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Veterinary Technician- ER 2nd Shift

January 14, 2014 - February 23, 2014
Location:Matthews, NC
Salary Range:Competitive
Benefits:Full time
Employment Type:Full Time
Department:Matthews
Description:Responsible for all aspects of the Emergency department flow, including patient triage, history taking, performing diagnostics, patient restraint, administering and monitoring anesthesia in the pre-, peri-, and post-procedure periods, assisting in diagnostic and surgical procedures, medication administration and refills, discharging, and client communications.

**MUST HAVE 1 YEAR MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AS A VETERINARY TECHNICIAN/ASSISTANT** RVT Preferred but not required.
Duties:•Properly maintain and operate all instruments used in the Emergency department
•Maintain a clean, organized working environment in Treatment and exam rooms, diagnostic areas and surgery suite by cleaning tables, mopping and disinfecting area and equipment.
•Receive incoming emergencies, triage patient and monitor vitals
•Accurate patient histories
•Communicate patient status to Emergency Doctor and other staff
•Perform or assist in diagnostic procedures including blood work, radiographs, ultrasounds, blood pressure and ECG monitoring
•Use appropriate precautions for patients with possible infectious disease
•Ability to properly restrain patients for examinations, diagnostics and procedures
•Ability to place catheters and draw blood in patients with compromised veins
•Properly prep and scrub patients for sterile surgical or diagnostic procedures
•Monitor patient parameters and notify doctor of potential concerns
•Take proactive role in life-saving techniques including CPR, as necessary
•Properly record patient vitals and trends on anesthesia flow sheet
•Proper handling of diagnostic specimens during procedure and facilitating the proper care including accurate testing and documentation
•Client communications according to hospital policy
•Medication preparation and administration
•Maintain the efficiency of the service by utilizing time management skills to recognize and complete tasks in a timely manner
•Ability to work efficiently under stressful situations
•Performs other duties as assigned
Qualifications:Familiarity With:
oSpecialty medications and disease processes
oJugular catheter placement
oAbove average venipuncture ability
oMust be able to recognize a critical or unstable patient
oWorking knowledge of multiple ways of Oxygen delivery to patients in need including intubation and oxygen therapy procedures
oAbility to set up and administer appropriate fluid therapy
oWorking knowledge of Emergency diagnostic tools including blood pressure monitors, ECG, and various hospital patient monitoring systems
oWorking knowledge of Emergency medications and dosing
oAbility to monitor anesthesia in compromised or unstable patients
oKnowledge of normal patient parameters
oKnowledge of and care for all ER instruments
oKnowledge of Emergency situations and terminology
oWorking knowledge and protocol for advanced like support procedures such as manual ventilation, Chest compressions, emergency drug and fluid administration
oMust be conscientious of personal safety and the safety of those around them
oMust work well in a team environment
oMust be able to communicate well with other team members
oMust be able to maintain good client communications during difficult and stressed times
oGood time management skills


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