Under the direction of a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, contributes to the health and well being of patients by delivering outstanding, high quality veterinary technician services that meet the standards of the MVMA and MAVT as well as VMC standards and protocols. Competently assists Clinicians and other medical staff members with veterinary medical procedures which may include (but are not limited to) specialty care, emergency care, intensive care, surgical assisting, radiography, anesthesiology, laboratory procedures, administering treatments, animal nursing, animal restraint and handling, preventative care, clinical research, etc. within assigned service area as well as across functions as needed.
Assists 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.
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.
Must be able to restrain and handle animals and/or assist with animal restraint and handling.
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.
With oversight by a DVM 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 professional, caring and courteous manner, answering phone calls promptly, responding to clients, co-workers, and medical staff needs and requests, redirecting calls, etc.
Provides back up support to Customer Contact Center and front desk when requested.
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.
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 Director.
Vet Tech Salary Range: $15.44 to $21.31
Senior Vet Tech Salary Range: $15.90 to $27.80
All required qualifications must be documented on application materials.
Vet Tech Minimum/Required Qualifications Graduate of a Veterinary Technician or equivalent program/training, certified or certification eligible as MVMA/MAVT technician.
Senior Vet Tech Minimum/Required Qualifications Graduate of Veterinary Technician or equivalent program, certified as MVMA/MAVT technician, and a minimum of 1 year of experience assisting licensed DVM's with veterinary medicine procedures. Must be able to work 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. Understands and works within clinical scope of position. Flexibility to meet patient care needs. Certified technician (CVT) with certification recognized in Minnesota. Proficiency with PC and software. Two years of veterinary technician experience.
Internal Number: 333652
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