Veterinary Technology II - PRN

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Fort Collins, COLORADO
Deadline: 24 Aug 2022

Posting Details
Posting Detail Information

Working Title Veterinary Technology II - PRN
Position Location Fort Collins, CO 80523
Classification Title Veterinary Technology II
Posting Number 202200354P
Position Type State Classified
Open Date 07/14/2022
Close Date 08/24/2022
Salary $20.08 per hour + Full Benefits
Employee Benefits
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. .
Full/Part Time Part-time
State Classified Hourly Yes
Overtime Eligible
Description of Work Unit
To educate the next generation of veterinarians by providing exceptional veterinary care and service to the community every day. The PRN (relief technician) service is an integral part of the Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital which provides relief nursing care to various services throughout the Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital. The service instructs PVM students, technicians, interns, and residents.
Position Summary
This position provides PRN (relief nursing) to cover annual, sick, holiday, afterhours, and weekends etc to various departments during critical peak times. This includes assisting in the instruction of PVM students, interns, residents, faculty and staff performing diagnostic procedures, therapeutic treatments, client communication, service coordination, and overseeing client-student interactions. This position provides flexibility with the veterinary technology demands of the VTH and PVM program.
Minimum Qualifications
An associate’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university in veterinary/animal health technology (or an applicable field) AND two full-time years (24 months at full-time, 40 hrs/wk) of experience in a veterinary setting.
Note: To meet this requirement, an official or unofficial transcript must be attached to this application.
TRANSCRIPTS (official or unofficial) MUST be attached to the application in order to calculate related education/coursework.
Preferred Qualifications
The highly desired candidate will possess the following knowledge, skills, abilities, personal characteristics, and experience directly related to this position:
  • Certified Veterinary Technician by a State Board of Veterinary Medicine
  • Demonstration of exceptional animal handling skills and experience assisting in or performing medical techniques such as venipuncture, IV catheterization, fluid administration, electrodiagnostic procedures, blood pressure doppler measurement, bandage changes, wound management therapeutic management, and diagnostic sample submission.
  • Excellent communication skills along with compassion, customer service, and interpersonal skills; demonstrated ability to communicate a variety of routine procedures and medical conditions to clients in an understandable way.
  • Flexibility in adapting to the demands, schedules, and work styles of various departments, teams, and patients in the VTH and PVM program.
  • Related state service experience.

Essential Job Duties

Job Duty Category Specialized Nursing Care
  • Support various hospital services with technical duties.
  • Assist or performs medical techniques on veterinary patients.
  • Support small animal services by performing medical and minor techniques on veterinary patients, such as venipuncture, IV catheterization, fluid administration, electrodiagnostic procedures, blood pressure doppler measurements, abdominocentesis, cystocentesis, bandage changes, wound management therapeutic management, and diagnostic sample submission.
Percentage Of Time 50
Job Duty Category Patient Care Coordination
  • Manage and answer the various consult lines.
  • Give information to potential referral clients. This requires a strong understanding of a variety of procedures, medical terminology, and triaging cases based on medical needs.
  • Explain medical conditions and the procedures we perform to help the pets, schedule appointments, collect information for financial estimates, and help owners with planning and arranging the trip.
  • Will help gather answers for client’s questions, regarding their pet.
  • Work closely with other departments required to organize daily procedures and how the patient flows through the hospital.
Percentage Of Time 50

Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants
* Clearly document job duties you have performed that relate to minimum qualifications, preferred qualifications, and essential job duties in the Work Experience section on the application. Human Resources must be able to evaluate your experience based on this information.
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Please see the Required Documents section of the posting.
Appointment to the vacancy or vacancies represented by this announcement is expected to be from the eligible list created. However, at the discretion of the appointing authority, the position(s) may be filled by another method of appointment for a valid articulated business reason.
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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.
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Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires), Essential Services Designation - Required to report without delay or interruption to provide essential or emergency services to ensure health, safety, and welfare.
EEO Statement

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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 .
A standard appeal form is available at: . 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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