Licensed Veterinary Technician- Emergency and Critical Care
Pacific NW Pet ER and Specialty
Location: Vancouver, Washington
Type: Full Time
Preferred Education: 2 Year Degree
Vet Tech / Nurse / Assistant
2 openings available.
Sign-on Bonus offered!
Grab your hiking boots and head to Pacific Northwest Pet ER & Specialty Center, a state-of-the-art, 24-hour emergency and specialty hospital in the beautiful Pacific Northwest!
Pacific Northwest Pet ER & Specialty Center is in Vancouver, Washington, just outside of Portland, OR! Surrounded by beautiful nature and exciting recreation in every direction, Vancouver has a great small town feel with access to big city amenities just across the river.
This hospital has been built from the ground up and opened in August 2021. In our first year, we have built a dynamic and diverse team of innovative and passionate individuals who believe in providing the best care and service to their patients, clients, and the local veterinary community.
Why Pacific NW Pet ER & Specialty?
You will work in a beautiful new facility with abundant, well-thought-out space, including an employee garden!
The hospital offers the latest innovations in veterinary medicine, including MRI, CT, Fluoroscopy, Interventional Radiology and Endoscopy Ultrasound, Digital Radiology, Plasma Exchange, Mechanical Ventilation, High Flow Oxygen, and much more!
We provide competitive compensation and benefits, including continuing education, staff pet discounts, incentives for professional development, health insurance, and 401k.
You will be part of a community that fosters a positive and progressive working environment, with an emphasis on employee support and mental health.
Pacific Northwest Pet ER & Specialty Center is looking for Licensed Technicians for our Emergency department day, swing, and overnight teams that can assist the doctors and technicians by providing the best patient care and customer service. Eligible for a differential during evening hours.
Manage and provide for the patient’s needs in the ER and critical care department.
Participate in patient triage to maximize efficiency; provide client updates during triage.
Assist in patient stabilization including, but not limited to, IV catheter placement, drug/fluid therapy, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
Patient monitoring and document in medical record.
Perform diagnostics and treatments on patients presenting to Emergency Department.
Perform patient discharge and provide client education including, but not limited to?home care instructions, medication information, and monitoring.
Induce and monitor general anesthesia/sedation procedures.
Provide updates to pet owners on the status of their pet during duration of visit.
Maintain open and clear communications with members of patient care team regarding treatment plans, client communication, and nursing care concerns
Technical skills including, but not limited to, IV catheter placement, urinary catheter placement, venipuncture, and safe restraint
Follow established hospital policies and procedures when handling client concerns
VTS mentorship opportunities available
All employees will be scheduled and expected to work rotating holiday shifts in the emergency and critical care department.
All employees are required to participate in the on-call rotation as needed. Shifts are subject to revisions and changes at the discretion of the hospital.
Document legibly and keep accurate medical records in accordance to hospital policy.
Clear understanding and enforcement of OSHA regulations and hospital safety standards.
Performs other job duties as assigned.
High School Diploma or equivalent required.
Completion of an AVMA-Accredited Veterinary Technician Program preferred.
Currently licensed or in the process of obtaining a Washington CVT license
6 months of veterinary experience required. Surgery preferred.
Excellent communication skills. Strong work ethic and a positive attitude.
Must be flexible and able to adapt to new situations.
Ability to act as a team player.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.
Employee is required to: sit, stand, walk, talk, see, and hear. Employee is occasionally bending/stooping, climbing, reaching above shoulder, kneeling, balance, and lifting/pushing/pulling up to 40 pounds.
This position may occasionally use repetitive motion.
Pacific Northwest Pet ER & Specialty Center believes in providing the best care and service to its patients, clients, and the community. If you are looking to join an organization that values its team and the service we provide, we would welcome your application!