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Veterinary Tech

Company: Belle Haven Animal Medical Centre
Location: Alexandria
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

We are seeking a Licensed Veterinary Technician to join our BHAMC family as a primary Surgical/Dental Technician. We are an AAHA accredited hospital that offers comprehensive diagnostics & ultra-modern equipment which includes, but not limited to: pain laser therapy, Idexx In-house Lab, diagnostic imaging (including 2 digital dental units) & surgical laser. This is a full-time position, Monday - Friday. Our new hire must be committed to providing the highest quality in patient care, exceptional client communication skills, and actively contribute to a positive team-work culture. REQUIREMENTS ( skills & knowledge ): Surgical Prep - phlebotomy, catheterization, surgical suite setup Anesthetic Monitoring & Documentation Surgical Assist - general surgeries, Orthopedic, Soft Tissue Dental Cleaning, Sclaing, & Polishing - dental prophylaxis, dental radiographs (K9 & Feline) Surgical Recovery - extubation Controlled Medication Administration - oral, topical, injectable Laboratory Collection & Analysis - urinalysis, hematology, parasitology, cytology, etc. Client Education - surgery, dentistry, post-op, etc. Willingness to train & learn new skills/techniques not typically performed at other general practices QUALIFICATIONS : Team player : shows initiative, friendliness & cooperation with coworkers at all levels while maintaining professionalism, compassion & a positive attitude during the most stressful conditions Ability to multitask : manage & prioritize multiple tasks; accurately & efficiently shift focus from one task to the next in distracting conditions & without the loss of accuracy or signs of frustration. Communication skills : usage of approved medical abbreviations, records & client discharge isntructions contain appropriate grammar & spelling. Executes very strong communication skills with clients & coworkers at all levels Organizational ability : demonstrates a systematic approach performing duties/tasks. Is very orderly & excels preventing/controlling times of confusion & chaos Problem solving skills : demonstrates a strong ability to identify, analyze, & solve problems, specifically pertaining to our patients. Client service skills : ensures each client is provided with attentive, courteous, & informative service while their pet is in our care. Gains personal satisfaction & drive from delivering exceptional patient care. Intellectual ability : accurately & consistently follows protocols, policies, & instructions. Assists in providing direction to coworkers pertaining to surgical procedures Mathematical ability : able to add, subtract, multiply & divide; ability to convert units of measurement; able to consistently & accurately calculate drug dosages (if needed) Computer skills : comfortably & confidently utilize digitale systems throughout the hospital, especially the practice management software system & radiograph software Most importantly, our new hire must be a team player who enjoys working in a collaborative, high energy, at times fast-paced environment sharing our passion for animals. Knowledge of AVImark practice management software is a plus! Benefits include: competitive compensation; career growth opportunity; health, dental & vision insurance; Long/Short Term Disability; 401(k) Match; PTO; paid holidays; CE; exceptional veterinary care & discounts for your personal pets & more. Employment Type: Full Time Bonus/Commission: No

Keywords: Belle Haven Animal Medical Centre, Alexandria , Veterinary Tech, Healthcare , Alexandria, Virginia

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