Surgery Receiving Veterinary Assistant

Nashville, TN
Full Time
Mid Level
Summary: The Veterinary Technician Assistant – Surgery Receiving will engage in responsibilities combined between receiving and sterilization. This role will be “home based” out of the surgery receiving area with time occasionally spent in sterilization. This role will also provide support in the anesthesia induction area as needed.

Reports to: Surgery Supervisor Schedule: M-F & Rotating Weekend Support Shifts

  • Attention to detail
  • Good time management and timeliness
  • Able to be effectively supportive of members in multiple service areas
  • Self-starting and proactive. Stays busy without being told what to do
  • Basic computer skills (Ezyvet, email, radiology software & Smartflow)
  • Good follow through on task completion
  • Professional and effective communication between doctors, clients and team members Specific Duties: Pack prep:

OR/Pack Prep Duties:
  • Clean instruments 
  • Soaking instruments in sink and gross decontamination between procedures
  • Operation of ultrasonic cleaner 
  • Instrument drying 
  • Wrapping instrument packs
  • Instruments in self seal pouches
  • Autoclave use 
  • Run gas sterilizer 
  • Restocking OR’s
  • Turn over OR’s

Receiving Responsibilities/Client Communications:
  • Scheduling and reviewing appointments and discharge instructions with clients
  • Processing and filling prescriptions in-hospital and to pharmacy
  • Patient handling and restraint
  • Obtaining and restraint for radiographs
  • Checking surgery voicemails/email
  • Interactions with scheduling coordinator
  • Transporting patients to/from exam rooms
  • Assisting with bandage changes
  • Removal of IVC & general patient grooming
  • Submission of samples/blood to the lab
  • Submission of diagnostics for review (X-Ray, CT)
  • Work directly with surgeons during appointments and lab follow-up
  • Restocking (general supplies & bandage cart) Additional responsibilities:
  • End of day tasks for anesthesia induction area
  • Cleaning overall space
  • Restocking 

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