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Senior Veterinary Assistant Critical Care

Company: Ethos Veterinary Health
Location: Redwood City
Posted on: April 3, 2024

Job Description:

Registered Veterinary Technician or Senior Veterinary Assistant - Redwood City -Who we are: -We are excited to announce that -SAGE Veterinary Centers -has merged with -Ethos Veterinary Health, -driving a vibrant community that fuses expertise, innovation, and an unwavering dedication to advancing animal health and compassionate care.Join us in shaping the future of veterinary excellence and professional growth at our Redwood City location!SAGE Redwood City -stands as the foremost respected center for specialized and emergency veterinary services in the SF Bay Area. We set the benchmark for delivering compassionate and cooperative veterinary care that enhances the well-being of pets and their caregivers.At SAGE Redwood City, -we ensure top-tier care for your beloved companion by focusing on diverse realms of veterinary medicine, utilizing the latest advancements in research and treatments. -At our esteemed -Redwood City Hospital, our dedicated teams are committed to delivering exceptional and collaborative veterinary care with utmost compassion. We are currently seeking a motivated and skilled individual to join our Critical Care team as a -Registered Veterinary Technician -or -Senior Veterinary Assistant. -Our Critical Care team -provides around-the-clock specialized care and treatment to hospitalized patients requiring intensive monitoring. We handle a diverse range of cases, including but not limited to GI, metabolic and respiratory emergencies, immune-mediated diseases, and heart failure. From basic patient care and TLC to advanced procedures such as oxygen therapy, total parenteral nutrition, and blood transfusions, our critical care nurses play a vital role in our patients' well-being. -Who You Are: -We are currently evaluating applications from dedicated, reliable, diligent, and team-centric candidates who are prepared to integrate into our highly-trained veterinary healthcare professionals. Our mission involves not only partnering with a distinguished group of veterinary experts but also offering you a platform to develop and strengthen your skills. -Compassionate: -Demonstrates genuine care and empathy for animals and their well-being, as well as the ability to comfort and support pet owners during challenging times.Detail-Oriented: -Pays meticulous attention to details, ensuring accurate record-keeping, medication dosages, and treatment plans.Team Player: -Works collaboratively with veterinarians, fellow technicians, and support staff to provide comprehensive and effective patient care.Adaptable: -Thrives in a fast-paced and dynamic environment, able to handle unexpected situations and make sound decisions under pressure.Strong Communication: -Effectively communicates with both colleagues and pet owners, conveying information clearly and with patience, ensuring everyone is well-informed and involved in the treatment process.Problem Solver: -Exhibits critical thinking skills and the ability to troubleshoot and resolve issues that may arise during procedures or patient care.Organized: -Maintains a well-organized workspace, keeps track of appointments, and manages tasks efficiently to ensure a smooth workflow.Gentle Demeanor: -Handles animals with a calm and gentle touch, minimizing stress and anxiety during examinations and treatments.Quick Learner: -Eager to acquire new knowledge and techniques, staying updated on advancements in veterinary medicine and technology.Positive Attitude: -Approaches challenges with a positive outlook, fostering a supportive and encouraging atmosphere within the team.Time Management: -Manages tasks and responsibilities effectively, optimizing time to ensure all duties are completed promptly and thoroughly.Dedication: -Shows a strong commitment to the well-being of animals and their owners, going above and beyond to ensure high-quality patient care. -If you possess these traits and are passionate about providing exceptional veterinary care, we invite you to apply and become an integral part of our team. -Key Responsibilities: -

  • Provide nursing care to critically ill patients, ensuring consistent evaluation and monitoring
  • Demonstrate proficiency in advanced hospitalization care and continuous rate infusions (CRIs)
  • Perform in-house laboratory procedures
  • Skillfully place intravenous (IV) catheters
  • Conduct accurate and detailed patient rounds
  • Safely restrain fractious and frightened patients
  • Obtain temperature, pulse, and respiration (TPR) measurements and maintain medical records
  • Recognize situations requiring immediate attention from a veterinarian
  • Act as an advocate for both the patient and client - -Basic Requirements:
    • High school diploma
    • 2+ years of clinical experience -in the veterinary industry as a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT), or -3 consecutive years of Veterinary Assistant -experience in an Emergency Room/Critical Care Unit (ER/CCU) setting
    • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively with staff and clients, demonstrating tact, patience, and professional courtesy while maintaining confidentiality and discretion
    • Proficiency in mathematical calculations for drug doses, CRIs, client invoices, estimates, and other related calculations
    • Hold or obtain the California Veterinary Assistant Controlled Substance Permit (VACSP) within 60 days of hire or transfer into the role (waived if a valid CA-RVT license is held)Work Schedule: -
      • Full-time position
      • 4/10 schedule
      • Flexibility required, including some holidays
      • Overnight shift with paid differentialPerks: -
        • Hiring bonus of up to $5,000 -for new, full-time employees
        • Monthly in-house RACE-approved courses and staff development opportunities
        • Reimbursement for eligible expenses related to continuing education and coursework
        • Bonuses for achieving major career milestones, such as obtaining RVT or VTS certification - -Compensation range: -RVT: $25.00 - $40.00 hourly.SVA: $25.00 - $36.00 hourly. - -Our pay ranges are primarily determined by role, level, and location. The range provided for each job posting reflects the minimum and maximum target for the position. Within the range, individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training. - -Ethos Veterinary Health -is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance, and any other state or local hiring regulations, we will consider for employment any qualified applicant, including those with arrest and conviction records, in a manner consistent with the applicable regulation.PM19Powered by JazzHRCompensation details: 25-40 Hourly WagePIf1011bac2d50-31181-33467942

Keywords: Ethos Veterinary Health, Redwood City , Senior Veterinary Assistant Critical Care, Other , Redwood City, California

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