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Specialty Surgery/Anesthesia Vet Technician

Mount Laurel Animal Hospital Mount Laurel, NJ

  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description
 


 

 

ANESTHESIA VETERINARY TECHNICIAN 

MLAH is the premier critical care and referral center for Southern New Jersey and the surrounding areas serving the
South Jersey community since 1976. We provide compassionate and progressive
veterinary care for a wide range of companion and exotic pets. We feature
specialty care and additional services including cardiology, exotics, internal
medicine, oncology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, surgery, acupuncture, and home
care.   

RESPONSIBILITIES 

The anesthesia veterinary
technician will provide comfort, diagnostic, surgical, and nursing care to
all patients. The responsibilities of the anesthesia technician
include, but are not limited to the following activities:  

  • Partner with surgery specialists in
     patient assessment, diagnostics, treatments, and procedures 
  • Perform anesthetic monitoring including the
     use of sevoflurane, injectable anesthesia, drug calculations, and the use
     of a ventilator, intubation/ extubation of patients, setup and
     troubleshooting of machines 
  • Prepare various blood samples for diagnostic
     testing 
  • Accurately take multiple types of radiographs
     throughout the pre and post operative process 
  • Potentially scrub into 1+ hour surgeries to
     assist doctors with surgical procedures including abdominal explores,
     cruciate repairs, fracture repairs, thoracotomies, and both laparoscopic
     and arthroscopic surgeries 
  • Perform medical record keeping related to
     procedures 
  • Work collaboratively with Veterinarians and
     Technicians to ensure a smooth workflow within the department 
  • Provide training to other technicians in
     anesthesia 
  • Independently develop anesthetic protocols and
     calculate and administer medications 
  • Maintaining surgical equipment and provide
     recommendations for improvements  
  • Hospital wide anesthesia support as needed and at the discretion of the management

QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS  

  • Minimum 1 year experience working with a
     specialist veterinary surgeon or 3+ years working in general surgery and
     anesthesia 
  • CVT preferred
  • Knowledge and advanced technical skills
     including but not limited to: venipuncture, IV catheter placement, central
     line placement, intubation, anesthesia, CPR procedures, chest tube and
     tracheostomy maintenance, IV fluid administration, and ability to perform
     advanced techniques such as epidurals and local blocks 


TECHNICAL ABILITIES AND SKILLS  

  • Knowledge of normal patient vitals for awake,
     sedated, and anesthetized patients  
  • Accuracy in calculating and delivering
     anesthetic agents, fluids, and CRIs 
  • Comprehensive understanding and experience
     with anesthetic monitoring is required 
  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative
     environment and commitment to building relationships with colleagues,
     clients, and community is required 
  • Knowledge and care with equipment maintenance,
     cleaning, sterility, and troubleshooting; willingness to read equipment
     manuals and consult with vendors if repair/upgrades needed 
  • Knowledge of appropriate aseptic technique
     and surgical procedures 
  • Understanding of different surgical
     procedures 
  • Excellent communication and organizational
     skills are required, and the ability to deliver exceptional client service
     is expected 
  • Must be able to regularly lift up to 50 pounds
     (work requires lifting, carrying, and restraining animals-with assistance
     from other staff for animals weighing over 50 pounds) 

Compensation and Benefits:
Compensation is based on experience and skill level. Full-time benefits include
health, dental, and vision insurances; CE allowance, 401k; paid time off;
uniforms; and discounted veterinary care. 


Mount Laurel Animal Hospital

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Mount Laurel, NJ
08054 USA

Industry

Animal

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