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ER & ICU Veterinary Technician

Company: Ocean State Veterinary Specialists
Location: East Greenwich
Posted on: June 5, 2024

Job Description:


Position at Ocean State Veterinary Specialists

Emergency and Critical Care Veterinary Technician

***Signing bonus up to $2,500!!!***

Are you ready to utilize all your veterinary technician skills? Ocean State Veterinary Specialists (OSVS) is seeking an experienced veterinary technician to join a talented and highly skilled group of veterinary professionals who truly care about their patients and clients. If you have worked in general practice, emergency, or specialty medicine and are looking for a meaningful way to continue your professional development while utilizing your skills and knowledge - this is an exceptional opportunity that might be right for you.

Our established training program is in place to meet technicians where they are, meaning there is a place for everyone to start! With formal lectures, skills labs, and cage side training, we help all technicians expand their skills and knowledge in positions in the emergency service, intensive care unit, and specialty departments depending on their interests. Some of the advanced skills that techs can aim to learn and utilize include NG tube placement, central line placement, mechanical ventilation monitoring, transfusion therapies, etc. Our ICU has wireless EKG units, Snyder oxygen cages, mechanical ventilator, portable ultrasound, defibrillator, as well as an in-hospital blood donor program. While our current ICU is impressive, we will have a brand-new state-of-the-art ICU opening in 2024! A generous benefits package is available for full-time employees.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Deliver exceptional, compassionate nursing care to patients utilizing a variety of technical skills, including diagnostic sample collection, catheter placement, venipuncture, radiography, emergency triage, and in-patient care for critical patients, including exemplary comfort care
  • Be a crucial member of the healthcare team to ensure exceptional veterinary care for patients experiencing medical emergencies as well as those patients admitted to the hospital
  • Advocate for patients, and clients, answer client's questions and address their concerns; readily demonstrate empathy for clients in stressful and emotionally driven moments
  • Assist with emergency procedures and surgeries, including anesthetic induction and monitoring, pre and post operative patient care
  • Obtain health history from clients and ensure documentation is accurate and complete within the electronic medical record
  • Willingness to guide, mentor, and support fellow team members
  • These positions require some evening, weekend, and holiday shifts Skills and Qualifications:
    • Minimum 2 years' professional experience in small animal clinical setting as a technician/assistant
    • Excellent communication skills with clients and team members
    • Proficient time management, ability to problem solve, learn, and handle multiple tasks
    • Enthusiastic team player with a patient, and positive professional attitude
    • Must have the ability to adjust to changes in the environment and able to handle stress in a calm manner
    • Must be able to anticipate patient needs and be detail oriented due to the high level of quality medicine
    • Must be able to lift and restrain pets of at least 40 pounds, and work on feet most of the day Benefits and Perks:
      • Employer paid medical insurance premiums, AND paid deductible for employees!
      • Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance options
      • 401K with company match
      • Complimentary Life Insurance $5,000
      • PTO and Holiday pay
      • Company Sponsored Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
      • Veterinary Social Worker on-site
      • Ample paid CE opportunities on-site, as well as CE stipend for Certified Technicians
      • VTS mentorship program through our partner company, UVC
      • Personal Pet Discounts
      • Uniform allowance
      • Flexible scheduling hours including 8-hour and 10-hour options
      • Performance, skills, and compensation review every 6 months
      • Starting wage for non-credentialed technicians range from $20 to $30 per hour (varies based on formal education, previous professional experience, and current skills/knowledge).
      • Starting wage for Certified technicians range from $22 to $32 per hour (varies based on formal education, previous professional experience, and current skills/knowledge).
      • Starting wage for certified Veterinary Technician Specialty (VTS) ranges from $29 to $37 (varies based on formal education, previous professional experience, and current skills/knowledge).
      • $5 per hour shift differential for all 2nd and 3rd shift hours worked after 8pm
      • Weekend snacks delivered to the break room
      • Lunch and dinner catered on holidays and (summer) weekend shifts

        OSVS is located in East Greenwich, RI. OSVS is a 35,000-sf building with a very busy emergency service, a nationally respected internship and residency program, and specialists in emergency/critical care, internal medicine, surgery, radiology, cardiology, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, and avian/exotics. Specialized equipment includes telemetry, endoscopy, CT scanner, ultrasound, fluoroscopy, and MRI. Located in Southern New England, OSVS sees and treats pets from Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut.

        We are a proud United Veterinary Care Partner hospital. United Veterinary Care supports the unique culture and individuality of each partner hospital while empowering the hospital teams in their care for patients. One of our goals is to support our community of hospitals in creating sustainable, fulfilling careers in a profession we love.

Keywords: Ocean State Veterinary Specialists, Warwick , ER & ICU Veterinary Technician, Healthcare , East Greenwich, Rhode Island

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