Prepares patients for a variety of veterinary medical procedures including preparation for sedation/anesthesia, ultrasound, venipunctures, radiology, and administration of medications and treatments, etc.
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.
Must be able to restrain and handle animals and/or assist with animal restraint and handling.
With oversight by a DVM Anesthetize, monitor, and treat anesthesia patients canine, feline, equine, bovine, caprine, ovine, and other exotic species.
Under the direction of DVM’s, Performs diagnostic and monitoring procedures associated with small and large animals at a competent level.
Responsible for quality control of diagnostic/medical equipment and notification of appropriate repair personnel when equipment is malfunctioning.
Understands, is proficient in, and can teach proper use of diagnostic/medical equipment used in area of service.
Delivers outstanding customer service including (for example) greeting and receiving patients and clients in a professional, 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, residents, interns, senior veterinary students, and technician students.
Performs record-keeping tasks related to medical procedures, including recording of: procedures completed, supplies used, patient status, client communications, census information, etc.
Maintains service area schedule.
Responsible to ensure that all services and supplies are charged for according to hospital fee schedule.
Must have the ability to work in a clinical setting.
Ability to take On Call
Must adhere to VMC safety and infection control policies and procedures.
Assists in other areas of the hospital.
Maintains a clean environment in hospital area and ensures that these areas are adequately ordered, stocked and that equipment is in working order.
Attends daily rounds.
Other duties as assigned by Supervisor, Clinician, or Director
Salary: $16.80-$23.73/hour, depending on qualifications
All required qualifications must be documented on application materials.
Veterinary Technician Minimum/Required Qualifications Graduate of Veterinary Technician or equivalent program, certified as an MVMA/MAVT technician or must be eligible for cetification within one year of employment.
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. Certified technician with certification recognized in Minnesota. Two years of veterinary technician experience preferred. Proficiency with PC and software programs.
Internal Number: 337611
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