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Veterinary Assistant- Small Animal ICU

Apply now Department: 3670080070 Veterinary Health Center
Job no: 517103
Employment type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Term)
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 Veterinary Assistants to join our dedicated Small Animal ICU team to help provide exemplary patient care. Though there are many responsibilities of someone in this position, the primary responsibility is to provide clinical assistance to the ICU staff in the day-to-day operations of caring for critical patients. Individuals in this role will also provide meaningful support through maintaining inventory, organizing necessary equipment, and engaging in basic aspects of patient care. Working hours for Veterinary Assistants in this position will include daytime hours and some weekends. This position prioritizes effective communication and leadership skills daily.

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 of 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, and retirement plans. To see what benefits are available, please visit:  www.ksvhc.org/about/employment/recruitment.html

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.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma and one year of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two or more years of experience as a veterinary assistant providing patient care.
  • Ability to work with and provide preventative maintenance for ordinary medical equipment.
  • Ability to handle, restrain, and provide medical treatments to domestic animals.
  • Willingness to master new techniques.

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment.

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

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

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until position is filled.

Anticipated Hiring Pay Range:

$15.25 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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