or injury, whose conditions are likely to change on a moment-to-moment basis, and inducing and monitoring anesthesia. Under the direction of the Radiation Therapy Supervisor, provide technical support for clinical radiation therapy and to perform anesthesia under the supervision of a veterinarian.

Physical Demands:
- Maneuver/lift equipment and materials weighing up to 50 pounds.

- Handle animals weighing up to 75 pounds.

- Contact with animals, including restraint of animals (sometimes fractious) as required.

Work Environment:
-Work occasional overtime and various hours on short notice (including covering staff shortages and holiday shifts).

-Work under Medical Surveillance procedures and review in accordance with Federal and State Laws and Regulations and University Policy.

-Work under regular exposure to zoonotic diseases, anesthesia, cleaning chemicals and exposure to radioactive patients.

- May be required to wear protective clothing for extended periods of time including: gown, coveralls, gloves, masks, face shields, goggles, sleeves and head covers.

-May require working with or around areas with sick animals, hazardous materials, and/or infectious diseases, and distraught clients.

-Employee is personally responsible for following health and safety guidelines/instructions.

-Work in other related areas on an as needed basis.

-Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) will be strictly prohibited on any UC Davis owned or leased property, indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.

Background Check Required:

This position is a critical position and subject to a background check. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background investigation including criminal history and identity checks.


Minimum Qualifications:
-Valid California Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT)

-Experience independently providing intense moment-to-moment monitoring and reassessment of emergent, critically ill or anesthetized patients and inducing & monitoring anesthesia.

-Experience in maintaining anesthesia and related equipment.

-Experience in operating basic anesthesia equipment, i.e., anesthesia machines, ventilators and various monitoring equipment and lab equipment.

-Experience in pre-medicating, inducing, maintaining and monitoring patient under anesthesia.

-Experience in performing emergency care treatment (CPR) that would help prolong the life of small animal patients.

-Experience in recognizing side effects of drugs commonly utilized in veterinary medicine.

-Experience in recognizing normal values for physiological vital functions in small domestic animals.

-Experience in restraining and safely handling all types of small domestic animals.

-Experience with computer use and their applications.

-Experience with basic laboratory procedures.

-Experience in safely administering chemotherapy drugs to small and animal patients.

-Experience in maintaining legible medical records.

-Experience in recognizing and handling difficult/unpleasant situations and/or individuals.

-Experience in effectively communicating verbally and in writing with diverse group of people to include students, clinicians and staff.

-Experience in following both written and oral instructions.

-Experience with interpersonal communication in both written and verbal form adequate enough to receive and give instruction relative to small animal anesthesia.

-Interpersonal and problem solving skills.

Preferred Qualifications:
-Experience with diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine.

-Experience using Veterinary Medical & Administrative Computer System (VMACS).

-Basic knowledge of radiation biology, radiation safety and principles of clinical radiation therapy.

-Experience in handling therapeutic amounts of (sealed and unsealed) radioisotopes and operating radiation producing machines.

-Experience in handling and submitting biological samples, e.g. bone marrow and aspirates.

-Experience in effectively organizing and presenting information to individuals or small groups.

-Experience in safely administering chemotherapy drugs to small animal patients.

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