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Veterinary Technician - Internal Medicine Special Procedures
Tufts University

Date Posted Jun. 16, 2021
Title Veterinary Technician - Internal Medicine Special Procedures
University Tufts University
Grafton, MA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Agriculture/Animal Care

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, student technicians, interns and residents about small animal medicine and surgery.

Joining our team as the Veterinary Technician for the Internal Medicine Service in charge of special procedures technician means being an integral part of one of the largest specialty teams in the hospital.  Every day is different and engaging.  You will perform novel procedures and gain experience with fascinating and unique cases.  The special procedures technician orchestrates all aspects of performing endoscopic procedures including respiratory, gastrointestinal, and urinary interventions.  Additionally, this technician assists the clinician with procedures such as stenting, cystoscopy-guided laser ablation and many more.  They will work closely with clinicians, residents, interns, students and technician teams from anesthesia and diagnostic imaging.
Key skills for success in this position:

Excellent communication and desire to teach.
Outstanding organizational and multitasking ability                                                                                   
Self-driven, exceptional problem-solving skills      
Eagerness to research and learn advancements in diagnostics and treatments 
Professionalism and ability to remain calm in stressful situations
Comfortable with electronics and troubleshooting software and hardware as well as mechanical savvy
High level of confidence          
Comprehensive understanding of medical terminology and familiarity with Veterinary Pharmacology                  
Advanced Nursing skills such as patient restraint, venipuncture, IV and urinary catheter placement, ability to accurately assess patient demeanor and anesthesia monitoring.

Tasks associated with this position:

Effectively work with clinical and administrative professionals
Coordinate and schedule procedures with other departments                                                                
Administer anesthesia and monitor patient as needed 
Set up and prepare for special procedures      
Assist with special procedures while teaching clinicians, students, and technicians
Maintain area and all equipment, keep service records and contracts                                                     
Research new procedures and equipment                                                                                        
Generate and complete daily sterilization and scope logs                                                                        
Collect and prepare specimens for cytology, microbiology, and pathology

What We Offer:                                                                                                                                                              

We prioritize education and professional development in a learning environment. You will be able to provide exceptional patient care and client services while enjoying what you do.
Come take advantage of multiple opportunities to grow and expand your skills including:

  • In house Continuing Education (CE) presentations pres presentations                                                                         * Virtual CE Library                                                                                                                                                          * Dedicated funds to support attendance at CE events                                                                   
  • Free subscriptions to online CE platforms                                                                                                                     * Licensing reimbursement                                                                                                                                               * Access to a travel budget which subsidizes local, regional, and national conferences                                                 * Assistance in pursuing CVT and VTS certification certification                                                                                      * A Technician Development Coordinator on staff      
    Move up our career ladder as you increase your skills through in-hospital training and on-site wet labs.  Participate in the teaching of veterinary students, residents and interns while helping to mentor fellow technicians and technician students. Stay on the forefront of advances in veterinary medicine through participation in clinical research studies. Hone your skills in one of our 13 veterinary specialty services while benefiting from multiple schedule options, shift differential pays, and hospital provided uniforms – all while working in an innovative and supportive setting.
    Capitalize on the many Tufts University provided benefits:

Generous Paid Time off for Vacation, Personal and Sick Days                                                            
14 paid Holidays annually                                                                                           
Health, Dental and Vision Plans
Flexible Spending Accounts                                                                                                                    
Life Insurance                                                                                                                                          
Long-term Disability Coverage                                                                                           
Tufts University Funded Retirement Plan 401-a                                                                                       
Tufts University Self-Funded Retirement Plan 403-b                                                                     
Tuition Reimbursement & Remission                                                                                                        
Employee Assistance Program                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

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