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Veterinary Technician- Shelter and Community Medicine - AZ- Animal Health Institute

Employer
Midwestern University
Location
Glendale, Arizona, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jan 31, 2024

Job Details



Summary

The Veterinary Technician in Shelter and Community Medicine will be responsible for all the essentials related to animal care and operations of the Shelter and Community Medicine team, whose facilities consist of a mobile clinic, pop up clinic, surgery lab, and various community animal sheltering and human-animal services organizations. This position reports to the Manager of Companion Animal Clinic. Must have the ability to work flexible weekday hours and some weekends based on clinical support needs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Assist in setting up surgical and treatment areas and restraining animals for procedures and treatments
  • Drive mobile clinic to/from locations for scheduled events
  • Maintain mileage, preventative maintenance, auto repairs, and gas card records for mobile clinic
  • Perform anesthesia administration and monitoring
  • Maintain anesthesia and controlled drug logs
  • Perform surgical preparation of patients for procedures
  • Assist with surgical procedures as needed
  • Responsible for venipuncture, catheter placement and other technical duties
  • Administer medications and fluid therapy
  • Assist veterinarians in running of routine lab samples
  • Responsible for transferring medical records to administration for recordkeeping
  • Patient advocate
  • Assist in instructional support of students in a learning environment in conjunction with the faculty during clinics
  • Follow protocols in working with patients with infectious diseases
  • Maintain equipment and inventory for program
  • Must treat all employees, students, and clients with a high level of respect and follow customer service guidelines and protocols
  • Other duties may be assigned.
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. This individual must have the ability to work in a constant state of alertness and safe manner and must have regular, predictable, in-person attendance. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Other Qualifications
  • The position requires strict compliance with all policies and procedures.
  • This position requires a significant amount of interaction with the public and many internal customers, therefore the individual must be able to develop a positive rapport effectively.
  • This position may require early morning, evening, and weekend hours.
  • Must be capable of working in an animal healthcare environment which typically involves sick and injured animals along with animal products and wastes including feces, urine, blood, vomit, and other body fluids. Must be willing and able to handle and/or transport deceased animals and animal parts as well as collect and transfer bio-hazardous waste.
  • Ability to handle fast-paced, high-volume patient care and multitask effectively.
  • Detail oriented with the ability to promote a welcoming atmosphere is essential.
General Knowledge
  • Know the range of services the practice provides and the species it serves.
  • Be reasonably familiar with canine and feline breeds and coat colors.
  • Follow OSHA standards. Be able to find Safety Data Sheets quickly.
  • Know and use standard medical and business abbreviations.
  • Use proper medical terminology and spelling when speaking and writing.
  • Be familiar with infectious diseases, including their prevention and steps to reduce or eliminate transmission. Know the most common zoonotic diseases (infections from animals to humans).
Education and/or Experience
High School diploma or GED is required. Must have a minimum of 3-5 years of experience working in an animal hospital or veterinary clinic setting. CVT certification from the State of Arizona is preferred. At least 2 years of experience in a high-quality, high-volume spay/neuter or animal shelter setting is preferred. This position requires experience working in a team environment with a high focus on efficiency and the ability to maintain a professional demeanor in a variety of environments.

Computer Skills
The individual must have the ability to learn the ClinicHQ Veterinary Management system, and have basic proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook).

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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, sit or kneel for long periods. The employee must regularly use their hands to handle or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is required to stand and walk. Have the physical strength and ability to stand for long periods and be able to regularly lift pets and objects weighing up to 40 pounds.

Animal allergies statement: No inhibiting allergies to animals, hay, or dust.

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. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Midwestern University is a private, not-for-profit organization that provides graduate and post-graduate education in the health sciences. The University has two campuses, one in Downers Grove, Illinois and the other in Glendale, Arizona. More than 6,000 full-time students are enrolled in graduate programs in osteopathic medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, physician assistant studies, physical therapy, occupational therapy, nurse anesthesia, cardiovascular perfusion, podiatry, optometry, clinical psychology, speech language pathology, biomedical sciences and veterinary medicine. Over 500 full-time faculty members and 400 staff members are dedicated to the education and development of our students in an environment that encourages learning, respect for all members of the health care team, service, interdisciplinary scholarly activity, and personal growth.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance plans as well as life insurance, short/long term disability and pet insurance. We offer flexible spending accounts including healthcare reimbursement and child/dependent care account. We offer a work life balance with competitive time off package including paid holiday’s, sick/flex days, personal days and vacation days. We offer a 403(b) retirement plan, tuition reimbursement, child care subsidy reimbursement program, identity theft protection and an employee assistance program. Wellness is important to us and we offer a wellness facility on-site with a fully equipped fitness facility.

Midwestern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not discriminate against an employee or applicant based upon race; color; religion; creed; national origin or ancestry; ethnicity; sex (including pregnancy); gender (including gender expressions, gender identity; and sexual orientation); marital status; age; disability; citizenship; past, current, or prospective service in the uniformed services; genetic information; or any other protected class, in accord with all federal, state and local laws, including 41 C.F.R. 60-1.4(a), 250.5(a), 300.5(a) and 741.5(a). Midwestern University complies with the Smoke-Free Arizona Act (A.R.S. 36-601.01) and the Smoke Free Illinois Act (410 ILCS 82/). Midwestern University complies with the Illinois Equal Pay Act of 2003 and Arizona Equal Pay Acts.

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Midwestern University is an independent, not-for-profit corporation organized primarily to provide graduate and postgraduate education in the health sciences. We are dedicated to the education and development of our students, faculty, and staff in an environment that encourages learning and personal development. 

 

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