The Veterinary Technician – Student Lab with the Animal Health Institute - Companion Animal Clinic Laboratories is primarily responsible for assisting with facilities, supplies, and equipment related to the Companion Animal Clinic laboratory teaching activities of the College of Veterinary Medicine on the Glendale campus. This individual will assist with the admission and discharge of all animals involved in live animal labs in accordance with all university policies and procedures as well as local, state, and federal laws and guidelines. This individual will assist in the general care of any animals used in surgical labs and ensure animals are properly cared for by students. This individual reports to the Laboratory Manager.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
This position will have no supervisory responsibilities.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Must be able to work in a constant state of alertness and safe manner and have regular, predictable, in-person attendance. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience
High School diploma or GED is required. Must have 3-5 years of experience working in an animal hospital or veterinary clinic setting or must have CVT certification from the State of Arizona with 2-3 years of experience working in an animal hospital or veterinary clinic. Veterinary technical experience with preference given to individuals with surgical operating room experience.
Experience working in a team environment with a high focus on customer service with the ability to maintain a professional demeanor in a fast paced environment. Detail oriented with the ability to promote a welcoming atmosphere is essential.
This individual must have the ability to apply standard veterinary calculations to clinical situations including basic mathematical computations, problems involving dosage, concentration, dilution, and the computation of infusion rates.
Computer proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook). Proficiency using a digital medical record system is expected.
Intermediate skills: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
Intermediate skills: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
Intermediate skills: Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interests, commissions and proportions, percentages, area, circumference and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee is regularly required to walk, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl and smell. The employee is frequently required to stand, use hands to handle or feel, react with hands and arms, talk and hear. The employee is must regularly lift and/or move up to 40 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds or more. Specific vision abilities required by this job include vision correctable to 20/40 in one eye. Rabies immunization or proof of immunity is required. Working with live animals. Know how to operate multiple types of electrical equipment.
Animal Allergies Statement: No inhibiting allergies to animals, hay or dust.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to work near moving mechanical parts and is exposed to vibrations, toxic and caustic chemicals and fumes/airborne particles.
Midwestern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not discriminate against an employee or applicant based upon race; color; religion; creed; national origin or ancestry; ethnicity; sex (including pregnancy); gender (including gender expressions, gender identity; and sexual orientation); marital status; age; disability; citizenship; past, current, or prospective service in the uniformed services; genetic information; or any other protected class, in accord with all federal, state and local laws, including 41 C.F.R. 60-1.4(a), 250.5(a), 300.5(a) and 741.5(a). Midwestern University complies with the Smoke-Free Arizona Act (A.R.S. 36-601.01) and the Smoke Free Illinois Act (410 ILCS 82/). Midwestern University complies with the Illinois Equal Pay Act of 2003 and Arizona Equal Pay Acts.
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