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Nashville Veterinary Specialists and Animal Emergency
Company : Nashville Veterinary Specialists and Animal Emergency
Veterinary Technician- ER/ICU Relief
Are you an experienced Veterinary Technician looking for a team that works together and loves to support each other? Do you enjoy seeing a variety of cases, virtually guaranteeing no two days are the same? Do you want an opportunity to utilize your full skill set while simultaneously learning new and advanced techniques? Nashville Veterinary Specialists + Animal Emergency is searching for Veterinary Technicians to join our GROWING team!
Licensed veterinary technicians (LVT) are truly the lifeblood of our hospital. Without our LVT, no procedures (surgical, medical, or otherwise) would be performed on our patients. Also, we would not be able to provide the care to our patients and the guidance to their families that is required for positive patient outcomes. The following is a list of some of the many duties provided by our licensed veterinary technicians:
Determines levels of triage
Input Triage Level into EzyVet
Ensures appropriate wait times
Has permission to tell owners if they can wait to be seen until the next day after checking with ER doctor on duty.
Obtains history and puts history into EzyVet
Facilitate STAT Triages
Explains triage process to clients and obtains permission for baseline treatment/diagnostics.
Completing Initial Orders form and reporting those results to the appropriate doctor
Common Initial Orders include: IV Catheter placement, Bloodwork, Radiographs, Urinalysis, Blood Pressure, Medication Administration, etc.
Performing or helping with Procedures prior to discharge or admittance to ICU
Common Procedures include: Anesthesia Administration, Sedation, Laceration Repair, Urinary Catheter
Placement, Urethral Unblocking, etc.
Inputting charges and Diagnostic results for patient for all tasks prior to discharge or admittance to the ICU
Filling Prescriptions for Outpatients
Perform patient treatments
Assist Hospitalist as needed
Perform in-patient diagnostics/procedures (i.e. radiographs, bloodwork, nasogastric tube placement, bandage
Keep doctor updated with patient status
O2 cage Maintenance (i.e. changing Sodasorb, calibrating, etc.)
Become proficient in EzyVet and Smartflow
Answering client phone calls
Assist in client callbacks
Assist in discharges
Skills and Qualification
Highly skilled in veterinary triage, diagnostics, and nursing.
Must have strong veterinary medical knowledge and a detailed understanding of common disease processes and pharmacology.
Must be able to perform quick and efficient diagnostics, treatment, and procedures on patients safely for cases referred and hospitalized.
Must be exemplary in customer service, attention to detail, critical thinking, team-oriented attitude, calm demeanor in stressful situations, effective communicator, effective time management.
Must become efficient in Smart Flow and EzyVet within the training period.
Have LVMT CVT, LVT, or RVT licensure and at least 1+ years of veterinary hospital experience.
At least 3+ years of direct ER and/or ICU experience may be substituted for licensure.
Worked shifts must be a full 12-hours
Must work a minimum of two 12-hour shifts per month
Cannot work more than two shifts per week
WHY WORK WITH US? Join a team of veterinary professionals you can easily build relationships with and feels like a family- we support and encourage each other and love to celebrate wins, big or small. We pride ourselves on a welcoming learning environment where team members feel safe to advance their skills and seek guidance from each other while practicing quality medicine and patient care.
WHAT WE OFFER: Competitive Salary, Paid Time Off, Insurance (Medical, Dental, & Vision), Short/Long term disability and life insurance, 401(k) Retirement plan, State of the art newly renovated and expanded hospital, discounted pet products and services for personal pets, C.E. Allowance, Continuing Education Sponsorship Program via VetBloom and Penn Foster, Licensure Renewal and Out of State Licensure transfer reimbursement, Uniform Allowance, Cell phone discount, YMCA Corporate Memberships, Team building and Volunteer events, Career Development, excellent opportunities for advancement, and MORE!
WHO ARE WE? NVS is a 24/7 veterinary specialty and emergency hospital. We are located in a recently expanded 24,000 square foot hospital with digital radiography, computed tomography (CT), on-site magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasound, endoscopy, access to an on-site commercial laboratory, and more. Our primary focus is to honor the human-animal bond in all we do, focusing on patient care, client experience, and the health of our team. We believe we can never stop improving and strive to improve in all we do. Not only do we focus on patient care, but core to our hospital culture is also a focus on the health of our team, our community, and the environment. We are committed to sustainable environmental practices. We have a comprehensive recycling and composting program as well as a 5,000-gallon rainwater collection system, roof-mounted photovoltaic solar panel system, skylights, and an energy recovery system for heating and air.
Physical/Environmental Requirements: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the primary functions of each of these jobs. While performing the duties of any of these positions, the employee is frequently required to bend, stand, stoop, walk, sit, talk, and listen; may be required to walk or stand for long periods of time; will use hands to manipulate, handle, or feel; will reach with hands and arms. The employee is often required to lift and carry animals weighing fifty pounds or more; handle dogs weighing up to 150 pounds.