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LARGE ANIMAL VETERINARY TECHNICIAN at University of California - Davis

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Type: Full Time
Location: Davis, California

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UCD/UCDHS Employees and General Public
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$20.49 - $26.82/hour
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Appointment Description:
50% variable, Sun - Sat variable hours. Days, evenings, nights, weekends, holidays and academic vacations. Some on call shifts.
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This position is covered by a collective bargaining unit
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Job Summary:
Under supervision of the Large Animal Critical Care Supervisor, provide on-call coverage in the Large Animal Intensive Care/Isolation units and technical support to other Large Animal Clinic services/units. Provide technical/nursing duties, patient monitoring, performance of basic laboratory tests and infectious disease control and sanitation according to Large Animal Clinic protocols.
Physical Demands:
-Maneuver and handle equipment and materials weighing up to 70 pounds.
-Work with horses, camelids, cattle, small ruminants and swine.
-Work quickly and confidently with fractious or violent horses.
-Perform physical labor for extended periods of time.
-Work in crowded areas where strong odors are present, where exposure to bodily fluids and waste from domestic farm animals may occur, handle potentially infectious biological specimens. Work Environment:
-This position is subject to Medical Surveillance procedures and review in accordance with Federal and State Laws and Regulations and University Policy.
-Work occasional overtime as a result of emergency situations.
-Working hours are variable and include primary and on call shifts (day, swing, and grave), weekdays, weekends, holidays and academic vacations with emphasis on grave (overnight) shifts.
-Work weeks may include varied shifts throughout the week/weekend.
-If scheduled "on call", must be able to report to work within 45 minutes following call.
-This position may at times, require the incumbent to work with or be in areas where hazardous materials and/or infectious diseases are present, including zoonotic diseases, cleaning chemicals and radioactive patients.
-At times work alone at night in isolated areas and travel through dark areas of the clinic compound.
-No eating or drinking in surgery, treatment or procedure rooms and some other areas of the hospital.
-Work in crowded areas where strong odors are present, where exposure to bodily fluids and waste from domestic farm animals may occur.
-UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco free campus effective January 1, 2014. 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:
-Skill to provide technical assistance during life-threatening situations.
-Experience handling, restraining and working with horses and other large domestic animals (sick, healthy and fractious.)
-Skill to perform emergency care procedures according to established protocols.
-Experience performing mathematical calculations for medication dose determination/fluid rates.
-Experience administering PO, IV, SQ & IM medications.
-Knowledge of basic physiology, pharmacology, anatomy and husbandry of large domestic animals.
-Experience observing and recording patient behavior and bodily functions and using appropriate medical record/forms/flow sheets/terminology.
-Knowledge of equine anatomy and basic physiology to identify abnormal physical signs and appearances.
-Skill to determine pupil reflex and auscultate heart, lung and
gastrointestinal sounds.
-Skill to provide consistent basic and critical patient care.
-Knowledge of medical terminology, systemic diseases/disease processes and understanding of the biological and clinical basis of infectious diseases.
-Knowledge of routine laboratory tests and diagnostic sampling, and normal values.
-Skills to anticipate demand for emergency expendable supplies, drugs solutions to keep area well stocked.
-Venipuncture skills for blood collection administration of medications
-Oral and written communication and interpersonal skills to interact with a diverse group of people to include clients, veterinarians, students and staff. Preferred Qualifications:
-Valid California Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) license.
-Experience working in large animal critical care facility.
-Skill to recognize and handle difficult/unpleasant situations and/or individuals.
-Skill to catheterize blood vessels using aseptic techniques.
-Skill to assess emergency situations and take appropriate action.
-Skill to operate Omnicell unit to dispense drugs and supplies.
-Skill to manage various treatment apparatus i.e. fluid therapy catheters, urinary catheter, nasal gastric tubes, IV infusion pumps, blood pressure monitors.
-Skill to work with small catheters and needles.
-Skill to operate lab equipment (blood gas/electrolyte analyzer, osmometers, microhematocrit centrifuge, microscope).
-Knowledge of basic microbiology/understanding of relevant infection control protocols preferred.
-Experience performing PCV, TP, electrolytes, blood gases, glucose, osm, COP, BUN, creatinine, WBC, urinalysis, fibrinogen estimation, colostrum specific gravity and equine blood type-agglutination test.
-Skill to instruct students in basic technical diagnostic &nursing procedures.
-Skill to drive a forklift.
-Problem solving skills.
-Knowledge of drugs used to sedate horses.
-Experience cleaning/disinfecting in a Large Animal Clinic. Quick Link To This Position:*quickFind=80380
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