|Monday||8:00AM – 8:00PM|
|Tuesday||8:00AM – 6:00PM|
|Wednesday||8:00AM – 6:00PM|
|Thursday||8:00AM – 8:00PM|
|Friday||8:00AM – 6:00PM|
|Saturday||8:00AM – 1:00PM|
Reports To: Technician Supervisor, Practice Manager, and Practice Owners
Assist and carry out those tasks required to maintain client communications, patient care, and hospital inventory as determined by veterinarians.
DIAGNOSTIC SERVICE RESPONSIBILITIES, which include collections and processing of blood, urine, tissue, or fluid samples, in-house lab work, taking x-ray images, and understanding the patient positioning and alignment for radiological studies.
ANESTHESIA SERVICE RESPONSIBILITIES, which include patient monitoring, including monitoring of blood pressure, capnography, ECG, and other vital signs, patient recovery, cleaning and sterilization of used surgical instruments, and sanitation of anesthetic equipment.
SURGICAL SERVICE RESPONSIBILITIES, which include reviewing detailed pre- and post-operative requirements, preparation and administration of pre-anesthetic drugs and gases, intubation, scrubbing in to surgical procedures, practicing all aspects of sterile technique, administration of local anesthesia, epidural anesthesia, placing IV catheters, and administering constant rate infusions of various narcotic drugs.
DENTISTRY SERVICE RESPONSIBILITIES, which include performing prophylactic dental cleanings on canine and feline patients, tooth counting and charting, anesthetic monitoring and recovery, non-surgical extraction of teeth, administration of nerve blocks, assisting veterinarian with surgical extractions and other oral surgery, and taking full-mouth dental radiographs.
EXAMINATION RESPONSIBILITIES, which include greeting clients and guiding them into exam rooms, obtaining a thorough medical history, obtaining TPR, assisting the veterinarian during the exam by properly restraining patients, medication administration, vaccine administration, filling prescriptions, and client education, including treatment plans, side effects, drugs, conditions, etc.
HOSPITALIZED PATIENT CARE RESPONSIBILITIES, which include assisting with daily examination of patients, bandage care, maintaining IV catheters, administering oral and injectable medications, administering any other treatment as indicated by the veterinarian, including ROM excercwalking dogs, ensuring comfortable bedding for dogs and cats, cleaning kennels, bowls, bedding, etc, feeding, watering, providing litter boxes, notation of changes in medical or mental status, and bathing patients when needed.
PATIENT HANDLING DUTIES, which include assisting veterinarians and other technicians in handling patients for procedures, exams, x-ray, sample collection, etc, using safety equipment such as muzzles when needed, and keeping patients warm and dry.
PATIENT LIASON DUTIES, which include recording all client conversations, patient procedures, patient observations, etc. in medical records, calling clients to update on patient condition, communicating drop off and pick up times, creating and executing reminder phone calls, assisting the veterinarian with client phone calls and questions, discussing lab work with clients, communicating post-operative care instructions to clients, answering phones, and scheduling appointments.
INVENTORY AND SUPPLY DUTIES, which include maintaining a clean and orderly practice, checking inventory supplies, maintaining supply lists, stocking of rooms, treatment rooms, wards, etc., and maintaining the controlled drug log per DEA requirements.
PATIENT BILLING DUTIES, which include creation of treatment plans and invoices for all services rendered and charge verification with outside labs and services.
OTHER POSSIBLE DUTIES, which include completing available continuing education, participating in our weekly employee training meeting, including preparing and presenting employee training presentations, and other duties assigned to you.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/ or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
DISCLAIMER: This job description is not meant to be an all-inclusive listing of duties expected of this position. This job description, the duties and expectations may change at any time.