NC State University College of Veterinary Medicine
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
Type: Full Time
Vet Tech / Nurse / Assistant
2 Year Degree
See the full position & submit your official application online at: https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/180542
This position provides technical diagnostic imaging assistance to the Equine and Farm Animal Veterinary Center (EFAVC) as well as the Health and Wellness Center (H&WC) at the North Carolina State College of Veterinary Medicine.
Duties include but are not limited to the following:
Acts as the patient care and diagnostic technician for the both centers, providing unique internal customer service, technical assistance, data collection, and patient care.
Interacts with internal services and their respective staff, clinicians and students as well as referring veterinarians (rDVM) through e-mail and phone communications.
Acts as the primary point of contact for the patient admitting into the unit for diagnostic testing and communicates with students, staff and clinicians to receive the most up to date information regarding presenting problem, diagnostics being performed as well as projected plan of care for the animal.
Performs various technical procedures including; venipuncture, IV injections, drug administration (IV, Oral, Subcutaneous), ultrasound and elasticity scanning support, patient positioning for ultrasound and radiographs, digital image capturing, Nuclear Medicine support, CT support, and various other routine diagnostic testing.
Manages billing for individual patients receiving diagnostic services along with scheduling of radiographic, ultrasound and CT procedures for LA and SA cases.
Provides excellent patient care by applying full knowledge of anatomy, physiology, disease processes, pharmacology, specialized equipment usage, and specialized drug administration.
Responsible for supervising, coaching, teaching, orienting and evaluating in the principals of Radiology for all senior veterinary students as well as post-doctoral interns and residents.
Records a variety of data relating to patient care, Radiographic diagnostics performed, and client communications.
Provides quick and accurate information regarding each patient, acting as the liaison between service clinicians and Radiologists. Is proficient in entering data into electronic medical record.
Maintains a clean working environment to ensure Infectious Disease standards are followed and infection is not spread. Handles all medical/biological and infectious waste appropriately.
Follows all radiation safety, OSHA, and Environmental Health and Safety standards.
Keeps all necessary equipment in clean and working order and has all necessary and appropriate stocked supplies available for procedures and daily patient husbandry.
Responsible for maintaining and calibrating equipment as well as all quality control.
Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) or ability to obtain NC registration within 6 months of date of hire. NC RVT exam eligibility requirements include graduation from an AVMA-accredited veterinary technician program and a passing score on the National Veterinary Technician Exam.
Previous veterinary technician experience.
Knowledge of administering anesthesia.
Experience working with small animals and comfortable working with large animals.
Equine handling experience.
Ability to work with or around sick animals, potentially hazardous materials, cleaning chemicals, gas anesthetics, zoonotic diseases, and unpleasant odors.
Ability to communicate professionally and effectively at all times and maintain professionalism in emotionally charged / challenging situations.
Ability to provide high quality customer service.
Ability to lift up to 50 pounds with or without reasonable accommodations.
Ability to work beyond scheduled work hours when needed.
Ability to work effectively as a member of a team and be an active participant in problem solving and team advancement.
Ability to work effectively with computers and electronics.
Ability to work independently and practice good judgment to ensure high quality care for all patients and request assistance when needed.
About NC State University College of Veterinary Medicine
The NC State Veterinary Hospital (VH), established in 1983, is one of the highest rated veterinary academic medical centers in the country, serving communities throughout North Carolina as well as many other states. The hospital staffs over twenty clinical services with board certified specialists that are nationally and even internationally renowned, ensuring the VH is on the cutting edge of veterinary medicine. Patients benefit from the combined expertise of multiple specialists utilizing a team approach to patient health care. Each year, nearly 35,000 patients are treated in the VH. The VH provides compassionate care, state of the art specialty health care, expert clinical instruction for 4th year veterinary students from the College of Veterinary Medicine, and ongoing investigation of innovative techniques and procedures to further advance the field of veterinary medicine.
The college is committed to practicing inclusivity, making community a priority and promoting innovation. We embrace effective leadership and we champion personal and professional growth.