Veterinary Technician, Critical Care

Redwood City, CA
Full Time
Critical Care
Registered Veterinary Technician or Senior Veterinary Assistant - Redwood City
About us:
SAGE Redwood City stands as the foremost respected center for specialized and emergency veterinary services in the SF Bay Area. We set the benchmark for delivering compassionate and cooperative veterinary care that enhances the well-being of pets and their caregivers.
Our Critical Care team provides around-the-clock specialized care and treatment to hospitalized patients requiring intensive monitoring. We handle a diverse range of cases, including but not limited to GI, metabolic and respiratory emergencies, immune-mediated diseases, and heart failure. From basic patient care and TLC to advanced procedures such as oxygen therapy, total parenteral nutrition, and blood transfusions, our critical care nurses play a vital role in our patients' well-being.
About the job: 
Our CCU tam 
plays a crucial role in assisting with the care and treatment of critically ill or injured animals.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Provide nursing care to critically ill patients, ensuring consistent evaluation and monitoring
  • Demonstrate proficiency in advanced hospitalization care and continuous rate infusions (CRIs)
  • Perform in-house laboratory procedures
  • Skillfully place intravenous (IV) catheters
  • Conduct accurate and detailed patient rounds
  • Safely restrain fractious and frightened patients
  • Obtain temperature, pulse, and respiration (TPR) measurements and maintain medical records
  • Recognize situations requiring immediate attention from a veterinarian
  • Act as an advocate for both the patient and client 
Basic Requirements:
  • High school diploma
  • 2+ years of clinical experience in the veterinary industry as a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT), or 3 consecutive years of Veterinary Assistant experience in an Emergency Room/Critical Care Unit (ER/CCU) setting
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively with staff and clients, demonstrating tact, patience, and professional courtesy while maintaining confidentiality and discretion
  • Proficiency in mathematical calculations for drug doses, CRIs, client invoices, estimates, and other related calculations
  • Hold or obtain the California Veterinary Assistant Controlled Substance Permit (VACSP) within 60 days of hire or transfer into the role (waived if a valid CA-RVT license is held)
Work Schedule:
  • Full-time position
  • 4/10 schedule
  • Flexibility required, including some holidays
Compensation and Benefits:
  • $25.00 - $40.00 hourly plus shift differentials.
  • Hiring bonus of up to $5,000 for new, full-time employees
  • Monthly in-house RACE-approved courses and staff development opportunities
  • Reimbursement for eligible expenses related to continuing education and coursework
  • Bonuses for achieving major career milestones, such as obtaining RVT or VTS certification
  • Full-time benefits include health, dental, vision, disability and life insurances, flex-spending accounts, 401(k), Employee Assistance Program, 3 weeks accrued paid time off, and uniforms
The ideal candidate:
 We are currently evaluating applications from dedicated, reliable, diligent, and team-centric candidates who are prepared to integrate into our highly-trained veterinary healthcare professionals. Our mission involves not only partnering with a distinguished group of veterinary experts but also offering you a platform to develop and strengthen your skills.
Compassionate: Demonstrates genuine care and empathy for animals and their well-being, as well as the ability to comfort and support pet owners during challenging times.
Detail-Oriented: Pays meticulous attention to details, ensuring accurate record-keeping, medication dosages, and treatment plans.
Team Player: Works collaboratively with veterinarians, fellow technicians, and support staff to provide comprehensive and effective patient care.
Adaptable: Thrives in a fast-paced and dynamic environment, able to handle unexpected situations and make sound decisions under pressure.
Strong Communication: Effectively communicates with both colleagues and pet owners, conveying information clearly and with patience, ensuring everyone is well-informed and involved in the treatment process.
Problem Solver: Exhibits critical thinking skills and the ability to troubleshoot and resolve issues that may arise during procedures or patient care.
Organized: Maintains a well-organized workspace, keeps track of appointments, and manages tasks efficiently to ensure a smooth workflow.
Gentle Demeanor: Handles animals with a calm and gentle touch, minimizing stress and anxiety during examinations and treatments.
Quick Learner: Eager to acquire new knowledge and techniques, staying updated on advancements in veterinary medicine and technology.
Positive Attitude: Approaches challenges with a positive outlook, fostering a supportive and encouraging atmosphere within the team.
Time Management: Manages tasks and responsibilities effectively, optimizing time to ensure all duties are completed promptly and thoroughly.
Dedication: Shows a strong commitment to the well-being of animals and their owners, going above and beyond to ensure high-quality patient care.
If you possess these traits and are passionate about providing exceptional veterinary care, we invite you to apply and become an integral part of our team.
Our pay ranges are primarily determined by role, level, and location. The range provided for each job posting reflects the minimum and maximum target for the position. Within the range, individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training.
 Ethos Veterinary Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance, and any other state or local hiring regulations, we will consider for employment any qualified applicant, including those with arrest and conviction records, in a manner consistent with the applicable regulation.
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