Small animal, integrative veterinary practice seeking a Veterinary Technician/Assistant & Client Care Coordinator
-High school diploma or equivalent
-Veterinary Technician Certification (CVT) desirable but not required
-Minimum of 3 years previous On-The-Job Training when not a CVT.
-Minimum of 1 year experience if CVT.
-Minimum of 18 years old.
-Genuinely enjoys working with animals and is able to deal with them even when they are stressed, ill or in pain.
-Can stay calm and efficient during a medical crisis.
-Is well-spoken and approaches his/her job duties in a mature nature.
-Is experienced in the teamwork approach and works well with all levels of hospital team members.
-Has excellent client communication skills.
-Physical Effort: -Working conditions: May be exposed to unpleasant odors, noises and animal feces. May beexposed to bites, scratches and contagious diseases
DUTIES AND TASKS
-Can provide compassionate care to patients and clients
-Can conduct oneself in a confident and professional manner even when stressed and/or focused on -individual tasks.
-Can prepare and maintain the exam rooms, treatment areas, surgery area(s), and Isolation room.
-Can perform physical assessments;record observations legibly in files or computer
-Can legibly keep accurate medical records in accordance with hospital policy, and state requirements
–Understands the importance of a clean and orderly facility, does not hesitate to clean or organize as part of a normal job duty.
– -Gives SQ, IM and IV injections
-Can handle client’s medical questions with confidence and direct to veterinarians when appropriate
– – Understands usage, dosage, and common side-effects for commonly used prescription drugs and can readily explain them to the clients.
-Can maintain an appropriate inventory of all medical supplies as determined by the inventory control system.
-Can assist the veterinarian in medical,surgical and dental procedures; prepares patients, and the appropriate equipment for surgery; administers anesthesia; monitors patients during surgeryand recovery; administers fluids.
-Can properly care for all surgical materials; keep the operating room properly stocked and prepared for surgery
-Can perform emergency procedures such as control of bleeding, resuscitation with oxygen, opening airways, and external cardiac massage.
-Can perform clinical laboratory procedures such as fecal flotation exams, heartworm checks, skin scrapings, urinalysis, and fungal cultures; draws blood for laboratory analysis; maintains file of lab test results and ensures that test results are recorded in patient records.
-Can effectively position for and take radiographs.
-Can perform electrocardiograms.
-Can place IV catheters and properly care for them. Understands the use and care of IV pumps.
-Knows common disease stages and can alert veterinarians when symptoms change or when concerns arise with hospitalized patients.
-Can admit patients following hospital policy and doctors written orders.
-Can discharge patients based on the veterinarian’s orders, ensuring that patients are well groomed and in a medically appropriate state.
-Able to suggest necessary products and services to clients and their pets based on need.
-Ability to work independently as directed, but also to ensure over all team success.
-Ability to create, promote, and ensure a high client satisfactory environment
-Ability to resolve client concerns on own, seeking help only when necessary