• Assists Clinicians 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. Hourly treatments on Wards and Isolation patients. • Under the direction of DVM's performs a variety of medical and diagnostic procedures depending upon clinical indications and area of service; may perform intravenous and related therapies (i.e. fluids, chemotherapies, and anesthesia), obtain fluid or tissue samples, perform biopsy techniques, etc. • Administers medications, vaccinations, allergy testing and others as defined by the duty clinicians.
Ensure that clients understand home care instructions and instruct clients on how to properly medicate and perform specialized home procedures on their pets. • Delivers outstanding customer service including (for example) greeting and receiving patients and clients in a professional, 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, interns, senior veterinary students, and technician students. • 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 have the ability to work in a clinical setting. • Must adhere to VMC safety and infection control policies and procedures.
Participates in on-call rotation
Provides coverage for three holidays per year.
Other Functions: • Maintains a clean environment in hospital area and ensures that these areas are adequately ordered, stocked and that equipment is in working order. • Other duties as assigned by Supervisor, Clinician, or Clinical Manager.
Hourly Salary Range: $15.90 to $27.80 USD/hour; shift differential paid after 7:00pm and on weekends
All required qualifications must be documented on application materials.
Minimum/Required Qualifications Graduate of Veterinary Technician or equivalent program, certified as MVMA/MAVT technician. At least one year of veterinary technical experience. Ability to act independently with little or no supervision.
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. Flexibility to meet patient care needs. Two years of veterinary technician experience preferred. Proficiency with PC and software.
Internal Number: 332287
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