Ophthalmology Veterinary Technician

Posting Date: April 12, 2022 at 3:57 pm

Position Location: Little Rock, AR

Position Type: Full-Time Veterinarian

Arkansas Veterinary Emergency & Specialists is searching for knowledgeable and dedicated Veterinary Technicians with a passion for high-quality care to join our Ophthalmology team!

Candidates must thrive in a fast-paced dynamic setting, and demonstrate a passion for providing high-quality care. Strong attention to detail, independent critical thinking, and excellent communication are necessary skills for the position. Ability to work well both within a team setting, and independently are also vital components of success in the position.

The successful candidate will have achieved mastery of basic techniques including patient restraint, medication administration, anesthetic monitoring, phlebotomy, peripheral IV catheter placement, performing CPR, and basic medical math.

Candidates must also demonstrate tact, diplomacy, and compassion when providing high-level client service to all clients, and remain professional in their appearance and interactions at all times.

The Ophthalmology Service performs consultations and procedures Monday – Thursday with all major holidays off. We do require our specialist service technicians to work 2 holidays a year with our ER Service. Experience as a Technician/Assistant is required, experience in an Emergency department setting is preferred. Wage is dependent on certification, education, and experience.

This position offers significant mentorship by Dr. Petra Lackner, Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmology. Specialty technicians will be able to advance their career and apply to become a Veterinary Technician Specialist if they choose.

Tasks include:

Determine animal requirements by conducting examinations and interviews, reviewing care plans and records, completing laboratory tests and studies, and diagnostic imaging.
Care for patients by taking vital signs, collecting samples, administering medications, drugs, and vaccines, and bandaging and wrapping wounds.
Support patient examinations and operations by assembling required supplies and instruments, securing and bringing patients to examination rooms, and restraining patients.
Fill prescriptions and administer medications, including proper documentation, logging and security of controlled drugs.
Minimum Qualifications/Requirements:

High school diploma, GED or equivalent combination of education, and/or experience.
Two or more years of experience with veterinary appointments performing above duties.
Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT), Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT), Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT), or the Licensed Veterinary Medical Technician (LVMT) preferred.
Able to perform moderately physically demanding work, that requires a lot of lifting (up to 50 pounds), cleaning, and constant motion.
Ability to work with or around sick animals, potentially hazardous materials, cleaning chemicals, gas anesthetics, zoonotic diseases, and unpleasant odors.
Maintain a safe, secure, healthy and humane environment by following documented standards and procedures in compliance with applicable legal regulations.
Maintain medical records by documenting patients’ conditions, reactions, and changes; updates database in an accurate and timely manner.
Ability to demonstrate and follow correct procedures in catheter placement, phlebotomy, emergency medicine, and digital radiology.
Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $18.00 per hour

Contact tbradford@aveslittlerock.com if you’re interested in this position!

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