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Veterinary Technician - Surgery

Company: Veterinary Emergency + Referral Center of HI (VERC
Location: Honolulu
Posted on: January 17, 2020

Job Description:

Veterinary Emergency + Referral Center (VERC) is an advanced 24-hour veterinary emergency and specialty hospital. Our dedicated board-certified specialists and highly-trained emergency professionals provide a collaborative approach to veterinary medicine. Supported by our modern, state-of-the-art facility, we offer a full in-house laboratory, ultrasonography, CT, MRI and electrochemotherapy.
At VERC, our mission is to provide the highest standard of emergency and specialty medicine, offering the most comprehensive and progressive patient care on the Hawaiian Islands.
VERC is seeking a full-time Surgical Veterinary Technician. This role represents an exciting opportunity for the motivated, highly trained veterinary nurse that is seeking a challenging position dedicated to quality patient care. Applicants must have a minimum of 2 years experience in an ER/specialty setting with the same amount of anesthesia experience. Sterilization experience as well as maintaining an aseptic surgical environment is highly desirable. Experience delivering high quality customer service is also highly desired.
Responsibilities:


Preparation of patients for anesthesia (pre-op blood work, assessments, radiographs, other tests and procedures as ordered by surgeon).
Anesthetizing, maintaining, monitoring and recovering patients preoperatively. Must be proficient in drug and CRI calculations.
Arrange the operating rooms (OR) prior to surgery, restore the OR to cleanliness and order following surgery.
Act as scrub nurse assistant to surgeon as needed.
Circulate the OR during surgery, learn and anticipate surgeons needs, open packs and instruments aseptically.
Prepare patients for surgical procedures (clipping, scrubbing, positioning on table, connecting to monitoring equipment, etc).
Maintain surgical equipment and inventory, including cleaning, wrapping, sterilizing and organizing.
Proper handling, completion of paperwork, and submission of surgical histopathology and microbiology samples.
Produce quality digital radiographs safely and efficiently.
Communicate effectively with clients during surgery receiving days and on follow up phone calls.
Participate in an afterhours on call schedule for emergency surgeries.

Qualifications:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the above listed responsibilities satisfactory. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and ability required.
Skills and Experience:

Proper animal restraint
Peripheral catheter placement and properly securing them
Venipuncture
Knowledge of various routes of drug administration
Calculation and administration of fluids and medications
Aseptic surgical area preparation
Maintain surgical equipment and inventory, including cleaning, wrapping, sterilizing and organizing
Educational Requirements: High School education or equivalent
2 years of related job experience

Competencies:

Self-Motivator: Ability to work efficiently and effectively, proactive with approach
Communicator: Successful communication is essential with all clients and stakeholders, considers and responds appropriately to the needs, feelings and capabilities of different people in different situations
Technical Credibility: Understands and appropriately applies procedures, requirements, regulations, and policies related to specialized expertise. Understands linkages between departments needs and the organizations needs.

Benefits of Working at VERC:
Compensation is based on experience and skill level. Full-time benefits include health with an optional 100% employer paid plan, dental, vision, disability and life insurances, flex-spending accounts, 401(k), Employee Assistance Program, paid time off, uniforms, and a generous CE allowance.

Ethos is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Ethos does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, competence, merit, and business need. PI117125221

Keywords: Veterinary Emergency + Referral Center of HI (VERC, Honolulu , Veterinary Technician - Surgery, Professions , Honolulu, Hawaii

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