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Licensed Veterinary Technicians-Emergency Department $1000 Signing Bonus offered!

VCA Midwest Veterinary Referral & Emergency Center Omaha, NE
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Job Description

VCA MidWest Veterinary Referral & Emergency Center seeking full-time, Licensed Veterinary Technicians to join our Emergency Team at our AAHA-accredited, emergency/multi-specialty practice in Omaha, NE.

$1000 Signing Bonus offered!*

Relocation Assistance Available!

This is a great opportunity to utilize your Technician skills, work with a dynamic team and expand your knowledge while working in a fast-paced environment! You will be challenged to use all of you knowledge, know-how and skills to the best of your ability, in a teaching hospital, with a team that will support you along the way. We are currently experiencing phenomenal growth and expansion with many of our services.

Requirements

  • State of Nebraska Veterinary Technician License required.
  • Minimum 1 year of experience in veterinary medicine (or in a closely related business) preferred but not required. Preference will be given to candidates with experience. New LVTs will be considered!
  • This positions has a rotating schedule that includes regular overnights, weekends, and holidays.
  • The ideal candidate will be a team player who is friendly, outgoing, people - oriented and has excellent communication and client service skills.

Responsibilities

  • Demonstrate excellent relations with clients/pets in waiting and/or exam rooms. Ensure that clients and pets feel welcome and comfortable. Serve as “Ambassadors” for creating and maintaining goodwill for the hospital. Build rapport with clients and pets. If there is a delay, keep clients informed of expected waiting time.
  • Ability to effectively communicate and educate clients on general animal husbandry and answer non-medical questions
  • Efficiently and accurately triage patients
  • Compassionate nursing care is the top priority for all patients. Make certain all patients are kept clean and as comfortable as possible.
  • Make certain entire hospital both inside and outside, including treatment, surgery, kennels, runs, parking lot and entry is kept very clean throughout the day (so that a client could enter the treatment room and/or hospital ward and see their pet without any notice). This includes your own clothing and appearance.
  • Ability to perform a cursory examination of an animal, use a stethoscope and otoscope, recognize potential health care issues, signs and behavior patterns that suggest an animal may be in pain, and necessity of veterinarian’s examination.
  • Keep records up to date. This includes client records with charges, medical history, medications administered, laboratory reports, etc.
  • Maintain all log books (radiology, surgery, anesthesia, laboratory and controlled substance logs, etc.).
  • Understand how to maintain and use the hospital’s inhalation anesthetic machines. Monitor anesthesia under direct doctor supervision.
  • Understand principles of aseptics in the surgery room and participate in maintaining sterile conditions.
  • Know the names and general uses of surgical instruments and equipment. Maintain and sterilize surgical instruments and packs. Be willing and able to assist the doctor with certain surgical procedures.
  • Know how to properly use positioning devices so that patients may be radiographed. Practice all safety regulations in regard to radiology.
  • Laboratory: Draw blood samples, collect stool and urine samples, prepare lab request forms, perform certain laboratory tests:
  • In the Pharmacy create prescription labels, fill prescriptions and dispense medications as directed by a doctor. Control inventory and assist in ordering medications and supplies.
  • Other tasks that support hospital operations, patient care, and client service.

Development

We are committed to the professional development of our team members and the opportunity for advancement within the practice. We are committed to the professional development of our team members and the opportunity for advancement within the practice. We offer free RACE approved CE through our VCA network of hospitals. In addition, we offer a CE stipend benefit for LVTs and reimbursement for LVT license.

If you envision yourself in an organization committed to excellence and the human-animal bond, become part of a wonderfully integrated team.  Additional support is offered to those team members seeking to earn their VTS!

Benefits

We offer an alternative work schedule, competitive wages and a comprehensive benefits package, including: medical/dental/vision and paid vacation/sick days (for FT employees), 401(k), paid uniforms, generous employee pet discounts (up to 75% for FT employees) and more!

*Must complete 90 days of employment to be eligable for the signing bonus.

Job Details

Date Posted September 8, 2017
Date Closes October 8, 2017
Address 9706 Mockingbird Drive
Located In Omaha, NE
Work At VCA MidWest Veterinary Referral & Emergency Center
Department Emergency and Critical Care
Function Technical
Job Type Full-time Employee
Compensation Hourly Wage, Based on Experience
Experience Level Entry Level (0-2 yrs. experience)
Shift
Hours 40 hours per week
Start Date Immediately
Positions Available 5
SOC Category 29-2056.00 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians
Zipcode 68127
Name Heather Burwell
Address 9706 Mockingbird Drive
City, State and Zip Omaha, NE 68127
Phone 402-614-9000

This job offers the following benefits

  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health-Care Spending Accounts
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Dental
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Group Homeowners and Auto
  • Group Legal
  • Life Insurance
  • Medical
  • Pet Insurance
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Vision
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Continuing Education Program
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacations
  • Pet Care

This job requires the following skills

  • Practicing Veterinary Technician
  • Veterinary Assistant
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Veterinary Nursing
  • Veterinary Radiology
  • Veterinary Surgery
  • Veterinary
  • Licensed VET Tech
  • Licensed VET Technician
  • Registered Veterinary Technician
At a Glance
Enjoy these benefits
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health-Care Spending Accounts
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Dental
  • And More ...
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