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Veterinary Technician- Surgery

May 18, 2014 - June 21, 2014
Location:Charlotte, NC
Salary Range:Competitive
Exempt/Non-Exempt:Non-Exempt
Benefits:Competitive
Employment Type:Full Time
Department:Charlotte
Description:Carolina Veteirnary Specialists is looking for a full time surgery technician for our Charlotte hospital. The technician will be responsible for all aspects of surgical flow, including seeing surgical appointments, performing diagnostics prior to surgery, administering and monitoring anesthesia in the pre-, peri-, and post-operative periods, maintaining treatment while in hospital post-operatively, discharging, and client communications.
Duties:Duties and Responsibilities:
•Maintain sterile environment in surgical suites, including bleaching, mopping, and cleaning of surgical tables and equipment
•Properly maintain and use ventilator for patients
•Properly prep and scrub patients for sterile surgical procedures
•Monitor blood loss
•Monitor patient parameters and notify doctor of potential concerns
•Monitor sponge count in the interest of patient safety, ensuring that all sponges and instruments are accounted for properly
•Scrub in, as necessary, with surgeons
•Administer blood transfusions, as necessary, during surgery
•Take proactive role in life-saving techniques during surgery, as necessary
•Properly record patient vitals and trends on anesthesia flow sheet
•Proper bandage and wound care for patients
•Proper handling of diagnostic specimens during procedure and facilitating the proper care and transfer to laboratory including accurate request forms
•Maintain the efficiency of the service by utilizing time management skills to recognize and complete tasks in a timely manner
•Assist in anesthesia machine maintenance
•Performs other duties as assigned


Competencies/Requirements:
•Proficiency In
oWorking knowledge of ventilator
oWorking knowledge of surgical medications and drugs
oAwareness of safety concerns for patients under anesthesia for lengthy procedures
oKnowledge of normal patient parameters for all advanced anesthetic patients
oKnowledge of all surgical instruments
oKnowledge medical/surgical terminology
oAbility to administer fluid therapy, CRI’s, blood products, and emergency drugs

Qualifications:1 year exprience or more working in veterinary medicine.
Must have some surgical, anesthesia or OR experience.


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