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Veterinary Technician

March 14, 2013 - April 14, 2013
Location:Greensboro, NC
Salary Range:based on exprience
Employment Type:Full Time
Description:Carolina Veterinary Specialists is looking for a Veterinary Technician for our ICU Dept. This technician will be utilized to help the ICU team with our hospitalized patients. As part of this team you may also be requested to help in other departments if needed. The individual for this position will need to be very flexible in the ability to change since duties will vary daily. This position is during the day Monday - Friday.
Duties: Perform physical exams, treatments, and administer medication as directed by the veterinarian
Prep and assist in diagnostic, medical, and surgical procedures
Triage patients, perform physical exams, and gather brief medical histories
Perform laboratory tests and take radiographs
Operate and maintain hospital equipment, i.e., EKG, fluid pump, syringe 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 on-call schedule as assigned
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
Performs other duties as assigned

Qualifications:Proficiency In:
o Clinical laboratory procedures
o Medication calculations and administration
o Venipuncture
o Intubation
o Catheter placement
o Animal restraint
o Vital sign monitoring
o Client communications
o Radiographic technique and anesthesiology

Physical and Other Requirements:
o Ability 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)
o Ability to walk or stand for 8 to 10 hours (or longer shifts, as needed); frequently working in a bent position
o Ability to handle stressful situations
o Ability to complete assigned tasks, even if extended work hours are required in order to do so

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