This position is responsible for supporting the daily operations of the University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center Anesthesia Service. Duties will include (but are not limited to) general support of veterinary technicians and faculty, monitoring patient recovery in the Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU), accurate record keeping, stocking supplies, maintaining a clean work environment, and other duties as assigned. The specific duties and work schedule will vary based on hospital needs.
• Support Anesthesia veterinary technicians, veterinary students, and faculty with animal restraint, monitoring equipment set up, and transport for anesthetic induction and recovery of patients. • Monitor patients in recovery from anesthesia in PACU • Keep accurate records for patients in PACU regarding vitals, pain score, sedation score, and comfort level • Communicate to Anesthesiologist and Clinician about recovery status of patients • Deliver outstanding customer service including (for example) greeting patients and clients in a caring and courteous manner, supporting clinicians to effectively carry out their duties, proactively and courteously responding to clients, co-workers, supervisor and medical staff needs and requests, etc. • Keep work area clean and tidy • Restock supplies for Anesthesia Prep and PACU • Inform staff when supplies are low • Restrain animals in a safe and low-stress manner • Assist technicians, students, and faculty with monitoring set up • Assist technicians, students, and faculty with transporting patients
Additional Responsibilities: • Participate in practice process improvement initiatives • Assist with other duties as assigned
All required qualifications must be documented on application materials.
Required Qualifications/Selection Criteria: One year of post high school experience or education in veterinary assisting which includes: animal restraint, veterinary terminology, veterinary anatomy, patient first aid, and medication administration.
Preferred Qualifications/Selection Criteria: Problem solving skills, strong interpersonal skills, knowledge of veterinary medicine terminology, knowledge of proper restraint and handling of small animals. Understands and works within clinical scope of position. Flexibility to meet patient care needs. Proficiency with PC and software.
Internal Number: 340125
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