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Veterinary ICU Technician or Assistant

Company: Vets Pets
Location: Knightdale
Posted on: June 7, 2024

Job Description:

At Wake Veterinary Medical Center, our mission is to provide unparalleled and compassionate veterinary care by offering individualized client education, comprehensive preventive care, advanced technological services, specialty surgical services, and emergency interventions in order to provide your pets with the long and happy lives they deserve.Day and Overnight, and Relief Shifts AvailableResponsibilities:Patient Care Support: Assist the veterinary team in providing compassionate and comprehensive care to ICU patients.Facility Maintenance: Maintain a clean and organized ICU environment, including cleaning kennels, changing bedding, and disinfecting surfaces. Adhere to proper infection control protocols.Equipment and Supply Preparation: Prepare and organize equipment, supplies, and medications required for ICU procedures and treatments.Assisting with Procedures: Assist the veterinary team during specialized ICU procedures, such as venipuncture, arterial blood gas sampling, urinary catheterization, and wound management.Patient Monitoring: Observe and report changes in patient behavior, appetite, or physical condition to the veterinary team.Treatment Assistance: Aid in administering treatments, medications, and intravenous fluids as directed by the veterinary team.Recordkeeping: Accurately document patient information, treatments, and observations in medical records.Client Communication: Provide friendly and professional communication with pet owners, answering general inquiries, relaying messages, and providing updates on patient care as directed by the veterinary team.Facility Assistance: Provide support to other departments or areas of the hospital as needed, contributing to the smooth operation of the veterinary facility.Qualifications:Experience: Minimum of 3 years of experience working in a veterinary ICU or critical care setting.Knowledge and Skills: Strong understanding of ICU procedures, patient handling, and basic medical terminology.Communication Skills: Effective verbal and written communication skills to interact with the veterinary team and pet owners in a professional and compassionate manner.Compassion and Empathy: Demonstrated care and empathy for canine and feline patients, providing comfort and reassurance to patients in distress.Physical Stamina: Ability to handle physically demanding aspects of the job, including lifting, restraining, and assisting with the transportation of patients.Attention to Detail: Strong observational skills and attention to detail to accurately report patient behavior and condition to the veterinary team.Organizational Skills: Ability to prioritize tasks, manage time effectively, and work efficiently in a fast-paced environment.Availability: No on-call duty is required.If you have significant ICU experience and a passion for providing exceptional care to canine and feline patients, we encourage **Overnight Pay Premium of $2.00/hr on top of the base rate** you to apply for this position. Join our dedicated team at Wake Veterinary Medical Center and contribute to our mission of delivering excellent veterinary ICU care.Various Shifts include every other weekendby Jobble

Keywords: Vets Pets, Raleigh , Veterinary ICU Technician or Assistant, Healthcare , Knightdale, North Carolina

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