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Job ID: 150621

Veterinary Technician - Radiology MRI
Tufts University

Date Posted Dec. 4, 2020
Title Veterinary Technician - Radiology MRI
University Tufts University
Grafton, MA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Research Scientist/Associate
  • Radiological Sciences
    Veterinary Medicine - General

The Diagnostic Imaging service provides clinical support to the Foster Hospital for Small Animals and the Hospital for Large Animals at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. The service also supports the teaching mission of the Department of Clinical Sciences. The work areas of the diagnostic imaging service include small animal and large animal radiology, SA ultrasound, CT, MRI and nuclear medicine.

The Veterinary Technician – Radiology MRI participates in a structured training program within the department and works as part of an integrated clinical care team to provide high quality diagnostic imaging services to inpatient, outpatient, surgical and emergency patients in both the Small and Large Animal Hospitals. This position will allow for extensive training across multiple imaging modalities which may include small animal and large animal radiology, SA ultrasound, CT, MRI and nuclear medicine but will focus primarily on small animal and large animal radiographs and MRI.


Basic Requirements:

  • Associate’s Degree in Veterinary Technology or a high school diploma (or the equivalent) with at least three years of related experience.
  • Excellent small animal handling and restraint skills. Large animal and exotic animal handling skills are also desirable.
  • Comprehensive understanding of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, phlebotomy, veterinary pharmacology (including basic drug dose calculations) and patient monitoring.
  • Ability to effectively work as a member of a diverse team of clinical and administrative professionals. Incumbents must be self-motivated, flexible, organized and cooperative with a strong interest and effort directed towards the success of the entire team.
  • Basic knowledge of Diagnostic Imaging in a veterinary setting with an emphasis on small animal radiography and ultrasound.
  • A desire to teach. This includes sharing knowledge and expertise with colleagues throughout the Small Animal Hospital as well as students. Teaching also requires a commitment to ongoing professional development such as participation in Continuing Education and maintenance of credentials and certifications.
  • Ability to collaborate with colleagues throughout the Small Animal Hospitals to prioritize multiple responsibilities for several patients within a busy clinical setting.
  • Basic computer skills including the ability to learn the electronic medical record system.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. with or without accommodation.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Veterinary Technology with 2 or more years of clinical experience in a Specialty/ Referral Veterinary Hospital
  • Previous experience capturing quality diagnostic radiographs of small animals and/or equine patients
  • Credentialed as a Certified Veterinary Technician

Special Work Schedule Requirements:

  • The schedule for this position may include providing University and calendar holiday coverage on a rotating basis.
  • The schedule for this position may include providing evening, night, weekend and/or on-call coverage.
  • The schedule for this position requires flexibility to insure that adequate patient care is provided without interruption or exception.

  • This position is considered essential and is therefore required to report to work as scheduled during emergency closings.

An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.

Equal Opportunity Employer – minority/females/veterans/disability/sexual orientation/gender identity

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