Veterinary Technician
Carolina Veterinary Specialists - Greensboro, NC

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DESCRIPTION

Carolina Veterinary Specialists is looking for a Veterinary Technician for our ICU Dept. This technician will be utilized to help the ICU team with our hospitalized patients. As part of this team you may also be requested to help in other departments if needed. The individual for this position will need to be very flexible in the ability to change since duties will vary daily. This position is during the day Monday - Friday.

DUTIES

  • Perform physical exams, treatments, and administer medication as directed by the veterinarian
  • Prep and assist in diagnostic, medical, and surgical procedures
  • Triage patients, perform physical exams, and gather brief medical histories
  • Perform laboratory tests and take radiographs
  • Operate and maintain hospital equipment, i.e., EKG, fluid pump, syringe pump, scales, syringe pump, anesthetic monitors and machines
  • Anesthetize animals and monitor anesthesia under the direction and supervision of the veterinarian
  • Communicate with clients/owners about the status of patients, as directed by the veterinarian
  • Fill prescriptions/administer medications, including proper documentation, logging, and security of controlled drugs
  • Maintain cleanliness of exam rooms (after each patient), reception areas, hospital grounds, and treatment areas, as needed
  • Clean cages, as needed
  • Do laundry
  • Communicate patient status with oncoming staff and veterinarians, and update records and financial information, as needed, in the computer
  • Display confidence and reassurance when dealing with pets experiencing severe stress, illness, and/or pain
  • Communicate and approach job duties in a mature manner
  • Foster teamwork approach and work well with all levels of hospital team members
  • Participate in on-call schedule as assigned
  • Participate in all staff and technician/assistant mandatory staff meetings
  • Participate in the review process for other technical staff and doctors when requested
  • Answer phones and perform other reception duties as needed by the hospital
  • Understand zoonotic disease risks in the work environment and use all appropriate safety equipment, garments, and procedures to protect self and others
  • Understand and limit the potential exposure to bites, scratches, and potential injuries
  • Understand that employees in this role are exposed to various cleaning solutions and other chemicals, odors, noises, and animal wastes and behave in a professional manner when dealing with these conditions
  • Proactive role in developing new skills and furthering knowledge base by attending CE.
  • Demonstrate flexibility to float to other departments in times of need
  • Support the team in welcoming new employees and assist in the training process when needed
  • Performs other duties as assigned
QUALIFICATIONS

Proficiency In:
oClinical laboratory procedures
oMedication calculations and administration
oVenipuncture
oIntubation
oCatheter placement
oAnimal restraint
oVital sign monitoring
oClient communications
oRadiographic technique and anesthesiology

Physical and Other Requirements:
oAbility to lift up to 50 pounds (work requires lifting, carrying, and restraining animals - with assistance from other staff members for animals weighing over 50 pounds)
oAbility to walk or stand for 8 to 10 hours (or longer shifts, as needed); frequently working in a bent position
oAbility to handle stressful situations
oAbility to complete assigned tasks, even if extended work hours are required in order to do so

  • Perform physical exams, treatments, and administer medication as directed by the veterinarian
  • Prep and assist in diagnostic, medical, and surgical procedures
  • Triage patients, perform physical exams, and gather brief medical histories
  • Perform laboratory tests and take radiographs
  • Operate and maintain hospital equipment, i.e., EKG, fluid pump, syringe pump, scales, syringe pump, anesthetic monitors and machines
  • Anesthetize animals and monitor anesthesia under the direction and supervision of the veterinarian
  • Communicate with clients/owners about the status of patients, as directed by the veterinarian
  • Fill prescriptions/administer medications, including proper documentation, logging, and security of controlled drugs
  • Maintain cleanliness of exam rooms (after each patient), reception areas, hospital grounds, and treatment areas, as needed
  • Clean cages, as needed
  • Do laundry
  • Communicate patient status with oncoming staff and veterinarians, and update records and financial information, as needed, in the computer
  • Display confidence and reassurance when dealing with pets experiencing severe stress, illness, and/or pain
  • Communicate and approach job duties in a mature manner
  • Foster teamwork approach and work well with all levels of hospital team members
  • Participate in on-call schedule as assigned
  • Participate in all staff and technician/assistant mandatory staff meetings
  • Participate in the review process for other technical staff and doctors when requested
  • Answer phones and perform other reception duties as needed by the hospital
  • Understand zoonotic disease risks in the work environment and use all appropriate safety equipment, garments, and procedures to protect self and others
  • Understand and limit the potential exposure to bites, scratches, and potential injuries
  • Understand that employees in this role are exposed to various cleaning solutions and other chemicals, odors, noises, and animal wastes and behave in a professional manner when dealing with these conditions
  • Proactive role in developing new skills and furthering knowledge base by attending CE.
  • Demonstrate flexibility to float to other departments in times of need
  • Support the team in welcoming new employees and assist in the training process when needed
  • Performs other duties as assigned

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