The Veterinary Medical Center is seeking a part-time veterinary technician to support the Emergency Critical Care and Wards group. This position has flexibility to work either Wednesday night from 9pm-7:30am or Saturday night from 9pm-7:30am. Additional hours can be arranged with supervisor, allowing the position to work up to 14 hours per week.
Job duties for the position include, but are not limited to:
Assists Clinicians, clients and patients with receiving, assessment, work-up, discharge, etc., prepares patients for a variety of veterinary medical procedures including preparation for specialty care treatments and services, radiographic procedures, catherizations, venipunctures, vaccinations, anesthesia, administration of medications and treatments, etc.
Must be able to restrain and handle animals and/or assist with animal restraint and handling.
With oversight by a DVM, applies clinical job knowledge and competence to diagnosis, treatment, and care.
Provide excellent service to DVM’s and medical team that support quality patient care.
Facilitate open communication and teamwork among clinical care team members (DVM’s students, veterinary technicians, etc.) in support of positive patient outcomes and excellent patient care.
Under the direction of a DVM performs a variety of medical and diagnostic procedures depending upon clinical indications and area of service; may perform intravenous and related therapies. Performs hourly treatment to patients admitted Small Animal Wards and Intensive Care Unit.
Performs triage and assists in care of patients in Emergency Room.
Applies clinical job knowledge and competence to the management of the patient.
Delivers outstanding customer service including (for example) greeting and receiving patients and clients in a caring and courteous manner, answering phone calls promptly, responding to clients, co-workers, and medical staff needs and requests, redirecting calls, etc.
Answers questions and explains or demonstrates procedures and equipment for clients, residents, interns, senior veterinary students, and technician students; assists with teaching labs.
Performs record-keeping tasks related to medical procedures, including recording of: procedures completed, supplies used, patient status, client communications, census information, etc.
Responsible to ensure that all services and supplies are charged for according to hospital fee schedule.
Must adhere to VMC safety and infection control policies and procedures.
Must have the ability to work in a clinical setting.
Assists in other service areas; develops skills that are cross functional and uses time efficiently including helping other areas of the hospital.
Maintains a clean environment in hospital area and ensures that these areas are adequately ordered, stocked and that equipment is in working order.
All required qualifications must be documented on application materials.
Graduate of Animal Health Technician or equivalent program, certification eligible as MVMA/MAVT technician within 1 year of hire date.
Preferred Qualifications/Selection Criteria:
Problem solving skills, strong interpersonal skills, knowledge of veterinary medicine terminology, knowledge of proper restraint and handling of large and small animals. A willingness to be flexible to meet patient care needs. Certified technician with certification recognized in Minnesota. Two years of veterinary technical experience preferred. Proficiency with PC and software programs.
Internal Number: 329203
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