Vet Technician Critical Care

Oklahoma City, OK
Category: Technicians
Posted Date: November 6, 2019
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ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS
It is recognized that some skills may not be performed at all hospitals. The veterinary technician is expected to complete skills in accordance with the hospital’s policies.
• Compassionately, calmly and gently approaches and handles patients.
• Approaches and handles patients according to safety protocols and core values.
• Interprets and completes in-patient and out-patient work up requests by veterinarian with in their skill set.
• Ability to use power scaling units and hand instruments during procedures.
• Able to perform prophylactic (thorough) dental cleanings and oral examination in canines and felines.
• Demonstrates the appropriate use of hand instruments and power scaling units.
• Able to appropriately utilize cold sterilization.
• Ability to clean, appropriately wrap, and sterilize instruments.
• Appropriately clean and store dental delivery systems and equipment.
• Ability to identify instruments and their use sequence in:
Extractions (non-surgical)
Extractions (surgical)
• Ability to set up for routine procedures
• Induce, monitor and recover anesthesia in patients assigned ASA II & III classification.
• Accurately and completely prepare and maintain anesthetic monitoring forms.
• Able to obtain and interpret blood pressure and alert veterinarian to changes and issues.
• Appropriately use external warming devices (hot air blankets, warming cages, fluid warms, etc.)
• Set up constant rate infusions (CRI).
• Able to place peripheral over-the-needle catheter in all peripheral vessels.
• Appropriately restrain aggressive canine and feline patients.
• Recognition abnormal heart and lung sounds.
• Ability to maintain all feeding tubes
• Accurately calculates all medical math including advanced and CRI (mcg/mg, %/mg, etc).
• Recognizes patients at risk for arrest and initiates CPR according to R.E.C.O.V.E.R guidelines.
• Oversees and guides technician level I with clinical tasks.
• Able to perform, interpret and alert veterinarian to changes and issues with blood pressure.
• Ability to use and maintain all feeding tubes.
• Additional job duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS
• Current certification/license in veterinary technology.
• Mastery of Tech Level I competencies and maintains proficiency.
• Experience working in a veterinary practice preferred.
• High School graduate.
• Strong interpersonal skills: able to communicate effectively with clients, doctors, management, hospital personnel, tenant specialists, consulting professionals and clients.
• Strong organizational/time management skills: able to set, prioritize and attain goals with attention to detail.
• Strong professional development skills: able to complete continue education in the field of veterinary medicine concurrently with job description.
• Strong sense of integrity: able to maintain highest ethical standards, personal responsibility and accountability and confidentiality of clients, doctors, and all staff.
• Strong analytical thinking skills: ability to use objective data to solve problems/create solutions.
• Follows and upholds the veterinary technology profession’s ethical codes.
• Adhere to and lead by the Five Principles.

SPECIAL WORKING CONDITIONS
• Ability to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, and climb as well as manipulate (lift, carry, and move) up to 50 pounds. Lifting higher weights requires requesting assistance from another associate.
• Requires good hand-eye coordination, arm-hand-finger dexterity with the ability to grasp, and visual acuity to use a keyboard and operate necessary equipment.
• Ability to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form and to solve problems involving several variables.
• Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision.
• Occasionally exposed to airborne particles and illness from patients and chemicals related to animal care and office equipment.
• The noise level in the work environment is normally moderate.
• Environment where pets are present.
• The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Who are we?

BluePearl Veterinary Partners grew from the dreams of numerous veterinarians who believed pets should have access to high quality, cutting edge healthcare.

We are seeking hospital support with the same philosophy who are looking to grow their career in an exciting environment with a family atmosphere!

 Your success is our success!

At BluePearl, the continued education of our techs is paramount. Not only do our techs get to work in state of the art facilities with the best veterinary teams in the nation, but they also have access 90% paid scholarships with Penn Foster and CE allowances. We also go even further to hold monthly CE meetings, associate feedback sessions, and opportunities for mentorship and cross-training.


 Additional Benefits:

BluePearl offers health benefits options, competitive compensation, flexible hours, scrub allowance, opportunity to bring your dog to work, additional training, and unlimited growth potential!

 Why our Oklahoma City location?

Our BluePearl Oklahoma City, OK hospital serves the areas of Oklahoma City, Edmond, Midwest City, Yukon, Mustang, Moore, Normal as well as north Texas and the Texas panhandle.  In January 2017, we moved into a new, state-of-the-art 18,500-square-foot building!

 We offer a multitude of advanced diagnostics, including endoscopy, fluoroscopy and arthroscopy, an in-house laboratory, as well as a CT scanner and MRI capabilities on site. Our services include 24/7 emergency medicine and surgery, internal medicine, laser surgery, neurosurgery, oncology, ophthalmology and soft-tissue and orthopedic surgery.

 According to Forbes, Oklahoma is the most affordable and recession-proof state in America. Our city is home to the Oklahoma City Zoo, the country’s largest food truck rally and has been named the “Horse Show Capital of the World.” Love to travel? Oklahoma City is centrally located with short flights to anywhere in the nation!

 Learn why Oklahoma City is a great place to work and live!

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BluePearl is committed to a diverse work environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity.  We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, creed, sex, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, sexual or affectional preference, or gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.  We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace.

BluePearl is committed to a diverse work environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. We provide equal employment opportunities to all candidates and to ensure that access to jobs is strictly based on job-related criteria. We are a Drug Free Workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Disclaimer
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by associates assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of the personnel so classified.