Carolina Veterinary Specialists
  • 13-Jul-2017 to 11-Oct-2017 (EST)
  • Huntersville
  • Huntersville, NC, USA
  • Competitive
  • Full Time

Comprehensive benefits package

Carolina Veterinary Specialists in Huntersville is looking for a qualified Veterinary Technician/Assistant    to join our busy Internal Medicine department. This position offers a 4-day work week with occasional rotating weekend on-call. 

** PLEASE NOTE: All applicants must have a minimum of 1 year of experience as a veterinary assistant/technician or be a recent/upcoming graduation of an AVMA-accredited technician program in order to be considered for this position. **

Joining our team enables you to work alongside a team of highly-skilled technicians and assistants and the area's best board-certified specialists and emergency clinicians. You'll enjoy a unique and satisfying work schedule in a learning-based atmosphere where you'll acquire new knowledge and develop advanced technical skills.

The Internal Medicine Technician works closely with our team of internists and fellow technicians to provide a diverse range of advanced diagnostics and therapeutic treatments. This role offers technicians an opportunity to exercise and build upon their skills and knowledge through hands-on and critical thinking practices.

Daily duties include but are not limited to:

  • Facilitation of daily appointment flow
  • Performing standard and advanced-level diagnostics including radiography, CT, ECG, a wide variety of lab tests, and assisting with ultrasonic and endoscopic procedures
  • Administering chemotherapeutic agents and other medications
  • Performing all aspects of anesthesia including induction, monitoring and recovery
  • Maintaining and updating hospitalized patient orders as necessary
  • Monitoring patient parameters and status, notifying the appropriate person(s) of change
  • Performing patient treatments while in hospital
  • Maintaining a clean, organized working environment
  • Taking a proactive role in life-saving techniques including CPR, as necessary
  • Client communication including history-taking, discharge instructions, pharmacy communication, phone call triage and follow-up communications as necessary

The successful candidate will possess excellent communication skills, a keen attention to detail and s/he will be able to work well as part of a team and have a proactive approach to helping maintain a shared sense of responsibility among the Internal Medicine service. S/he will also possess the following qualifications:

  • At least 1 year of experience as an assistant/technician. Recent graduates of an AVMA-accredited veterinary technology program are also welcome. 
  • Strong technical skills including venipuncture, catheter placement, general laboratory, anesthesia and pharmacology skills
  • Knowledge of normal patient (cat/dog) parameters
  • Knowledge of basic medical terminology
  • Working knowledge of the indications, adverse effects and dosing considerations for commonly used veterinary medications
  • Ability to work both independently with little supervision as well as part of a team
  • Strong work ethic and good organizational and multi-tasking skills
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds
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