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Veterinary Technician

Company: Bellevue Veterinary Emergency & Specialty
Location: Bellevue
Posted on: June 1, 2024

Job Description:

Veterinary Technician - Emergency, ICU/Critical Care, Oncology & Surgery (Licensed Only) *$5,000 SIGN ON BONUS!* Quality medicine starts with happy team members. We Love Pets and People. Bellevue Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Hospital was established with one goal in mind: to be there for pets and their people. We know emergency visits aren't planned and navigating specialty care can be overwhelming. We are looking for dedicated team members to join our growing team and help us implement people-centric processes to create an environment where pets receive world class care and pet parents receive clarity and compassion at every step in the process. At Bellevue Veterinary Emergency + Specialty, we work hard to deliver unparalleled care, experiences for our patients and clients. Providing fulfilling careers and enabling healthy work-life harmony aren't talking points for us, they're part of who we are. We listen to our staff to understand what matters most, and work to ensure everyone has the support they need to thrive. We believe learning is a life-long commitment. Building our team, we require leaders who take the initiative to grow-and we help them do just that. Our goal is to help people be the best version of themselves. Interested in learning a new skill? Pursuing another credential? We're on your side, providing resources and support to help you fulfill your goals. Making a difference in the community and beyond. Our commitment to pets extends beyond our hospital walls. Our organization regularly implements charity drives across the nation to help support local shelters, and our team members have the opportunity to give back to communities around the globe through our partnership with World Vets. Each year, we send a group of doctors and support staff abroad to help pets in need and support programs that nurture healthy relationships between people and animals. In 2021, Lakefield team members were able to be a part of opening the first and only veterinary clinic in the Galapagos. Check out the video here: What you'll do (Essential Functions): Foster a culture built on our values: Respect, Learning, Do the Right Thing, WOW Service, and Fun Provide professional, efficient, quality medical care and exceptional service to clients while maintaining maximum productivity. Obtain patient medical history from the client and referring veterinarians as needed Perform initial evaluation of pet's condition, collect information from client, observe pet's behavior, and checks vital statistics. Complete preparatory procedures and assist the Veterinarian throughout the rest of the examination, diagnosis, procedures, and treatment phases Restrain pets during exams as needed Create and maintain patient medical records and documentation Obtain and prepare various samples including blood, urine, and fecal samples for diagnostic testing. Perform laboratory tests on samples and update the patient's medical chart Educate clients about pet health needs, nutrition, and preventative care Perform X-rays and provide results to the Veterinarian Fill prescriptions under the direction of a Veterinarian Administer injections and medication with supervision and under the direction of a veterinarian Perform venipunctures, catheterization, and other procedures under supervision of a veterinarian Prepare patient, medications, and equipment for surgery Support a practice environment that promotes collaboration and teamwork and ensure the delivery of quality, compassionate, effective, and efficient health care to pets Comply with all practice policies, quality assurance guidelines, and minimum standards of care Perform other duties or projects as requested REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS Education: Associate degree from a two-year veterinary technology program with accreditation from the American Veterinary Medicine Association (AVMA). Professional Licenses/Certifications: WA state Veterinary Technician License with credential in good standing Successful completion of the Veterinary Technician National Examination Skills, Ability and Knowledge: Ability to handle and maintain sensitive and confidential information with discretion Knowledge of veterinary hospital practices and procedures Strong organizational and time management skills including managing multiple priorities Strong attention to detail and high level of accuracy Interact with a variety of clients and employees in a professional, caring, compassionate, and tactful manner Basic knowledge of the generic and brand names, common uses, and side effects of drugs utilized in a veterinary practice Basic knowledge of medical equipment and terminology Basic proficiency with a variety of computer programs including Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and Practice Management software (Cornerstone preferred) Basic written, verbal, and active listening communication skills with a customer oriented approach Basic analytical, critical thinking, judgement, and problem-solving skills Accurate drug dosage calculation abilities Understanding of physiology and pharmacology to give appropriate patient care Ability to provide both basic and advanced life support during a CPR event Ability to work in a changing environment Ability to communicate clearly and calmly in stressful situations Appropriate radiographic technique Understanding of safe anesthetic protocols Venipuncture and intravenous catheter placement Enteral and parenteral medication administration COMPENSATION Level I - $25 and 26 Level II - $247and 28 Level III - $29 and 33 Level IV - $34 and 39 *$5,000 SIGN ON BONUS *Shift differential pay offered for overnight shifts in addition to regular hourly pay BENEFITS 401(k) retirement plan with company matching available to full-time and part-time team members Opportunity to earn quarterly bonuses Medical, dental, and vision insurance with options for health savings account with company contributions Company paid life insurance Paid time off Paid holidays Employee assistance program offering complimentary family, financial, substance abuse, and mental health counseling Professional development assistance Complimentary uniforms Generous employee pet healthcare discounts Opportunities for participating in international philanthropic projects through Lakefield's partnership with World Vets SCHEDULE AVAILABILITY Full-time and part-time positions available 10 hour shift 12 hour shift Day shift Evening shift Holidays Night shift Overnight shift Weekends as needed Employment Type: Full Time Years Experience: 1 - 3 years Salary: $25 - $39 Hourly Bonus/Commission: No

Keywords: Bellevue Veterinary Emergency & Specialty, Bellevue , Veterinary Technician, Healthcare , Bellevue, Washington

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