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Veterinary Technician

Company: Potter League for Animals
Location: Warwick
Posted on: September 20, 2023

Job Description:

The Potter League for Animals is building a new team of heroes. Now is a great time to join us and be part of developing the team and work environment you've always wanted. We offer a four-day workweek with no evening or weekend hours. We're seeking skilled Veterinary Technicians at our Pets In Need low-cost veterinary clinic in Riverside, RI and for our low-cost Spay and Neuter clinic in Warwick. Floating between clinics is an option for those who like to "mix things up." The Veterinary Technician provides emotional support and compassionate care to the pets the Potter League serves and to the people who love them. The Veterinary Technician/Assistant is responsible for performing the traditional duties of a veterinary technician while working with a sense of urgency, in a safe and efficient manner, to best support the veterinarians and implement treatment plans. Provide compassionate care to our clients and patients Perform all duties in accordance to Potter League policies and procedures Admits surgical patients as they are checked in. Report any health concerns to veterinarians Efficiently pre-medicate, induce, and intubate any and all patients as necessary Monitor anesthesia, with a clear idea of abnormal conditions Recover multiple patients post-operatively Handle and track controlled substances for large volumes of surgical patients Administer vaccinations, tests, medications and treatments at the direction of veterinarians Ensure prompt and accurate data recording procedures are followed each day Knowledge and ability to intake and release patients, including developing post-operative instructions in a competent and friendly manner Take directions from veterinarians Able to respond appropriately during an emergency, follow veterinarian instructions and maintain competency of CPR procedures Able to assist doctors with surgery when appropriate Maintain appropriate level of inventory of medical/surgical supplies Prepare and clean exam rooms and treatment areas Fill medications for patients Walking/feeding patients as necessary Train new veterinary technicians and assistants to utilize our patient care protocols Communicate in effective and professional manner with public and coworkers Handle medical phone calls Assist at the front desk with rotating shifts which include answering phones, scheduling patient appointments and accepting payments Assists in maintaining healthy, safe, sanitary, pleasant and clean facilities Be a "team-leader" by displaying a positive attitude and acting as a motivating force for all staff members Follows all safety guidelines to ensure a safe work environment in compliance with OSHA regulations Demonstrates initiative and a flexible work schedule while working enthusiastically and cooperatively with all clinic staff Adheres to all Code of Conduct standards Other duties as requested Success Factors: The individual who will thrive in this position: Genuinely enjoys people and instinctively shows kindness and compassion to others Has a dynamic personality, is outgoing, and has a sense of humor Is confident and self-assured, is proud of their individuality and respects that of others Is driven, self-motivated, self-directed, and eager to achieve goals Works with a sense of urgency and can multitask Is experienced with safe animal handling using Fear Free techniques Is an experienced veterinary technician with hands-on surgical experience, including but not limited to, High-Volume-High-Quality Spay and Neuter and dentals or has animal care experience and demonstrated ability to learn the skills needed to be effective in this role Speaks Spanish fluently Can relate to under-resourced individuals through their own life and work experiences The salary range is $20.00-$25.00 per hour and negotiable based on skills, abilities, and experience. Employment Type: Full Time Years Experience: 1 - 3 years Salary: $20 - $25 Hourly Bonus/Commission: No

Keywords: Potter League for Animals, Warwick , Veterinary Technician, Professions , Warwick, Rhode Island

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