Kansas State University Libraries Veterinary Nurse (Food Animal/Agricultural) in Manhattan, Kansas

About this Role:

The Veterinary Health Center (VHC) within the College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking a Veterinary Nurse. This position is responsible for providing technical services to the Food Animal Medicine/Agricultural Practices Section of the KSU-VHC. Primary purpose is to coordinate technical services required for providing quality veterinary care to client, teaching and research patients presented to the Agricultural Practices Section for treatment. This position also is responsible for monitoring veterinary student input into the VetStar computerized hospital management system and for assuring that stocking service areas has been accomplished. Lastly, this position is responsible for the coordination of animal treatments, instruct, train and supervise students and employees in approved treatment technique.

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity, and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university actively seeks candidates whose commitments and contributions will advance the University's commitment to the* _Principles of Community._ *

Duties / Responsibilities:

Clinical Facilitator:

This position will be responsible for monitoring patient care; patient flow in hospital, field service and in the isolation area; patient record maintenance utilizing VetStar; and patient handling, treatment, and restraint during all phases of the teaching program while directly interacting with students, faculty and staff. This will allow supervision of case management by students, to include teaching of basic nursing skills to students, while House Officers attend 7:30 am learning opportunities. Initiative and oversight will be needed to supervise maintenance and stocking activities in the work areas. Typical responsibilities may include:

  • Plan daily schedule based on logged appointments. Check with duty clinician for rescheduled or non-scheduled activities.

  • Organize students, necessary materials and equipment to facilitate efficiency for clients received throughout the day.

  • Supervise case treatments beginning at 8:00 am and ending 5:00 pm. Assist students in restraint to ensure safety and proper animal care.

  • Assist faculty in monitoring medical records. Assure daily computer entries and billings in VetStar are kept up to date following the established KSU-VHC format.

  • Monitor on a daily basis patient care and status. This includes feed cards, stall maintenance, feed and watering protocols, and animal appearance.

Technical Services:

This position will provide ongoing staffing relative to the service commitment of the teaching hospital. Technical responsibilities of this position will be to the Agricultural Practices Section of the KSU-VHC (an additional position is also designated to assist with rotational coverage of both Agricultural Practices and Equine Medicine.) Technical responsibilities will include equipment setup and operation; surgical preparation and setup (excluding the Large Animal Surgical Suite area); and clinical assistance to faculty within the section to facilitate services and communications between Hospital activities such as radiology, central preparation, and the dispensary. Technical responsibility for daily ICU coverage (from 8:30 to 9:30 am) while students attend rounds may be included.

Typical responsibilities may include:

  • Maintain the Food Animal Barn on a daily basis. This will include stocking and cleaning sinks and return residual products to central dispensary or central supply following the discharge of a patient.

  • Maintain all equipment associated with the conduct of the Agricultural Practices Section in good working order. Large maintenance needs such as chute repair or equipment purchases are forwarded to the attention of the appropriate purchasing center.

Additional Responsibilities:

Additional technical and training responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Initiate measures to increase the efficiency and operation of the Agricultural Practices Section as it relates to technical training and patient care.

  • As necessary, assist with coordination of emergency care, vacation period coverage and unexpected teaching demands with other nurses.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

Must be registered as a paraprofessional under the authority of Kansas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiner within six months of appointment.

For a Veterinary Nurse I: Completion of a two year college program in veterinary and animal technology accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association.

For a Veterinary Nurse II: Completion of a two year college program in veterinary and animal technology accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association and two years of relevant experience.

For a Veterinary Nurse III: Completion of a two year college program in veterinary and animal technology accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association and five years of relevant experience as a state credentialed veterinary technician (RVT, LVT, CVT).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two years post-graduate experience in a veterinary hospital setting
  • One year post-graduate experience in veterinary food animal procedures
  • Clinical teaching and/or supervisory experience will be considered a beneficial asset for this position
  • Excellent communication skills and strong interpersonal skills
  • Experience with veterinary hospital management programs software such as VetStar

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please submit the following:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume
  3. Contact information for three professional references

Screening of Applications Begins:

Screening of applications begins immediately and continues until filled.

Salary Range / Pay Rate:

$ 11.71 - $ 21.74 per hour

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

Department: 3670080070 Veterinary Health Center

Job no: 504654

Work type: Staff Full Time (USS)

Location: Manhattan, Kansas

Categories: Veterinary Medicine

Advertised: 15 Oct 2018 Central Daylight Time

Applications close: Open until filled