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  • Veterinary Technician Supervisor at Newtown Veterinary Specialists in Newtown, CT

    Job Locations US-CT-Newtown
    ID
    2017-1151
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Technical Support
    Hiring Manager Email
    lmanfred@newtownvets.com
  • Overview


    NVS is looking for a Full Time ER/ICU Technician Supervisor to join our practice.  Our ideal candidate has at least 5 years of veterinary technician experience.  We are seeking an experienced, friendly, well-spoken individual who loves animals and has strong organizational skills. In addition to being a supervisor, this position functions as a productive team member on the floor as an ER/ICU technician. One must have the ability to develop and train members on the ER/ICU team.


    NVS is a 24-hour Emergency & Specialty Practice and we are the only certified Level II Emergency & Medical Care Center in New England.  Our culture is collaborative, expert and compassionate. We are devoted to pets and committed to excellence. A positive, upbeat attitude is of the utmost importance. If you are someone who thrives in a fast-paced environment, loves to stay busy, and has a contagious smile, we want to hear from you!

     

    For immediate consideration please apply at www.petvetcareers.com

    Responsibilities

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Perform TPR (temperature, pulse and respiration) assessments, treatments, and administer medication as directed by the veterinarian
    • Prep and assist in diagnostic, medical, and surgical procedures
    • Triage patients 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
    • Answer phones and perform other reception duties as needed by the hospital
    • 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

    Proficiency

    • Clinical laboratory procedures
    • Medication calculations and administration
    • Venipuncture
    • Intubation
    • Catheter placement
    • Animal restraint
    • Vital sign monitoring
    • Client communications
    • Radiographic technique and anesthesiology

     

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