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Veterinary Technician

Company: Mobile Veterinary Specialist
Location: Austin
Posted on: December 10, 2018

Job Description:

Job DescriptionAt Mobile Veterinary Specialist in Austin, TX, we strive to provide our patients and clients with the highest quality and most compassionate care available. We are the leading provider of mobile surgical services in the greater Austin area. MVS is a team of board-certified veterinary surgeons providing care in the comfort and convenience of general practice veterinary facilities. Our goal is to provide the highest quality minimally invasive surgical care affordably and efficiently.We are expanding our team and looking to add a part-time Veterinary Technician to our staff. Currently, we are in need of a technician to work on Mondays and Fridays (2 days per week) from 8 am to 5 pm. On busy days with emergencies, it is not unusual to arrive back at the office after 5 pm. We are looking to find a Veterinary Technician that adds This job description serves to list expectations and duties for our Veterinary surgical technician and Assistant position. It is broken into technical and clerical sections. While we have attempted to make it as comprehensive as possible, due to the dynamic nature of our service and the position, you may be asked to perform additional duties that would fall within the guidelines of a typical veterinary technician or office person.Technical Duties:

  • Arrive on time and be prepared for the day ahead.
  • Have a plan for unloading at each clinic.
  • Load proper equipment into a vehicle for the day’s procedures.
  • Keep informed of traffic situations that may impact travel.
  • You may be asked to drive periodically.
  • Courteously greet staff at each clinic and maintain good relations.
  • Obtain patient and client information necessary for the procedure and enter pertinent information into record keeping software upon arrival.
  • Assist in completing physical exam of surgical and/or consult patients, ensuring patient bloodwork is recent.
  • Set up OR with proper equipment.
  • Ensure the safety of the patient during sedation, induction, and preparation.
  • Assist Dr. as required during the procedure - anticipate the need to be scrubbed in.
  • If you are not scrubbed in, prepare for intraoperative tasks (lavage ready, necessary equipment is opened or accessible, etc.) and post-operative supplies (bandage materials, radiology ready, etc.)
  • Begin initial steps to prepare discharge summary, aftercare instructions, and invoice.
  • Be aware of patient values on available monitoring equipment during the procedure. Report any abnormal values to Dr.
  • Begin breakdown and clean up as soon as directed.
  • Have instruments cleaned, packed and near ready for sterilization cycle after each procedure.
  • Be packed and loaded by the time radiographs and bandage are completed, and Dr. has clarified medications and instructions for a patient with host doctor.
  • Ensure the areas of the hospital we have utilized are cleaned (no blood or hair on the floor, sharps, and syringes appropriately disposed of, instrument stands replaced to usual location, etc.).
  • Finalize cleaning of equipment, wrap packs, and set sterilization equipment so that packs and instruments are ready for the next procedure day.
  • Keep workspace (equipment room) clean
  • Refill equipment used (plates, suture, etc.).Clerical Duties:
    • MVS will begin keeping client/patient records. Technical staff will be responsible for entering names, addresses, email addresses, two phone numbers, and additional contact information as well as the patient name, DOB, breed, weight, and other pertinent information into record keeping software.
    • Follow up with pet owners after the procedure (2-3 days post-op) and log the call. These brief calls can be made between appointments.
    • Enter and deliver invoices via email.
    • Keep track of supplies and instruments that need to be reordered or replaced.
    • Verify appointments for the following day in the afternoon. It is best to do this between 4 pm and 5 pm when possible to avoid long hold times when calling a clinic. Be sure to ask the clinic if they have confirmed with the owner if the appointment will still take place.
    • Keep track of questions or issues that our client clinics are experiencing. Let your manager know so that these may be addressed timely.
    • Take pictures! If you have an opportunity to snap a few pictures of clean surgical fields that do not identify the patient, please do so for use on social media.
    • Ensure that each clinic has magnets and business cards. Urge clinics to refer their clients to TPLOaustin.com.

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