Veterinary Technician - Southern Colorado Veterinary Internal Medicine

Colorado Springs, CO
Full Time
Experienced

Veterinary ICU Technician - Southern Colorado Veterinary Internal Medicine and Oncology.

This is a great opportunity for an experienced Veterinary Technician to join our dedicated team of Veterinary professionals. 
 
Position Overview:   
 
The ICU Technician performs a variety of patient and client-care duties, conducts patient assessments and performs procedures and treatments. This person communicates clearly with the veterinarians, other hospital personnel, and clients to ensure that patients receive the care they need. They administer medications, provide supportive care and advanced monitoring. The ICU Technician provides patients and clients comfort by keeping the hospital clean and presentable. 
 
The ICU Technician works 12+ hour shifts with a combination of working and on-call shifts which may include weekends, daytime and overnight. 
 
 Essential Functions 
  • Provides compassionate patient care, keeping patients clean, dry, and comfortable. 
  • Alerts the veterinarian(s) to changes in patients’ condition. 
  • Provides safe and effective patient restraint. 
  • Medicates patients by order of prescribing veterinarian or technician. 
  • Uses proper safety techniques and positioning for radiological procedures. 
  • Triages patient needs and prioritizes treatments accordingly 
  • Performs procedures such as IV catheterization and other common treatments. 
  • Performs venipuncture on all common veins. 
  • Places urinary catheters 
  • Places nasal cannulas for oxygen delivery 
  • Interprets/Monitors ECG’s 
  • Demonstrates initiative in everyday duties by seeking other work during down times, assisting other employees, and filling in for other employees as needed. 
 Requirements 
  • Education equivalent to the completion of the 12th grade. 
  • Veterinary Technician Certification (CVT) preferred but not required. 
  • Veterinary Technician Specialist Certification (VTS) preferred but not required. 
  • At least 3 years of recent experience in veterinary practice, with increasing responsibilities. 
  • Ability to properly restrain patients. 
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills. 
  • A commitment to outstanding client service. 
 Physical Demands 
  • Ability to lift objects weighing 40 pounds without assistance.
  • Ability to stay on task and work energetically for the entire shift, sometimes exceeding 12 hours per day. 
  • Must be able to kneel/crouch/push/pull. 
  • Must be able to sit and stand for the entire shift, sometimes exceeding 12 hours per day. 

Wage Range: $20-$30/hr 

Applicants should submit their resume by April 30th. 


** In compliance with the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, Southern Colorado Veterinary Internal Medicine does not use any prior wage history of prospective employees to make future wage determinations.** 
 
NVA Compassion-First is now Ethos Veterinary Health

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.

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