Looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated Certified Veterinary Technician to work full time (37.5 hours/week) in a busy and fun Chicago small animal general practice that is part of the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. The position offers full benefits through the University (health insurance, vacation, sick leave, retirement, paid holidays, etc.) and negotiable competitive pay, based on experience. CVTs also receive an annual clothing/uniform allowance as well as paid CE. As an employee, you will enjoy a 20% employee discount on all services. Deadline to apply is July 31, 2018.
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.
Client Communication including histories, client education, discharge instructions, calling for patient updates, receiving calls for assistance and appointment scheduling.
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.
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
Clean, supply and maintain treatment and laboratory areas
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Successful completion 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.__
Current certification as a Veterinary Technician by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR), OR, be within 6 months of graduating/obtaining certification.
To view classification specifications:https://www.sucss.illinois.gov/documents/ClassSpecs/htm/spec4080.htm
Comprehensive university benefits offered. https://www.hr.uillinois.edu/cms/One.aspx?portalId=4292&pageId=436356
Additional Salary Information: Salary negotiable depending on experience.