Overview

Join Midwestern University for a renewed, exciting career in veterinary medicine with high starting pay!  Our team is looking for a lifelong learner that thrives in a positive environment where the next generation of veterinarians are being trained. Our mission is to improve animal and human life through innovative veterinary education and state of the art health care services. We are looking for a Veterinary Technician with strong technical skills that is interested in an exciting teaching atmosphere with the opportunity to utilize advanced diagnostics and procedures. We are committed to growing our employees’ knowledge and skills at our beautiful facilities and developing a strong culture of well-being including generous time off and outstanding benefits.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

-Assist in setting up surgical and treatment areas and restraining animals for procedures and treatments
-Admit patients to clinic and follow protocols, not applicable for overnight shift
-Create accurate hospitalization and treatment estimates
-Ensure correct charges are completed in EMR daily
-Assist with anesthesia administration and monitoring
-Assist with surgical procedures as needed
-Responsible for radiography, venipuncture, catheter placement and bandage changes.
-Monitor physical and medical conditions of hospitalized patients including pain assessment
-Administer medications and fluid therapy
-Assist with dentistry, not applicable for overnight shift
-Feed and exercise hospitalized animals as directed.
-Process laundry/linen as needed to assure adequate and neat supply at all times.
-Assist in the sterilization department as needed
-Assist veterinarians in running of routine lab samples.
-Recordkeeping – Adding appropriate patient notes into electronic medical record
-Patient advocate
-Assist in instructional support of students in conjunction with the faculty during discussions and labs
-Follow protocols in working with patients with infectious diseases
-Maintain equipment and inventory
-Other duties may be assigned
-Must treat all employees, students, and clients with a high level of respect and follow customer service guidelines and protocols.

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. This individual must have the ability to work in a constant state of alertness and safe manner and must have regular, predictable, in-person attendance. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Other Qualifications

-The position requires strict compliance with all policies and procedures.
-The individual must be able to develop positive rapport effectively.
-This position may require some early morning, evening and occasional Saturday hours.
-Must be capable of working in an animal healthcare environment which typically involves sick and injured animals along with animal products and wastes including feces, urine, blood, vomit, and other body fluids. Must be willing and able to handle and/or transport deceased animals and animal parts as well as collect and transfer bio-hazardous waste.
-Must exhibit good customer service skills.
-Ability to work in a constant state of alertness and safe manner
-Must have regular, predictable, in-person attendance
-Other duties as assigned

General Knowledge

-Know the range of services the practice provides and the species it serves.
-Be reasonably familiar with breeds and coat colors.
-Follow OSHA standards. Be able to find Safety Data Sheets quickly.
-Know and use standard medical and business abbreviations.
-Use proper medical terminology and spelling when speaking and writing.
-Be familiar with infectious diseases, including their prevention and steps to reduce or eliminate transmission. Know the most common zoonotic diseases (infections from animals to humans).

Education and/or Experience

High School diploma or GED is required. Must have a minimum of 3-5 years of experience working in an animal hospital or veterinary clinic setting. CVT certification from the State of Arizona is preferred. At least 2 years of experience in a specialty or emergency setting is preferred for individuals who work the overnight or swing shift. This position requires working in a team environment with a high focus on customer service with the ability to maintain a professional demeanor in a fast paced environment. Detail oriented with the ability to promote a welcoming atmosphere is essential. The ability to speak Spanish will be considered an asset.

Midwestern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not discriminate against an employee or applicant based upon race; color; religion; creed; national origin or ancestry; ethnicity; sex (including pregnancy); gender (including gender expressions, gender identity; and sexual orientation); marital status; age; disability; citizenship; past, current, or prospective service in the uniformed services; genetic information; or any other protected class, in accord with all federal, state and local laws, including 41 C.F.R. 60-1.4(a), 250.5(a), 300.5(a) and 741.5(a). Midwestern University complies with the Smoke-Free Arizona Act (A.R.S. 36-601.01) and the Smoke Free Illinois Act (410 ILCS 82/).  Midwestern University complies with the Illinois Equal Pay Act of 2003 and Arizona Equal Pay Acts.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Must have a minimum of 3-5 years of experience working in an animal hospital or veterinary clinic setting. At least 2 years of experience in a specialty or emergency setting is preferred for individuals who work the overnight or swing shift. This position requires working in a team environment with a high focus on customer service with the ability to maintain a professional demeanor in a fast paced environment. Detail oriented with the ability to promote a welcoming atmosphere is essential.

About Midwestern University

Midwestern University is an independent, not-for-profit corporation organized primarily to provide graduate and postgraduate education in the health sciences. We are dedicated to the education and development of our students, faculty, and staff in an environment that encourages learning and personal development.

Required Education Level : High School Diploma or Equivalent