Veterinary Assistant/Technician
Morgantown Veterinary Care - Morgantown, WV

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Part-time, experience preferred, veterinary techinician/assistant wanted to join our team at Morgantown Veterinary Care in Star City, WV. We are a full service veterinary hospital looking for assistants and technicians to support the veterinarians, council clients and help pets.

Approx. 20-30 hrs/wk. Full-time possible. Pay commensurate with experience and ability. Flexible schedule a must.

Submit cover letter and resume in person Monday through Friday 8:30am to 1:30pm to 149 N. Main St., Star City, WV 26505. Feel free to call or email with any questions.

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SUMMARY OF JOB PURPOSE AND FUNCTION

Support the veterinarian to ensure quality veterinary care for all pets. Maintain medical charts, complete preparatory procedures for veterinarians and ensure that clients and Pets are comfortable in the hospital.
One key prerequisite for members of our hospital teams is a commitment to keeping Pets healthy and to treating each Pet like family.

Support the veterinarians in ensuring quality veterinary care for all Pets, advocates for Pets, educates clients on all aspects of Pet health, and ensures a safe and effective hospital environment.

*Must be available evenings and weekends.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS
#Act as the extra eyes, ears and hands for the veterinarian to ensure the best quality Pet care and to maximize the veterinarian's productivity. Lead veterinarians and veterinary medical team through appointments and communicate with the other team members to maintain the flow of patients.
# Provide professional, efficient and exceptional service at all times. This includes performing procedures that do not require veterinarian assistance, completing preparatory work for other procedures, ensuring that clients and Pets are comfortable in the hospital, and monitoring hospitalized or surgical Pets.
# Educate clients about preventive care, Pet health needs, any diagnosis or treatment, hospital services and other issues.
# Obtain relevant information and history from clients and maintain proper and complete medical charts.
# Ensure the safety of Pets, clients and team members by utilizing safe restraining techniques, following standard protocols, and maintaining clean, sterile and organized treatment areas, exam rooms and labs.
# Understand and follow state guidelines regarding duties of veterinary assistants and licensed veterinary technicians.
# Perform other duties as assigned.

HIRING QUALIFICATIONS
CAPABILITIES AND EXPERIENCE (CAN DO)
# Ability to multi-task- Manages multiple tasks at one time; quickly and accurately shifts attention among multiple tasks under distracting conditions without loss of accuracy or appearance of frustration.
# Communication skills - Reads, writes and speaks fluent English, using appropriate grammar, style and vocabulary. Correctly spells commonly used English words and job specific terms. Demonstrates exceptionally strong written and verbal communication skills.
# Organizational ability - Demonstrates a systematic approach in carrying out assignments. Is very orderly and excels at cutting through confusion and turning chaos into order.
# Problem solving skills - Demonstrates a strong ability to identify, analyze and solve problems. Unusually decisive in handling difficult problems. Translates problems into practical solutions.
# Client service skills - Consistently ensures the team provides the client with attentive, courteous and informative service. Gains and shows personal satisfaction from delivering great service.
# Intellectual ability - Accurately and consistently follows instructions delivered in an oral, written or diagram format. Can provide directions.
# Mathematical ability - Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide, and to compute rate, ratio and percent; ability to convert units of measurement.
# Computer skills - Comfortably and confidently uses a computer and specialized software. Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, etc.

ATTITUDES (WILL DO)
# Initiative - shows willingness and aptitude to use own discretion in taking appropriate steps in finding solutions to problems; presents options and ideas to enhance current processes or procedures. Takes on additional responsibility when both big and small tasks need to be done.
# Integrity - Firmly adheres to the values and ethics of the veterinary profession. Exhibits honesty, discretion, and sound judgment.
# Cooperativeness - Willing to work with others, collaborating and compromising where necessary; promptly share relevant information with others.
# Flexibility - Is open to changing situations and opportunities and is willing to perform all tasks assigned.
# Independence - Able and willing to perform tasks and duties without supervision.
# Tolerance for Stress / Resiliency - Maintains a positive 'can do' outlook, rebounds quickly from frustrations and unpleasantness, and maintains composure and friendly demeanor while dealing with stressful situations.

SPECIAL WORKING CONDITIONS
# Ability to work at a computer for long periods of time.
# Excel at customer service, enjoy working with people.
# Project timelines and work volume / deadlines may occasionally require more than 40 hours per week to complete essential duties of this job.
# Must have mental processes for reasoning, remembering, mathematics and language ability (reading, writing, and speaking the English language) to perform the duties proficiently.
# The noise level in the work environment is normally moderate.
# Environment where Pets are present.
# Flexible hours

EXPERIENCE, EDUCATION AND/OR TRAINING
# Associate's or Bachelor's degree, veterinary technician certification or licensure preferred, or the equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities; High School Diploma required.
# Customer service experience a plus.
# Medical background (veterinary technician, human healthcare, pharmaceutical, etc.) with medical terminology training is a plus.
# One year related experience a plus, but always willing to consider the right people.


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Morgantown Veterinary Care in Morgantown, WV is a full service companion animal hospital. It is our commitment to provide quality veterinary...