Veterinary Hospital Anesthesiology Technician I/II (CARE)
Anesthesia and Nursing Care
Key roles for this position is to provide safe anesthesia to
patients undergoing procedures and provide clinical support to the
emergency and critical service. The expectation is that the
individual will communicate effectively with the patient care team
to determine the needs and priorities for the patient under their
immediate care. They will bring in the area a positive “can do”
As a veterinary technician, providing high quality nursing care is
essential for the care of our patients and the success of the
service. The person is expected to have excellent nursing skills
and a good basic understanding of anesthesia. They should know when
to ask for help or seek guidance and will act as the primary
anesthesia nurse on cases with direct or indirect oversight from
We want staff to promote patient safety and quality care by
practicing active listening, maintaining open communication with
the patient care team and building work relationships built on the
foundation of mutual trust and respect. We want our staff to
encourage a positive work environment which is done by being
coolheaded/even-keeled during any situation and maintain a positive
Professional Development and Continuing Education
It is important the individual continue to increase and develop
knowledge and skills. As a new employee, it is important staff
continue to grow and focus on developing their skills and knowledge
in the specialty area. As an AAHA accredited practice, it is
necessary to ensure staff obtain the required hours of CE. To be
successful the individual should take an active role in continuing
their education in the field of veterinary medicine and develop a
strong understanding of hospital operations especially in
anesthesia and pain management. Those new to the field of
Anesthesia should focus their attention on mastering the skills and
knowledge for this level and gain a strong understanding of
This position is integral to ensure that patient records are
complete and proper communication has occurred with the entire
Patient Care team. In order to provide the best patient Care,
documentation of patient’s treatment sheets should be accurate and
thoroughly depict changes in status or patient events. Part of the
medical record includes that all changes are entered in a timely
fashion and accurately reflect what happened to the patient.
Communication needs to be clear and concise. This is especially
important when doing patient hand offs or calling clinicians to
give patient updates. Our expectation is that staff will be
thorough when relaying information. They are the patient’s advocate
and in so must communicate any concerns that have not been
addressed to the appropriate person.
Hospital Cleanliness and General Service Support
Responsible for not compromising and adhering to the required
levels of cleanliness throughout the service while creating a safe
and accident free environment. Abiding by infection control
protocols is of utmost importance for the safety of our patients
and staff. The overall aesthetics of the hospital area is a direct
reflection on the high quality care we provide so it is important
the areas are kept in pristine condition.
Create a safe and welcoming learning environment that promotes
further education and development of staff and students by
fostering positivity, respect and trust. Communicate in a warm and
friendly manner to all parties of the patient care team and ask
frequently; “how can I help?” Promote teamwork within the service
and with lateral services to meet the needs of our patients and
effectively support team members. Strive to build cohesive
relationships among staff, students, and clients by creating a
culture of dialogue and inviting thoughts and ideas to discuss.
Assist others in learning anesthesia protocols and procedures. We
want our staff to encourage a positive work environment which is
done by being coolheaded/even-keeled during any situation and
maintain a positive attitude.
Competitive salary based on experience.
Technician I: High school diploma or equivalent and two years of
veterinary experience or graduate of a veterinary technology
Technician II: Certification or licensure as a Veterinary
Technician; and two years of experience working as a veterinary
technician providing surgical and/or anesthesia support. Graduation
from and AVAMA Accredited Veterinary Technology program and/or
Certified Veterinary Technician Licensure in good standing.
• A base understanding anesthesia and pain management
• Ability to perform basic arithmetic calculations involving drug
• Knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy, and terminology.
• Excellent customer service skills; excellent verbal, listening,
and written communication skills
• Strong organizational skills
• Ability to work within a team and perform with minimum
• Ability to multitask as well as ability to set and change
priorities in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment while
maintaining a positive attitude
• Ability to handle frequent interruptions and adapt to changes in
workload and work schedule
• Ability to set priorities and solve problems
• Demonstrate consistent professional conduct and meticulous
attention to detail.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as
interpersonal skills with patients, staff, and other members of the
patient care team
• Critical thinking skills and a positive attitude; Able to think
independently and demonstrate good problem solving skills while
making timely decisions
• Able to work in a team environment and collaborate with a variety
of personnel in a positive manner
• Open to accept constructive criticism from senior staff and
clinicians and respond accordingly.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
In order to be considered, you must upload your resume, cover
letter, and list of at least three references.
Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (EDT) of the posting
This is a CARE position offering limited benefits, including health
insurance and paid time off.
This position is eligible for veteran’s preference. If you are
claiming veteran’s preference, please upload a copy of your DD 214
Member Copy 4 with your application for consideration. See our
for more specific information.
Health Assessment Required:
Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 lbs, bend, kneel, pull, push,
twist and stand for an extended period of time.