Lead Emergency Veterinary Technician

Estero, FL
Full Time

The Florida Veterinary Referral Center (FVRC) in Estero, FL is hiring a full- time Lead Veterinary Technician to join our outstanding team!
About Us:
FVRC is a state-of-the-art 24-hour emergency and specialty hospital with great doctors, amazing staff, and great customer service. We offer competitive wages along with differential pay for overnights and weekends. There is a focus on training and FVRC offers 100% hospital-paid scholarships to Penn Foster.
We want everyone to know they are a valued and an appreciated member of the team. With a reputation for outstanding patient care our ER/Specialty hospital really stands out. As we continue to grow we are looking to increase our technical staff in numbers and skill. If you are an experienced Veterinary Technician and are looking to grow your skills you will enjoy working at FVRC.

Shifts Available: 3 / 12 hour shifts per week.

  • Embody our core values of teamwork, integrity, kindness, excellence, and service.
  • Enjoy being a key player on a dynamic team providing the highest standard of patient care.
  • Possess a strong work ethic and great communication skills.
  • Have an established performance record with at least 2 - 3 years working as a Veterinary Technician.
  • Have a detail- oriented nature.
  • Have a positive attitude with a desire to learn and grow.
  • Have passion for saving the lives of animals.
  • Dependability and the ability to work as a team player.
  • Strong desire to increase technical skill set.
  • Thrives in a fast- pace environment.
Responsibilities of a Lead Veterinary Technician:
  • Working knowledge Hospital Policy and Procedure – including ER/ICU department protocols.
  • Attend rounds and ensure they are held promptly and that appropriate detailed information is provided on each patient.
  • Provide guidance and support to technical staff to keep flow going if things get busy and hectic.
  • Review end of shift duties to ensure they are completed.
  • Organize and direct larger cleaning projects during slow periods or down time.
  • Responsible for authorizing On-Call. 
  • Direct “traffic” When the treatment floor is very active. Work with the doctor to prioritize and triage patients.
  • Keep a running knowledge of the whiteboard and the number of walk-ins present throughout your shift. Work with the doctor(s) on duty to get realistic wait times for clients.
  • Work with technicians and assistants to set a lunch schedule that is appropriate for that day.
  • Adjust staffing between ICU and ER floor as needed.
  • Strong understanding of the skill levels of VA’s and Tech 1’s and tasks they are authorized to do.
  • Redirect individuals who are performing tasks that are not appropriate for their level.
  • Ongoing training of Assistants and Technicians through role modeling and 1:1 direction.
  • Ensure that correct safety procedures and protocols are being adhered to.
As a hospital, we are committed to the advancement of those looking to level up.

Benefits & Compensation:
  • Compensation is based on experience and skill level, ranging from $23- 25/hr.
  • 401(k) matching
  • Medical, dental, vision
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Life insurance
  • Generous PTO
  • Professional development assistance
  • Referral program

We are excited to announce Ethos Veterinary Health as our new name. Ethos is the new, industry-leading community of legacy Ethos Veterinary Health, Compassion-First Pet Hospitals, SAGE Veterinary Centers, and legacy NVA Specialty and Emergency hospitals. This powerful new community brings together a dynamic network of ~145 hospitals, an unmatched team of experts, cutting-edge technology, and an unwavering commitment to the advancement of the animal health profession and better patient outcomes.
Our commitments to the industry, the profession, our teammates, and our patients, will not change, and in fact will be stronger than ever, as we forge new ground as this new dynamic community.
Ethos Veterinary Health offers a comprehensive benefits program including medical, dental, vision, a 401k with employer match, and paid time off (including sick time) for all eligible employees.  The team can provide more information about compensation and benefits for your specific location during the process.  For positions based in Colorado, EVH provides eligible employees with paid sick and safe leave and public health emergency leave in accordance with the requirements of Colorado's Healthy Families and Workplaces Act.
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. IND1

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