Internal Medicine Veterinary Technician

Full Time

Website Canada West Veterinary Specialists

Canada West Veterinary Specialists is an exciting multi-disciplinary specialty referral practice with a dedicated 24-hour ERCC service. We hold a unique designation as one of the first verified Veterinary Trauma Centers in Western Canada, designated per the Veterinary Committee on Trauma (VetCOT). We have 7 specialty departments, including Oncology, Neurology, Diagnostic Imaging, Surgery, Internal Medicine and Anesthesiology, with added services including Rehabilitation Therapy and an in-house lab. With a team of over 160 staff members, we are a group of dedicated and diverse individuals passionate about working together to provide the best patient care and highest client satisfaction.

JOIN US?. Although a busy hospital we take pride in our staff and focus on providing a safe and fun place to build a career. BENEFITS Subsidized extended health benefits 5 paid sick days per year Uniform allowance per year Wellness Spending account We provide employer paid Pet insurance for 2 pets Rewards and recognition program to recognize our staff’s hard work and contributions to our success We believe in your well-being and provide a company sponsored Employee Assistance Program (EAP) enabling access to caring professionals that can help access support related to fitness, physical health and mental well-being programs We have fun together with our hospital sponsored social events like; having Food Trucks visit us onsite, Halloween pumpkin carving contests, Annual Christmas Party, Pub Nights, etc. Schedule A – Job Description Position: Veterinary Technologist Department: Internal Medicine Reports to: Technician Supervisor POSITION SUMMARY This position is responsible primarily for Internal Medicine patient care including taking radiographs, preparing patients for procedures, following treatment plans, dispensing and administering drugs, monitoring vital signs and overall patient assessment.

Communication with clients and referring family veterinarians is an integral part of this role. Both client communication and hands-on patient care are conducted under the direct supervision of the Internist. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Must develop a thorough understanding of all procedures and protocols within the Internal Medicine service as well as the ability to use all equipment safely and effectively Must have or be able to develop competency in performing general anaesthesia independently Ensures that supply inventory is sufficient to meet the needs of the Internal Medicine service Participates in daily communication with clients Ensures that procedures, medications etc. are accurately documented on ICU sheets in advance of daily invoicing Responsible for documenting all patient information while on shift and for ensuring that this information is transmitted in a timely and efficient manner to staff in Wards, ICU, and to other Internal Medicine staff who may be involved in individual cases Ensures that all equipment is properly maintained, and that maintenance is documented Keeps Internal Medicine procedure areas clean and organized Ensures that Internal Medicine service assistants are accomplishing their duties and that Human Resources is aware of any performance issues Actively participate in and successfully complete company provided sedation/GA training program, and all in house CE, as offered and/or scheduled Performs other duties as assigned KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES Strong technical skills (venipuncture, I.V. catheter placement) Excellent written and verbal communication skills Excellent organizational skills Ability to recognize and establish priorities within the Internal Medicine service and ability to take direction as provided Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and remain calm in stressful situations Demonstrated computer skills Ability to work well within a team environment QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE Graduate of an accredited program for Animal Health Technologists Demonstrated skills, experience and training that would qualify the individual for a position of responsibility within the Internal Medicine service Anesthetic background preferred HOURS OF WORK This position based on working 10-hour shifts, 4 days per week, from 08:00 – 18:30 Anticipated Tuesday – Friday schedule (please note that this may change in accordance with hospital need) As a member of the overall CWVS team, you may be required to assist in other areas of the hospital when your service is not in need of you or if the doctor on the service is away. This could involve working any shift within the 24-hour operating day of the hospital including weekends and holidays We thank all applicants for their interest in Canada West Veterinary Specialists, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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