VCA Antech, Inc. Veterinary Technician - General Practice in Downers Grove, United States
VCA Arboretum View Animal Hospital has opportunities available for experienced Veterinary Technicians to join the General Practice Department at our fast-paced, AAHA-accredited, 24-hour emergency/specialty referral/general practice in Downers Grove, Illinois.
Applicants with current Veterinary Technician credentials are preferred. Applicants without Veterinary Technician credentials may still apply with a minimum of 1 year working experience in the field. Technicians must be motivated and dedicated workers with a strong work ethic, excellent client communication skills and well demonstrated professionalism. Technicians must be able to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment, multi-task and demonstrate attention to detail while handling heavy caseloads. Specialties include Oncology, Neurology, Internal Medicine, Surgery, Dermatology, Emergency and Critical Care, and Rehabilitation.
If this describes you, then we want you on our team!
Why We Need You
The General Practice position(s) is full-time 4-5 days a week and includes some Saturday hours. The position requires the skill set that includes, but not limited to: venipuncture, radiology, anesthesia monitoring, surgery preparation and assisting, dentistry, laboratory work, pharmacy and client education under the direction of a doctor.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Requirements:
Dependable attendance is required
Telephone and computer skills are necessary
Client communication and education – explaining administration of medications, follow-up care
Nursing care – IV placement, IV fluids, injectable medications, oral medications, animal handling
Efficiency – organize daily duties and procedures to best utilize staff’s time.
Flexibility – working to ensure that the job is done properly (willing to work beyond scheduled hours if necessary).
Medical records – charges, medical history, medications, laboratory reports, etc.
Anesthesia – administering and monitoring
Radiology – x-ray technique and safety (experience with MRI, CT, Gamma Camera is a plus)
Diagnostics – ECG, BP, SPO2, blood draws, preparing samples and lab forms
Pharmacy – familiarity with drugs, creating labels, filling prescriptions
Why You Should Consider Us
As a member of the VCA family, your passion for medicine and compassion for pets and people is matched with a commitment to your professional growth. You will enjoy exposure to a diverse and stimulating caseload, employ the most advanced imaging and monitoring tools, and tap into the expertise of more than 3,000 doctors, including 360+ boarded specialists. You will sharpen your skills—and even learn some new techniques—and explore career options that only VCA can offer, such as continuing education, transfer, specialization, and leadership opportunities.
We offer competitive compensation along with a comprehensive benefits package, including, medical/dental/vision and paid vacation (for F/T employees only), 401(k), generous personal pet care discounts and more!
Please note that this position requires a flexible schedule and the ability to work evenings, weekends, and some holidays.
Candidates must be motivated and dedicated workers with a strong work ethic, excellent client communication skills and well demonstrated professionalism. Position requires candidates to perform efficiently in a fast-paced and demanding atmosphere. Candidates must be able to work well under pressure, multi-task and demonstrate attention to detail while handling heavy case loads.
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