VCA Antech, Inc. Licensed Veterinary Technicians - ER (P/T) in Omaha, Nebraska

VCA Midwest Veterinary Referral & Emergency Center is seeking part-time Licensed Veterinary Technicians to join our Emergency Team at our AAHA-accredited, emergency/multi-specialty practice in Omaha, NE.

This is a great opportunity to utilize your Technician skills, work with a dynamic team and expand your knowledge while working in a fast-paced environment! You will be challenged to use all of you knowledge, know-how and skills to the best of your ability, in a teaching hospital, with a team that will support you along the way. We are currently experiencing phenomenal growth and expansion with many of our services.

Requirements

  • State of Nebraska Veterinary Technician License required.

  • This position works Friday (7pm-7am) OR Saturday (7pm-7am) OR Sunday (7am-7pm) OR Sunday (7pm-7am)

  • The ideal candidate will be a team player who is friendly, outgoing, people - oriented and has excellent communication and client service skills.

Responsibilities

  • Demonstrate excellent relations with clients/pets in waiting and/or exam rooms. Ensure that clients and pets feel welcome and comfortable. Serve as “Ambassadors” for creating and maintaining goodwill for the hospital. Build rapport with clients and pets. If there is a delay, keep clients informed of expected waiting time.

  • Ability to effectively communicate and educate clients on general animal husbandry and answer non-medical questions

  • Efficiently and accurately triage patients

  • Compassionate nursing care is the top priority for all patients. Make certain all patients are kept clean and as comfortable as possible.

  • Make certain entire hospital both inside and outside, including treatment, surgery, kennels, runs, parking lot and entry is kept very clean throughout the day (so that a client could enter the treatment room and/or hospital ward and see their pet without any notice). This includes your own clothing and appearance.

  • Ability to perform a cursory examination of an animal, use a stethoscope and otoscope, recognize potential health care issues, signs and behavior patterns that suggest an animal may be in pain, and necessity of veterinarian’s examination.

  • Keep records up to date. This includes client records with charges, medical history, medications administered, laboratory reports, etc.

  • Maintain all log books (radiology, surgery, anesthesia, laboratory and controlled substance logs, etc.).

  • Understand how to maintain and use the hospital’s inhalation anesthetic machines. Monitor anesthesia under direct doctor supervision.

  • Understand principles of aseptics in the surgery room and participate in maintaining sterile conditions.

  • Know the names and general uses of surgical instruments and equipment. Maintain and sterilize surgical instruments and packs. Be willing and able to assist the doctor with certain surgical procedures.

  • Know how to properly use positioning devices so that patients may be radiographed. Practice all safety regulations in regard to radiology.

  • Laboratory: Draw blood samples, collect stool and urine samples, prepare lab request forms, perform certain laboratory tests:

  • In the Pharmacy create prescription labels, fill prescriptions and dispense medications as directed by a doctor. Control inventory and assist in ordering medications and supplies.

  • Other tasks that support hospital operations, patient care, and client service.

Development

We are committed to the professional development of our team members and the opportunity for advancement within the practice. We are committed to the professional development of our team members and the opportunity for advancement within the practice. We offer free RACE approved CE through our VCA network of hospitals. In addition, we offer a CE stipend benefit for LVTs and reimbursement for LVT license.

If you envision yourself in an organization committed to excellence and the human-animal bond, become part of a wonderfully integrated team. Additional support is offered to those team members seeking to earn their VTS!

Benefits

We offer an alternative work schedule, competitive wages, 401(k), paid uniforms and more!

*Must complete 90 days of employment to be eligable for the signing bonus.

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