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Emergency Veterinary Technician

Company: Veterinary Emergency Group
Location: Washington
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

*WHO WE ARE*Veterinary Emergency Group (VEG) is revolutionizing the Veterinary Emergency experience. Our mission is to help people and their pets when they need it most. Emergency is our middle name. It's all we do, so we do it best.The way that Veterinary Emergency was meant to be is now a reality. We are reimagining every part of the process with a unique customer experience, a highly trained emergency focused staff, and on-site advanced diagnostic tools and treatments. Our patients see a doctor right away and clients can stay with their pet through every step of the process. We literally tear down old walls to unite customers with their VEGgie heroes and to see the amazing work they do. We liberate our employees to be all they can be. We brush away systems that don't make sense. We crush old rules. We make new rules.*CULTURE AT VEG*At VEG, we want people and their pets to feel safe, secure, and valued. We aim for our employees to feel the same way. We lead with our values of togetherness, openness, heroic helping, and meaningful moments. We are actively evolving to ensure that VEG is not only the best and brightest place to come work today, but also a leader in how we think about talent and development so that our employees grow along with us. For our customers and their pets, we find a way to say, "Yes". We do the same for our employees.You are a credentialed veterinary technician. You are passionate and motivated. You value learning and are a team player that is honest and respectful to your peers. You love what you do. You love working with animals and people. You are comfortable adapting to new scenarios, willing to learn new techniques, and think outside the box. You have excellent interpersonal capabilities across a diverse group. You're happy to pitch in wherever and whenever you are needed, with a positive attitude. You demonstrate the ability to accomplish assigned tasks for all areas involved, knowing when to ask for assistance. You display excellent communication skills to your peers, customers, and team.*WHO WE NEED*You are a credentialed veterinary technician. You are passionate and motivated. You value learning and are a team player that is honest and respectful to your peers. You love what you do. You love working with animals and people. You are comfortable adapting to new scenarios, willing to learn new techniques, and think outside the box. You have excellent interpersonal capabilities across a diverse group. You're happy to pitch in wherever and whenever you are needed, with a positive attitude. You demonstrate the ability to accomplish assigned tasks for all areas involved, knowing when to ask for assistance. You display excellent communication skills to your peers, customers, and team.*WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT TO DO*All clinical team members:* Treat each patient and customer with the highest level of compassion & care.* Perform basic to intermediate nursing care tasks, patient monitoring, and treatments.* Use understanding of common diseases and conditions, physical assessment, and monitoring parameters to accurately triage incoming patients.* Administer subcutaneous, intramuscular, and intravenous medications and understand potential adverse effects of medications.* Set-up, monitor, and administer intravenous fluid therapy including constant rate infusions and blood transfusion therapy.* Contribute as a team member to incoming outpatient care and ongoing inpatient care.* Participate in giving and receiving patient rounds to ensure continuity of care.* Be trained to properly perform all aspects of CPR as a RECOVER Certified Rescuer.* Collect samples and perform diagnostic tests including in-house & point-of-care tests and diagnostic imaging.* Perform nursing care tasks such as placing and/or maintaining urinary catheters, nasoenteral tubes, nasal oxygen tubes, chest and abdominal tubes.* Set up, maintain, and troubleshoot oxygen cages and other oxygen administration techniques.*Veterinary Technicians additionally perform: ** Administer, monitor, and maintain patients under general anesthesia with or without mechanical ventilation for patients with varied levels of risk.* Perform advanced vascular access techniques including jugular catheter placement, sampling line placement, central line placement, intraosseous catheterization, and arterial catheterization.* Perform advanced diagnostic techniques including ultrasonography and paracentesis,* Participate in formulating treatment, anesthetic, and nursing care plans.* Conduct treatments using clinical decision-making skills according to protocolized plans.* Aid in managing patient care workload to ensure the patients are receiving uncompromised care.* Coach and guide veterinary assistants and veterinary nurses to perform clinical tasks to maintain standards of care and encourage growth.* Collaborate and share knowledge with teammates to ensure optimal patient care.* Obtain additional training along guided growth pathways offering roles in addition to direct nursing care such as VTS certification, trainer role, coordination of care, community outreach, and leadership.*WHAT YOU NEED** High school diploma or equivalent* Credentialed as a veterinary technician (CVT, RVT, LVT, LVMT) in the location of the VEG practice.* Veterinary technician specialist (VTS) certification will lead to additional considerations in practice role and compensation.* Basic computer skills to use practice management, electronic medical record, and collaboration software.* > 1 year of experience in a veterinary technician role. Experience in emergency or specialty medicine preferred.* Ability to read, speak and hear sufficiently to understand, complete tasks instructed in all forms of communication, written, verbal, or other.* Provide information in person & over the phone communicating clearly, appropriately & professionally.* Properly communicates information to all personnel including management, medical staff & customers.* Fine motor skills adequate for utilizing hospital equipment necessary daily such as syringes, electric clippers, computers, surgery instruments, monitors, diagnostic equipment, etc.* Ability to stand for prolonged hours, kneel, work on the floor as well as ability to lift up to 25 kg on own and able to support up to 40 kg with assistance.*WHY YOU SHOULD CHOOSE US*Because emergency is all we do, so we do it best! We also offer:* Industry-leading--- ---compensation--- ---* Something new every day - you'll never be bored in emergency medicine* We build our hospitals from scratch. You'll be using all of the latest equipment and technology.* Generous employee pet discount* Referral rewards - tell your friends why they should come work for VEG too!* Health---, Vision, and Dental ---Insurance--- --- ---* 401K--- ---w/--- ---company--- ---match--- --- ---* Paid--- ---parental--- ---leave--- ------- ---10--- ---weeks--- ---of--- ---paid--- ---leave--- ---at--- ---100%--- ---of--- ---regular--- ---salary--- ---* Unlimited--- ---Continuing Education opportunities - we want to help you grow in your career!* Flexible--- ---work--- ---schedules--- ---for--- ---a--- ---true--- ---work-life--- ---balance--- --- ---* Growth--- and relocation ---potential--- --- ---* Groceries--- sent--- ---to the hospitals weekly for the staff to enjoy,--- ---monthly--- ---and--- ---quarterly--- ---contests,--- ---quarterly--- ---hospital--- ---outings,--- ---annual--- company-wide--- ---retreat,--- ---etc!--- ---* Lastly, because while our work is serious, we believe that it should also be fun!VEG celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive workplace that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. You've found the equal opportunity employer you are looking for. We can't wait to meet you!Job Type: Full-timePay: $72,511.00 - $148,617.00 per yearSchedule:* 12 hour shift* Weekend availabilityWork Location: One location

Keywords: Veterinary Emergency Group, Washington DC , Emergency Veterinary Technician, Professions , Washington, DC

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