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Licensed Veterinary Technician, ASPCA Animal Hospital (AAH)

Company: ASPCA
Location: Stamford
Posted on: October 17, 2020

Job Description:

The ASPCA Animal Hospital (AAH) is designed to provide life-saving care and relieve suffering for animal victims of cruelty and neglect who come to us through internal partners (our own ASPCA adoption center, kitten nursery, and community advocate team) and external partners (NYPD and other NYC organizations). Additionally, we provide subsidized care exclusively for animals whose owners are experiencing financial challenges and could not otherwise afford medical care for their pet. The ASPCA Animal Hospital (AAH) Licensed Veterinary Technicians are passionate, level-headed nurses committed to animals living good lives, and who excel in a fast-paced environment. Our nursing staff collaborates effectively with the entire veterinary medical team to provide high quality, practical veterinary care and deliver skilled, efficient, and compassionate treatment to outpatients and hospitalized patients within hospital medical parameters. In addition, AAH nurses provide support and coverage for the Animal Recovery Center (ARC) as needed. The ASPCA Animal Hospital (AAH), is passionate about minimizing fear, anxiety, and stress and pain in our patients. Team members in this position are responsible for providing service and communication to clients, members of the public, co-workers, and patients that is consistent with our practices standards and Fear Free values. The shifts we are hiring for are: Thurs-Sun 10pm-8am and Sun-Thurs 4pm-midnight Responsibilities: Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Nursing Care and Client Services (40%) Possess in depth knowledge and understanding of veterinary medical concepts Provide compassionate and quality patient care at all times utilizing Fear Free Guidelines. Proficient in various technical nursing skills, including, but not limited to, venipuncture, catheter placement, intubation, anesthesia monitoring, diagnostic imaging, critical care, pharmacology, and dentistry. Possess critical thinking and multi-tasking skills Able to prioritize and re-prioritize based on hospital and patient needs Proficient in animal handling and restraint for various medical procedures Treat animals and clients with care and respect. Competently explain to client, information doctor has documented about an animals condition. Document and communicate and patient concerns or observed changes to Veterinarian Feed and medicate patients following veterinarian and LVT instructions Lift patients up to 40 pounds. Professionalism, Communication, and Performance (40%) Represent ASPCA in professional and courteous manner at all times. Provide management with regular feedback about training needs, new hires, coworkers, interns, hospital needs, etc. Collaborate professionally with other ASPCA department managers and staff. Support organization and departmental policies and protocols Maintain open mind regarding changes and be willing to learn, implement, and teach new protocols. Possess thorough knowledge of AAH daily procedures and protocols Ensure and maintain high quality standard of care, work ethic, and performance Work independently without supervision and as part of a team Work efficiently and calmly under challenging conditions Attend staff meetings and training sessions Advise Supervisor of any conditions that are unsafe including unrecognized hazards or infractions of safety rules. Housekeeping and Maintenance (20%) Clean and disinfect kennels, equipment, and facility while utilizing appropriate PPE. Follow all departmental PPE and cleaning protocols Follow all protocols put forth by Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Follow all written and verbally communicated departmental Standard Operating Procedures. Take inventory and stock supplies as needed. Assist in keeping supplies stocked by noting when supplies are running low in all departments. Make certain entire hospital including treatment, surgery, exam rooms and kennels are kept extremely clean through the day. Additional Information We encourage a candidate who demonstrates outstanding inter-personal communication and the ability to work in a team environment or independently, with a high degree of integrity and accountability. This position welcomes a candidate with a sense of humor that can balance flexibility and enthusiasm and thrives on detail. This is a full-time position. Weekends may be required. Position may require occasional flexibility and occasional overtime. Qualifications: Able to lift up to 40 pounds, Able to work standing for 10 or more hours, Basic to advanced computer skills, including Excel, Microsoft Office and ImproMed, Completion of the Fear Free 8 module course or willingness to complete within 60 days of hire/promotion, High degree of integrity and accountability, Knowledge of shelter medicine and operations, Knowledge of veterinary hospital protocols and procedures, Must possess excellent customer service skills., Outstanding inter-personal communication and the ability to work in a team environment or independently, Possess a sense of humor that can balance flexibility and enthusiasm and thrives on detail., Possess excellent Fear Free animal handling and restraint skills., Proficiency in Impromed, preferred Licensed Veterinary Technician - American Association of Veterinary State Boards Language: English (Required), Spanish Education and Work Experience: Associates: Veterinary Technician, Bachelors: Veterinary Technician Shelter Medicine Experience, Veterinary Technician Experience

Keywords: ASPCA, Stamford , Licensed Veterinary Technician, ASPCA Animal Hospital (AAH), Healthcare , Stamford, Connecticut

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