Registered Veterinary Technician for Surgery Service - $3500 HIRING BONUS Medical Support – Durham, North Carolina
The Triangle's premier emergency and specialty hospital is seeking a highly motivated, highly skilled registered veterinary technician to join our surgery team. We provide 24-hour emergency service and specialty referrals in surgery, internal medicine, cardiology, oncology, radiology and rehabilitation, and we're looking for technicians who want to utilize their skills to the fullest potential in a fast paced, fun, and stimulating environment.
We are expanding our surgery department and would like to add new members to our team of board certified surgeons, surgery/anesthesia technicians and surgery assistants. Members of the surgery team function with a great deal of autonomy and responsibility. Solid technical skills and anesthesia knowledge base, sound judgment, and the ability to function both independently and with a team are required. Strong communication skills, verbal and written; organizational skills; proactive thinking and the right attitude are also a must. Duties include patient prep and recovery; patient assessment; pain management; and anesthesia monitoring using multi-parameter monitoring equipment for a variety of anesthetized procedures including endoscopy, CT, soft tissue surgeries, orthopedic surgeries and laparoscopic procedures.
Our new facility, advanced equipment (including digital radiography, ultrasound, endoscopy, laparoscopy, and CT) and services allow plenty of opportunities for growth.
Title: Anesthesia Veterinary Technician
Department: Surgery Service
Schedule: FT Hours
Reporting structure: Surgery Technician Supervisor
Essential job functions of an anesthesia technician are primarily to perform general anesthesia and sedation on dogs, cats and occasional exotic/pocket pets within the TVRH facilities. Anesthesia technicians work within the surgery department, however may be required to perform anesthesia and/or sedation in other departments as well. They are also required to perform the duties of a surgery technician when necessary.
Essential Job Functions
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Provide all anesthetic support and phases beginning with sedation through induction, surgery, postoperative, extubation and recovery.
Perform various technical procedures including: intravenous catheter placement, venipuncture, IV, SQ, IM injections, using various anesthetic multi-monitors and understand the rationale of use, various local and regional nerve blockade and emergency interventions including CPCR
Managing client invoices (PVL) and charge for surgery and anesthesia services appropriately
Provide exceptional patient care support throughout all phases of anesthesia
Maintain accurate and complete medical records including anesthetic record.
Maintain a clean work environment to maintain any infectious disease protocols, handle medical/biomedical and infectious waste appropriately
Follow radiation safety and OSHA standards
Help maintain inventory and supplies for procedures and patient husbandry
Keep monitoring equipment and anesthesia machines in clean, working order
Help with surgery department appointments and drop offs
Help assist is the surgery suite as necessary with cleaning the ORs and surgical instruments and setting up and breaking down the ORs.
Identify and bring to the attention of the management, any issues or concerns that require attention and assist in the development of solutions
Maintain professionalism in high pressure situation and around clients in varying emotional states.
Graduation from high school or GED equivalent
Associates degree in Veterinary Technology
Current RVT in NC or eligible for NC registration
Additional Salary Information: Additional compensation for on-call shifts
About Triangle Veterinary Referral Hospitals
We are comprehensive emergency, critical care, and specialty referral facilities staffed with experienced emergency veterinarians, highly–trained board–certified specialists and caring, dedicated veterinary technicians, assistants and receptionists.