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Position Title: Registered Veterinarian Technician
Job Classification: Non-Exempt
Assignment Category: Part time 24 hours per week
Salary Range: $16.00 -$20.00 per hour
Department: Clinic
Reports to: Director of Operations – Spay and Neuter Clinic

Job Description Summary

The Veterinary Technician supports the veterinarian(s) in ensuring quality veterinary care for all pets, advocates for pets, educates clients on all aspects of pet health, and ensures a safe and effective hospital environment. The Veterinary Technician provides high-quality, high-volume spay-and-neuter services and other routine services.

Main Responsibilities/Functions

• Perform tests and assess and communicate patients' test results and medical histories to the attending veterinarian
• Work under the direction of the veterinarian to prepare animals for surgery and administer medications, including anesthesia drugs. Induce anesthesia and intubate patients. Monitor patients under anesthesia.
• Monitor surgery patients from the administration of anesthesia through their full recovery and independently assess patients' readiness for discharge
• Maintain controlled-drug and supply inventories and conduct appropriate recordkeeping and reporting
• Comply with the applicable laws for licensed veterinary technicians established by the California Board of Veterinary Medicine and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration
• Communicate with clients regarding post-operative patient care as well as the results of diagnostic testing and other medical findings
• Establish and adhere to maintenance programs for all medical equipment
• Maintain strict confidentiality about client, patient, and donor information
• Assist veterinarian in medical procedures using proper restraint
• Assist veterinarian in surgical procedures using proper aseptic technique.
• Administer treatments, injections, vaccinations and microchips following the instructions of the veterinarian on staff.
• Take vital signs of animals including temperature, pulse and respiration.
• Actively promote spay and neuter and educate clients on responsible animal ownership.
• Perform daily cleaning of kennels, cages, surgery room and other work spaces.
• Stock prep room and operating room.
• Wash and sterilize all surgical packs throughout the day.
• Maintain patient medical records in database.
• Work and interact with volunteers, visitors, MSRPAC employees and interns to include, but not limited to: training, conducting tours, assigning work, answering questions, promoting MSRPAC mission and assisting with their general needs.
• Represent the clinic in a professional and courteous manner at all times.

Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS

• Two years’ experience as a Veterinary Technician or a Certified Veterinary Technician degree.
• Current certification as a Registered Veterinary Technician issued by the State of California Veterinarian Medical Board
• Experience working as a Veterinary Technician in a high volume spay/neuter clinic preferred
• Computer skills, experience with vet software and client databases.
• Must be experienced in care and handling of dogs and cats.
• Provide excellent customer service via phone, email and in person.
• Relate and work with a diverse public, team player essential.
• Bilingual candidates preferred.
• Must be able to work in a fast paced environment with ability to successfully juggle multiple tasks and demands.
• Ability to professionally advocate Mary S. Roberts PAC / Spay & Neuter positions on issues.
• Ability to obtain a medical card
• Experience in Microsoft Office and Google programs
• Understanding of and the ability to educate the public on the benefits of spay/neuter

PHYSICAL CAPABILITIES

• Moderate: Individual will have extended periods of sitting, computer use, talking and hearing. Includes sitting, standing or walking most of the time, with bending, stooping, squatting, twisting, and reaching; fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions. Will work in an animal care facility that includes environmental conditions working near and around animals. There may be risk of injury resulting from improper procedures.
• Exerting up to 75 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 70 pounds of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Frequent lifting of objects more than 75 pounds and occasional lifting of objects more than 100 pounds are required, occasionally lifting objects weighing over 25 pounds, and frequent lifting of 10-25 pounds.
• Frequent exposure to loud noise, odors and chemicals
• Walks on paved and unpaved surfaces that may be wet or dry.
• Exposure to controlled substances, needles, syringes, and other supplies used to treat animals.

11/23/16

 

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