Veterinary Technician – ACCESS Pasadena – Pasadena, CA

Experienced Veterinary Technician
Do you love giving treatments and treats?

ACCESS Specialty Animal Hospitals are some of the most advanced, inclusive, and progressive veterinary multi-specialty referral hospitals in Southern California. Here there are lots of opportunities for your career growth and development. While we offer benefits normally associated only with large hospitals, our specialty culture nurtures a collaborative team environment that is the envy of many. ACCESS is opening our newest, cutting-edge specialty animal hospital in Pasadena and we are looking for experienced Veterinary Technicians in all specialties. Want to make a difference delivering exceptional medicine in often demanding circumstances, please read on!

Requirements –

· Increase efficiency of the doctor staff by providing care and support to patients, clients, and hospital staff

· Provide excellent medical support and compassionate care for patients and clients

· Act as a point of communication between clients and internal hospital staff regarding the status of patients in hospital

Duties and Responsibilities –

Possess complete understanding of all knowledge required for, and skill set of, an experienced Veterinary Technician, expertise may include:

· Give accurate and detailed rounds

· Evaluate and identify lung sounds (abnormal and normal) and evaluate and identify heart murmurs on auscultation

· Understand and explain to employees in levels below current level, as it relates to an anesthetized patient and understand and apply normal vital signs for a patient under anesthesia

· Demonstrate the comprehension and treatment of hypercapnia, hypocapnia, hypertension, hypotension, bradycardia, tachycardia

· Correctly apply soft padded, Robert Jones and sampling line bandages

· Understand and interpret ECG parameters and common abnormalities

· Set up for and assist with aspirates

· Correctly process impression smears

· Perform Schirmer Tear tests and Fluorescein Stains and identify and explain normal and abnormal results

· Perform feedings using Esophagostomy and Gastrotomy tubes including maintenance and care of the tube and stoma site

· Place, use and maintain Nasogastric tubes including the ability to correctly confirm placement

· Assist with and perform basic and advanced CPR

· Appropriately calculate and set up continuous rate infusions

· Obtain urine samples via cystocentesis

· Properly place Nasal Oxygen Cannula understanding the difference between a nasal line and a nasopharyngeal line

· Perform intra-ocular pressure measurement and understand what a normal result should be

· Perform Blood Transfusions including cross matches, blood typing, set up and administration of the transfusion. Understand and recognize transfusion reactions

· Set up for Thoracocentesis and assist with procedure

· Surgically prepare patients for minor surgery including proper clipping, prep and positioning

· Correctly and safely restrain animals

· Understand and identify bradycardic and tachycardic arrhythmias

· Appropriately assess bladder size and express the bladder if required

· Be familiar with common medications used in the hospital

· Understand the different types of crystalloids and colloids and know when they should be used. Set up and maintain a buretrol with fluids and additives

· Perform routine intravenous inductions and intubate anesthetized patients safely. Demonstrate how to check correct positioning and cuff inflation (RVT only)

· Perform basic suture techniques (RVT only)

· Perform a relief hole in the skin to facilitate placement of an intravenous catheter

· Responsible for upholding the spirit of ACCESS by handling all necessary tasks that require attention
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Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $20.00 – $30.00 per hour

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance
  • Referral program
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • 10 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekends

Experience:

  • Veterinary Technician Experience: 3 years (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • One location

Company’s website:

  • https://accessanimalhospitals.com/pasadena/

Work Remotely:

COVID-19 Precaution(s):

  • Personal protective equipment provided or required
  • Temperature screenings
  • Social distancing guidelines in place
  • Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place

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