The University of Minnesota, Veterinary Medical Center is looking for the right candidates to fill our Senior Veterinary Technician Position in Radiation Therapy (a part of Oncology).
Hours: Monday to Friday 1st shift 5 – 8 hour days (times ranging from 7 am to 6 pm)
Wages: $19.11 to $29.07/hr
About the Job
Bring your passion for animal care to the most advanced, full-service referral care center for large and small animals in Minnesota! We have opportunities for a variety of shifts in 16 specialty areas including Medical Imaging, Emergency & Critical Care, and Oncology & Radiation Therapy. With state-of-the-art technology such as a 3-T MRI, CT, and Linear Accelerator you can apply your advanced technical skills or grow your current knowledge in a trusting, team environment to improve a patient’s quality of life. We value growth opportunities and are committed to developing compassionate practitioners and leaders by providing opportunities to specialize in a veterinary discipline through paid training, tuition reimbursement for continuing education, attending national conferences, and preparation for specialty exams. Advance your career at the Veterinary Medical Center (VMC), which has served the community for more than a century!
Position Responsibilities: • Under the direction of a DVM, perform, teach, and train veterinary procedures to veterinary and veterinary technician students. Orient and evaluate students and float technicians to service area. • With oversight by a DVM, applies clinical job knowledge and competence to diagnosis, treatment, and care. • Employee use time efficiently/utilizes down time efficiently: takes initiative to take care of departmental needs (including helping other areas of the hospital) • Work as a team player • Answer questions and explain/demonstrate procedures and equipment for interns, veterinary and vet tech students. • Ensure that all services and supplies are charged to clients according to established Hospital policy, procedure, and fee schedule. • Assist clinicians and other staff members to assure efficient service and provide good customer service. • Assist with teaching labs. • To prepare and maintain daily oncology service and radiation therapy schedules. • Stocking, ordering supplies, and cleaning as needed. • Answer incoming telephone calls, schedule appointments. • Receive clients and patients, patient sample collection. • Assist with daily chemotherapies for patients as needed. • Perform radiation therapy on patient by alternating roles (Anesthesia, Positioner, and Runner) under the direction of the radiation oncologist. • Daily communication with medical and radiation oncologists, radiologists, staff, and clients. • Attend radiation therapy / oncology rounds • Conduct equipment checks and maintenance as needed. • Other duties as assigned by Specialties Supervisor, Director of Receiving Services or Director of Operations
University of Minnesota Benefits:
â— Excellent medical and dental coverage â— Employee Wellness Program
â— Vacation and sick pay (increases with more years of service)
â— Paid holidays (10 Holidays) â— Paid Personal Holiday (1 – you choose when to take this one!)
â— Matching retirement dollars
â— Pet wellness plans
â— Access to entertainment, education & money saving perks â— University tuition benefits through the Regents Scholarship (free tuition for those seeking an undergraduate degree) â— 20% VMC employee discount â— 24-hours paid CE per year â— Up to $1,500 for out-of-state CE â— Additional resources for Technicians seeking specialty certification â— Annual Technician Teaching Award â— Technicians with student loan debt may qualify for the federal government's public loan forgiveness program
All required qualifications must be documented on application materials.
Qualifications: Senior Veterinarian Technician: Graduate of Veterinary Technician or equivalent program, certified as MVMA/MAVT technician or must be eligible to transfer certification or licensure to Minnesota. At least one year of veterinary technical experience. Ability to act independently with little or no supervision.
Internal Number: 340172
About University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
The University of Minnesota, founded in the belief that all people are enriched by understanding, is dedicated to the advancement of learning and the search for truth; to the sharing of this knowledge through education for a diverse community; and to the application of this knowledge to benefit the people of the state, the nation, and the world.