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Veterinary Nurse II-Small Animal ICU

Apply now Department: 3670080070 Veterinary Health Center
Job no: 517442
Employment type: Staff Full Time (USS)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Worksite: On-site requirement
Categories: Veterinary Medicine
Pay Grade: 07A

About This Role:

The Veterinary Health Center (VHC) within the College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking a Veterinary Nurses I, II, or III to join our dedicated Small Animal Intensive Care Unit (ICU) team to help provide exemplary patient care. This position holds many engaging responsibilities including helping to provide vital care for critical patients, operating medical equipment, and performing or assisting in technical procedures. Nurses on this team assist in day-to-day responsibilities like monitoring medical records, organizing technical work, maintaining equipment and supply statuses, as well as coordinating animal treatments. Veterinary Nurses have the opportunity to advance their skillsets through continuing education and various learning experiences. The VHC also has an established career ladder for veterinary nurses to provide opportunities for professional advancements. Veterinary Nurses in this position work 12-hour shifts three days per week. Communication and collaboration skills will be utilized 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:

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:

  • For Veterinary Nurse I:
    • Completion of a two-year college program in veterinary and animal technology accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association.
  • For 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 Veterinary Nurse III:
    • 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 veterinary technician (RVT, LVT, CVT) after passing the Veterinary Technician National Exam.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • For All Veterinary Nurses:
    • Knowledge of basic veterinary medical concepts, animal behavior and animal husbandry.
    • Skilled in interpersonal and written communication.
    • Skilled in basic computer skills.
    • Be willing to master new techniques.
    • Ability to handle, restrain, and provide medical treatments to domestic animals.
    • Ability to adhere to appropriate safety procedures.
    • Ability to multi-task and work in high intensity environment.
    • Ability to perform general diagnostic procedures
    • Skilled in time management and prioritizing daily responsibilities.
    • Ability to work with and provide preventative maintenance for ordinary veterinary medical hospital equipment.
  • For Veterinary Nurse II:
    • Advanced knowledge of nursing care and assigned service requirements and policies.
  • For Veterinary Nurse III:
    • Ability to be a self-starter and be proactive in assisting others.
    • Advanced knowledge of nursing care and assigned service requirements and policies.

Other Requirements:

  • The College of Veterinary Medicine requires that new hires in any level must obtain a Kansas license as a Veterinary Technician within 6 months of employment.
  • 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:

$22.30-$34.69 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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