Veterinary Technician

Job Description

Job Description

Job Title: Licensed Veterinary Technician

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Summary: Assists Doctors in performance of multiple procedures providing care for animals including physical examination, dental procedures, surgeries, blood drawing, lab testing, immunizations, euthanasia as well as client education, marketing and inventory maintenance. Requires a working knowledge of pharmaceutical drugs, common diseases and preventative health care recommendations.

Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

1. Provides patient care and treatment of hospitalized and non-hospitalized patients.*

2. Administers and monitors anesthesia.*

3. Administers IV fluids including catheter placement.*

4. Performs laboratory tests as directed.*

5. Performs blood draws and injections.*

6. Takes and processes radiographs.*

7. Calculates dosage calculations of medications including IV fluids.*

8. Completes documentation of treatments, laboratory results, and patient observations in medical record and computer.*

9. Schedules surgical and medical appointments.*

10. Assists and supervises assistants and kennel workers as directed.*

11. Dispenses and administers medications and vaccines.*

12. Completes DEA/drug log entries.*

13. Performs dental procedures including extractions.*

14. Provides client communications and education including patient status, explanation of medications and preventative care recommendations.*

15. Maintains cleanliness of work areas.*

16. Prepares patients, instruments, and equipment for surgery.*

17. Cleans, maintains, and sterilizes instruments, equipment and materials.*

18. Restrains animals for veterinarian or other staff members as directed.*

19. Trains technicians as needed.*

20. Maintains inventory in pharmacy and treatment areas as needed.*

21. Acts as veterinary assistant to doctors.

22. Acts as surgery/ in patient care assistant.

23. Acts as kennel attendant.

Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Language Ability:

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

Math Ability:

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

Computer Skills:

Ability to record, work, and read documents in word processing software; spreadsheet software, and Avimark (practice software).

Education/Experience:

NYS Licensed Veterinary Technician and/or completed educational qualifications to sit for licensing exam.

Equipment:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must use a variety of equipment including x-ray machine, x-ray processor, microscope, blood machines, laser ultrasound machine, dental x-ray machine, anesthesia machine, and patient monitors.

Knowledge, Skills and Other Abilities:
• Professionalism
• Time Management
• Cooperation
• Leadership

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to bend, stand, stoop, walk, sit, talk, and listen; may be required to walk or stand for long periods of time; will use hands to manipulate, handle, or feel; will reach with hands and arms. The employee is often required to lift and carry animals or materials weighing fifty pounds or more; handle dogs weighing up to 150 lbs. Assistance will be provided when lifting/handling more than ability. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust to focus.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to risk of radiation; animal bites or scratches; and animal bodily fluids. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles; and toxic or caustic chemicals;.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Job Details

Employment Type:
Full-time
Position Type:
Vet Nurse / Technician
Earliest Start Date:
09-Mar-2021
Modified
09-Mar-2021

Job Location

Pulaski, New York, United States

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