Looking for a way to expand your skills in to SPECIALTY SURGICAL SERVICES? If so, SVSS may be the place for you to learn and grow your career!
SVSS is privately owned and expanding our practice in Tucson, AZ. We are looking for Veterinary Technicians to join the team for our Tucson facility. This is an excellent opportunity for experienced technicians to broaden technical knowledge in the surgical specialty arena.
About Southwest Veterinary Surgical Service (SVSS):
Southwest Veterinary Surgical Service, P.C. is a specialty referral surgical practice whose board-certified surgeons has over eighty years of combined surgical expertise and is dedicated to providing our patients with the highest quality surgical care with an emphasis on pain management and prevention. We are an extension of veterinary practices throughout the communities we serve, working in conjunction with primary care veterinarians to provide comprehensive patient care and exceptional client service.
SVSS is an organization that has a reputation for outstanding leadership, innovation, and expertise. Our employees use their creativity and talent to invent new solutions, meet new demands, and offer the most effective services/products in the industry. With your active involvement, creativity, and support, SVSS will continue to achieve its goals.
SVSS offers competitive pay, excellent benefits, employee retirement plan, employee discounts and much more for eligible employees!
Veterinary Technician Job Description:
For this role, veterinary technicians may also be identified as registered veterinary technicians, certified veterinary technicians, or animal-health technicians. In many states, veterinary technicians are required to have completed an AVMA-accredited veterinary-technician program prior to passing the state’s requirements for certification or registration.
Veterinary technicians must have a broad knowledge of animal science, medicine, and husbandry, including a basic knowledge of pharmacology and sufficient mathematical skills to ensure the administration of accurate drug and fluid doses. They must be able to successfully restrain animals, complete clinical laboratory tests, use multiple radiology techniques, administer and monitor animals under anesthesia, and assist in surgery. Technicians must also deliver compassionate patient care and customer service.
At SVSS, the veterinary technicians assist with a variety of specialty surgical procedures. Daily duties include pre and post-surgical diagnostic lab tests, preparing and scrubbing surgical sites for sterile procedures, assisting the veterinarian during surgeries, handing out necessary surgical tools during procedures, bandaging wounds, changing wound dressings as needed, placing catheters, taking radio-graphs (x-rays) and other functions.
Other duties may include operating and maintaining surgical equipment, administering fluids, giving intravenous or intramuscular injections, drawing blood, updating patient charts, filling prescriptions, assisting with consult exams when no surgeries are scheduled, and advising pet owners on post-operative care and medication dosages.
SVSS is a specialty services surgical center which means there is a need to address emergency situations as they arise. Techs must also be aware of the risks inherent in working with animals and take proper safety precautions to minimize the potential for injury from bites, scratches, or kicks.
Must have availability to travel. Must be able to lift or carry pets or objects weighing up to 50 pounds without assistance. Have the physical strength and ability to stand, walk, sit, kneel, stoop, repeated bending, pushing, pulling, full use of hands/fingers, and reach above shoulders for an entire shift when needed. Must effectively be able to read, speak, and write in English. Hearing, vision and speech at a functional level are required to meet the essential functions of the job. On occasion patients may bleed, urinate, defecate, vomit, or secrete other glandular fluids on your person, shoes, or uniform.
There is exposure to barking dogs and cleaning chemicals. This is an emotional environment due to death or illness of pets.
– Minimum 2 – 3+ years’ working experience in veterinary clinic, practice or hospital setting *CVT preferred but not required
- Demonstrated knowledge of and skill in adaptability, change management, decision making, customer service, interpersonal relations, oral communication, problem solving, systems thinking, teamwork, initiative, and detail-oriented
- Ability to orient and train as needed
- Proficiency with computers
- Know and use basic medical abbreviations and medical terminology
- Ability to read, write and speak the English language fluently
- Must be able to work well with others and in stressful situations
- Proper restraint of animals
- Draw blood
- IV catheter placement
- Knowledge and application of medical math
- Anesthesia monitoring including
- Radiograph knowledge and safety
- General animal anatomy
- Pain Management with animals
- Ability to work in a fast past with different personality types
- OR etiquette
- Aseptic technique
- Strong Interpersonal and Communication Skills
- Exceptional Customer Service Skills
- Ability to deescalate tense situations and resolve conflict
*** This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employees may perform other duties as required to meet the ongoing needs of SVSS to better serve our patients and clients. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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