Veterinary Teaching Hospital Surgery Coordinator
The VTH Surgery Coordinator is a fluid position that involves extensive communication throughout each day with various services to facilitate the scheduling of surgical, endoscopic and MRI procedures.
Ensures all necessary diagnostics have been completed in a timely fashion and assists in the facilitation of needed diagnostics if necessary. This position will interact with key stakeholders in the hospital that drive the patient flow throughout the surgical/imaging service areas. The position is also self driven and requires a high degree of professional interaction that may sometimes result in denying a surgery request.
Communicate with various services to facilitate the scheduling of surgical, endoscopic and MRI procedures
-Monitor Surgery/Endoscopy/MRI requests through Vet View
-Ensure all necessary diagnostics have been completed in a timely fashion
-Assist in the facilitation of needed diagnostics if necessary
-Block off the appropriate OR suite and time to ensure OR space is available when required to minimize cross contamination
-Monitor emergency schedule and help facilitate communication with emergency department and service for transfer
-Arrange for rescheduling of any cases that are bumped
-Assist the senior veterinary and veterinary technician students with patient management for a variety of surgical and diagnostic procedures. Knowledge of the pharmacological effects of a variety of medical agents is necessary.
-Attend continuing education and/or conferences to ensure current skills are up to date.
-Other duties within the scope of the position as required.
Items Needed for Application
Knowledge, Skills, Certifications, Experience necessary for the position:
-Active RVT license with the GA State Board as a Registered Veterinary Technician or meet all requirements to become licensed within 6 months of employment.
-Considerable knowledge and hands on experience in all aspects of veterinary technician duties that include, but are not limited to: the supervision or performance of maintaining animal health records, collecting and analyzing specimens, conducting physical exams and tests (including ultrasounds, radiology, cardiology, etc.), administering medications, assisting with surgery (administering anesthesia & monitoring vital signs), posting service charges for each patient and teaching professional students. Knowledge of the pharmacological effects of a variety of medications is necessary.
-2 plus years of hands on experience in a multi-functional hospital dealing with various levels of stakeholders.
The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.