Elk Grove Veterinary Specialty & Emergency is hiring an Overnight Emergency Technician to join our amazing team!
$5,000 Sign On Bonus Available!!
At Elk Grove, we pride ourselves on offering a comfortable, friendly, and respectful work environment. We put people first and have a fantastic culture and staff! We invest in our technical support staff and offer professional growth and development options for all levels of technicians/assistants.
Responsibilities and Duties:
ER/ICU technicians play a vital role in the quality and ability to provide excellent patient care. Technicians monitor hospitalized pets, assist in taking radiographs and emergency scope procedures, prepare prescriptions, perform routine in-house lab work, educate clients regarding veterinary care and procedures, and assist with surgical procedures. We practice a high level of triaging within the hospital, and our technicians are responsible for maintaining a smooth flow throughout the ER. Our technicians communicate heavily with each other and the receptionist to provide a clear understanding of day to day operations and patient flow.
Qualifications and Skills
CVT preferred but not required.
A strong knowledge base of medical treatments including but not limited to; CRI setup/maintenance, NG tubes, central line placement, glucose curves, post-surgical care, oxygen-dependent patients, blocked cats, etc
Proficiency and high level of confidence assisting with procedures including foreign bodies, pyometra, c-section, GDV, splenectomy.
Anesthesia experience required.
Accurately performs routine, in-house laboratory procedures. Collects prepares and handles specimens according to hospital protocols.
Ability to articulate professional veterinary verbiage while maintaining a medical record
Exercise a high level of communication with clients and referral partners
Provide compassionate patient care.
Understands basic emergency care including CPR
Self-starter with a get-up and go attitude
This position is full-time (36-40 hours), working primarily overnight shifts (7 pm-7 am) with the flexibility to work swing shifts (12 pm-12 am) and weekends/holidays.
Pathway offers competitive benefits not only for you but for your pets too! Full-time employees are eligible for BlueCross BlueShield medical/vision/dental, 401k, 8 weeks paid parental leave and PTO/sick time. We also honor 6 paid holidays which are paid at a rate of 2.5x regular shift for those who work a holiday shift.