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Veterinary Nurse I, II or III in Large Animal (Overnights)

Apply now Department: 3670080070 Veterinary Health Center
Job no: 515131
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 Registered Veterinary Technicians (Veterinary Nurse, RVT, LVT, or CVT) to join our dedicated Large Animal team to provide exemplary patient care and customer service. Our nursing team provides direct patient care in our large animal barn by utilizing their technical skills for both the equine and livestock areas and are given the opportunity to continue to advance their skillset. Communication and leadership skills are utilized daily to facilitate the daily schedule, coordinate student orientation and teaching. Our Veterinary Nurses work closely with students, interns, residents, and senior clinicians. The VHC has an established career ladder for veterinary nurses to provide opportunities for advancement, supports continuing education and subspecialty certifications recognized by NAVTA.

This position is for an overnight shift with rotating days/times.

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 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, retirement plans. 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:

  • Veterinary Nurse I
    • Requires the completion of a two-year college program in veterinary or animal technology accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).
  • Veterinary Nurse II
    • Requires the completion of a two-year college program in veterinary or animal technology accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and two years of relevant experience.
  • Veterinary Nurse III
    • Requires 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 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 equine and large 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, electronic medical records system

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment.
  • Must be registered as a licensed veterinary nurse under the authority of Kansas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiner 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:

$23.00 - $34.69 per hour, based on qualifications and experience

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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