Job ID: 140600543

Job Summary
Employment Type
Full Time
Years Experience
1 - 3 years
Bonus/Commission
Yes
Job Description

LIFE IS SHORT  . . . WORK SOMEWHERE AWESOME!

We will contribute towards relocation expenses, including a substancial signing bonus!

 

Seeking Certified Veterinarian Technician to  join  our   thriving   Ophthalmology   practice  in  tropical South  Florida!

We operate from three Premier Veterinary Specialties (PVS) locations: Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood & Miami with satellite offices in Coral Springs, South Beach, and West Palm Beach (location TBA).

Our outstanding team consists of two boarded Veterinary Ophthalmologists and two Veterinarians whose practices are limited to Veterinary Ophthalmology. We are also proud to have an Ophthalmology resident and an Ophthalmology intern as a part of our team. Our practices collaborate with other specialty services including dermatology, oncology, and cardiology.

Flexible hours, a great work environment and an outstanding staff are only a few of the many bonuses.

CVT directly handles inpatient and outpatient care, working hand-in-hand with veterinarians. The technician assists in exam rooms by taking patients’ history, vital signs and weight; collecting samples and running diagnostic tests; providing client education; and assisting with animal restraint. Technicians also may see their own appointments for surgery admission and discharge. Technicians directly impact doctors’ productivity, client service and patient care. Technicians play a key role in communicating with clients in person and by phone for follow-up care and patient monitoring.

Reports to: Technician Supervisor, Medical Director and/or Practice Owner(s)

Job Responsibilities 

Technical Duties

  • Assist veterinarians in the practice of veterinary medicine and surgery
  • Perform in-hospital lab testing and prepare specimens for outside labs
  • Assist veterinarians in outpatient exams by taking histories, vital signs and weights as well as providing client education
  • Provide nursing care for in-hospital patients
  • Conduct pre-admission exams and discharge hospitalized patients
  • Perform client callbacks
  • Maintain proper care and medication administration of boarding animals and assist kennel staff
  • Maintain legally defensible medical records in cooperation with veterinarians

 

Exams

  • Prepare and maintain exam rooms (cleanliness and stocking of supplies and brochures)
  • Assist veterinarians in exam rooms by taking patients’ history, vital signs and weight.
  • Fill prescriptions per veterinarians’ instructions
  • Educate clients about medication instructions and administration
  • Perform admission exams for patients being hospitalized, including weight, vital signs and pre-surgical exam
  • Perform pre-anesthetic exams on surgery if the veterinarian has not already assessed patients
  • Discharge patients for all types of surgeries, procedures or follow ups performed by the doctor

 

Lab

  • Responsible for in-hospital lab testing.
  • Collect and prepare samples
  • Report diagnostic testing results to veterinarians
  • Maintain quality controls and record keeping on in-house lab equipment
  • Complete proper sample preparation and paperwork for outside diagnostic lab tests

Treatment

  • Perform treatments noted on treatment board and in medical records (hospitalized patients, surgeries, medical boarding medications)
  • Assist veterinarians with daily treatments
  • Monitor intensive care patients
  • Provide nursing care
  • Take and process x-rays, ocular ultrasounds and any other diagnostics tests required by the doctor.
  • Use and maintain IV pumps, anesthesia machines and patient ventilator.

Surgery

  • Admit patients scheduled for surgery
  • Keep surgical materials stocked
  • Prepare gown and surgical packs
  • Check oxygen lines and waste gas scavenger system; turn off scavenger system after surgical procedures are completed
  • Prepare surgery suite for surgery
  • Prepare instruments; know type of surgical instruments required for specific surgeries
  • Assist veterinarians with patient restraint
  • Assist veterinarians with induction/intubation or perform induction/intubation
  • Surgical preparation of patient
  • Monitor anesthesia closely with monitoring equipment such as pulse oximeter and electrocardiogram
  • Help maintain anesthesia machine and patient ventilator
  • Assist veterinarian performing surgery
  • Monitor patients waking up from anesthesia; assist with treatment if patient has reaction to anesthesia
  • Clean surgery suite and surgical instruments after each procedure following hospital sterilization protocols
  • Keep accurate anesthesia/surgical medical records
  • Ensure hospital patients go home well-groomed and in an appropriate medical state

Medical Records

  • Update medical records with progress notes
  • Communicate with doctors and technicians through notations in medical records
  • Record information for hospitalized patients including:
  • Daily status each time a technician touches a patient, with initials, time, procedures and observations
  • Boarding information
  • Hospitalized procedures such as surgeries, radiographs and dentistry
  • Pre-surgical exam findings, anesthesia risk
  • Time anesthesia begins, ends and how many minutes
  • Suture material, suture pattern; incision location and size; veterinarian’s surgical notes
  • Lab test results
  • Injections, medications, fluid therapy, pain management
  • Note homecare instructions given to and reviewed with client
  • Create estimates/treatment plans
  • Collect signatures on consent forms and estimates/treatment plans

Housekeeping Duties

  • Maintain cleanliness of surgery suite, treatment area and exams rooms for all surfaces, including lights, tables, cabinets, walls and floors
  • Maintain equipment cleanliness and longevity by vacuuming pet hair from keyboards, wheels and equipment
  • Vacuum computer keyboards in treatment area, lab/pharmacy and exam rooms
  • Clean glass windows and doors in surgery suite, treatment area and exam rooms
  • Sweep and mop floors in surgery suite, exam rooms and treatment area
  • Keep food and drinks out of treatment area and surgery suite
  • Discard syringes in proper containers
  • Empty trash
  • Clean water and food bowls for hospitalized pets
  • Clean cages and bedding for hospitalized pets
  • Organize radiology gowns, gloves and badges, making sure they are neatly hung or stored
  • Scrub and polish sinks
  • Wipe down walls and baseboards in the surgery suite, treatment area and exam rooms
  • Clean cages
  • Do laundry

Administrative Duties

Inventory

  • Log controlled drugs
  • Assist with inventory physical count
  • Know how to use the inventory module in our veterinary practice-management software
  • Unpack deliveries, reconcile against packing slip and restock supplies
  • Restock shelves and drawers in exam rooms and treatment area

Safety

  • Follow OSHA requirements
  • Follow practice’s health and safety protocols
  • Maintain Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)

Administrative

  • Be proficient in using our veterinary practice-management software
  • File lab results
  • Assist receptionists when they need extra help
  • Attend staff and department meetings

Professional Growth Duties

  • Belong to professional societies
  • Attend continuing education for technicians (conferences, online courses, videos, in-clinic seminars, etc.)
  • Network with technicians from other practices
  • Read veterinary and technician journals

What we offer:

  • Very competitive salary with a  4-5 day workweek
  • Family atmosphere
  • Our generous benefit package includes:
    • Health, dental, and vision insurance
    • 401(k)
    • Personal time off
    • Yearly stipend and time for continuing education
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