Essential Functions • Under the direction of DVM's, perform, teach, and train veterinary procedures to veterinary students, orient and evaluate students to service area. • Assists with teaching labs. • Provide excellent service to DVM's and medical team that support quality patient care. • Facilitate open communication and teamwork among clinical care team members (DVM's students, veterinary technicians, etc.) in support of positive patient outcomes and excellent patient care. • May perform specialized role, i.e., Infection Control, Clinical Study Coordinator, etc. • May coordinate and assist with clinical research studies under the supervision of clinicians including: scheduling appointments, study communication, study procedures, use of special equipment and diagnostics, study record maintenance and charging appropriately, other duties as assigned. • Must be able to restrain and handle animals and/or assist with animal restraint and handling. • Under the direction of DVM's perform and assist with special procedures. • Liaison between clinicians, clients and staff. • Assists clinicians, clients and patients with triage, assessment, work-up, discharge, etc., prepares patients for a variety of veterinary medical procedures, radiographic procedures, catherizations, vein punctures, anesthesia, administration of medications and treatments, post operative care, etc. • Participates in on call service. • With oversight by a DVM performs complex patient care procedures depending upon clinical indications and area of service; may perform intravenous and related therapies (i.e. fluids, chemotherapies, and anesthesia), obtain fluid or tissue samples, perform biopsy techniques, etc. • Administers medications as defined by the duty clinicians. • Applies clinical job knowledge and competence to the management of the patient. • Reports changes_ in patient status to Clinician • Participates in CPR • Delivers outstanding customer service including (for example) greeting and receiving patients and clients in a caring and courteous manner, answering phone calls promptly, responding to clients, co-workers, and medical staff needs and requests, redirecting calls, etc. • Answers questions and explains or demonstrates procedures and equipment for residents, interns, senior veterinary students, and technician students • Must have the ability to work in a clinical setting.
Hourly Salary Range: $17.12 to $30.03 USD/hour
All required qualifications must be documented on application materials.
Minimum/Required Qualifications Graduate of Veterinary Technician or equivalent program, 2 years assisting DVM's as a certified technician and certified as MVMA/MAVT technician, or five years of experience in the veterinary medical field. Ability to act independently with little or no supervision.
Preferred Qualifications/Selection Criteria Problem solving skills, strong interpersonal skills, knowledge of veterinary medicine terminology, knowledge of proper restraint and handling of large and small animals. A willingness to be flexible to meet patient care needs. Certified technician with certification recognized in Minnesota. Two years of veterinary technical experience preferred. Proficiency with PC and software programs.
Internal Number: 325882
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