St. Francis Animal Hospital has an opportunity for a Veterinary Technician in St. Francis, Wisconsin. This veterinary practice offers a team-oriented work environment with open communication and ample opportunities for learning.
In addition to competitive compensation and standard benefits (medical/dental/vision, 401k), we also offer a uniform allowance as well as a generous allowance for continuing education opportunities!
Summary: A Veterinary Technician must be able to provide leadership and training to the medical support staff in the operation of a small animal facility in accordance with hospital policy and procedures and provide medical care to patients as allowed in the veterinary practice act.
The veterinary technician is the doctor’s primary medical support person. They begin the examination procedure and continue to assist the doctor throughout the examination, diagnosis and treatment phases. They aid the doctors in achieving greater efficiency by relieving them of technical work and administrative detail. They have a very significant role in communicating with clients about their pet.
While under the supervision of the practice manager and veterinarian, a Veterinary Technician must be able to effectively and accurately perform the following duties that include but are not limited to:
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The following duties and responsibilities generally reflect the expectations of this position but are not intended to be all inclusive.
Take part in jobs shadows or working interviews as necessary.
Take part in training as necessary.
Provide guidance to the support staff to assure that the shift flows well.
Provide patient care under the supervision and direction of a DVM.
Maintain excellent client communication.
Be proficient in a variety of skills ranging from but not limited to: laboratory, pharmacy, radiology, surgery, dental and nursing skills.
Record all pertinent medical, client and case related information in the patient record accurately with appropriate grammar, terms and accurate information.
Review medical records, estimates or discharge instructions with clients.
Provide client care for scheduling appointments, taking payments and checking in clients.
Answer the phones in a courteous and informative way.
Cleaning and Maintenance
Assist in all daily duties for clinic care.
Participate in any special cleaning duties.
Perform clinic upkeep as directed.
Perform equipment maintenance as directed.
Delegate additional cleaning duties as necessary during slow times in the absence of a supervisor.
Identify areas or items needing additional attention.
To perform this job successfully it will be necessary to become proficient in the use of the practice management software.
Other Skills and Abilities
Must have excellent communication, attention to detail and organizational abilities. Must have at least a few years' experience with monitoring anesthesia/surgery, catheter placement, blood draws, shots, restraint, taking xrays, and dental cleanings.
Certificates and Licenses
A veterinary technician license is a plus
Ability to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, and climb as well as manipulate (lift, carry, move) up to 50 pounds and lift over 50 pounds with the assistance of a coworker.
Endure sitting, standing and walking on hard floor surfaces for extended periods
Ability to be confident around pets.
Able to work in noisy work conditions with sounds from animals and equipment that can be moderately high.
Requires sufficient ambulatory skills in order to perform duties while in a hospital environment.
Minimal travel required, possibly for vendor visits and associate education.
Fluent in the written and verbal skills necessary to perform successfully the essential functions, duties, and responsibilities of the position.
Must be able to exchange accurate information with all clients and team members.
Apply today for immediate consideration!
About Mission Veterinary Partners
Mission Veterinary Partners is a veterinarian-founded network of 60+ animal hospitals located: (WI, MN, IL, OH, MI, GA, TN and IA). While it’s important to know what we are, it’s more important to know what drives us - We have one mission: to be the employer of choice in veterinary medicine. Our mission is to be more than just a business model, we represent a work culture and mindset revolved around the health and well-being of each of our team members, so they can provide the best care possible for our clients and patients!
We’re always looking to connect with like-minded individuals so if you are looking for a new team, reach out today to see how we can help.
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