The position will operate on a general Monday-Friday schedule from 7:30am-4:30pm (or until the last patient is seen), with occasional weeknights or weekends, as needed. The supervisor will give at least two days notice of a temporary (less than two weeks) schedule change unless the supervisor and employee mutually agree on a shorter notice.
Essential functions - 80% Assists clinicians, clients and patients with receiving, assessment, work-up, discharge, etc., prepares patients for a variety of veterinary medical procedures including preparation for radiographic procedures, surgeries, catheterizations, venipunctures, vaccinations, anesthesia, intensive or emergency care; administration of medications and treatments, etc. Provide excellent service to DVM and medical team that support quality patient care. Facilitate open communication and teamwork among clinical care team members (DVM, students, veterinary technicians, etc.) in support of positive patient outcomes and excellent patient care. Must be able to restrain and handle animals and/or assist with animal restraint and handling. Under the direction of DVM performs a variety of medical and diagnostic procedures depending upon clinical indications; may perform intravenous and related therapies (i.e. fluids, and anesthesia), obtain fluid or tissue samples, perform biopsy techniques, etc. Administers medications, vaccinations, and others as defined by the clinician. Applies clinical job knowledge and competence to the management of the patient. With oversight by a DVM, applies clinical job knowledge and competence to diagnosis, treatment, and care. Delivers outstanding customer service including (for example) greeting and receiving patients and clients in a professional, caring and courteous manner, answering phone calls promptly, responding to clients, co-workers, and medical staff needs and requests, redirecting calls, etc. Answers questions and explains or demonstrates procedures and equipment for clients, residents, interns, senior veterinary students, and technician students. Under the direction of DVM performs record-keeping tasks related to medical procedures, including recording of: procedures completed, supplies used, patient status, client communications, census information, etc. Responsible for ensuring that all services and supplies are charged according to Animal Humane Society fee schedule. May prepare and maintain daily service schedule including facilities such as operating rooms, specialty areas, pharmacies, etc. Must adhere to Animal Humane Society safety and infection control policies and procedures. Must have the ability to work in a clinical setting.
Other functions - 20% Act as a point person for industry donation requests to better target needed supplies like food, vaccines, point of care tests, and preventives Serve as lead contact for student leaders planning club-level events (SIRVS and VeTouch) and pre-volunteer trainings such as wet-labs and lectures. Explore other low-cost care options which exist in the Twin Cities for potential future collaboration to provide training to veterinary students and referral care for current clients of VeTouch clinics. Develop new processes to eliminate duplicate purchases for SIRVS and VeTouch and harness purchasing power at a larger scale by ordering for multiple clubs together. Assist in other service areas; develop skills that are cross functional and use time efficiently With Community Medicine DVM, oversee SIRVS and VeTouch clinics outside of standard working hours Other duties as assigned by Supervisor, Clinician, or Director.
All required qualifications must be documented on application materials.
Graduate of Veterinary Technician or equivalent program, certified as a MVMA/MAVT technician.
Senior Veterinarian Technician:
Graduate of Veterinary Technician or equivalent program, certified as MVMA/MAVT technician. At least one year of veterinary technical experience. Ability to act independently with little or no supervision.
Preferred qualifications/selection criteria
Problem solving skills Strong interpersonal skills Willingness to be flexible to meet patient care needs Knowledge of veterinary medicine terminology Knowledge of proper restraint and handling of small animals Certified technician with certification recognized in Minnesota Proficiency with PC and software programs.
Internal Number: 338384
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