Veterinary Technician, Anesthesia, SAGE Redwood City

Redwood City, CA
Full Time
RVT or Senior VA – Anesthesia - SAGE Redwood City- $5,000 Sign-On Bonus
Who we are:
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.

About the role:
The Anesthesia Veterinary Technician is a dedicated professional who provides crucial support to veterinarians and clinical staff. With expertise in anesthetic procedures and surgical management, they ensure the well-being of patients before, during, and after complex surgical procedures. Their responsibilities range from administering anesthesia, assisting in surgeries, and post-operative care, to meticulous record-keeping of treatments, medications, and vital signs.
In addition to clinical duties, they play a mentoring role, sharing their knowledge with fellow technicians. The Technician also maintains surgical facilities, ensuring equipment is in optimal condition and facilitating efficient procedures.

 Compensation Range:
RVT: $25 - $40 hour SVA: $25-$38 hourly VTS: $35-$45 hourly. Shift pay differentials are offered.
Duties you may own:

  • Places venous and arterial catheters, performs intubations, local blocks, epidurals and special procedures.
  • Restrains and anesthetizes canine and feline patients.
  • Performs patient pain assessment with the aid of approved clinical pain scoring chart.
  • Performs needed blood tests for PCV/TP, AZO, blood glucose and blood gases.
  • Assists or initiates preparation/workup of patient undergoing anesthesia by assessing patient and any clinical history. Completes a written anesthetic plan and reviews with Anesthesiologist.
  • Accurately calculates drug dosages, drug dilutions, CRIs and intravenous fluid rates.
  • Operates and interprets all physiologic patient monitors including ECG, direct and indirect blood pressure, pulse oximeter, capnograph, gas analyzer, temperature and blood gas analyzer.
  • Knows the location of the CPR crash cart and is trained in CPR techniques and drugs.
  • Stocks and maintains adequate supplies of consumables in induction and storage areas of anesthesia section.
  • Manages controlled substances according to DEA regulations, and ensures they are properly logged onto patient's record and in other official logs.
  • Maintains accurate and complete anesthesia medical record.
Basic Requirements:
  • High school diploma
  • 2+ years of clinical experience in the veterinary industry as a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT), or Non-Licensed Assistant with 4+ years of clinical veterinary experience in Surgery 
  • VTS in Anesthesia is highly preferred
  • 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
Work Schedule:
  • Full-Time
  • Shift TBD
  • Flexible schedule required
  • Monthly in-house RACE-approved courses and staff development opportunities for all employees!
  • Get paid to learn!  We’ll cover eligible expenses for continuing education and coursework!
  • We also pay YOU when you hit major career milestones, earn your RVT or your VTS and get a cash bonus!
  • Generous sign-on bonus up to $5,000 for NEW full-time employees
  • ETHOS offers a comprehensive benefits program including medical, dental, vision, a 401k with employer match, paid time off (including sick time) for all eligible employees

Ethos is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Ethos does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided based on qualifications, competence, merit, and business need.

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