Carolina Veterinary Specialists
  • 08-Apr-2019 to 07-Jun-2019 (EST)
  • Matthews
  • Matthews, NC, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Monthly in-house Continuing Education | RECOVER certification | Comprehensive benefits package | Employee pet discount

Responsible for all aspects of the Emergency department flow, including patient triage, history taking, performing diagnostics, patient restraint, administering and monitoring anesthesia in the pre-, peri-, and post-procedure periods, assisting in diagnostic and surgical procedures, medication administration and refills, discharging, and client communications.



  • Properly maintain and operate all instruments used in the Emergency department
  • Maintain a clean, organized working environment in Treatment and exam rooms, diagnostic areas and surgery suite by cleaning tables, mopping and disinfecting area and equipment.
  • Receive incoming emergencies, triage patient and monitor vitals
  • Accurate patient histories
  • Communicate patient status to Emergency Doctor and other staff
  • Perform or assist in diagnostic procedures including blood work, radiographs, ultrasounds, blood pressure and ECG monitoring
  • Use appropriate precautions for patients with possible infectious disease
  • Ability to properly restrain patients for examinations, diagnostics and procedures
  • Ability to place catheters and draw blood in patients with compromised veins
  • Properly prep and scrub patients for sterile surgical or diagnostic procedures
  • Monitor patient parameters and notify doctor of potential concerns
  • Take proactive role in life-saving techniques including CPR, as necessary
  • Properly record patient vitals and trends on anesthesia flow sheet
  • Proper handling of diagnostic specimens during procedure and facilitating the proper care including accurate testing and documentation
  • Client communications according to hospital policy
  • Medication preparation and administration
  • Maintain the efficiency of the service by utilizing time management skills to recognize and complete tasks in a timely manner
  • Ability to work efficiently under stressful situations
  • Performs other duties as assigned


Familiarity With:

  • Specialty medications and disease processes
  • Jugular catheter placement
  • Above average venipuncture ability
  • Must be able to recognize a critical or unstable patient
  • Working knowledge of multiple ways of Oxygen delivery to patients in need including intubation and oxygen therapy procedures
  • Ability to set up and administer appropriate fluid therapy
  • Working knowledge of Emergency diagnostic tools including blood pressure monitors, ECG, and various hospital patient monitoring systems
  • Working knowledge of Emergency medications and dosing
  • Ability to monitor anesthesia in compromised or unstable patients
  • Knowledge of normal patient parameters
  • Knowledge of and care for all ER instruments
  • Knowledge of Emergency situations and terminology
  • Working knowledge and protocol for advanced like support procedures such as manual ventilation, Chest compressions, emergency drug and fluid administration
  • Must be conscientious of personal safety and the safety of those around them
  • Must work well in a team environment
  • Must be able to communicate well with other team members
  • Must be able to maintain good client communications during difficult and stressed times
  • Good time management skills
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