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Veterinary Technician - Ophthalmology Float
Tufts University


Date Posted Dec. 3, 2020
Title Veterinary Technician - Ophthalmology Float
University Tufts University
Grafton, MA, United States
Department
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
 
 
  • Research Scientist/Associate
  • Ophthalmology
 
 

The Henry and Lois Foster Hospital for Small Animals provides 24-hour care for pets 365 days of the year. Since 1979, we have offered high quality medical care, consultation, referral and emergency veterinary services for the care of dogs, cats and exotic pets.  In addition, the hospital creates a positive learning experience for TCSVM students and student technicians with regard to small animal medicine and supports the training of SAM technicians.

The Ophthalmology/Float Veterinary Technician will provide support to clinical care teams with regard to patient treatments and procedures, technician appointments/discharges and special procedures. Hours may include some evenings and weekends.  In addition, the Veterinary Technician instructs veterinary students on each rotation.

The Veterinary Technician should have strong technical ability with regards to patient assessment skills and animal handling/restraint of various species. Ability to work in a busy, sometimes stressful, environment both independently and as a team member. Ability to interface well with clients via technician appointments and telephone call-backs and ability to interact well with students, faculty and staff are essential. Must consistently demonstrate professional interactions with others. Must be able to function as part of a team as well as independently.

The Ophthalmology portion of this position will support this service up to three to five days a week depending on clinical need.

The ophthalmology technician will assist the ophthalmologists, residents, interns and students with clinical cases (outpatient & inpatient), surgical cases (prepping, setting up, assisting & post-op medical management), and research projects, and will perform certain special procedures. Candidates for this position will be trained to perform ocular ultrasounds, electroretinography, tonometry, blood pressure measurements and outpatient technician appointments. The ophthalmology technician will be able to begin the physical examination process and record a complete and accurate patient history, write draft ophthalmology exam reports, and instruct veterinary students on ophthalmology topics. The ophthalmology technician will help to arrange student ophthalmology labs and will assist with laboratory instruction of preclinical students. The ophthalmology technician will organize and perform at least some of the service’s patient discharges and will interface with clients regarding medication refills, appointment requests, and basic questions about patient progress. The technician will also generate estimates for procedures and enter charges for inpatients and outpatients. In addition, this technician will obtain blood and other lab samples, organize their submission, and report results to clinicians when appropriate.
The float portion of this position will support the other specialty services up to two or more days a week depending on clinical need.

The float technician will provide support to other parts of the hospital or in the specialty services. Specialty services include Behavior, Dermatology, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Oncology, Surgery and Zoological Companion Animal Medicine (ZCAM).

The float technician will be trained by the embedded service technician(s) to perform specific diagnostics pertaining to the service they are covering. The float technician should be able to complete a physical examination, record a complete and accurate patient history and instruct veterinary students on various topics related to that service. The float technician will organize and perform some of the service’s patient discharges and will interface with clients regarding medication refills, appointment requests, and basic questions about patient progress. The technician will also generate estimates for procedures and enter charges for inpatients and outpatients. In addition, this technician will obtain blood and other lab samples, organize their submission, and report results to clinicians when appropriate.


 
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