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Companion Animal Hospital of Selinsgrove
Selinsgrove, PA, United States
30+ days ago
Companion Animal Hospital of Selinsgrove
Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, United States
30+ days ago

Description

Summary:  Responsible for providing primary support to doctors and patients by performing the following duties.

Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Assists in patient care and medical treatments as directed by technical staff or doctor.*
  2. Provides appropriate customer service in all client interactions and demonstrates ability to work professionally with clients in varying emotional states.*
  3. Provides gentle and compassionate care of patients throughout their stay.*
  4. Admits patients for medical and surgical cases; obtains updated medical history and completes patient vitals.*
  5. Demonstrates technical proficiency to perform blood draws, to include jugular, phallic and saphenous.*
  6. Prepares samples for shipment to laboratory and completes necessary documentation.*
  7. Maintains and uses in-house laboratory equipment to perform in-house lab testing.*
  8. Performs necessary lab work such as blood draws, blood profiles, urinalysis, fecal tests, skin scrapings, and parasites.*
  9. Performs cystocentesis procedures.*
  10. Monitors surgery schedule, updates surgical board, and prepares surgical space with required instruments, medication, and equipment throughout the day.*
  11. Prepares patient for surgery by cleaning/prepping surgical site, performing ear and nail checks, expressing bladder.*
  12. Assists Veterinarian in surgery by performing accurate drug calculations, administering anesthesia through IV and IM injections, drawing blood, intubation and extubation of patients, placement of catheter, administering IV fluids, and completing accurate records as required.*
  13. Monitors patient vitals (i.e., heart/respiration rate, MM color. CRT, blood pressure and temperature) during surgery and into recovery.*
  14. Properly clean, pack and autoclave all surgical materials after they are used. Correctly labels and verifies expiration labels on surgical packs.*
  15. Completes post-surgical nursing care of patient to include, administering medications, monitoring vitals, collecting urine/fecal/blood samples, overseeing feeding, and preparing surgery discharges.*
  16. Assists doctor and performs dental treatments using hand tools, instruments and equipment to include cleanings, scalings, polishing and full-mouth x-rays; Identifies and communicates any concerns to the doctor.*
  17. Fills prescriptions as directed by the doctor and completes controlled substance log; Monitors drug supply and expiration date; Demonstrates careful medication handling, knowledge of stock rotation and use.*
  18. Provides and reviews accurate quotes and fee schedule for services to clients.*
  19. Communicates with clients and provides oral or written post-operative home care treatment and medication administration instructions; Call back/follow-up with clients concerning certain patients.*
  20. Maintains accurate and complete documentation of all services rendered, hospital charges, medications, supplies, and products dispensed during patient visit, lab results and other related information in patient records in a timely manner.*
  21. Performs accurately positioned and measured radiographs as treatment indicates following all safety regulations; prepares radiographs for electronic documentation and transmission.*
  22. Maintains and performs proper upkeep of surgical, radiographic, anesthesia, and laboratory equipment at all times to include general cleaning; preventative maintenance, restocking and refilling between procedures.*
  23. Follows all company and AAHA policies and procedures paying special attention to patient care and safety.*
  24. Attends and participates in all staff meetings, completes 20 hours of continuing education each period, and attends all trainings required by the practice or state licensing requirements.*
  25. Adheres to the established daily schedule and maintains a flexible full-time or part-time schedule to include evening hours.*
  26. Perform other related duties as assigned.


*Essential Function

Qualifications:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Language Ability:
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

Math Ability:
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Reasoning Ability:
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Computer Skills:
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of word processing software and database software.

Education/Experience:
High school diploma or general education degree (GED); Some additional education beyond high school preferred; and one to two years related experience or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Technical Training:
Two-year Veterinary Technician Program graduate preferred, not required.

Certificates and Licenses:
20 Continuing Education credits

Knowledge, Skills and Other Abilities:

  • Oral Communication Skills
  • Written Communication Skills
  • Customer Relations
  • Customer Service
  • Diplomacy
  • Math Aptitude
  • Organization
  • Professionalism
  • Reading Skills
  • Time Management
  • Computer Literacy
  • Typing Skills


Equipment:

  • Anesthesia Equipment
  • Blood Chemistry Machines
  • IV Pumps
  • X-Ray Equipment
  • Dental Equipment
  • Surgical Suction
  • Microscopes
  • Autoclave
  • Ultrasonic Cleaner


Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical/Sensory Functions

Amount of Time

None

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Regularly

Stand

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Walk

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Sit

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Use hands

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Reach with hands and arms

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Climb or balance

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Stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl

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Talk/Hear

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Smell

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Lift and/or Move 

Indicate weight in pounds.

25                     

 

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Lift and/or Move 

Indicate weight in pounds.

50                     

 

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Vision Requirements:
X Close Vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less)
   Distance Vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more)
   Peripheral Vision (ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point)
   Depth Perception (three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and spatial relationships)
X Ability to Adjust Focus (ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus)
X Ability to See Color

Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Description of Environmental Conditions

Amount of Time

None

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Frequently

Regularly

Wet or humid conditions (non-weather)

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Work near moving mechanical parts

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Work in high, precarious places

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Fumes or airborne particles

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Toxic or caustic chemicals

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Outdoor weather conditions

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Extreme cold (non-weather)

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Extreme heat (non-weather)

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Risk of electrical shock

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Work with explosives

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Risk of radiation

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Vibration

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Animal scratch or bite

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Noise Level:
   Very quiet
   Quiet
X Moderate noise
   Loud



Job Information

  • Job ID: 58348263
  • Location:
    Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Position Title: Veterinary Technician
  • Company Name: Companion Animal Hospital of Selinsgrove
  • Industry: Avian,Exotic Animal,Food Animal,Small Animal
  • Job Function: Veterinary Technician
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: H.S. Diploma/Equivalent
  • Min Experience: 1-2 Years

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