Anesthesia Technician (Trainee, I, or II)

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Position type: Full-Time 12-Month
Department: 184000 - CVM Clinical Science Department
Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS
Categories: Support Staff
Position Open Date:

Position Function:

To administer anesthetics to render patients insensitive to pain during surgical and other medical procedures, supervise/teach students in the practice of anesthesia, maintain equipment and keep related records.

Salary Grade:  12

Please see Staff Compensation Structure for salary ranges.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Set up and prepare anesthesia equipment prior to surgeries or other procedures. Set up appropriate monitoring equipment. Responsible for ensuring that anesthesia pharmacy supplies are adequately stocked and that all drugs are secure and accounted for. Instruct veterinary and veterinary technician students on correct procedures for administering anesthesia, case management, assign grades to students based on performance. Supervise and assist students during the anesthetic period, during anesthesia inducement and during patient recovery from anesthesia. Perform anesthesia procedures, including examining, preparing and positioning patients, interpreting blood work and chemistries, selecting drug regime and administering anesthetics. Assist with the administering of Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG) examination; evaluate participants based on performance. Maintain records of drugs used and report appropriate charges. Prepare anesthesia log book and review.

Minimum Qualifications:

Trainee Level: Must possess a veterinary technology or technician degree, Must obtain certification within 1 calendar year of hire.

Level I : High School Diploma or Equivalent. Certification as a Veterinary Technician or Registered Nurse, 4 years of related experience.

Level II: High School Diploma or Equivalent. Certification as a Veterinary Technician or Registered Nurse, 4 years of related experience, plus 3 years' experience as Anesthesia Technician I or 5 or more years' experience in private practice.

Rank and salary will be commensurate with education and experience.  

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Ability to work with all kinds of animals. Working knowledge of techniques of restraint, sedation, anesthesia and patient monitoring.

Instructions for Applying:

Applicants must apply online at Please include cover letter and resume along with names and addresses of at least three references.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.

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