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