Posting Detail Information
|Working Title||Veterinary Technology II - CCU (Overnights w/pay differential)|
|Position Location||Fort Collins, CO 80523|
|Does this position qualify for hybrid or remote work?||No|
|Classification Title||Veterinary Technology II|
|Position Type||State Classified|
|Salary||$3,551 monthly plus shift differential of 7.5% - 14% and FULL BENEFIT OFFERINGS|
Colorado State University (CSU) and the State of Colorado are committed to providing employees with a strong and competitive benefits package that supports you, your health, and your family. Visit CSU’s Human Resources website for detailed benefit plan information for permanent full-time and part-time classified employees in the following University benefit areas: https://hr.colostate.edu/hr-community-and-supervisors/benefits/benefits-eligibility/ and https://hr.colostate.edu/prospective-employees/our-perks/ .
|State Classified Hourly||No|
|Description of Work Unit||
The CSU VTH exists to providing exceptional veterinary care and service to the community while educating the next generation of veterinarians at a tertiary level teaching hospital. Critical Care Services provides medical care for small animals and exotics on an emergency basis and intensive 24 hour care to patients who are admitted for extended treatment. We simultaneously provide clinical instruction to professional veterinary medical students, interns, residents, veterinary technicians, graduate veterinarians, and others, conduct and support clinical research, and provide referral outreach to clients and referring veterinarians.
Critical Care Service’s nursing staff needs have been and continues to be very dynamic. With the rapid growth of the Urgent Care/Critical Care/Intermediate Care services caseload, additional staffing is required to maintain the level of excellence we expect for all clients and patients. This position will work overnight, 10:00pm – 8:00am to provide direct care for patients admitted through our emergency service, long-term critical care, and intermediate care units. This position is required to triage, administer treatments and medications, communicate with clinicians surrounding patient concerns, perform advanced technical procedures, and provide exceptional patient care and customer service.
An associate’s degree from an accredited college or university in veterinary/animal health technology AND two years of experience assisting in the direct care of emergency and critical care small animal patients (e.g. canine, feline).
A bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree from an accredited college or university in veterinary/animal health technology or directly related field (i.e. Animal Science etc.) will substitute for the associate’s degree.
The ideal candidate will possess the following highly desired qualifications:
- Certified Veterinary Technologist, Registered Veterinary Technologist, or Licensed Veterinary Technologist
- Two or more years of experience in an Emergency and/or Critical Care position
- Demonstrated experience providing customer service in fast-paced environment (i.e. high traffic, stressful, or rapid problem solving)
- Board certified as a Veterinary Technician Specialist in Emergency Critical Care (ECC)
Essential Job Duties
|Job Duty Category||Patient Care|
-Provides and oversees efficient, optimal patient care including: triage, assessment, stabilization, treatment, monitoring, and restraint.
|Percentage Of Time||30|
|Job Duty Category||Technical Expertise/Clinical Competence|
- Provides clinical and technical expertise such as intravenous catheter placement (peripheral and central catheters), arterial, and urinary catheterization; fluid and drug administration; intravenous and arterial blood sampling; performs focused assessment with sonography for trauma (FAST); EKG and blood gas collection/interpretation; direct and indirect blood pressure monitoring/evaluation; pulse oximetry; capnography; operation and trouble-shooting of all specialty-related equipment; thoracocentesis and continuous evacuation; pericardiocentesis; emergency anesthesia; cystocentesis; multi-parameter monitoring; positive pressure ventilation and initiating and directing CPR.
|Percentage Of Time||30|
|Job Duty Category||Teaching/Mentoring/Continuing Education|
Develops knowledge and skills of Professional Veterinary Medical Program students, interns, residents, technicians, and CE participants by providing clinical instruction in the principles and practice of veterinary emergency and critical care medicine. Presents staff in-service training by illustrating new or reviewed specialty topics and/or techniques. Assists in training new personnel. Orients new students, and provides coaching and feedback. Teaches and models quality nursing care. Maintains currency and increases knowledge of field by attending assigned training, continuing education, in-services, and self-study.
|Percentage Of Time||15|
|Job Duty Category||General Communication|
- Utilizes advanced medical knowledge and expertise to provide onsite or phone triage/screening for ill or injured animals presenting to the Critical Care Services.
|Percentage Of Time||10|
|Job Duty Category||Unit Operations/Maintenance|
Organizes and directs activities of Unit during duty shift. Prioritizes cases and procedures; ensures completion and documentation of treatments; monitors and enforces policies and procedures (including biosecurity and controlled substance regulations); maintains supplies, equipment, and facility; enters patient charges into computer; provides after-hours hospital support and facilitates emergency patient admission. Practices and promotes positive, professional interpersonal relations and communications.
|Percentage Of Time||15|
|Special Instructions to Applicants||
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS AND INFORMATION
Resumes will not be accepted in place of a completed application; however, some positions may still require a resume as a component for complete application materials.
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at Colorado State University
The State of Colorado believes that equity, diversity, and inclusion drive our success, and we encourage candidates from all identities, backgrounds, and abilities to apply. The State of Colorado is an equal opportunity employer committed to building inclusive, innovative work environments with employees who reflect our communities and enthusiastically serve them. Therefore, in all aspects of the employment process, we provide employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, medical condition related to pregnancy, creed, ancestry, national origin, marital status, genetic information, or military status (with preference given to military veterans), or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law.
Colorado State University is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, our agency will assist individuals who have a disability with any reasonable accommodation requests related to employment, including completing the application process, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, participating in the employee selection process, and/or to perform essential job functions where the requested accommodation does not impose an undue hardship. If you have a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to ensure you have a positive experience applying or interviewing for this position, please direct your inquiries to our Human Resources – Employment Office, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (970) 491- MyHR(6947).
DEPARTMENT CONTACT INFORMATION
|Conditions of Employment||Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires), Essential Services Designation, On-call Status - (i.e. May be asked to sign up for on call shifts for nurse back-up during difficult staffing times. This may include when the service must provide one on one case responsibility.)|
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, email@example.com .
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, firstname.lastname@example.org .
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, email@example.com .
Any person may report sex discrimination under Title IX to the Office of Civil Rights, Department of Education .
|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 for the finalist before a final offer. 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.
|Employment and Appeal Rights||
If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for the position, you may protest the action by filing an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the date you receive notice of the elimination. Also, if you wish to challenge the selection and comparative analysis process, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the receipt of notice or knowledge of the action you are challenging.
Refer to Chapters 4 and 8 of the State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director’s Administrative Procedures, 4 CCR 801, for more information about the appeals process. The State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director’s Administrative Procedures are available at www.colorado.gov/spb .
A standard appeal form is available at: www.colorado.gov/spb . If you appeal, your appeal must be submitted in writing on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative, and received at the following address within 10 days of your receipt of notice or knowledge of the action: Colorado State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director, Attn: Appeals Processing, 1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver, CO 80203. Fax: 303-866-5038. Phone: 303-866-3300. The ten-day deadline and these appeal procedures also apply to all charges of discrimination.
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