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Veterinary Hospital Anesthesiology Technician I

Summary

Administer anesthetics to veterinary patients, including but not limited to domestics, exotics, and large animals. Instruct veterinary students, fellow technicians, and other personnel in veterinary fields in the administration of anesthetics and the use of anesthesia equipment.

Examples of Work

Job functions are specific duties that would be included in the essential functions of the job description. These functions are not all-inclusive nor do they cover the full extent of the duties performed.

  • Administers all types of anesthetic agents to patients in the operating suite including inhalation, intravenous and balanced anesthesia.
  • Observes the condition of the patient during anesthesia, monitors and records blood pressure, pulse and respiration, and keeps a written anesthesia record for each anesthetic administered.
  • Assist with recovery, including extubation and administration of post-operative analgesic therapy.
  • Perform basic anesthesia with supervision during on call/emergency.

Education and Experience

High school diploma or equivalent and two years of veterinary experience or a graduate of a veterinary technology program.

Licensure and Certification

Graduation from an AVAMA Accredited Veterinary Technology program and/or Certified Veterinary Technician Licensure in good standing is preferred.

Supervision

Received: Detailed and precise supervision from clinicians, supervisors or higher ranking technicians. Instructions are both written and oral. Minimal supervision is required but supervisor is normally available for advice and consultation.

Exercised: Provides general instruction and review to veterinary students and lower ranking technicians. May provide periodic instructions and review of student workers, and OPS technicians in the absence of a professional staff member or higher ranking technician.

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