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Veterinary Nurse (Radiology)

Apply now Department: 3670080070 Veterinary Health Center
Job no: 504786
Work type: Staff Full Time (USS)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Medical, Veterinary Medicine

About this Role:

The Kansas State University Veterinary Health Center (KSU-VHC) Radiology Section requires all nurses to help with the clinical teaching endeavors of the Section. This position includes performing radiographs of small, large, and exotic animals while providing concurrent instruction of these techniques to 4th year veterinary medical students. This position also requires a small role in the provision of clinical nuclear medicine, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging services. This position involves all aspects of the radiology department from scheduling and performing studies, to analysis and reporting of studies, maintaining logs and records, and interacting with radiation safety personnel. The nurses also provide "didactic" teaching in the fourth year through prepared topic presentations. This position is also responsible for coordination of animal treatments; instruct, train and supervise students and employees in approved treatment technique.

This position is considered ESSENTIAL during times of inclement weather.

For additional information regarding Veterinary Nurses, visit: VHC VETERINARY NURSES

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:

  • Supervise, perform or assist with radiographic, ultrasonographic and nuclear imaging procedures to include fluoroscopy and special procedures associated with clinical cases and research. Provide supervision and instruction to professional students regarding patient positioning, radiographic technique, darkroom procedures and radiation safety. Provide quality control for radiographic studies including decision making regarding the adequacy of studies when the radiologists are absent from the department
  • Supervise animal care for cases in the Radiology section
  • Monitor and take steps to assure a safe working environment (radiation and physical safety) for students and personnel in the department
  • Participate in the teaching activities of the Radiology Section as it related to professional, graduate and continuing education. Take a role in development of laboratories for professional students (for example in technique chart development and special procedures.) Participate in the instruction of radiographic anatomy through development and presentation of lecture and laboratory material to first year professional students
  • Assist in the identification, retrieval, and use of case material by the radiology staff. A variety of technologies including computer image digitization and manipulation; photography; and film copying may be used to facilitate these tasks. Familiarity and ability to use an IBM or IBM-like personal computer for this task and those tasks associated with input of data into the VetStar hospital management system will be necessary
  • Coordinate clinical nuclear medicine services including but not limited to: scheduling of clinical case studies; preparation for studies; performance of studies; analysis and report generation for routine studies; maintenance of radiation safety logs; follow up release of radioactive patients; and disposal of radioactive waste. Principle responsibility for quality control and routine evaluation of equipment and radiopharmaceuticals. Also required is logistical support of the lab to include stocking and cleaning (which requires appropriate radiation safety) of the radioisotope laboratory. Transport and maintain logs on Technetium generators and any other isotopes supplied by Mercy Hospital, Sunset Avenue or Mercy Hospital, College Avenue. Act as primary interface with KSU radiation safety officers for routine handling of logs, reports, waste disposal and safety inspectors
  • Provide technical support for radiology in the clinical and research activities of the radiology faculty. This may include provision of radiology service and radiographic expertise in support of other faculty within the college
  • Maintenance of order and cleanliness within the Radiology Section. This includes radiographic files and daily bookkeeping. Perform other duties as requested by radiologists or Hospital Administrator by following procedures developed at the KSU-VHC

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
  • Experience in a veterinary radiology unit 
  • Teaching experience 
  • Nuclear medicine imaging experience
  • Ability to work with domestic animals and ordinary veterinary medical hospital equipment
  • Knowledge and basic skills in radiology of a formal training program 
  • Basic knowledge of Windows based computer system
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to handle and restrain large domestic animals
  • Working knowledge of radiographic technique and safety

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please submit cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references 

Screening of Applications Begins:

Screening of applications begins immediately 

Salary Range / Pay Rate:

$ 11.71 - $ 21.78 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. 

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