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Sunnyslope Public Clinic Vet Tech II
Arizona Humane Society Phoenix, AZ

Sunnyslope Public Clinic Vet Tech II

Arizona Humane Society
Phoenix, AZ
Expired: January 24, 2024 Applications are no longer accepted.
  • Vision , Medical , Dental , Paid Time Off , Life Insurance , Retirement
  • Full-Time
Every pet deserves a good life. We save the most vulnerable animals and enrich the lives of pets and people. Our mission is made possible with the hard work of our valued employees. Named "Best Nonprofit" and "Best Place to Volunteer" by our community, we offer a friendly, professional work environment with a culture that promotes innovation, compassion and excellence. ( )

Sunnyslope Public Clinic Vet Tech II

SUPPORTING YOUR GROWTH

Investing in our staff is important to us! We want you to learn new skills and grow into the role. We offer ongoing coaching, support and new learning opportunities. We are a large, non-profit organization with growth opportunities across many departments.

PAWS UP FOR GREAT BENEFITS!
  • Competitive pay including Holiday pay, paid time off, and bereavement pay
  • Got student loans? Employment with AHS may qualify you for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program!
  • Affordable Medical plans for employee and family
  • Medical, Vision, Free Employee Dental
  • Health Savings Account and telemedicine options
  • 401(k) retirement plan with company vesting
  • Employer paid short term disability, long term disability and life insurance with buy up coverage available
  • Employee Assistance Program, providing free services every quarter such as confidential counseling and financial services


Position Overview

Specializes in assisting veterinarians in all aspects of AHS' Spay/Neuter and Wellness including prepping for surgery, anesthesia monitoring, patient recovery, laboratory diagnostics, restraining/handling, vaccine knowledge, fluid therapy, the administration of prescribed medications (oral, IV, IM, SQ), client education and clinic asepsis.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Functions
  • Demonstrate commitment to spay/neuter initiatives with a positive attitude.
  • Provide excellent patient care in all perioperative phases for up to 60 cats and/or dogs per day.
  • Administer injections (IV, IM, SQ) as directed by the Veterinarian.
  • Intubate animals, place intravenous catheters, perform venipuncture and administer fluids as needed.
  • Monitor vital signs of sedated and anesthetized patients in preoperative, operative, and postoperative phases.
  • Excellent restraint/handling skills.
  • Administer microchips and fill prescriptions.
  • Stay current in knowledge of emergency drugs and protocols.
  • Communicate in effective and professional manner with public and all staff members.
  • Know veterinary medical concepts, including, but not limited to vaccine protocols and anesthetic risks. Be able to communicate such information to clients.
  • When Veterinarian has documented information about an animal's condition, adequately explain such information to clients.
  • Follow AHS standard procedures for post-operative care of patient and never leave animal unattended.
  • Maintain all records and document data through computer program.
  • Prepare home-care instructions and receipt for all services performed.
  • Fill prescriptions from veterinarian's written or verbal orders and provide clients with instructions for administration of prescriptions.
  • Great communication skills and work well both independently and cooperatively as part of team.
  • Remain composed while working in fast-paced environment.
  • Assist with or perform and properly document euthanasia.
  • Represent AHS in professional and courteous manner at all times.
  • Attend required staff meetings and training sessions.
  • Comfortable with vomit, feces, and urine.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Qualifications

Education / Certifications / Licenses:
  • High school diploma/GED
  • Completion of a veterinary technician program and certification preferred.


Experience:
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in a veterinary clinic or hospital.
  • Expertise in phlebotomy, immunology, parasitology, endocrinology and pharmacology required.
  • Safe and humane animal handling skills are required. (Fear Free certified preferred)
  • Must be proficient in anesthesiology.


Knowledge / Skills / Abilities:

Language - Able to speak, read, write and understand English. Spanish language helpful.

Mathematical - Basic

Technical - Proficiency with or able to learn/use Daysmart/Vetter and Weave. Able to learn other software programs as necessary.

Other:

Regular attendance, punctuality and access to reliable transportation required.

Work Environment / Physical Demands:

The work environment characteristics and physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. There may be occasional wet floors, animal noises, odors, and dander. Most time will be spent in a typical air conditioned and heated office environment. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls, reach with hands and arms, climb stairs, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Additional Information

The Arizona Humane Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a participant in the E-Verify program. Pre-employment background check required.

Address

Arizona Humane Society

9226 N 13th Ave

Phoenix, AZ
85021 USA

Industry

Animal

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