Veterinary Technician – Credentialed

Job Description

Job Description

Middlesex County Animal Hospital is seeking a full-time Veterinary Technician to join our team in Billerica, MA.

Our ideal candidate is someone with a strong work ethic and strives to provide excellent customer service. Other qualifications include:
• Previous veterinary technician/assistant experience required
• Proficient in IV catheters placement, blood work, and IV, IM and SQ injections
• Proficient in monitoring anesthesia and working with various monitoring equipment
• Team player
• Eager to learn and is self-motivated
• Enjoys a challenging and fast-paced environment
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to multi-task with a smile

We offer competitive pay and a comprehensive benefits package including:

HEALTH

  • Medical Plan
  • Dental Plan
  • Vision Plan
  • Life Insurance
  • Disability Insurance

LIFESTYLE

  • Paid Time Off
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Student Debt Refinancing Options

DEVELOPMENT

  • Tuition & CE Allowances
  • Mentorship & Training

JOB SUMMARY
The Veterinary Technician is responsible for a variety of tasks related to customer service and patient care within the veterinary practice. Tasks include animal handling, pre and post-operative patient care, creating and presenting financial options and estimates, accurately entering service charges into client processing database, and preparing medications.

Preferred: High School graduate or equivalent

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
• Proficient with various veterinary software
• Proficient operation of various office equipment (copier, scanner, fax machine)
• Basic filing skills
• Effectively manage multi-line phone system
• Effective interpersonal communication skills
• Effective in multi-tasking (prioritizing and accomplishing tasks)
• Effectively handle stressful situations
• Maintain a positive work environment
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to work collectively with team members
• Emphasize teamwork

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Maintain professional and courteous demeanor in challenging/stressful situations
• Prepare and maintain exam, treatment, and surgical rooms
• Greet clients and patients
• Obtain patient history and updates from clients
• The ability to perform and/or assist with diagnostic procedures
• Maintain accurate and complete patient medical records
• The ability to learn to enter service fees into the patient processing database
• The ability to calculate medication dosages and prepare instructions for clients
• Review patient instructions with clients and distribute educational materials
• The ability to learn how to create and review treatment estimates and payment options with clients
• Obtain blood samples-cephalic/saphenous/jugular
• Process and submit lab work both in house and to outside labs
• Clean, wrap, and sterilize surgical instruments and surgical supplies (gowns, towels, etc.)
• The ability to properly run an autoclave
• Clerical duties such as filing, copying, and faxing
• Maintain order to public areas (waiting room, exam rooms, kennel area, etc.)
• Place IV catheters and assist with surgical equipment monitoring (anesthesia, fluid pump, etc.)
• Other duties as assigned

PHYSICAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Lift and/or carry up to 40 pounds from floor level and above at least several times per day
• The ability to work in a stationary position at a computer for long periods of time
• The ability to stand, walk, stoop, bend, twist, kneel, crouch, and climb for long periods of time
• The ability to physically restrain all sizes of pets on the floor and on the exam table
• Must be able to grasp, hold, and manipulate objects
• Possess vision abilities to detect, observe and assess, including: close, distance, color, and peripheral vision as well as depth perception and the ability to adjust focus
• Potential for exposure to anesthetic gases with proper protective measures
• Potential for exposure to zoonotic diseases

The schedule for this position does include 2 Saturdays a month (8am-1pm), but you will have a set day off during that week.

Reason for hire: we are a growing practice

Job Details

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

Job Location

Billerica, Massachusetts, United States

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