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Tech/Specialist I/II/III, Veterinary (Anesthesia)
Auburn University

Date Posted Jul. 13, 2021
Title Tech/Specialist I/II/III, Veterinary (Anesthesia)
University Auburn University
Auburn, AL, United States
Department Clinical Sciences
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Agriculture/Animal Care

Job Summary
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.

Essential Functions
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.

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