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Veterinary Technician: Emergency and Critical Care

Company: Vca Animal Hospitals
Location: Fishers
Posted on: May 11, 2024

Job Description:

VCA Advanced Veterinary Care Center is growing its Emergency & Critical Care Service and seeking a Veterinary Technician to join our Day Team!Compensation: $20 -32/hrStarting range is determined by skill set and years of experience in the field. Financial growth opportunities are available.Schedule: Full-time opportunity, with rotating weekends. Day/1st shift.Not looking to be scheduled for 40 hours? No problem! Our leadership team believes in work-life balance and wants to work with you!Our Emergency and Critical Care Service:Our Emergency and Critical Care Technicians thrive in a fast-paced service, handle critical case, and enjoy the stimulating caseload. Our Technicians have the opportunity to sharpen and advance their technical skills every day.In this role, you will play a crucial part in providing high-quality emergency care to animals in need. Our Emergency and Critical Care team ensures that the most critical cases receive immediate attention and that all patients receive the care they need.Key Responsibilities: The skills that you will be utilizing include, but are not limited to:Triage: Perform an initial assessment to evaluate the patient's condition quickly. This includes checking vital signs, assessing for obvious injuries or distress, and gathering information from the pet owner about the situation.Venipuncture and IVC Placement: Proficiently perform venipuncture and intravenous catheter placement.Medication Administration: Safely and accurately administer fluids, medications, and other treatments as prescribed by veterinarians.Team Collaboration: Work in conjunction with all technical staff across the hospital to ensure hospitalized patients receive optimal care. Maintain open communication with the healthcare team.Intensive Care Unit (ICU): Vigilantly monitor hospitalized patients, recognizing subtle changes in their clinical status and promptly reporting any concerns to the veterinary team. Assist in Departmental Rounds.Client Education: Provide clear and concise discharge instructions to clients, ensuring they understand the care their furry family member requires after leaving the hospital.Record Keeping: Maintain accurate records, including patient history, treatment details, and client communication. Assist with the completion of cost estimates.Anesthesia and Sedation Monitoring: Prepare patients for procedures and monitor anesthesia to ensure patient safety.Diagnostic Imaging: Operate diagnostic imaging equipment and assist in capturing radiographs and other diagnostic images.Laboratory Procedures: Run diagnostics (i.e: CBC, Chem Panel, NOVA, iSTAT, UA), correlate results with the clinical presentation of the patient and notify Veterinarian of results.Blood Transfusion Therapy: Including collection, administration, and transfusion reactions.Administering Oxygen: Flow-by Oxygen, Nasal Oxygen Cannula, or Oxygen Cage.Assist Doctors: Collaborate closely with veterinarians to assist in exams, treatments, and medical procedures for emergency cases.Plus More!Our Hospital: Our caseload is diverse, and the opportunities to keep learning and grow at AVCC are immense. We pride ourselves in being a teaching hospital, and our Specialists, VTSs, and RVTs provide a comfortable, supportive environment for associates who want to continue to grow their technical skills and career!VCA Advanced Veterinary Care Center, located in Fishers, IN, is open 24/7, 365 days a year, and provides a wide range of specialty, critical care and emergency services. Our services and medical equipment mirror what one would find at a human medical center. We offer a team approach to veterinary medicine where specialists work together to provide the most advanced care possible for every patient utilizing the newest diagnostic equipment and therapeutic techniques.Location: 7712 Crosspoint Commons, Fishers, IN 46038How to Apply:If you are passionate about providing high-quality care to animals and want to be a part of our dedicated team, apply today! We look forward to welcoming a new member to our veterinary family who shares our commitment to the well-being of animals. The possibilities to advance your professional development are endless at VCA Advanced Veterinary Care Center!Keywords: Registered Veterinary Technician, ICU, ER, Vet TechIf you are a current associate, you will need to apply through our internal career site. Please log into Workday and click on the Jobs Hub app or search for Browse Jobs.Benefits: We offer competitive compensation along with a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision and paid vacation/sick days, 401(k), generous employee pet discounts and more!The information in this position description indicates the general nature and level of work to be performed. It is not designed to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of associates assigned to this job. Management reserves the right to revise the job description or require that other tasks be performed when the circumstances of the job change (for example, emergencies, change in personnel, workload, or technical development)We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer - Veterans / Disabled. For a complete EEO statement please see our career page at vcacareers.comby Jobble

Keywords: Vca Animal Hospitals, Fishers , Veterinary Technician: Emergency and Critical Care, Professions , Fishers, Indiana

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