Ocala Equine Hospital, PA is an extremely fast-paced and busy practice. The practice consists of a an ambulatory division, surgery division, and in-house laboratory. The facility includes 3 barns, a pool recovery system, MRI, CT advanced imaging, Nuclear Scintigraphy, Pet Scan and state-of-the art equipment in all areas. The surgical caseload consists of elective / emergency orthopedic and upper airway cases.
The primary role and duties include, but are not limited to, the following:
Coordinate and complete the following tasks timely, efficiently, and accurately adhering to local policies and procedures:
Work in a team environment in preparation of surgical procedures
Calculate and administer sedation
Place IV catheters
Assist with set up and position of patient
All aspects of anesthetic care; induction, intubation, recovery
Monitor patient levels and control of anesthesia machine
On the job training is available to the right candidate
With training, the ability to independently manage anesthesia cases.
Assist with sterilization of instruments and equipment
Care for all anesthesia equipment
Keep meticulous notes in horses’ chart
Physical assessment of patient
Communicate effectively with surgeons when necessary
Administer medication as needed
Patient Contact: move patients from stalls to hospital and return to stall
Ability to follow drug protocols for induction, maintenance, and TIVA
All routes of medication administration
Hours are Monday – Friday 7:30am until daily surgery are completed and rotating on-call schedule for nights and weekends. We are not a 24-hour facility.
Scrub / Surgery technician experience, 3 years preferred
Familiarity of surgical instruments
Understanding of sterilization technique
Understanding of drugs/medications
Ability to keep detailed logs of all controlled substances
Exceptional horse handling skills required, including handling of fractious or sedated horses, mares and foals
Located in the heart of Ocala's horse country, OCALA EQUINE HOSPITAL is a surgical referral center established in 1997 to treat elective surgical cases and orthopedic emergencies. We have a full range of advanced surgical and diagnostic equipment enabling us to provide premiere surgical referral services for the region. Our pool recovery system is unique to the region and complements our expertise in fracture repair. We also provide ambulatory services for emergencies, preventative care, lameness, reproduction, radiography, and general medical care.