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Veterinary Nurse I,II,II- Small Animal ICU

at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas, United States

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Veterinary Nurse I,II,II- Small Animal ICU

Department: 3670080070 Veterinary Health Center
Job no: 517004
Employment type: Staff Part Time (USS)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Worksite: On-site requirement
Categories: Veterinary Medicine
Pay Grade: 07A


About This Role:
The Veterinary Health Center (VHC) within the College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking a Veterinary Nurse I, II, or III to join our dedicated Intensive Care Unit (ICU) team to help provide exemplary patient care. This position holds many engaging responsibilities including helping to provide vital care for critical patients, operating medical equipment, and performing or assisting in technical procedures. Nurses on this team assist in day-to-day responsibilities like monitoring medical records, organizing technical work, maintaining equipment and supply statuses, as well as coordinating animal treatments. Communication and collaboration skills will be utilized daily.

Why Join Us:
The Veterinary Health Center is a teaching hospital that offers routine, emergency, and specialty care services. The VHC strives to provide exceptional care for patients from high-quality routine healthcare to state-of-the-art advanced therapy for seriously ill patients. The Veterinary Health Center is located in Manhattan, Kansas and is a vibrant college community with a population of over 55,000 in the Flint Hills. We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes 24 vacation days plus other paid time off (holidays, sick, and discretionary), health insurance, life insurance, and retirement plans. To see what benefits are available, please visit: www.ksvhc.org/about/employment/recruitment.html

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:
Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion. The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others. The University is dedicated to promoting the https://apptrkr.com/get_redirect.php?id=5122685&targetURL=

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:
Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion. The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others. The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

Worksite Options:
This position is required to be performed on-site. Work is performed on employer premises or designated assignment location.

What You'll Need to Succeed:
Minimum Qualifications:

  • 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 or animal technology accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and five years of relevant experience as a veterinary technician (RVT, LVT, CVT) after passing the Veterinary Technician National Exam.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of basic veterinary medical concepts, animal behavior and animal husbandry.
  • Additional advanced knowledge of nursing care and assigned service requirements and policies.
  • Ability to perform general diagnostic procedures and technical tasks associated with emergency medical care.
  • Ability to work with and provide preventative maintenance for ordinary veterinary medical hospital equipment.
  • Ability to adhere to appropriate safety procedures.
  • Ability to be a self-starter and be proactive in assisting others.
  • Ability to multi-task and work in high intensity environment.
  • Ability to handle, restrain, and provide medical treatments to domestic animals.
  • Skilled in time management and prioritizing daily responsibilities.
  • Skilled in interpersonal and written communication.
  • Skilled in basic computer skills.
  • Be willing to master new techniques.


Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be registered as a paraprofessional under the authority of Kansas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiner within six months of employment.
  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment.


How to Apply:
Please submit the following documents on www.ksvhc.org/about/employment/.

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


Screening of Applications Begins:
Immediately and continues until position is filled.

Anticipated Hiring Pay Range:
$22.30-34.69 per hour

Equal Employment Opportunity:
Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

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.



Advertised: Mar 20, 2024
Application Closes: Open until filled

To apply, visit https://careers.k-state.edu/cw/en-us/job/517004/veterinary-nurse-iiiii-small-animal-icu







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