Inpatient/Treatment Department


POSITION OVERVIEW

Under the direct supervision of the Practice Manager, the veterinary inpatient technician works together to provide technical support and day to day care as instructed by the staff veterinarians.  This includes interviewing and educating clients, animal handling, restraint, medical assessments, and updating the electronic medical record.  It is also the treatment technicians’ duties to ensure that they answer all the clients’ questions prior to them leaving, they have a clear understanding of the Veterinarian’s recommendations and that client expectations are exceeded at every visit.  

POSITION DESCRIPTION

  • provide necessary therapy

  • give injections including anesthetic agents under direct supervision of the doctor

  • perform routine laboratory analyses, including hematology, serology, blood

  • chemistry, urinalysis, and fecals

  • monitor anesthetized patients

  • assist in surgery

  • administer oral drugs including anesthetic and controlled substances, colonic irrigation, wound dressings and fluid therapy

  • prepare cultures for bacteriological examination

  • perform emergency procedures including: control bleeding; administer parenteral fluids and pharmacological agents under veterinary supervision; resuscitate with oxygen; perform external cardiac massage; apply temporary bandages or splints; provide external supportive treatment of wounds, burns, and heat prostration

  • provide client education regarding nutrition, parasite control, vaccination protocols, spaying and neutering, and other topics

  • counsel clients regarding home care, medication administration, post-operative care,

  • maintain all logs for controlled substances and records corresponding to necessary activities and equipment

  • take, develop and record radiographs

  • perform other duties as assigned

  • perform surgical preparation of patient and surgical site

  • fill prescriptions and prepare medications as prescribed by veterinarian

  • enter services provided in medical records and/or the computer

  • receive hospitalized and transfer patients

  • prepare and send out outside lab tests

  • notify doctor of lab results

  • clean and sterilize instruments

  • maintain lab and surgical supplies and equipment, including cold trays, sterile surgery packs, oxygen and anesthesia machines, centrifuge and microscopes

  • Ability to place IV catheters, provides fluids, and monitor administration.

  • Ability to perform toe nail trims, express anal glands, wing, and beak trims.

  • Ability to provide cross coverage as needed.

  • Perform other duties as needed.

     

    Registered Veterinary Technicians

    Non Registered Treatment Technicians

     

  • POSITION REQUIREMENTS

     Excellent communication skills with the ability to explain and relay information with all those contacted throughout the course of the work day.
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Excellent documentation skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Diplomatic social skills to maintain the highest level of cooperation team members in other areas of the hospital.  .
  • Motivated to the highest level of customer satisfaction

PHYSICAL EFFORT:

  • Ability to lift 35lbs without assistance
  • Ability to open/close various types of containers with or without tools
  • Ability to use a step ladder or stool
  • Ability to reach above your head with arms stretched holding product
  • Ability to bend down or squat or use stairs to basement
  • Ability to walk the various types of terrain around the facility

Working conditions: May be exposed to unpleasant odors, noises and animal feces. May be exposed to bites, scratches and contagious diseases.

 


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Animal Hospital Inc.
Renee McCuistion, Executive Assistant
2735 SOM Center Rd.
Willoughby Hills, OH 44094

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440-946-9853
Attn: Renee