Equine Surgery Vet Tech Assistant

Updated: 4 months ago
Location: Fort Collins, COLORADO
Deadline: 28 Jan 2022

Posting Details
Classification Title Temporary Hourly
Employment Category Temporary
Is this an Hourly position? Yes
Work Hours/Week 0-40
Overtime Eligible? Yes
Position Location Fort Collins, CO 80523
Description of Work Unit
Equine Surgery service, Veterinary Teaching Hospital
Search Contact Email britt.mactavish@colostate.edu
Position Summary
This position will provide support to the veterinary team consisting of faculty veterinarians, residents, full-time technical staff and DVM students in Equine lameness & surgery. This role will support daily appointments with horse handling for exams, assist with outpatient and surgical procedures, both elective and emergency in nature. This role will need to become proficient in using the EMR (electronic Medical record) as well as other software systems & equipment used for patient management and diagnostics in the Equine surgery service.
Variable hours, 0-40. Primarily M-F 7a-6p but with occasional need to cover after-hours emergencies on nights and weekends.
Position Minimum Qualifications
Must have horse handling experience including education in methods for horse restraint & safety. Surgical knowledge of sterile procedures and instrumentation.
Preferred Qualifications
n/a

Working Title Equine Surgery Vet Tech Assistant
Posting Number 202200067T
Department Veterinary Teaching Hospital
Salary Range $18.23/hour
Employee Benefits
Visit CSU’s Human Resources website for detailed benefit plan information for temporary employees in the following University benefit area: https://hr.colostate.edu/hr-community-and-supervisors/benefits/benefits-eligibility/
Close Date 01/28/2022
Special Instructions to Applicants
References will not be contacted without prior notification to applicant. Please send application materials to Britt Mactavish, britt.mactavish@colostate.edu
Background Check Policy Statement
Colorado State University strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will also be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the University, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.
EEO Statement
Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, or pregnancy in its employment, programs, services and activities, and admissions, and, in certain circumstances, marriage to a co-worker. The University will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity and equal access institution and affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.
The Title IX Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Title IX Programs and Gender Equity, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-1715, titleix@colostate.edu .
The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836, oeo@colostate.edu .
The Coordinator for any other forms of misconduct prohibited by the University’s Policy on Discrimination and Harassment is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, Co. 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836, oeo@colostate.edu .
Any person may report sex discrimination under Title IX to the Office of Civil Rights, Department of Education .
Diversity Statement
Ability to advance the department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion through research, teaching and outreach with relevant programs, goals and activities.

Essential Job Duties


Job Duty Category Outpatient Clinical Appointment Support
Duty/Responsibility
Provides technical support under the guidance of clinical faculty by providing support for outpatient exams and procedures. Assist with horse handling & restraint for lameness exams, nerve & joint blocks, joint injections, etc. Understand needs related to these procedures to gather and provide supplies necessary as well as support efficient operations of the daily outpatient clinic schedule and the needs of the clinicians and students.
Percentage Of Time 40%
Job Duty Category Surgical Technical Duties
Duty/Responsibility
Assist in preparation for elective and emergency surgical caseload by establishing knowledge of equipment, instruments, and patient positioning required for surgical procedures. Proficient in sterile prep and sterile field requirements, as well as other surgery specific processes.
Percentage Of Time 40%
Job Duty Category Supply Inventory Management
Duty/Responsibility
This position will support the functions of the surgery department by restocking supplies, cleaning shared exam spaces, and restocking surgical spaces according to need and use. 
Percentage Of Time 20%

Minimum References Required 3
Maximum References Required 3

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