• Senior Veterinary Technician/Nurse - Anesthesia

    Location KN-St. Kitts
    Job ID
    2018-101272
    Institution
    Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine
    Department
    Clinical
  • Opportunity at a Glance

    Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine operates a small animal community practice hospital to serve the needs of the university and St. Kitts communities. In addition, the School provides an experiential learning environment in clinical medicine and surgery for veterinary students. The hospital provides a broad range of clinical services, including 24-hour emergency coverage, throughout the year.

    Responsibilities

    • The successful candidate will join 4 other anesthesia technicians with responsibility for providing technical support to the faculty anesthesiologists.
    • Primary duties include teaching anesthesia to students during both in vivo and in vitro laboratories, with associated management of the materials and equipment necessary to achieve this goal. Species anesthetized include dogs, cats, sheep, and donkeys.
    • Technicians will be expected to develop a strong knowledge base in physiology and pharmacology as it relates to clinical anesthesia.
    • Technicians will cover after-hour emergency cases (primarily small animal) with a shared roster.
    • Technicians are expected to complete other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications

    • Credentialing (licensure, registry, or certification) as a veterinary technician is required. Candidates holding a Veterinary Technician Specialist certification in Anesthesia or other affiliated specialties will be given special consideration.

    • Candidates must have at least 3 years’ experience as a credentialed veterinary technician with anesthesia responsibilities. Experienced anesthesia technicians (referral practice or veterinary teaching hospital) are preferred.

    • Candidates must be competent and confident with technical skills including small animal restraint, catheter placement, tracheal intubation, anesthesia machine operation and troubleshooting, and multiparameter monitoring.

    • Candidates must possess the desire to teach and interact with veterinary students. Teaching experience (any level) is preferred.

    • Candidates must possess excellent interpersonal communication skills and a demonstrated ability to work with other professionals in a collegial team atmosphere.

    • Preferred candidates will have demonstrated an interest in both the theoretical and practical aspects of veterinary anesthesia, and will have experience with multiple veterinary species. However, it is understood that many candidates will not have large animal anesthesia experience and a comprehensive training program is provided.

    • Candidates must be able to lift 50 pounds. In addition, candidates must be able to remain standing for up to 6 hours per day.


    Apply by submitting your resume and cover letter in a single document (MS or PDF) online or direct specific questions to Cynthia.Butchley@Adtalem.com. File review will begin upon receipt of the completed applications, and continue until the position is filled.

     

    We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing. Excellent benefits are provided and relocation assistance is available.

    Who We Are

    Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM) offers a unique program of training on the island of St. Kitts in the Caribbean.  A cutting-edge curriculum, with innovative use of technologies and simulations, provides the best possible training for tomorrow’s veterinarians.  Students benefit from seven semesters of integrated preclinical and clinical studies at our St Kitts campus, and one year of clinical training at our affiliate veterinary teaching hospitals in the United States, Canada, Europe and Australia. 

     

    Our ongoing research focuses on key issues strategically relevant to One Health in tropical and developing countries and includes zoonotic diseases, food safety and security, environmental health, and conservation medicine. We prioritize recruitment of talented faculty and are now seeking a key new member of our team to join us as we develop new programs to best prepare our graduates to face the global opportunities and challenges of veterinary medicine in the 21st century.

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