Manor Equine Hospital seeks a full-time anesthesia/surgery technician to join our well established, premier equine referral center serving Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and parts of Northern Virginia. We are a dedicated team who has developed a reputation for excellent patient care and superior communication.
The practice provides state of the art surgical treatment for various soft-tissue and orthopedic conditions, advanced diagnostics and treatment of lameness and other conditions; as well as ambulatory services providing preventative medicine, wellness programs, and emergency services to our horse owners in the surrounding area. Our surgical suite is equipped with adult and foal anesthesia machines/ventilators with sevoflurane and isoflurane, full multi-parameter monitoring (ECG, IBP, NIBP, ETCO2, SpO2, Agent analyzer); in addition, we have two padded induction/recovery stalls.
We are looking for an individual who wants to be a part of our efficient and supportive team and have direct and immediate impact on our patients’ well-being. The ideal candidate should have the ability to think and act independently, but also be able to take direction from others. They should be able to multitask in a busy/fluidic environment, work well in a team setting and communicate in a concise and professional manner with colleagues and clients. The candidate must have a willingness to continually learn varied and advanced anesthesia practices/protocols and be prepared to perform advanced nursing techniques/skills.
This technician will work closely with the surgeons and our other veterinarians and technicians in managing our surgical patients during their clinical workup, and in the peri-anesthetic and post- operative period. Responsibilities will include patient prep and imaging, catheter placement, providing sedation and induction and monitoring of anesthesia, monitoring throughout the peri-anesthetic period, daily patient care and treatments, and record keeping. This person will also assist with anesthesia inventory, equipment maintenance and cleanliness/organization of anesthesia areas.
Eligibility for licensure in Maryland and experience with handling/restraining horses is required. Administering IV/IM injections, placement of IV catheters, administering anesthesia and assessing patient monitoring, intubation, and anesthesia recovery in equine patients is highly desirable, although we are willing to train the right candidate. A working knowledge of basic pharmacology and physiology, anesthesia equipment, patient monitors, ability to address changes in patient status under anesthesia and during recovery, and calculate drug dosages and rates is also highly preferred.
There is no on-call or weekend duty, as this is an elective surgery only referral practice. We offer competitive wages commensurate with experience and benefits package including CE opportunities. Interested candidates should apply by sending a letter of intent, resume outlining equine veterinary technician and general horse experience, and list of three references to email@example.com.
Eligibility for licensure in Maryland.
High degree of competence in handling horses.
About Manor Equine Hospital
Full service, elective only surgical referral and sports medicine practice. Additionally, ambulatory services provided.