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Veterinary Nurse (Dentistry)

Apply now Department: 3670080070 Veterinary Health Center
Job no: 515258
Employment type: Staff Full Time (USS)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Worksite: On-site requirement
Categories: Veterinary Medicine
Pay Grade: 06A

About This Role:

The Veterinary Health Center (VHC) within the College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking applicants for a Veterinary Nurse I, II or III. This position exists to assist with providing quality veterinary procedures for client/teaching/research animals at the VHC. This position is assigned to the Specialty and General Dentistry service within the Small Animal Surgery Department. Assignments will be made by the supervisor. This position is also responsible for coordination of animal treatments, instruct, train, and oversee students and employees in approved treatment technique. This position is designated as essential.

Why Join Us:

Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays. To see what benefits are available, please visit:

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.

Visit this link for K-State’s guidance and policies on remote work and flexible work arrangements.  Remote work agreements are required for all flexible work arrangements and are subject to review.

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 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:

  • VTS (Dentistry) certification or interested in becoming certified with experience in administering and monitoring anesthesia, performing dental radiographs, and dental charting
  • Post graduate experience in a veterinary hospital setting.
  • Clinical teaching and/or supervisory experience will be considered a beneficial asset to this position.
  • Have excellent communication skills and strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to maintain and use ordinary and dental specialty medical hospital equipment.
  • Be physically able to handle, restrain and provide medical services to domestic animals.
  • A working knowledge of operating room sterile technique procedures is preferred.
  • Knowledge of standard emergency veterinary medical procedures is preferred.
  • Ability to perform word processing and data entry procedures on a personal computer.
  • Be willing to master new techniques.

Other Requirements:

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

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

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

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until position is filled.

Anticipated Hiring Pay Range:

$17.00- 34.69 hourly

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.

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