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Emergency & Critical Care Veterinary Technician II

Summary

Perform triage for patients presenting on emergency and providing nursing care to critically ill patients. Provide nursing care to critically ill patients and assist clinicians with teaching advanced technical skills and critical thinking to veterinary students. Assist in the teaching and training of students and technicians.

Examples of Work

Job functions are specific duties that would be included in the essential functions of the job description. These functions are not all-inclusive nor do they cover the full extent of the duties performed.

  • Assist in providing clinical support to the faculty in the delivery and instruction of ECC care services for small animals.
  • Provide restraint of patients without risk to patient, self, and others.
  • Possess the ability to observe patients and recognize subtle changes in status.
  • Perform physical exams on veterinary patients.
  • Able to utilize monitoring equipment and recognize trends in ECC, BP, CO2, Spo2.
  • Properly perform medical treatments on hospitalized patients including administering PO, IM, Sub Q and IV medications.
  • Assist with clinical procedures and offer direction to others.
  • Able to perform triage and direct students/clinicians.
  • Able to take diagnostic quality abdominal and chest radiographic films on patients.
  • Able to check in a client after hours, enter charges, process payments, retrieve previous medical history.
  • Able to maintain a clean and organized work environment.
  • Participates in CE for the purpose of personal development and development of a critical care mindset
    Assist in the teaching of advance technical skills.

Education and Experience

Credentialed veterinary technician with at least two years of experience in veterinary emergency medicine.

Licensure and Certification

Credentialed veterinary technician (CVT/LVT/RVT).

Supervision

Provides general instruction and review to veterinary students and lower ranking technicians and assistants. May provide periodic instructions and review of student workers, and OPS technicians in the absence of a professional staff member or higher ranking technician. May assume intermediate supervisory authority for and train subordinate veterinary technical staff assigned within the clinical service section.

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