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Veterinary Technician

Company: Ethos Veterinary Health
Location: Santa Barbara
Posted on: May 7, 2024

Job Description:

Registered Veterinary Technician or Veterinary Assistant - Surgery - Advanced Veterinary SpecialistsWho we are: -We are excited to announce that -SAGE Veterinary Centers -has merged with -Ethos Veterinary Health, -driving a vibrant community that fuses expertise, innovation, and an unwavering dedication to advancing animal health and compassionate care. -Join us in shaping the future of veterinary excellence and professional growth at our Santa Barbara location! -At AVS, our medical staff consists of board-certified specialists in surgery, oncology, internal medicine, cardiology, and dentistry in addition to a skilled and experienced group of emergency veterinarians. We are proud of -the doctors -we have appointed to provide you and your pet the highest level of care possible.The Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society accredited Advanced Veterinary Specialists as a Level II Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Facility in January 2015. Only two veterinary hospitals in California have received the Level II distinction, and one of them is AVS! -Who you are: -We are currently evaluating applications from dedicated, reliable, diligent, and team-centric candidates who are prepared to integrate into our highly-trained veterinary healthcare professionals. Our mission involves not only partnering with a distinguished group of veterinary experts but also offering you a platform to develop and strengthen your skills. -Compassionate: -Demonstrates genuine care and empathy for animals and their well-being, as well as the ability to comfort and support pet owners during challenging times.Detail-Oriented: -Pays meticulous attention to details, ensuring accurate record-keeping, medication dosages, and treatment plans.Team Player: -Works collaboratively with veterinarians, fellow technicians, and support staff to provide comprehensive and effective patient care.Adaptable: -Thrives in a fast-paced and dynamic environment, able to handle unexpected situations and make sound decisions under pressure.Strong Communication: -Effectively communicates with both colleagues and pet owners, conveying information clearly and with patience, ensuring everyone is well-informed and involved in the treatment process.Problem Solver: -Exhibits critical thinking skills and the ability to troubleshoot and resolve issues that may arise during procedures or patient care.Organized: -Maintains a well-organized workspace, keeps track of appointments, and manages tasks efficiently to ensure a smooth workflow.Gentle Demeanor: -Handles animals with a calm and gentle touch, minimizing stress and anxiety during examinations and treatments.Quick Learner: -Eager to acquire new knowledge and techniques, staying updated on advancements in veterinary medicine and technology.Positive Attitude: -Approaches challenges with a positive outlook, fostering a supportive and encouraging atmosphere within the team.Time Management: -Manages tasks and responsibilities effectively, optimizing time to ensure all duties are completed promptly and thoroughly.Dedication: Shows a strong commitment to the well-being of animals and their owners, going above and beyond to ensure high-quality patient care. -If you possess these traits and are passionate about providing exceptional veterinary care, we invite you to apply and become an integral part of our team. - -Basic Required Qualifications:

  • High school diploma
  • 2+ years -of clinical experience -in the veterinary industry, -surgery experience is strongly preferred
  • RVT licensure preferred but not required
  • Strong interpersonal skills to effectively interface with staff and clients using tact, patience, professional courtesy, and exhibit confidentiality and discretion where appropriate
  • Consistent and reliable ability to perform mathematical calculations for drug doses, CRIs, client invoices and estimates, and other position-related calculations
  • Maintain the California Veterinary Assistant Controlled Substance Permit (VACSP); must obtain within 60-days of hire or transfer into this role; (this requirement is waived if incumbent holds a valid CA-RVT license)Main duties and basic skills needed:
    • Provide compassionate patient care
    • Exercise a high level of communication with clients and referral partners
    • Accurately performs routine, in-house laboratory procedures, including the collection, preparation, and handling of all specimens according to hospital protocols
    • Ability to articulate professional veterinary verbiage while maintaining a medical record
    • A strong knowledge base of medical treatments including but not limited to; CRI setup/maintenance, NG tubes, central line placement, glucose curves, post-surgical care, oxygen-dependent patients, etc.
    • Accurately evaluate a patient's ventilation, oxygenation and acid/base status utilizing pulse oximetry, capnography and arterial blood gas results
    • Aid in receiving with sedated procedures as needed
    • Discuss with surgeon about post-op medications needed for patient in-hospital and to go home
    • Assist pack/prep staff as needed, including shave patients for surgical prep as needed, Sterile surgical prep as needed, cleaning instruments, packing instruments, running autoclaves and gas sterilizer, pulling instruments
    • Restock and clean all areas of surgery department daily and replace sodasorb in all anesthesia machines weekly
    • Must be exemplary in customer service, critical thinking, team-oriented attitude -Work Schedule:
      • Full-Time
      • Flexible Schedules Available
      • Some Weekend and Holiday Availability Required
      • - -Perks:
        • Compensation range $18.00 - $35.00 hourly. -The actual rate offered will carefully consider a wide range of factors, including your skills, qualifications, experience, and location. -
        • $5,000 Sign-On Bonus -Ethos Veterinary Health -is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance, and any other state or local hiring regulations, we will consider for employment any qualified applicant, including those with arrest and conviction records, in a manner consistent with the applicable regulation.PM19Powered by JazzHRCompensation details: 18-35 Hourly WagePI6f1f195dfcde-31181-34112150

Keywords: Ethos Veterinary Health, Santa Barbara , Veterinary Technician, Professions , Santa Barbara, California

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