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Veterinary Technician (General) - (Open & Continuous Testing) (98742)

Company: University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Location: Champaign
Posted on: May 17, 2019

Job Description:

Description: Veterinary Technician (General) Department - To Be Determined University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Under the direction of a veterinarian, Veterinary Technicians provide standard paramedical support and nursing care for animals in a hospital/clinic and/or research or teaching laboratory; and/or to receive training in specialized paramedical veterinary activities. Employees in positions assigned to this class may work in a variety of areas within the field of laboratory/veterinary science (such as surgical, anesthesiological, or medical support activities). A Veterinary Technician (General) typically: 1. Provides standard paramedical support and nursing care: Assist faculty, staff, or students in identifying, weighing, and conducting physical examinations of patients. Monitor body functions (temperature, respiration, heartbeat, amount and frequency of food consumption, defecation, and urination) and note any irregularities. Provide necessary treatments as prescribed by DVM in a timely fashion; alerting DVM to any abnormalities. Prepare animals for surgical procedures; administer and monitor anesthesia. Collect blood, fecal, and urine samples; prepare samples for laboratory analysis. Prepare, administer, and monitor a variety of analgesics, tranquilizers, restraint agents, and support drugs under direction of veterinarian. 2. Client Communication including histories, client education, discharge instructions, calling for patient updates, receiving calls for assistance and appointment scheduling. 3. Responsible for record keeping: updating patient exam, treatment, prescription, and communications contact. Entering health information and charges into system (Cornerstone) to assist with admissions, transfers, discharges and processing for service fees. 4. Maintain, clean, organize, stock, and prepare exam rooms, treatment rooms, and surgical suites using aseptic techniques as required on a variety of instruments including: respirators, nebulizers, blood gas analyzers, suction units, E.C.G., incubators, steam autoclaves, anesthesia machines, diagnostic x-ray equipment, and lab equipment 5. Clean, supply and maintain treatment and laboratory areas 6. Performs other related duties as assigned. Minimum Qualifications: 1. Successful completion or current enrollment in the final semester of a veterinary technology program accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). Possession of certification at the time of appointment may be required depending on the position and the equipment to be maintained. For more information about this classification: http://sucss.illinois.gov/documents/ClassSpecs/spec4080.pdf Veterinary Technician (General) positions are benefits-eligible civil service positions. Most positions are full-time (37.5 hours per week), 12 months per year. The minimum stating salary is $17.08 per hour. There may not be current vacancies in this classification. Application Procedures: To apply, submit a Civil Service application at http://jobs.illinois.edu/ and exam request form for Veterinary Technician (General). Documents such as: college transcripts (unofficial are accepted), resumes, driver's license, professional licenses, and certifications should be uploaded to the application by the time you submit an exam request, as these documents may be required for your exam. Do not apply if you are a current employee working in this classification. Current employees may request to be added to the Transfer List . Please monitor your email (including spam or junk mail) for testing and other correspondence from: SHR-TESTINGmx.uillinois.edu and shruillinois.edu . For further information regarding application procedures, contact Staff Human Resources at 217-333-2137 or jobsillinois.edu . The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Other pre-employment assessments may be required, depending on the classification of Civil Service employment. The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO . To learn more about the University's commitment to diversity, please visit http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu. College Name or Administrative Unit:Staff Human Resources Category:8-Technical Title:Veterinary Technician (General) - (Open & Continuous Testing) (98742) Open Date:06/26/2018 Organization Name:Staff Human Resources Operations

Keywords: University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Champaign , Veterinary Technician (General) - (Open & Continuous Testing) (98742), Healthcare , Champaign, Illinois

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