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Equine Orthopedics Clinical 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 Equine Orthopedics Clinical Technician
Salary Range $25,900 - $58,305
Anticipated Hiring Range $34,000.00 - $37,000.00
Salary Grade Equivalency 68
Position Number 00060188
Work Schedule Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm (Rotating weekends and holiday on call)
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 the College of Veterinary Medicine, an ongoing investigation of innovative techniques and procedures to further advance the field of veterinary medicine.

Essential Job Duties

Provide technical support for the orthopedic service. Assist veterinarians with general examinations, lameness examinations, jogging, orthopedic treatments, animal handling, and restraint. Assist with the teaching of students, interns, and house officers of all aforementioned duties. Administer treatments, monitor patients, perform lab tests, and maintain medical records. Maintain supplies and equipment, including repair schedules. Participate in on call schedule and holiday rotations as needed for main hospital caseload. Ensure compliance with all Infectious Disease protocols. Perform administrative roll for service; inventory control, correct billing, scheduling, supply ordering / purchasing, monitoring flow sheets for accuracy, and ensuring good communication and collaboration with all ancillary services and other areas of the hospital.

Other Work/Responsibilities

This position is designated as “Mandatory”: Adverse Weather and Other Emergency Conditions. These are employees whose physical presence at the workplace is essential and required for the operation of the institution, and the employee is required to report to (or remain at) work, regardless of the adverse or emergency condition.

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

At least 1 year of experience as an equine technician in a hospital setting; preferably referral / tertiary care.
Equine and farm animal 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 75 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 maintain physical work for extended periods of time.
Ability to work independently and practice good judgment to ensure high-quality care for all patients and request assistance when needed.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education

Registered Veterinary Technician with ability to be certified in North Carolina.
At least 1 year of experience as a technician in a veterinary teaching facility.

Required License or Certification

NC Driver’s License is required and will need to be obtained within 60 days of hire and maintained throughout employment.

Special Instructions
Job Open Date 11/01/2017
Must Be Open Until

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.
11/17/2017
Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies? No
Proposed Hire Date 12/01/2017
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.

AA/EOE

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 www.wes.org. 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
    • Monster.com
    • CareerBuilder.com
    • InsideHigherEd.com
    • 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
    • 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 a valid NC Driver's license or the ability to obtain one within 60 days of your start date?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Are you able to lift up to 75 pounds frequently with or without a reasonable accommodation?
    • Yes, I am able to lift up to 75 pounds frequently with or without a reasonable accommodation
    • No, I am not able to lift up to 75 pounds frequently with or without a reasonable accommodation
  6. * Please list the types of animals that you have experience with in an animal hospital environment.

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * Do you have previous experience in an equine veterinary setting?
    • Yes
    • No

Application Materials Required

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