University of Wisconsin - Madison

Position Vacancy Listing

PVL # 225312

Position Summary:
This is an entry level position providing technical support to the daily operational needs in all areas of the Large Animal Area of the UW Veterinary Care (UWVC). Requires the ability to lift a minimum of 50 lbs. independently and physical and manual dexterity to perform specialized technical tasks. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

1) Learns and develops proficiency of technical skills utilized in the area for quality patient care.
2) Participates in review of inpatient cases/treatments and gives assistance where needed.
3) Develops the ability to anticipate and initiate the needs of Clinical Faculty and staff during procedures/daily operational needs.
4) Assists hospital staff with large animal handling.

The work is performed under direct supervision.

Principal duties:
75% - Responsible for providing assistance to Clinical Faculty, Veterinary Technicians during surgical procedures and care. Assumes increasing responsibility for the following technical duties as skill and proficiency develops.
- Initiates and monitors prescribed food (special diets) and water supplies to patients; assures patient cleanliness and comfort.
- Provides comfort to selected animals under stress.
- Monitors stocking of supplies in surgery suites, induction, and standing surgery areas and replenishes vital supplies.
- Cleans area, equipment, instruments, and carts after use in surgical procedures and when necessary.
- Assists in receiving and discharging of patients to include loading and unloading.
- Frequently observes animals under care, records and reports to clinician any animals displaying abnormal or concerning behavior.
- Assists directly with large animal handling duties, when needed.

15% - Participates in technical/support duties as assigned by UWVC.
- In all areas of the UWVC both in animal contact and non animal related duties (eg. Central Supply, Pharmacy).
- Working flex/on call hours and variable shifts.

10% - Participates in record keeping and billing procedures of UWVC.
- Records daily procedures on charge sheets.
- Contributes to discussions and revisions of procedural charges.

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