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Anesthesia Technician

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Posting Details

Job Posting Information

Vacancy Type SHRA
Is Internal Transfer Only No
Time Limited? No
Time-Limited Appointment Length
Title Medical Support Technician
Band Level Advanced
Working Title Anesthesia Technician
Salary Range $25,900 - $58,305
Anticipated Hiring Range $37,000.00 - $42,000.00
Salary Grade Equivalency 68
Position Number 00044036
Work Schedule Daytime with occasional 2nd shift and holidays and on call ~
Does the regular and recurring schedule of this position result in the employee working more than ½ of their hours between 4 pm and 8 am? (Meal periods do not count).
Full Time Equivalent (FTE) 1.0
Department 192001 - CVM Teaching Hospital
Department CVM Teaching Hospital
Job City & State Raleigh, NC
Primary Function of Organizational Unit

The NC State Veterinary Hospital (VH), established in 1983, is one of the highest rated veterinary academic medical centers in the country, serving communities throughout North Carolina as well as many other states. The hospital staffs over twenty clinical services with board certified specialists that are nationally and even internationally renowned, ensuring the VH is on the cutting edge of veterinary medicine. Patients benefit from the combined expertise of multiple specialists utilizing a team approach to patient health care. Each year, nearly 25,000 patients are treated in the VH. The VH provides compassionate care, state of the art specialty health care, expert clinical instruction for 4th-year veterinary students from College of Veterinary Medicine, an ongoing investigation of innovative techniques and procedures to further advance the field of veterinary medicine.

Essential Job Duties

This position provides technical assistance to the Anesthesia Department in the Randall B Terry Companion Animal Medical Center (TC), the Health and Wellness Center (H&WC), and the Equine and Farm Animal Veterinary Center (EFAVC). The individual will act as the anesthetic technician for any scheduled anesthetic procedures within the complex, providing unique internal customer service, technical assistance, data collection, and patient care. This position is responsible for anesthetizing a variety of patients, including small companion animals, equine and farm animals, birds and exotics. Position communicates with students, staff and clinicians to receive the most up to date information regarding presenting problem, diagnostics being performed as well as a projected plan of care for the animal. Position provides all anesthetic support from beginning sedation through induction, surgery and postoperative recovery and extubation. Performs various technical procedures including; postoperative support and monitoring, Intravenous catheter placement for both short and long term vein access, venipuncture, IV injections, drug administration (IV, Oral, Subcutaneous), blood transfusion administration, emergency intervention, ECG monitoring, blood pressure monitoring, CPCR, epidurals, and nerve blocks.
Manages all internal billing for individual patients that require anesthesia support and the associated charges with those anesthetic procedures and treatments performed.
Provides excellent patient care by applying full knowledge of anatomy, physiology, disease processes, pharmacology, specialized equipment usage, and specialized drug administration. Completes specialized treatments in an accurate and timely fashion. Works proactively to keep patients clean and comfortable.

Responsible for supervising, coaching, teaching, orienting and evaluating all senior veterinary students as well as post-doctoral interns and residents regarding excellent patient care and technical procedures.
Records a variety of data relating to patient care, anesthetic procedure treatments, and service related communications. Anesthetic documents record a variety of data as most patients require a minimum of 5 parameters of monitoring. Accurate and timely recording is of the utmost importance.
Provides quick and accurate information regarding each patient, acting as the liaison between service and other departmental technicians. Is proficient in entering data into electronic medical record.
Maintains a clean working environment to ensure Infectious Disease standards are followed and infection is not spread. Handles all medical/biological and infectious waste appropriately. Follows all radiation safety, OSHA, and Environmental Health and Safety standards.
Keeps all necessary equipment in clean and working order and has all necessary and appropriate stocked supplies available for procedures and daily patient husbandry.

Other Work/Responsibilities
Minimum Experience/Education

Completion of an accredited training program in the area of assignment; or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Some positions may require additional Training, Certifications, or Licensure.

Departmental Required Skills

Previous experience as an anesthetist in a veterinary setting.
Equine handling experience.
Ability to work with or around sick animals, potentially hazardous materials, cleaning chemicals, gas anesthetics, zoonotic diseases, and unpleasant odors.
Ability to communicate professionally and effectively at all times and maintain professionalism in emotionally charged / challenging situations.
Ability to provide high quality customer service.
Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.
Ability to work beyond scheduled work hours when needed.
Ability to work effectively as a member of a team and be an active participant in problem-solving and team advancement.
Ability to work effectively with computers and electronics.
Ability to work independently and practice good judgment to ensure high-quality care for all patients and request assistance when needed.
Desire to teach 4th-year veterinary students.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education

At least 3 years of previous veterinary technician experience.
Knowledge of administering anesthesia.
Experience working with small animals and comfortable working with large animals. Registered in NC as required by law to administer anesthesia.
Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds Licensed/Registered/Certified by any state Graduation from an AVMA fully accredited two- or four-year Veterinary Technician program.

Required License or Certification

Registered/Licensed/Certified by any state.
NC Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) or eligibility for the NC RVT exam required. NC RVT exam eligibility requirements include graduation from an AVMA-accredited veterinary technician program and a passing score on the National Veterinary Technician Exam.

Special Instructions
Job Open Date 01/04/2018
Must Be Open Until <br><br><i>Positions will be posted until 5:00 PM ET on this date. Positions remaining posted after this date are still accepting applications but may close at any time.</i> 01/11/2018
Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies? No
Proposed Hire Date 01/15/2018
Alternate Option

If no applicants apply who meet the required competency level and training & experience requirements, then management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations.


NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.
Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified at Degree must be obtained prior to start date.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn of this opportunity?
    • NCSU Website
    • NCSU Executive Search Services
    • Other Online Job Board
    • Carolina Job Finder / Employment Guide
    • Job / Career Fair
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Professional Journal
    • Print Advertisement (Newspaper / Periodical)
    • Professional Organization
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)
    • Direct Contact from NCSU HR Representative / Recruiter
    • NCSU Employee Referral
    • Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Other)
    • Other
  2. * If you learned about this vacancy from "other source" or "other website", please provide the source.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Have you completed an accredited Training Program in the area of assignment; OR do you have an equivalent combination of training and experience?
    • Completed an accredited Training Program in the area of assignment
    • Equivalent combination of training and experience
    • None of the above
  4. * Do you have previous veterinary technician experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Are you able to lift up to 50 lbs?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Are you a NC Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) or will you be eligible for the NC RVT exam by the date of hire? NC RVT exam eligibility requirements include graduation from an AVMA-accredited veterinary technician program and a passing score on the National Veterinary Technician Exam.
    • Yes
    • No

Application Materials Required

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Contact Information for References
Optional Documents