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VA or CVT - St. Paul, MN  St Paul, MN  Posted: 1/13/2020
Job Description

Job ID#:

661

Job Category:

Hospital

Position Type:

Full-Time Employee


Details:

 
Job Requirements

 
Details:

Life Care Animal Hospital has an opportunity for a Certified Veterinary Technician or Elevated Veterinary Assistant
Four Days On, Rotational Saturdays!
 
Life Care Animal Hospital 
1328 White Bear Ave, 
St Paul, MN 55106
 
Life Care Animal Hospital has been serving the greater St. Paul community since 1995.   We are a multi-doctor practice offering a variety of services including diagnostic services, vaccinations, digital x-rays, spay and neuter surgeries, specialty animal surgery, pet dentistry and oral surgery, and much more. Along with that we also offer nutritional counseling and weight management service. We are proud to work with rescue organizations like Second Chance Animal Rescue, Cause For Paws, and Pooches United with People. We also work with service dog groups!  We are happy to celebrate 25 years in business and look forward to finding amazing talent to expand our team!
 
Summary: A Certified Veterinary Technician/Clinically Experience Veterinary Assistant must be able to provide leadership and training to the medical support staff in the operation of a small animal facility in accordance with hospital policy and procedures and provide medical care to patients as allowed in the veterinary practice act.  The veterinary technician is the doctor’s primary medical support person.  They begin the examination procedure and continue to assist the doctor throughout the examination, diagnosis and treatment phases. They aid the doctors in achieving greater efficiency by relieving them of technical work and administrative detail.  They have a very significant role in communicating with clients about their pet.
 
While under the supervision of the practice manager and veterinarian, a Certified Veterinary Technician must be able to effectively and accurately perform the following duties that include but are not limited to:
 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The following duties and responsibilities generally reflect the expectations of this position but are not intended to be all inclusive.
 
Personnel
  • Take part in jobs shadows or working interviews as necessary.
  • Take part in training as necessary.
  • Provide guidance to the support staff to assure that the shift flows well.
Veterinary Care
  • Provide patient care under the supervision and direction of a DVM.
  • Maintain excellent client communication.
  • Be proficient in a variety of skills ranging from but not limited to: laboratory, pharmacy, radiology, surgery, dental and nursing skills.
  • Record all pertinent medical, client and case related information in the patient record accurately with appropriate grammar, terms and accurate information.
  • Review medical records, estimates or discharge instructions with clients.
Reception Skills
  • Provide client care for scheduling appointments, taking payments and checking in clients.
  • Answer the phones in a courteous and informative way.
Cleaning and Maintenance
  • Assist in all daily duties for clinic care.
  • Participate in any special cleaning duties.
  • Perform clinic upkeep as directed.
  • Perform equipment maintenance as directed.
  • Delegate additional cleaning duties as necessary during slow times in the absence of a supervisor.
  • Identify areas or items needing additional attention.
Computer Skills
  • To perform this job successfully it will be necessary to become proficient in the use of the practice management software (ImproMed).
Other Skills and Abilities
  • Must have excellent communication, attention to detail and organizational abilities.
Certificates and Licenses
  • A veterinary technician license is preferred.
Physical Demands
  • Ability to hear verbal instructions, client discourse and veterinary patients.
  • Ability to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, and climb as well as manipulate (lift, carry, move) up to 50 pounds and lift over 50 pounds with the assistance of a coworker.
  • Endure sitting, standing and walking on hard floor surfaces for extended periods
  • Ability to be confident around pets.
  • Able to work in noisy work conditions with sounds from animals and equipment that can be moderately high.
  • Requires sufficient ambulatory skills in order to perform duties while in a hospital environment.
  • Employee is routinely exposed to a variety of pets that may bite or scratch, and on occasion, exposed to anesthesia, radiation, biological hazards and medication/controlled substances.
  • Minimal travel required, possibly for vendor visits and associate education.
Work Environment — The work environment can and will include:
  • Loud noises and barking
  • Fume and airborne particle exposure
  • Fractious animals with the potential of both bites, scratches and potential disease exposure
  • Potential zoonotic disease exposure
  • Potential disease exposure to employee pets
 
Apply for immediate consideration!




 

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