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Job No. 144414

  • Job Title:
  • Animal Technician I (Veterinary Health Center)
  • Employer:
  • Kansas State University (KSU)
  • Location:
  • Manhattan , KS
  • Posting Date:
  • 03-May-2021
  • Description:
  • About this Role:

    The Veterinary Health Center within the College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking applicants for an Animal Technician I. The purpose of this position is to have a more consistent performance of duties which are currently performed by a number of Student Animal Technicians who have inconsistent hours dictated by their class schedules. This position will interface with the other two Animal Technicians I & II as they finish their daily schedules and will provide coverage during evening and some weekend hours which currently have limited student coverage.

    This shift is for 3:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

    Why Join Us:

    Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays. To see what benefits are available, please visit:
    We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

    Kansas State University embraces diversity and promotes inclusion. The University actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others. The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

    Duties / Responsibilities:

    Provide patient care in assigned Small Animal/Exotics sections to include the following:

    Per written procedures and protocols as well as oral instruction clean, sanitize and/or disinfect all cages, kennels, treatment areas, and other areas as directed on a daily basis.
    Supply fresh water to patients unless otherwise directed, monitor food intake and/or feed as directed.
    Observe patients for questionable presentation and/or medical difficulties; notifying appropriate clinical staff and supervisor. Supervisor Section Heads, and Clinical Staff will monitor performance on a daily basis.
    Provide ancillary patient care in the Small Animal/Exotics sections to include the following:

    Operate laundry and dishwashing equipment to clean, sanitize, and/or disinfect non-surgical linens, equipment, and dishware.
    Clean sanitize, and/or disinfect portable transport cages, mats, and carriers as well as the cage washing/storage area.
    Clean and maintain special services areas such as Ward Services, Isolation, etc. as assigned. This may include inventory, stocking, cleaning, sanitizing and/or disinfection, as well as waste disposal for cleanliness and to discourage vermin. Special attention is to be given to the exercise yard from both a sanitation and public presentation standpoint.
    Report and record all pertinent data as directed by Supervisor or Clinical Staff. Supervisor, Section Heads, and Clinical Staff will monitor performance on a daily basis.
    Provide additional in-house services to include the following:

    Maintain an adequate inventory of feedstuffs, learn the procedures involved in ordering and procuring feedstuffs and if directed order them in the absence of other personnel charged with this duty. Prepare and feed regular and special diets as directed.
    Familiarity with bathing and grooming procedures for patients as well as all equipment and products purchased and used in the procedures. Maintenance of bathing and grooming areas as well as equipment used for these tasks. Performance to be monitored daily by Supervisor, Section Heads and Clinical Staff.
    Prepare equipment for Physical Therapy procedures and assist if directed by clinical staff. Performance to be monitored by Supervisor, Section Heads, and Clinical Staff on a daily basis.
    Perform other duties as assigned by the Supervisor or KSU-VHC Administration such as:

    Assist Clinical Staff and Students as requested with animal restraint and any other procedures on a case by case basis.
    Support services throughout the Department/Hospital, such as minor repairs, equipment assembly, moving furniture, hanging pictures, bulletin boards, etc.
    Assist with additional duties as directed by Supervisor, Revision of Hospital Protocol, or Hospital Administration to support other areas of the Hospital as needed. Participate in cross-training programs to efficiently carry out these other duties, coordinate schedule accordingly to accommodate other support staff. Supervisor, Section Heads, and Clinical Staff will monitor daily performance.
    Interface with other Departments and Agencies on the KSU campus as assigned.
    Required Minimum Qualifications:

    High School or Equivalent
    3 years experience with Companion Animals/Exotics
    Valid driver’s license once employed
    Preferred Qualifications:

    Some college
    Experience with Companion Animals/Exotics in a clinical, kennel, cattery, pet shop setting
    Special Instructions to Applicants:

    Please submit cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references

    Screening of Applications Begins:

    Screening of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
  •  Contact information:
  • Kansas State University (KSU)
  • Manhattan, KS 66506
  • United States
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