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Veterinary Technician - Oncology
Tufts University

Date Posted Dec. 24, 2020
Title Veterinary Technician - Oncology
University Tufts University
Grafton, MA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Agriculture/Animal Care

Veterinary Technician – Oncology – (20001767)


The Henry and Lois Foster Hospital for Small Animals provides 24-hour care for pets 365 days of the year. Since 1979, we have offered high quality medical care, consultation, referral and emergency veterinary services for the care of dogs, cats and exotic pets. In addition, the hospital creates a positive learning experience for TCSVM students and student technicians with regard to small animal medicine and supports the training of SAM technicians.

The Veterinary Technician in Oncology works as part of an integrated clinical care team to provide high quality nursing care to inpatient and outpatient oncology patients. The service offers chemotherapy and radiation therapy treatments to cancer patients in an integrated, team-based environment. The Harrington Oncology Program is seeking a motivated technician to join our team of 5 faculty oncologists (3 medical oncology, 2 radiation oncology), residents, and 4 technicians. Ultimately, we are seeking a person with solid technical competency, excellent communication skills, multi-tasking capability, and desire to learn. Cross-training will be provided in anesthesia, radiation therapy treatments, and chemotherapy administration. In addition, the Veterinary Technician supervises and instructs veterinary students on each rotation. This position provides the opportunity for advanced training in specialty medicine and relationship building with long term patients and clients.


Basic Requirements:

High school diploma or the equivalent with at least one year of related experience.
Comprehensive understanding of medical terminology and familiarity with veterinary pharmacology.
Ability to prioritize multiple responsibilities for several patients within a busy clinical setting.
Technical abilities such as patient restraint, venipuncture, fluid administration, medication administration, monitoring and treating patients.
Demonstrated competency with general anesthesia.
Ability to effectively work as a member of a diverse team of clinical and administrative professionals.
Pride in maintaining assigned areas in a hospital environment.
Basic computer skills including the ability to learn the electronic medical record system as well as the radiation therapy software and hardware.
Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. with or without accommodation.
Able to perform basic mathematical computations in order to calculate drug doses.
Preferred Qualifications:

Associates degree or higher in Veterinary Technology.
Two or more years’ experience in a small animal practice.
Credentialed as a Certified Veterinary Technician.
Advanced education and experience with Veterinary Technician Specialist. Advanced education and experience in anesthesia or oncology.
Special Work Schedule Requirements:

The schedule for this position may include providing University and calendar holiday coverage on a rotating basis.
The schedule for this position requires flexibility to insure that adequate patient care is provided without interruption or exception. This position is considered essential and is therefore required to report to work as scheduled during emergency closings.
An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.

Equal Opportunity Employer – minority/females/veterans/disability/sexual orientation/gender identity

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