Veterinary ER Technician

Posted: 07/10/2019

Are you interested in working at a veterinary specialty hospital where you matter? Would you like the opportunity to further your career? Feeling unappreciated and going nowhere? Boulder Road Veterinary Specialists is a fast growing 24/7 11,000 sq. ft. hospital in Lafayette, Colorado. We are looking for overnight Emergency Room Technicians for ICU patient care and triage to work full time or part time in a fast paced and fun environment.  Come work at a brand-new hospital where you can make a difference! 

ER Technician Job Description 

Our Emergency Room Technicians are responsible for the care and treatment of unstable/critically ill patients, triaging emergency patients and monitoring hospitalized pets.    The Emergency Room Technicians operate under the supervision of various specialists, the emergency room shift lead, emergency doctor, practice manager and practice owner.  This is an overview of the position and is not limited the listed duties below. 

Major Duties 

  • Triage phone calls, appointments or walk-ins as necessary.  Reviewing medical records as necessary to assist in those triages 

  • Perform appropriate patient restraint for examinations and procedures 

  • Understand most major illnesses and the appropriate treatment 

  • Acquire, prepare and ship laboratory specimens (Heska in-house, Antech outside lab, other labs as requested) along with running automated CBCs, preparation of blood films to perform manual differentials and platelet counts, running various chemistries, Coag tests, and collect, evaluate and report urinalysis results. 

  • General nursing care such as: accurately obtaining and assessing patient vitals (temperatures, pulses/heart rate, respirations, blood pressure, pain score, etc.), auscultation of the lungs, prepare and administer parental nutrition 

  • Perform general venipuncture, peripheral/central/arterial catheter placement and maintenance 

  • Perform emergency procedures including but not limited to resuscitation with colloids/crystalloid fluids, establish and maintenance of open airway intubation, oxygen administration via ET tube/nasal/flow-by/O2 cage, administration of pharmacological agents under veterinary supervision 

  • Induction, surgical skin preparation, monitor and recovery of surgical patients for minor or major surgical procedures 

  • Admitting and discharging patients, client communication and education, answering phone calls and scheduling appointments  

  • Cleaning, stocking, general organization and maintenance of ICU/Isolation equipment and supplies 

 

Required Knowledge and Skills:  

  • Knowledge of basic veterinary practices, procedures and terminology with willingness to pursue further education equaling Certified/Licensed Veterinary Technician or Veterinary Technician Specialist (ACVECCT-VTS) status.  

  • Ability to appropriately handle, lift and restrain animals (dogs, cats) and stand for long periods of time. 

  • Ability to perform veterinary medical procedures (i.e. administer CPR, draw blood, administer medications and fluids, and assess and triage patients. 

  • Ability to communicate well with other technicians and doctors regarding the needs of the patients 

  • Have basic organizational and computer skills as well as good technician skills. 

  • Preferred: Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT) or Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT).  One year of recent experience in veterinary practice with increasing responsibilities. 

 

Benefits 

  • We offer a competitive salary 

  • Generous pet discount 

  • Health Insurance/Retirement account/Dental/Vision 

  • CE allowance 

  • The chance to work with some of the most amazing technicians and doctors around!

     

    Benefits 

    • We offer a competitive salary 

    • Generous pet discount 

    • Health Insurance/Retirement account/Dental/Vision 

    • CE allowance 

    • The chance to work with some of the most amazing technicians and doctors around!