Registered Veterinary Technicians are under the direct guidance and supervision of the doctor.
Incumbents of this position are required to assist the practitioners to the fullest possible extent, to help improve the quality of care given to patients, and to aid the practitioners in achieving greater efficiency by relieving them of technical work and administrative detail.
Prepare for office hours by stocking drawers in exam rooms and treatment area, by drawing up vaccines, setting up syringes, and assuring that drugs and equipment are ready. Provide restraint of pets for examination and treatment by the veterinarian.
Prepare medications (both injections and dispensed medications) for both outpatients and inpatients.
Help the doctor administer anesthetics. Prepare patients for surgery. Monitor patients during surgery and recovery. Assist in surgery. Administer fluids. Perform support therapy to patients in surgery and post-op. Remove and ready the next patient.
Properly clean, pack and autoclave all surgical materials after they are used. Keep the operating room properly stocked and prepared for surgery.
Help the doctor treat patients. Assist in medical or surgical procedures such as wounds, medication, cleansing wounds, bandaging. Perform the full range of "tableside" assistance to the practitioners.
Perform clinical laboratory procedures such as fecal flotation exams, heartworm, skin scrapings, urinalysis, fungal cultures, and blood draw for laboratory analysis. Prepare samples for shipment to the laboratory and prepare laboratory forms.
Perform other in-house tests such as parvovirus tests and immunoglobin transfer tests and feline leukemia virus tests. Maintain a file of lab test results and ensure patient records have test results recorded in them.
Take and process all radiographs.
Perform in-clinic deworming’s, record patient weights and temperatures, record observations on patient status such as nature and amount of vomitus, bowel movements, and urination. Perform ear flushing’s and plucking’s, pedicures, dentistry’s for dogs and cats. Monitor vital signs on all patients, including horses.
Aid in restraint and treatment of Multispecies.
Assist kennel personnel in keeping all patients’ clean and dry at all times.
Admit and discharge patients on the doctor's orders, being especially careful to ensure that patients being discharged are well-groomed and in a medically appropriate state. Answer client questions one-on-one on various aspects of animal care up to, but not including controversial items and/or those best left to the veterinarians. Pass on information/advice from the practitioners; explain the dosage/purpose of medications; reinforce through discussion the proper care and procedures that should be followed at home. Call back/follow-up with clients concerning certain patients; recommend an additional visit if patients progress does not appear satisfactory.
Assist the receptionist when necessary in assisting with clients.
Maintain an appropriate inventory of all supplies as dictated by the inventory control system. Inform the office manager as needed about items that need to be ordered. Unpack boxes of medical supplies, mark prices, check expiration dates, and rotate stock and store. Make sure all products and literature are marked with clinic identification. Keep abreast of over-the-counter products and their usages such as flea control products and skin products like shampoos and dips and vitamins and dog foods. Also, understand usage and recommendations for such prescription drugs as heartworm preventative and prescription flea control products.
The practitioners provide continuing or individual assignments indicating generally what is to be done, limitations, quality, and quantity expected, deadlines and priority of assignments. The practitioners provide additional, specific instructions for new, difficult, or unusual assignments in animal health care, including suggested work methods or advice on source materials available.
The Animal Health Technician uses initiative in carrying out recurring assignments independently without specific instructions but refers deviations, problems, and unfamiliar situations not covered by instructions to the practitioner for decision or help. The practitioners assure that finished work and methods used are technically accurate and in compliance with instructions or established procedures.
Review of the work increases with more difficult assignments if the technician has not previously performed similar assignments. Administrative supervision may be provided by the Office Managers and by the Practice Manager.
OTHER SIGNIFICANT FACTS
Skill and knowledge:
Knowledge of the procedures used in treating and scheduling patients, for ordering medical supplies, and requesting laboratory tests.
Knowledge of the use, care, and storage of veterinary instruments, materials, and equipment.
Knowledge of overall animal handling procedures.
Knowledge of sterilization techniques to sterilize various instruments and materials.
Knowledge of the instruments, materials, and standardized procedures used in the full variety of treatments to make preparations and provide "tableside" assistance. Knowledge or familiarity with Cornerstone software preferred but optional.
Job ID: 240111601
Veterinary Angels Medical Cent
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