Carolina Veterinary Specialists
  • 05-Jan-2017 to 30-Dec-2017 (EST)
  • Matthews
  • Matthews, NC, USA
  • competitive
  • Part Time

Part time benefits including uniform allowance and pet care discount


Who are we looking for?

Carolina Veterinary Specialists in Matthews is seeking skilled technicians and assistants for as-needed daytime and emergency relief coverage, as well several every-other-weekend daytime positions. Working PRN is a great way to gain specialty and emergency experience while expanding your knowledge and skills in a fast-paced learning environment! Our relief technicians and assistants work a minimum of 2 shifts per month including daytime and afterhours positions, and they enjoy the ability to work more shifts if their schedules allow. 

** PLEASE NOTE: All applicants must have at least 1 year of experience as an assistant/technician or be a recent graduate of an AVMA-accredited veterinary technology program to be considered for this position. **

Joining our team will enable 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.

What does this job look like? 
Relief staff help out wherever they're needed! These team members are able to learn about the many different areas of medicine practiced in our hospital by filling shifts as they come available when full-time staff members take leave or call out. The duties assigned to this role include but are not limited to:

  • Patient triage including history-taking, patient assessments and obtaining vitals (temperature, pulse, heart rate, respiratory rate and effort, blood pressure via Doppler, etc.)
  • Administer fluids and medications via varied routes per staff instruction
  • Assist with a variety of standard (and possibly advanced) patient treatments dependent upon the shift being filled
  • Assist with advanced-level diagnostics including MRI and CT imaging, radiology, ultrasonic procedures, ECG, lab tests, and more
  • Assist staff members with maintenance of a neat, organized and clean work environment
  • Provide patients with attentive and compassionate care
  • Deliver excellent client service in the form of patient discharge instructions, phone triage, pharmacy communication and client education
  • Perform other duties as assigned


What does this job require?
The successful candidate will have excellent communication and multi-tasking skills as well as a keen attention to detail. S/he will be able to work well as part of a team and will demonstrate a shared sense of responsibility among the different services within the hospital. Sh/e will also possess the following qualifications:

  • At least 1 years of experience as a veterinary assistant/technician or be a recent graduate of an AVMA-accredited veterinary technology program
  • 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
  • Able to lift 50 pounds
  • Schedule flexibility including at least 2 shifts per month
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