Are you interested in working at a veterinary specialty hospital where you matter? Would you like the opportunity to further your career? Feeling unappreciated and going nowhere? Boulder Road Veterinary Specialists is a fast-growing 24/7 11,000 sq. ft. hospital in Lafayette, Colorado. We are looking for an experienced surgery technician for full time work in a fast-paced and fun environment. Come work at a brand-new hospital where you can make a difference!
Surgery/Anesthesia Technician Job Description
Our surgery technicians are responsible for the admission, treatment, and discharge of surgical patients. Our surgical technicians operate under the supervision of various specialists, the shift lead, surgeons, practice manager, and practice owner. This is an overview of the position and is not limited to the listed duties below.
We are looking for a detail-oriented team player, who has excellent communication skills and a desire to work hard. You need to have a positive attitude and be a quick learner.
Basic knowledge of surgical procedures, positioning, and anesthesia
Fluid calculations, including up to multiple CRIs
Perform appropriate patient restraint for examinations and procedures
Understand most major surgical procedures and the appropriate treatment
Acquire, prepare and ship laboratory specimens (Heska in-house, Antech outside lab, other labs as requested) along with running automated CBCs, preparation of blood films to perform manual differentials and platelet counts, running various chemistries, Coag tests, and collect, evaluate and report urinalysis results.
General nursing care such as: transferring cases to the ICU team, accurately obtaining and assessing patient vitals (temperatures, pulses/heart rate, respiration, blood pressure, pain score, etc.), auscultation of the lungs, prepare and administer parental nutrition
Perform general venipuncture, peripheral/central/arterial catheter placement and maintenance
Perform possible emergency procedures during surgery including but not limited to resuscitation with colloids/crystalloid fluids, establish and maintenance of open airway intubation, oxygen administration via ET tube administration of pharmacological agents under veterinary supervision
Induction, surgical skin preparation, monitor and recovery of surgical patients for minor or major surgical procedures
Admitting and discharging patients, client communication and education, answering phone calls and scheduling appointments
Cleaning, stocking, general organization, and maintenance of ICU/Isolation equipment and supplies
Required Knowledge and Skills:
Knowledge of basic veterinary practices, procedures, and terminology with a willingness to pursue further education equaling Certified/Licensed Veterinary Technician or Veterinary Technician Specialist (ACVECCT-VTS) status.
Ability to appropriately handle, lift and restrain animals (dogs, cats) and stand for long periods of time.
Ability to perform veterinary medical procedures (i.e. administer CPR, draw blood, administer medications and fluids, and assess and triage patients.
Ability to communicate well with other technicians and doctors regarding the needs of the patients
Have basic organizational and computer skills as well as good technician skills.
Preferred: Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT) or a Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT). One year of recent experience in veterinary practice with increasing responsibilities.
If you’re interested in joining our team, please email your cover letter and resume to email@example.com