This position will work as a veterinary assistant with the small animal emergency/critical care service. Assist the veterinary technicians, clinicians, and students with patient care of hospitalized critically ill/injured, post-operative and infectious small animal patients. Attend to patien needs such as feeding appropriate diets, walking and husbandry. restrain patients for procedures knowing appropriate restraint techniques. Stocking of supplies for efficient function of the unit. Keep ICU and Emergency Triage rooms clean and organized using appropriate techniques for adequate infection control. Required to be on-call on a rotating basis and work some holidays.
Job Functions/Responsibilities: * Assist veterinary technicians, clinicians and students with basic nursing care needs of hospitalized patients * Assess patients for cleanliness and need for care, assist with bathing * Feed patients appropriate diets, offer water * Walk patients outside on a scheduled basis * Stock cabinets and drawers with drugs and supplies * Restrain patients for medical procedures utilizing proper restraint techniques * Maintain cleanliness and appropriate disinfection of cages, floors and other surfaces for adequate infection control * Run basic laboratory tests on hospitalized patients * Record vital parameters for critical emergency triage patients * Record CPR parameters during codes * Making saline and heparinized saline syringes for ICU and ER use
Internal Number: 195287
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