This position is responsible for care of patients as prescribed. Perform diagnostic tests. Update owners with status of care. Vet Tech Assistant duties will include maintaining facilities according to VMC cleanliness standards and ordering or stocking feed and supplies, accurate record keeping, assisting with training of veterinary technical students and other duties as assigned. The specific duties and work schedule will vary based on current needs.
Responsibilities 1. Assist with medical treatments of hospital patients. This includes feeding(oral and tube), grooming, nail trims, anal glands, cleaning ears. 2. Restrain patients for procedures. Receive appointments and take histories. 3. Receive treatment room appointments. 4. Set up for procedures. Set up surgery suites, endoscopy, ultrasound, MI special procedures, ICU procedures, treatment room procedures, specialty procedures. 5. Transport samples to the labs. (Regular and Diagnostic) 6. Answer phones and set up appointments. 7. Enter schedule template. Misc paperwork. 8. Enter charges into computer, census, enter information into databases. 9. Administer oral medications. Perform TPRs 10. Shave for surgical/medical procedures. 11. Collect voided urine samples. 12. Transport animals to and from service areas. 13. Maintain hospital service areas, wards, kennels and public areas according to cleanliness standards. 14. Clean and repackage instruments and equipment. 15. Assist with patient admissions and discharges; explain general services to clients. 16. Prepare and transport patients to and from visits, give general patient updates to clients. Contact DVM and/or student when needed. 17. Maintain inventory of supplies, forms and medical items.
University of Minnesota Benefits includes: • Shift differentials for nights and weekends • Vacation and sick pay • Paid Holidays (10 plus 1 personal) • Opportunities for overtime • Excellent medical and dental coverage • Continuing Education allowance • Tuition benefits • Competitive wages • Matching Retirement Dollars • Opportunities for growth and promotion
Hourly Salary Range: $16.80 to $18.18 / USD/hour
All required qualifications must be documented on application materials.
Required Qualifications: One year of post high school experience or education in veterinary assisting which includes: animal restraint, veterinary terminology, veterinary anatomy, patient first aid, and medication administration.
Preferred Qualifications/Selection Criteria: Enrolled in an online veterinary technician program. Problem solving skills, strong interpersonal skills, knowledge of veterinary medicine terminology, knowledge of proper restraint and handling of small animals. Understands and works within clinical scope of position. Flexibility to meet patient care needs. Proficiency with PC and software.
Internal Number: 340740
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