Surgery Oncology Veterinary Tech
The surgical oncology veterinary technician will support the surgical oncology unit at the Animal Cancer Care and Research Center. Duties will include anesthesia for patients undergoing oncologic surgery, nursing care pre-procedure, peri-procedure, and post-procedure. The technician will be responsible for formulating anesthetic plans for patients undergoing surgery under the supervision and collaboration of the anesthesiologist and surgeon. The surgical oncology technician will be responsible for patient follow up as well as helping to perform examinations and diagnostics of new cases that present to the unit for treatment in collaboration with faculty, residents, and interns. Procedures include anesthesia for computed tomography scans, basic outpatient surgery and advanced oncologic surgery. The technician will supervise veterinary assistants for surgical instrument care and cleaning, including minimally invasive equipment. Candidates will be expected to cross train in radiation oncology and will provide support to this unit as needed but no more than 10%-20% of the time.
Licensed (or eligible) veterinary technician (LVT) by Commonwealth of Virginia. Previous experience with companion animal anesthesia (dog/cat), diagnostic imaging, operating room procedures, and post-operative care. Excellent communication skills necessary to interact effectively with coworkers, students, faculty and patients; ability to readily learn new procedures, must be adaptable. Rabies prophylaxis is required (provided by employer).
Credentialed technician specialist in Veterinary Technician Specialties of Anesthesia, Surgery, or Critical Care.
Salary - Full time
August 23, 2021
The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check
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