Veterinary Technician

Valley Veterinary Care


Date: 2 weeks ago
City: Aurora, CO
Salary: $16 - $23 / hour
Contract type: Full time
Valley Veterinary Care
Animal Care Center of Aurora Is actively seeking a full time veterinary technician to join our amazing team. Licensed preferred, but not required. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 3+ years in the veterinary industry. This is a full time position (four 10 hour shifts)




General Description of Position:




The technician is responsible for client and patient care and for assisting the veterinarian






JOB REQUIREMENTS/SKILLS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:




Certified or experienced (three + years in field) veterinary technician with good client communication and telephone skills. Must effectively be able to read, speak, and write in English. Must have basic computer literacy skills and be able to handle multiple unrelated tasks simultaneously while working in a busy environment. Must also be able to lift 50 pounds, work on feet all day, and write legibly. Must be customer service oriented and friendly. Professional appearance required, scrubs are to be worn always and are furnished by the employee. Must be able to work all shifts, including nights and weekends (Saturdays). Technician will be required to be at work when scheduled and be on time. Must be able to administer injections, take vital signs of animal, and properly restrain animals, including fractious pets, for examination and treatment. Technician must be able to give treatments/medications intravenously, orally, and subcutaneously. Employee must be able to work well independently and in a group. Upon hiring, all new employees will be subject to a 90-day probationary period during which time employment may be terminated as determined by management. All requirements are subject to change by the employer at any time






Reports to:
Head technician







TECHNICIAN DUTIES:






  • Prepare records, consent forms, and the like



  • Admit patients



  • Present invoices and prepare estimates









  • Handle telephone calls



  • Maintain health certificate and rabies certificate files



  • Greet clients in a friendly manner



  • Dispense medications, pet foods, and supplies



  • Properly invoice prescriptions and pet foods to maintain inventory









  • Update client/patient files



  • Perform closing procedures



  • Perform other duties as assigned



  • Review vaccination records and prepare vaccines according to our vaccine protocol



  • Assist veterinarian in medical procedures using proper restraint; know how to restrain









  • fractious patients



  • Assist veterinarian in surgical procedures using proper aseptic technique



  • ‘:Maintain and use medical equipment



  • Perform routine laboratory procedures and analyses in hematology, microbiology,



  • urinalysis, and serology









  • Prepare samples for outside laboratory analysis



  • Monitor patients under anesthesia



  • Induce anesthesia and intubate patient



  • Administer treatments and injections following the instructions of a doctor or a



  • treatment form









  • Initiate emergency procedures



  • Maintain pharmacy records, and controlled drug, anesthesia, fecal, and heartworm



  • test logs



  • Take and develop radiographs



  • Take vital signs of animals including temperature, pulse, and respiration









  • Perform dental cleanings



  • Perform and analyze skin and ear cytologies



  • Perform catheterization- urinary and venous



  • Complete ear cleanings and nail trims



  • Perform other duties as assigned








WORK ENVIRONMENT:




Small animal hospital, work in front and back of hospital, high level of client interaction,




exposure to x-rays and anesthetic gases with proper protective measures. Potential for exposure to zoonotic diseases and possible hazardous materials





BENEFITS:




Medical


Vision


Dental


401K


Annual Continue Education Stipend







Continuing Education Requirements:





None at this time




Exempt or Non-exempt Status:




Non-exempt position

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