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Animal Technician I

Apply now Department: 3670080070 Veterinary Health Center
Job no: 515173
Employment type: Staff Full Time (USS)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Worksite: On-site requirement
Categories: Veterinary Medicine
Pay Grade: 05A

About This Role:

The Veterinary Health Center (VHC) within the College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking applicants for an Animal Technician I. The purpose of this position is to have a more consistent performance of duties which are currently performed by a number of Student Animal Technicians who have inconsistent hours dictated by their class schedules. This position will interface with the other two Animal Technicians I & II as they finish their daily schedules and will provide coverage during day and some weekend hours which currently have limited student coverage.

The work schedule for this position is Tuesday-Saturday 2:30pm-11pm.

Duties / Responsibilities

Provide patient care in assigned Small Animal/Exotics sections to include the following:

   A. Per written procedures and protocols as well as oral instruction clean, sanitize and/or disinfect all cages, kennels, treatment areas, and other areas as directed on a daily basis.

   B. Supply fresh water to patients unless otherwise directed, monitor food intake and/or feed as directed.

   C. Observe patients for questionable presentation and/or medical difficulties; notifying appropriate clinical staff and supervisor. Supervisor Section Heads, and Clinical Staff will monitor performance on a daily basis.

Provide ancillary patient care in the Small Animal/Exotics sections to include the following:

   A. Operate laundry and dishwashing equipment to clean, sanitize, and/or disinfect non-surgical linens, equipment, and dishware.

   B. Clean sanitize, and/or disinfect portable transport cages, mats, and carriers as well as the cage washing/storage area.

   C. Clean and maintain special services areas such as Ward Services, Isolation, etc. as assigned. This may include inventory, stocking, cleaning, sanitizing and/or disinfection, as well as waste disposal for cleanliness and to discourage vermin. Special attention is to be given to the exercise yard from both a sanitation and public presentation standpoint.

   D. Report and record all pertinent data as directed by Supervisor or Clinical Staff. Supervisor, Section Heads, and Clinical Staff will monitor performance on a daily basis.

Provide additional in-house services to include the following:

   A. Maintain an adequate inventory of feedstuffs, learn the procedures involved in ordering and procuring feedstuffs and if directed order them in the absence of other personnel charged with this duty. Prepare and feed regular and special diets as directed.

   B. Familiarity with bathing and grooming procedures for patients as well as all equipment and products purchased and used in the procedures. Maintenance of bathing and grooming areas as well as equipment used for these tasks. Performance to be monitored daily by Supervisor, Section Heads and Clinical Staff.

   C. Prepare equipment for Physical Therapy procedures and assist if directed by clinical staff. Performance to be monitored by Supervisor, Section Heads, and Clinical Staff on a daily basis.

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:

  • No minimum requirements. Some positions may require additional education (or relevant experience) that will be specified on the position description. Various training and/or certification may be required. This position is covered by the Kansas Association of Public Employees (KAPE) agreement.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • High School or Equivalent
  • 3 yrs Experience with Companion Animals/Exotics
  • Some College
  • Experience with Companion Animals/Exotics in a clinical, kennel, cattery, pet shop setting

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment.
  • Valid driver’s license once employed

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:

$15.00 - $15.50 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.

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