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Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 58-28152
Posted Job Title VET TECH A
School Name School of Veterinary Medicine
Org Widener Hospital
Posted to the Web 03/02/2018
Posted Job/Salary Grade 022
Employment Type Non-Exempt
Hours 40.00
Position Type Full Time
Position Schedule 8/80 sch. OT, wknds
Months 12
Position Length Ongoing
Position End Date
University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

School/Center Overview

The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine is a global leader in veterinary education, research, and clinical care. Founded in 1884, the School is a proud member of the One Health initiative, linking human, animal, and environmental health.


1. Provide nursing care to large animal patients.
* Effectively manage time and plan daily activities to ensure thorough and efficient patient care in assigned area
* Cross-train in all areas of the hospital and remain knowledgeable on changing area-specific procedures
* Evaluate and communicate patient status and changes in patient care to clinicians, peers and students

2. Provide emergency and critical care for large animal patients.
* Consult with emergency clinician and other relevant personnel to ensure proper preparation for incoming emergencies
* Assess status of incoming emergency patients

3. Teach fourth-year veterinary students and senior veterinary nursing students.
* Guide Harcum veterinary nursing students through daily activities of veterinary nurses; provide demonstration and instruction on all aspects of nursing care
* Submit comprehensive student evaluations to Harcum practicum supervisor in a timely manner

4. Participate in research projects
* Remain familiar with ongoing research projects and the role of nursing in each
* Communicate with faculty, staff and peers to ensure research project requirements are properly executed

5. Contribute to a professional, safe and efficient hospital environment
Position located in Kennett Sq. , no public trans. avail.


CVT or CAHT required (graduate of an AVMA-accredited veterinary technician program); or eligible to sit for boards.
Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills required.
Excellent oral and written communication skills required.

Affirmative Action Statement

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.
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Posting Supplemental Questions

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  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Jobs@Penn
    • Contacted by a Penn Recruiter
    • Referred by a Penn Employee
    • Referred by a friend or family member
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Other Internet Advertisement
    • Linkedin
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    • Professional Affiliation/Trade Website
    • Diversity Association/Publication Website
    • Heard about it at a conference or career fair
    • Apple One
    • Recruitment and/or staffing agency
  2. * What is your highest level of education completed?
    • Less than high school education
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • Vocational or Technical School
    • Associate's Degree or Two Year College
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree
    • PHD/MD/JD or equivalent doctoral degree
  3. * How many years of experience do you have related to this position?
    • 0 to 1 Year
    • 1 to 2 Years
    • 2 to 3 Years
    • 3 to 5 Years
    • 5 to 7 Years
    • 7 to 10 Years
    • Over 10 Years
  4. * Do you have CVT or CAHT certification; or eligible to sit for boards?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have excellent communication skills – both oral and written?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter