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Veterinary Assistant - Pet Health (Veterinary Health Center)

Apply now Department: 3670080070 Veterinary Health Center
Job no: 510079
Work type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Term)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Veterinary Medicine, Medical
Pay Grade: 04A

About this Role:

The Veterinary Health Center (VHC) within the College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking applicants for a Veterinary Assistant - Pet Health. The purpose of this position is to provide assistance to VHC veterinarians and Veterinary Nurses in the performance of their duties to improve the client service experience. This position will provide clerical and patient care support, and serve as a medical scribe and electronic medical record specialist in the Pet Health Center. Scheduling appointments for the service in an efficient and accurate manner a is of upmost importance and will be a priority for this position.

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:

Assist VHC Veterinarians and Veterinary Nurses:

  • Provide patient care
    • Restraint of animals
    • Feed, exercise and bathe patients
  • Collection of urine and fecal samples
  • Monitor, record and report physical signs of hospitalized patients
  • Assist with compliance of all biohazard and infection control protocols
    • Examples
      • Clean cages and runs, provide clean bedding, water and litter boxes
      • Wash and dry laundry, wash and sanitize feed bowls
  • Restock and reorder supplies

Electronic Medical Record Specialist:

  • Medical Scribe
    • Gather information for patient visit
    • Enter documentation into the Electronic Medical Record as directed and appropriate
  • Provide input in the creation and development of electronic medical record forms
  • Serve as electronic medical record and Hospital Information System resource for students, staff and faculty
  • Serve as secretary of the specialty service
    • Screen calls
    • Serve as resource in management of service daily activities
    • Serve as a client liaison with the service
  • Schedule appointments

Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma
  • One year of relevant experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two or more years of experience as a veterinary assistant providing patient care and appointment scheduling
  • Ability to work with and provide preventative maintenance for ordinary veterinary medical hospital equipment
  • Ability to handle, restrain, and provide medical treatments to domestic animals
  • Willingness to master new techniques
  • Demonstrated experience, knowledge and comfort with Word and Excel software
  • Ability to provide software instruction to a variety of audiences

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 and will continue until the position is filled.

Salary Range / Pay Rate:

$ 12.22 - $ 18.31 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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