Assists Clinicians, clients and patients with receiving, assessment, work-up, etc., prepares animal patients for a variety of veterinary medical procedures including preparation for specialty care treatments and services, radiographic procedures, catheterizations, venipunctures, vaccinations, anesthesia, administration of medications and treatments, etc.
Under the direction of a DVM, performs a variety of medical and diagnostic procedures depending upon clinical indications and area of service; may perform intravenous and related therapies (i.e. fluids, chemotherapies, and anesthesia), obtain fluid or tissue samples, perform biopsy techniques, etc.
Administers medications, vaccinations, allergy testing and others as defined by the duty clinicians.
With oversight by a DVM, applies clinical job knowledge and competence to diagnosis, treatment, and care.
Must be able to restrain and handle animals and/or assist with animal restraint and handling.
Delivers outstanding customer service including (for example) greeting and receiving patients and clients in a caring and courteous manner, answering phone calls promptly, responding to clients, co-workers, and medical staff needs and requests, redirecting calls, etc.
Answers questions and explains or demonstrates procedures and equipment for clients, interns, senior veterinary students, and student technicians; assists with teaching labs.
Provide excellent service to DVM’s and medical team that support quality patient care.
Facilitate open communication and teamwork among clinical care team members (DVM’s students, veterinary technicians, etc.) in support of positive patient outcomes and excellent patient care.
Applies clinical job knowledge and competence to the management of the patient.
Performs record-keeping tasks related to medical procedures, including recording of: procedures completed, supplies used, patient status, client communications, census information, etc.
Responsible to ensure that all services and supplies are charged for according to hospital fee schedule.
May prepare and maintain daily service schedule
Must adhere to VMC safety and infection control policies and procedures.
Must have the ability to work in a clinical setting.
Maintains a clean environment in hospital area and ensures that these areas are adequately ordered, stocked and that equipment is in working order.
Assists in other service areas; develops skills that are cross functional and uses time efficiently including helping other areas of the hospital
Other duties as assigned by Supervisor, Director and/or Clinician
NOTE: Based upon the hospital's needs, these duties and or work schedules are subject to change in the future after specified notification per the Bargaining Unit contract.
Vet Tech Hourly Range: $16.80 to $22.28 USD/hour
Senior Vet Tech Hourly Range: $17.63 to $29.07 USD/hour
All required qualifications must be documented on application materials.
Veterinary Technician Minimum/Required Qualifications Graduate of Veterinary Technician or equivalent program, certified or eligible to be certified as an MVMA/MAVT technician. Must possess customer service orientation and outstanding interpersonal skills.
Senior Veterinary Technician Minimum/Required Qualifications Graduate of Veterinary Technician or equivalent program, certified as MVMA/MAVT technician. If not certified in the state of Minnesota, must be certified eligible which means registered, certified, or licensed in another state and in good standing. At least one year of veterinary technical experience. Ability to act independently with little or no supervision. Must possess customer service orientation and outstanding interpersonal skills.
Preferred Qualifications/Selection Criteria Problem solving skills, strong interpersonal skills, knowledge of veterinary medicine terminology, knowledge of proper restraint and handling of large and small animals. A willingness to be flexible to meet patient care needs. Two years of veterinary technical experience preferred. Proficiency with PC and software programs.
Internal Number: 336701
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