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COMMUNITY MEDICINE TECHNICIAN

Company: University of California - Davis
Location: Davis
Posted on: April 18, 2019

Job Description:

Requisition Number:
03023618
Recruitment Open To:
UCD/UCDHS Employees and General Public
Final Filing Date
04-24-2019
Closing Date:

Position:
COMMUNITY MEDICINE TECHNICIAN
Payroll Title
ANIMAL HEALTH TECHNICIAN II
Number of Positions:
1
Salary:
$20.49 - $26.82/hr
Appointment Type:
Career
Appointment Description:
70% variable. Days and hours to be arranged.
Overtime Eligible:
(FLSA)
Non-Exempt
Union/HEERA Representation:
This position is covered by a collective bargaining unit
Department:
VET MED TEACHING HOSPITAL - 072105
Department Description:
The Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH) is a unit that provides clinical case material in support of the teaching programs throughout the School of Veterinary Medicine on a 24-hour basis. Its primary objectives are to train professional (veterinary) students, graduate clinical students (interns and residents), and graduate academic students; to provide veterinary services to the public; to serve as a referral center for practicing veterinarians, and to advance veterinary medical knowledge.
Location:
Davis
Allow Applicants to Attach:
Resume
Cover Letter
References Position Details

Job Summary:
Under supervision of the Community Service faculty and Small Animal Medicine Services supervisor, perform the following tasks: Coordinate, schedule, and provide technical support for physical examinations, diagnostic, dental, surgical and therapeutic procedures and daily activities; provide anesthesia technical support.
Physical Demands:
- Stand, bend, kneel, squat, reach above shoulder level and move about on hard surfaces up to 8 or 10 hours each day.

- Ability to acutely discern heart and lung sounds using a stethoscope.

-Maneuver/lift equipment and materials weighing up to 50 pounds.

-Handle and restrain animals weighing up to 50 pounds.

-Contact with animals (sometimes fractious) as required.

- Transport patients in carriers, on leashes, on gurneys and move patients on and off gurneys and in and out of cages. Work Environment:
-May be required to wear protective clothing for extended periods of time including: gown, coveralls, gloves, masks, face shields, goggles, sleeves and head covers.

-Work occasional overtime and various hours on short notice (including covering staff shortages, weekend 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.

-Work in high traffic areas, confined, or small spaces, noisy environments and tolerate unpleasant odors.

-May require working with or around areas with sick animals, hazardous materials, and/or infectious diseases, and distraught clients.

Work in other areas of the VMTH/CCAH/VMII as needed.

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
Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:
-Experience working as a technician in a small animal veterinary clinical setting.

-Experience obtaining a temperature, pulse and respiratory rate of small animal patients.

-Experience in calculating drug dosages and administering medications intravenously, subcutaneously, intramuscular, topically or orally.

-Experience interviewing clients to obtain patient medical status updates

-Experience providing client education and instruction on patient home care.

-Interpersonal and written communication skills to interact verbally and legibly with a diverse group of people to include clinicians, clients, staff and students in a professional, positive and collegial manner.

-Experience with small animal (canine/feline) periodontal procedures and equipment, dental radiography techniques and equipment, and patient home care options.

-Experience in receiving and discharge of patients.

-Experience performing venipuncture and placing and maintaining vascular catheters.

-Experience performing various lab tests including, but not limited to, PCV, TP, Azosticks, Urine Dip stick, Urine specific gravity. Operate various machines, including but not limited to centrifuge, microscope, refractometer, pulse oximeter, ECG, blood pressure monitor.

-Experience assessing normal physiologic and laboratory data, recognizing when a patient is in difficulty, and responding appropriately.

-Experience using common monitoring devices, including, but not limited to: Doppler, ECG, capnograph and pulse oximeter.

-Experience administering a variety of prescribed anesthetic drugs, maintaining, monitoring anesthesia, monitoring and assessing patient, responding to changes and recovery of small animal (canine and feline) patients. Preferred Qualifications:
-A current California Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) license.

-Experience operating a computer, inputting and retrieving medical record data, utilizing various software programs for word processing, spreadsheets, and scheduling.

-Experience to provide instruction to students, clinicians and staff in restraint of small animal (canine and feline) patients, obtaining a variety of biological samples, administration of medications, surgical asepsis and OR and patient preparation.

-Knowledge of contagious and zoonotic diseases and infection control and disinfection in a hospital environment.

-Knowledge of microbiology, physiology, pharmacology, anatomy and husbandry of dogs and cats to understand, teach and explain written or verbal instructions.

-Experience providing restraint of small animal patients (canine and feline) for physical examinations, procedures or treatments and acquisition of a variety of biological samples, vaccination administration, parenteral fluids or medications using established methods.

-Ability to recognize and respond to equipment failures and report findings to supervisor. Quick Link To This Position:
www.employment.ucdavis.edu/applicants/Central*quickFind=82097
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The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

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