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Veterinary Technician- Radiation Oncology

August 01, 2014 - September 30, 2014
Location:Matthews, NC
Salary Range:Competitive
Employment Type:Full Time
Description:Radiation Oncology Veterinary Technician

Summary: Responsible for all aspects of Radiation oncology flow, including seeing routine and sick appointments, performing diagnostics, completing bloodwork for patients, accurate and precise venipuncture skills, patient examination and restraint, administering and monitoring anesthesia in the pre-, peri-, and post-operative periods, assisting with radiation therapies, maintaining treatment while in hospital, discharging, and client communications.

oKnowledge of normal patient parameters
oKnowledge of critical nursing care and steps to take in the event of patient compromise

oAbility to administer and knowledge for appropriate fluid therapy
oAbility to monitor anesthesia safely
oAbove average venipuncture ability

This position will be primarily Monday-Friday, although an occasional weekend shift may be required.
Duties:Duties and Responsibilities:
•Take accurate history for patients
•Client Communication according to hospital policy
•Oversee and approve as necessary, appointment schedule and emergency add-ons
•Appropriately restrain patients for examinations, procedures and blood draws
•Ability to place catheters and draw blood in patients with compromised veins
•Proactive role in patient hospitalization and treatment procedures
•Properly prep and scrub patients for sterile procedures
•Maintain anesthesia for all procedures requiring it
•Monitor patient parameters and notify doctor of potential concerns
•Particular ability to provide patient and compassionate nursing care for debilitated patients
•Maintain the efficiency of the service by utilizing time management skills to recognize and complete tasks in a timely manner
•Ability to be particularly compassionate and patient with clients experiencing grief
Qualifications:oMust be able to work well in a team environment
oMust be able to communicate well with team members
oConscientious of personal safety and the safety of those around you
-Must Be able to lift 50 lbs and perform patient reastraint.

**Minimum of 1 year RVT or veterinary assistant experience is required to be considered for this position**

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