LICENSED VETERINARY TECHNICIAN

About You:

You are a Licensed Veterinary Technician or VTIT ready to grow in your career! You love animals and doing what you do, but you also love being part of a solid team. Our Veterinary Technicians work side by side with our DVM's to the fullest possible extent, to help improve the quality of care given to the patients.

At PetMedic hospitals, we believe in hiring well and providing the tools, training and resources for you to be successful in your position. We believe in creating a positive culture and work environment that you'll love coming to each day, along with providing work-life balance.

About Us:

At PetMedic Hospitals, we have built a business based on trust, reputation, compassion, and being truly passionate about serving our community. We are early adopters of technology and innovation; we value continued growth and education, and we've created an environment where our team grows together. Finding the right fit is just as important as finding the right skill set.

Because we're fast-growing, our team members receive more than just a competitive compensation package - they have an opportunity to grow their career in other meaningful ways, based on their individual goals.

Our full-service animal hospitals offer a variety of care to our patients including internal medicine, digital radiology, surgery, dentistry, in-house lab and pharmacy, ultrasound, acupuncture, orthopedic and specialty surgeries, comprehensive preventative care & pet wellness plans.

We care:

For a forever-learning animal-lover like yourself, who thrives in a dynamic, collaborative work environment, we offer a wide range of benefits and career growth opportunities.

  • Competitive Compensation Package
  • Work-Life Balance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Veterinary service discounts for your pets
  • Complimentary Wellness Plans for your pets
  • Generous referral program

Excited? Let's get talking!!

Got questions? We're all ears. Let's get to know each other better. Email your thoughts and resume to us. Look forward to hearing from you!

Job Type: Full-time

Work Remotely: No

COVID-19 Precaution(s):

Personal protective equipment provided or required

Temperature screenings

Social distancing guidelines in place

Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place

Requirements

PERSONAL REQUIREMENTS

PHYSICAL EFFORT

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the primary functions of this job

  • Frequently position self and move about the reception area to file, use office machinery such as fax machines and computer, and assist clients with merchandise
  • Frequently transports inventory to stock shelves. Frequently handling 30 pounds and occasionally handling 50 pounds
  • Often transports patients to weigh on scales
  • Perform general physical activities that require bending, standing, stooping, moving from room to room, sit, talk, and listen; may be required to walk or stand for long periods of time; will use hands to manipulate, handle, or feel; will reach with hands and arms

WORK ENVIRONMENT

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to hazards associated with aggressive patients; hazards associated with infected animals and controlled substances; exposure to unpleasant odors and noises; exposure to bites, scratches and animal wastes; possible exposure to contagious diseases.

SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

  • Possession of strong organizational skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Possess exceptional interpersonal communication skills
  • Knowledge of hospital procedures and operating instructions for making appointments, assembling patient medical records, recording test results, relaying information regarding patient's condition, and compiling and submitting data on patients treated
  • Knowledge of the spelling and meaning of commonly used terminology of veterinary medicine to accurately record results of tests and file veterinary medical reports according to alphanumeric or subject matter headings
  • Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar
  • Ability to work independently on assigned tasks as well as to accept direction on given assignments
  • Knowledge of computers and relevant software applications including GSuite

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Professionally administer all phone calls - answering client inquiries in a prompt and friendly manner, scheduling appointments, and recording messages
  • Requires strong communication and client service skills. Considerable tact and diplomacy is required. Ability to greet clients in a professional, friendly, hospitable manner - check clients in and discharge patients. Personal contacts are with pet owners affected by a variety of problems, visitors and other healthcare team members. Must accurately relay owner's account of the medical complaint(s) of the pet(s) involved to the healthcare team member who will be involved in treating the patient(s)
  • Frequently required to communicate with clients, team members and associates. Must be able to exchange accurate information
  • Collect client fees, post and record payments, make change, process credit card transactions and run end of day transactions
  • Input data into computer software system
  • Open and close practice
  • Perform a variety of clerical duties, mailings, cleaning, organizing reception area, type memos, correspondence, reports, and other documents
  • Ability to multitask
  • Regular attendance and timeliness are an essential function in order to fulfill the requirements of this position

The Veterinary Technician assists the doctors to the fullest possible extent, to help improve the quality of care given to the patients, and to aid the doctors in achieving greater efficiency by relieving them of technical work. The Veterinary Technician assists in multiple procedures providing care for animals including physical examinations, dental procedures, surgeries, immunizations, euthanasia, as well as client education, marketing and inventory maintenance. This position requires a working knowledge of pharmaceutical drugs, common diseases; their symptoms, means of transmission, treatment and prevention, and other basic preventative health care recommendations. This is an overview of the position and the job responsibilities listed do not encompass the entire position. The Veterinary Technician is under the direct guidance and supervision of the Hospital Team Lead and veterinarians.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Triage: Obtain and record patient histories, brief physical exams, and evaluate TPRs
  • Collect specimens and perform routine laboratory procedures and tests
  • Dispense and administer medications, vaccines, serums and treatments as prescribed by veterinarians
  • Administer fluids and blood products as prescribed by the veterinarian
  • Administer and monitor anesthesia under the direction of a veterinarian
  • Provide specialized nursing care for injured or ill animals
  • Place IV catheters
  • Place endotracheal tubes
  • Perform dental prophylaxis
  • Handle and administer controlled substances
  • Maintain up-to-date log of controlled substance inventory and use
  • Prepare patients, instruments and equipment for surgery
  • Assist in surgical procedures
  • Assure that monitoring and support equipment are in good working condition
  • Assist in diagnostic, medical and surgical procedures using a range of high tech diagnostic equipment
  • Take and process radiographs
  • Communicate with and educate pet owners
  • Maintain knowledge of preventative health care recommendations in order to answer client questions, provide

education on vaccines, flea and heartworm products, and assist in marketing veterinary services from which their pet

would benefit, such as a dental cleaning, senior wellness, spay and neuter, boarding, grooming, and Wellness Plans

  • Educate clients on products and medications sold, including dietary products and answer questions regarding product

purchase/use

  • Maintain inventory of pharmaceuticals, equipment and supplies
  • Clean, maintain and sterilize instruments, equipment, and materials
  • Knowledgeable regarding related federal and state animal health laws and regulations including OSHA and DEA
  • Ensure that the hospital and its employees are in compliance with regulations. Inform management of any regulatory issues
  • Work well with all team members and ensure that your actions support the hospital, the doctors, and the practice philosophy
  • Assist in other job positions within the hospital, as coverage is needed (especially reception)
  • Perform other duties as assigned




PI136208322

Posted
06/09/2021
Type
Full time
Compensation
$27.50
per Hour
Location
Las Vegas, NV 88901, US