High Volume Vet Tech
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DescriptionDescription: JOB SUMMARY
NSAF is in the process of opening a high volume spay/neuter facility in the Kennesaw area. We are seeking full and part time employees.
During regular clinic work, responsible for daily care of all surgical patients, assisting doctors and veterinary assistants with peri-operative care of patients, general cleaning, cross training to work front desk, transport and outreach on a regular basis.
Works closely with Clinic Veterinary Surgeons, Veterinary Assistants and other staff.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
1. Handle and track controlled substances for large volumes of surgical patients.
2. Efficiently pre-medicate all felines and canines, induce all patients, and intubate all canines in the facility.
3. Ensure prompt and accurate paper and computer work procedures are followed each day.
4. Communicate with clients and assist with rechecks as needed.
5. All other duties as assigned.
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
"Team Player" displaying a positive attitude and acting as a motivating force for all staff members.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES
1. Client Education
a. Must know basic veterinary medical concepts including but not limited to vaccine protocols and anesthetic risks
b. Must also be able to communicate basic veterinary concepts to owners and be able to repeat information relayed by a veterinarian
c. Will be asked to take medical histories for surgical rechecks
d. Communicate with the public on a daily basis in a professional manner
2. Animal Handling
a. Will be asked to handle (on average) 20-25 dogs and cats per day
b. Must know characteristics of animal behavior (for example: be able to identify aggressive or fearful behavior)
c. Must be able to use appropriate safety equipment for fractious or feral animals (will train) -- the use of safety equipment is mandatory
d. Must possess excellent reflexes
e. Should be able to identify own limitations and be willing to ask for help
f. Must become proficient at animal restraint for various procedures
3. Physical Requirements
a. Must be able to work standing or sitting for 8 or more hours
b. Able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs repeatedly throughout the day with help
c. Must be able to bend and kneel repeatedly
d. Must be able to see fine detail in a variety of situations
e. Must have good hearing including ability to distinguish changes in pitch
f. Must have reasonable degree of agility to move through tightly cramped areas in various situations
g. Must have acceptable sense of touch and smell
h. Must have good range of motion in joints especially wrist, knees, elbows
i. Must have good range of motion in your back for instance twisting
j. Must be able to work in potentially extreme environmental temperatures
k. Must have acceptable sense of balance
l. Must be able to work and reach on hands and knees
m. Must possess excellent hand-eye coordination
n. May be asked to move large oxygen tanks
o. Must possess an acceptable degree of dexterity in hands and fingers
p. Must have good vision including peripheral vision, fine detail, distance, depth perception and ability to focus
4. Emotional/Mental Requirements
a. Must be able to work under stressful conditions and work efficiently and effectively under those conditions
b. Able to respond quickly to a variety of medical situations (with training)
c. Able to cope with death either due to surgical complication or euthanasia
d. Ability to rapidly and accurately process information
e. Ability to delegate tasks
f. Ability to recognize a need for assistance and ask for help
g. Ability to make decisions
h. Ability to cope with frustrating situations and remain calm
Registered veterinary technician, with a license to practice in Georgia. Two or more years experience in a veterinary clinic, veterinary hospital, and/or animal shelter or control facility. Candidate should be highly motivated, enthusiastic self-starter with a professional attitude.
The offices and operations of a high volume spay/neuter clinic can be high stress and very busy at times. Can include working some holidays or overtime depending on clinic needs. Will include working some weekends. Candidate must be flexible with schedule changes and short notice overtime requests.If this sounds like a place for you, send us your resume along with a phone number where we can reach you for a phone interview.
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $10.00 to $14.00 /hour
High school or equivalent
Prefer AAS degree in Animal Science, Registered Veterinary Technician.
Organization Name: National Spay Alliance Foundation
Post Code: 30144