LVT Job Description
As a member of our medical professional team the Veterinary Technician’s role is key in maintaining a healthy work environment as well as patient care. The Veterinary Technician will carry out doctor’s orders for medications and treatments. Maintain care for and control patients in situations that may be less than ideal. The Veterinary Technician’s primary responsibilities are to respond to and communicate the clients concerns and needs and provide care for hospital patients according to hospital protocols.
Sampling of Core Skills and Required Functions of this Job Role: Comply with the philosophies of Old Mill Veterinary Hospital,· Follow Hospital and AAHA standards and protocols found in the handbook current and future, written and communicated by Practice Owner or supervisory team. Fulfill CE/Licensing Requirements,Evaluate the daily schedule anticipate patient arrivals and efficiently plan tasks around the appointment and procedure schedule. Assist doctors in appointments when necessary and Assist with emergency procedures, Accurately fill prescription requests, Collect Specimens, ear, urine, skin and, fecal, Run lab specimens, ear, urine, skin and fecal, Admits and Discharges surgery patients, Surgery Prep and Dental Prep, Patient Pre and Post-Operative Care, Properly calculate medication dosages and fluid volumes, Anesthesia induction and monitoring according to hospital and AAHA standards, Maintain Surgery and Controlled Substance Logs, Assist Veterinarians in surgery as directed, Use proper scrub procedures, Obtain blood samples, Perform Treatments on hospitalized patients as directed, Monitor patients for “in’s and out’s” and note in medical records, Maintain thorough patient records, · Hospital Checklists and Quality Control, Other duties as assigned,
Other key competencies:
Old Mill Veterinary Hospital intends on maintaining a team of Licensed Veterinary Technicians that set the standards of patient care and client service. They must set the example for all veterinary assistants in the care, treatment, and handling of patients as well as the level of service to our clients. We ask that they always effectively communicate with clients during intake, discharge, and calls related to home care instruction, treatments, medical related questions, and triaging Urgent Care cases. Often this position requires that LVT’s fulfill role as leader in the treatment room and provide guidance to veterinary assistant team in the completion of their tasks, help when assistance is required, and set the example for patient care and client communication. Our LVT’s are responsible, with the assistance of the patient’s primary veterinarian, for creating accurate estimates based on information available, communicate estimates and procedures to clients.
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