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  • Animal Health Care Technician (Veterinary Health Center)

    Kansas State University

    The Veterinary Health Center (VHC) with the College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking applicants for an Animal Health Care Technician. This position is responsible for ensuring that surgical instruments are properly cleaned and repacked. These items are then to be sterilized and presented back to surgery sections in a sterile condition. Additional responsibilities include ensuring that surgical supplies and commodities are maintained in adequate quantities for use, that surgical linens are properly washed, and to assist with other work areas, as requested by the supervisor. This position will work a varying shift between 7 am-7 pm.

    Required Minimum Qualifications:
    One year of related experience. Education may be substituted for experience.

    Preferred Qualifications:
    Prefer a minimum of one year experience in sterile processing. Prefer hospital experience in sterilizer operation, biomedical equipment operation and maintenance, supply and/or pharmaceutical stocking and distribution, or similar responsibilities.

    Ability to read supply requisition forms, maintain records and a daily running inventory of materials stocked, dispensed, and requested. Ability to interpret quality control monitors (i.e. autoclave tape color changes, internal pack sensitivity discs, etc.) which relate to degree of sterilization gained during processing of surgical instrument and supply packs. Knowledge of basic computer operations, to include familiarity with concepts of database management programs. Initiative to diagnose and troubleshoot equipment difficulties without being directly supervised (i.e. automatically check equipment performance and cleanliness each time it is requested to the employee).
 
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