Carolina Veterinary Specialists
  • 28-Aug-2017 to 28-Sep-2017 (EST)
  • Winston-Salem
  • Winston-Salem, NC, USA
  • Competitive
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Uniform allowance, Pet Discount, PTO, Eligible to enroll in Medical, Dental, Vision and 401K


Carolina Veterinary Specialists is looking for an registered veterinary technician or experienced veterinary assistant to work in the emergency department. The duties will include, but may not be limited to, keeping accurate medical records, clerical work, client education, promotion of hospital products and services and support of the organization. This position requires knowledge of hospital procedures, policies and services; client and patient treatment protocols; hospital computer systems; and the standard procedures, records, and terminology used in a veterinary hospital. This role involves pet restraint, lab work, medical procedures, surgery, nursing care, and triage/discharge of patients.

DUTIES

Assess vital signs, perform treatments, and administer medication as directed by the veterinarian or appointed team member
Prep and assist in diagnostic, medical, and surgical procedures
Triage patients, assist with physical exams, and gather brief medical histories
Perform laboratory tests and take radiographs
Operate and maintain hospital equipment, i.e., EKG, fluid 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 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
Perform duties of specialty area as described in Specialty Addendum
Performs other duties as assigned


QUALIFICATIONS

Familiarity With
oHospital policies and procedures
Proficiency In
oClinical laboratory procedures
oMedication calculations and administration
oIV catheter placement
oIntubation
oVital sign monitoring
oClient communications
oAnesthesia protocols
oCompassionate animal restraint
oPatient physical assessments
oRadiographic techniques
oVenipuncture
Education
oHigh School diploma or equivalent
oSome continuing education seminars or other education opportunities in the area of veterinary science
Work Experience
oTwo or more year's experience in veterinary environment successfully performing all of the duties of this position
Physical 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 10 to 12 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

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