Cornell University, located at the heart of the beautiful Finger Lakes Region of New York State, is a center for discovery, academic leadership, and service. The College of Veterinary medicine (CVM) is recognized internationally as a leader in animal medicine, public health, biomedical research, and veterinary medical education. Ranked as one of the top veterinary colleges in the nation by US News & World Report, the College excels in providing education and advanced training that prepare veterinarians and scientists to serve society in critical roles in clinical and diagnostic veterinary medicine, public health, scientific inquiry, and public policy. Cornell University Hospital for Animals is our core clinical training, patient care and research unit within the College of Veterinary Medicine, composed of six diverse world-class veterinary clinical units providing primary and specialty care. Our core teaching hospital has 23 services led by board-certified veterinary specialists that are nationally and internationally renowned, providing advanced diagnostic and therapeutic care of animals including 24/7 emergency care. We strive to provide a fulfilling work environment for our employees who are committed to outstanding patient care, client service and student training.
What you will do:
We are seeking motivated Licensed Veterinary Technicians with advanced training or certification in anesthesia to join a team of board certified anesthesiologists, Interns, Residents and other LVT's. Our Technicians are expected to be patient advocates for quality care and also be collaborative technical instructors to our DVM students, which includes sharing your insights and experiences, offering care options while explaining the benefits and disadvantages, and guiding the students in providing exceptional practical experience. The ideal candidates thrives in a fast-paced, diverse environment that strongly values compassion and professional mentorship of students and fellow veterinary technicians. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, providing routine and complex anesthesia techniques; specifically,
Anesthetize and recover companion, equine and farm animal patients, which includes drug dosages and administration, patient care, as well as all aspects of induction, monitoring and recovering anesthetized patients;
Provide orientation to and instruct veterinary students, interns and residents in all technical aspects of anesthesia;
Operate, care for and maintain anesthetic equipment; maintain the service's computerized database, case records, anesthesia records, anesthesia charge records;
Organize and schedule anesthesia cases, working closely with other services;
Order, maintain and record drug inventory, including controlled substances, meeting legal and regulatory compliance records.
As part of an academic teaching hospital, the technicians will work with faculty to implement and/or collaborate with other service clinicians on clinical investigations conducted within the CUHA, including data collection.
The Cornell University Hospital for Animals provides 24-hour care for pets 365 days of the year. The schedule for this position requires flexibility to insure that adequate patient care and service needs are provided without interruption or exception. Schedule may include on-call, evening, weekend and holiday shifts. Cross-training with other services to support business continuity will be expected as time/business need allows.
What are the qualifications?
Associates degree in veterinary technology, New York State licensure or eligibility to become licensed in NYS. New graduates welcome to apply!
Must be able to work collaboratively in a fast-paced demanding environment and have the ability to multi-task with competing deadlines, while paying close attention to details.
Will need to work independently as well as in a diverse team, while demonstrating a high level of initiative, good judgement, and excellent organizational and critical thinking skills.
Experience with multiple types of monitoring equipment to include blood pressure, pulse oximeter, ventilator, etc., as well as experience with arterial catheter placement strongly desired.
Must demonstrate enthusiasm for teaching students, house officers, and other technicians.
Able to develop and maintain excellent working relationships including communicating with staff, students, technicians, veterinarians, in a professional manner at all times.
Must have a commitment to on-going career development and skill building.
Candidate must have the ability to meet the physical demands of the position, which includes, but is not limited to, stressful situations, prolonged standing and kneeling, as well as lifting and restraining patients that may weigh more than 50 lbs.
Rabies pre-exposure vaccination and titer required, and cost will be covered by the department.
Preferred qualifications: At least 3 years' experience working as an Anesthesia Technician or VTS certification in anesthesia highly preferred. Equine and farm animal experience also desirable, as technicians will cross-train in both hospitals.
What is in it for you?
Cornell University provides excellent benefits that include professional development, access to a plethora of wellness programs, employee discounts with local and national retail brands, health care options and generous paid leave provisions: 3 weeks of vacation, health and personal leave; 12 holidays (including end of year winter break) and superior retirement options. Cornell has also been nationally recognized as an award-winning workplace for our health, wellbeing, sustainability and diversity initiatives. For more benefit information, follow the link: https://hr.cornell.edu/
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