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Technician (Anesthesiology)


Department: Veterinary Medical Centre, Western College of Veterinary Medicine

FTE: 1.0

Status: Permanent

Competition No.: 17081-T

Salary Information: The salary range is $4,327.44 to $5,834.14 per month (Applied Scientific Services, Phase 5).  The starting salary will commensurate with education and experience.  **If a qualified candidate cannot be found, the successful candidate will be initially hired at a lower phase level and will be upgraded upon obtaining the required qualifications

Primary Purpose: To work as a member of a technical team responsible for planning and initiating patient care in the anesthesia section for both the Large and Small Animal Clinics.

Nature of Work: Reporting to the Nursing Care Manager, this position works under pressure and stressful situations.  The work involves heavy lifting and assisting in moving and positioning both patients and equipment.   Subject to some unpleasant odors, dress code and traffic pattern restrictions. Shift premiums where applicable. Hours of work are subject to change and requires a shift rotation including a late shift and/or on call duty.

Typical Duties: Induction, maintenance, and recovery of both clinical and research animals as instructed by licensed veterinarians; assists with supervision and instruction of undergraduate veterinary, animal health technician and veterinary technology students; maintains facilities, equipment, and supplies

Education: Graduate of a recognized two year veterinary technology or animal health technician program; registered or eligible for registration with the Saskatchewan Association of Veterinary Technologists (SAVT).  Candidate is to be certified with the Academy of Veterinary Technician Anesthetists (AVTA).  Candidates who are eligible to pursue or are actively pursuing certification may be considered.

Experience: At least three years of direct experience with anesthesia of large animals, small animals, and exotics in a mixed practice or other veterinary college.  Demonstrated experience with directing and evaluating the work of others.

Skills: Demonstrated proficient technical skills in the fields mentioned above; sound knowledge of anesthesiology; demonstrated ability to prioritize and work independently in a variety of routine and critical situations; effective organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills, both written and verbal; ability to adapt to and work in a dynamic work environment maintaining a professional and positive demeanor; and the ability to function under pressure and in stressful situations.

This position is in scope of CUPE 1975.

Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Inquiries regarding this position can be directed to Lori Lorenzo at 966-7103. 

Be sure to apply online as emailed applications will not be accepted.

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The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.