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Hospital Veterinary Technician

Company: Petco
Location: Manhattan
Posted on: June 21, 2022

Job Description:

Come work at a place where innovation and teamwork come together to support the most exciting missions in the world!Hospital Veterinary Technician - 1432Healthier pets. Happier people. Better world. Our vision might sound lofty, but we believe itu2019s attainable when we obsess about providing complete care for our amazing pets. Our approach goes far beyond addressing our animalsu2019 basic needs to support their physical, mental, social, and emotional needs. By being sure we take all of these elements into consideration, we can help pet parents take the very best care of their pets.Our obsession with delivering the very best experiences for pets and their parents guides all we do. From our convenient, affordable pet salon services to our extensive array of training classes and workshops, we always make sure to keep our commitment to healthy, happy pets front and center.u00A0Position Purpose:The purpose of this Veterinarian Technician position inherently involves providing excellent veterinary care to our full-service hospital patients and phenomenal customer care to their owners. The Veterinary Technician represents the mission and values to all clients. Our Veterinary Technician sets the tone within the technical and customer support staff in the hospital, and is responsible, like all team members, for fostering cohesion and motivation within the team.u202Fu202Fu00A0u202Fu00A0All hospital staff are responsible for performing their duties in a way that creates an environment in which:The patientu2019s needs always come first;u202FEvery team member understands that they have the power to do what it takes to create an exceptional customer and patient experience;u202FContentious issues are dealt with and resolved as they occur when possible, or as soon as is possible;u202Fu00A0Exceptional teamwork and commitment to shared goals benefits the entire organizationu00A0Essential Job Functions:u202FThe incumbent must be able to consistently performu00A0all ofu00A0the following duties and responsibilities with or without a reasonable accommodation.Greet clients and patients arriving for appointments or walk ins and escort into an exam room, obtain weight and vital signs (temperature, pulse, respirations, painu00A0score, body condition score), and record all in the electronic medical record, begin documentation of the patient visit in the electronic medical record by documenting a thorough patient history.u202Fu00A0Assist veterinarian with appointments (routine and emergency), surgery, dentistry, and euthanasia, taking direct supervision from the veterinarian(s) and theu00A0Hospital Office Manager.u00A0Perform patient restraint, obtain and process laboratory samples, handle and dispense medications at the direction of the veterinarian, and maintain the electronic medical record.u202Fu00A0Schedule appointmentsu00A0communicate with and educate clients, relay test results to doctor and clients, maintain and update inventory as well as client/patient records, and manage accounts receivable.Prepare patients for surgical and dental procedures, safely support induction and monitoring of anesthetized patients including checking and recording vital parametersu202F(under direction of the veterinarian), monitor patients during recovery, and prepare them for going home or transfer to an overnight care facility as needed.u202Fu00A0Provide in-hospital treatments for sick patients including giving injectable and oral medications as well as intravenous fluid therapy; keep patients clean, watered, and fed (when indicated and directed by veterinarian), and safely walk canine patients when necessary for elimination.u202Fu00A0Participate in the training of new staff members and general dissemination of knowledge as required.u202Fu00A0Keep hospital environment neat and clean; perform regular cleaning of environment based on necessity as well as based on a pre-determined maintenance schedule.u202Fu00A0Nature of Supervisionu00A0In all activities related to the care of individual patients, the incumbent will take direct supervision from the veterinarians as well as theu00A0Hospital Office Manager. For purposes of overall supervision, the incumbent takes direction from theu00A0Hospital Office Manager.u00A0Planning and Problem Solvingu00A0Like all team members, the Veterinary Technician plays a crucial role in ensuring that day-to-day operation of the hospital is efficient and provides an optimal experience for our patients, members, and non-member clients.u00A0Impactu00A0This position will impact the organization by contributing to the growth of a productive practice while focusing on a high-quality standard of care. From an overall hospital organizational standpoint, this position in critical to ensuring that we have a cohesive, well-trained, and motivated technical team. The desiredu00A0end resultu00A0is the creation of an optimal environment that ensures employee retention, patient well-being, and customer satisfaction.u00A0Supervisory Responsibility:u202Fu00A0This position has no immediate supervisory duties.Work Environment:u00A0The majority ofu00A0job duties are conducted in the Veterinary Hospital. Position requires bending, kneeling, lifting (up to 30 pounds, as necessary) and standing for long periods of time.u202F A large amount of this partneru2019s time will be spent in direct contact with clients and their pets.Education/Experience:u00A0College or college-equivalent education (completed) as required in becoming a Credentialed Veterinary Technician in the state in which the hospital is locatedu00A0u00A0Must have at least 1-year previous experience or working in a veterinary practiceu00A0Must have excellent written and verbal communication skillsu00A0u00A0Must be compassionate and sympathetic, and be able to maintain a professional attitude and demeanor during emotional and stressful situationsMust have telephone and computer skills.Petco Animal Supplies, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or any other protected classification.

Keywords: Petco, Manhattan , Hospital Veterinary Technician, Professions , Manhattan, Kansas

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