BluePearl Licensed Veterinary Technician - LVT/Vet Tech - Overnights in Seattle, Washington

BluePearl Veterinary Partners in Seattle, Washington is looking for talented and enthusiastic Licensed Veterinary Technicians to add to our growing hospital.

Join us in our continued growth and passion for remarkable care for pets!

Take your job seriously but never yourself. We are a great group of individuals and that is something that is greatly promoted within our team! No matter where you come from or what your interest are you fit in this pet loving family. We love having fun on the treatment floor and making the best of every day. Whether you have blue hair, tattoos, or like your patterned scrubs you will find yourself at home here. We LOVE free coffee and have a collective sweet tooth. If this sounds like you or doesn't sound like you (that is the beauty of our team, everyone fits) then please feel free to apply online or send inquiries to Aly Fleming at alysha.fleming@bluepearlvet.com

Why our Seattle location?

BluePearl Veterinary Partners in Seattle, WA, formerly known as Animal Critical Care and Emergency Services (ACCES) Seattle, is one of several BluePearl hospitals serving the area. The 8,000-square-foot facility in Seattle opened in 2003, and the hospital is expected to move into a new building in 2017 to accommodate the rapidly developing and changing region. BluePearl Seattle is a Level 1 Certified facility, the highest level of certification awarded by the Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Society.

Our BluePearl Seattle hospital houses a highly qualified team delivering compassionate, comprehensive care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in emergency medicine, cardiology, critical care, internal medicine, medical and radiation oncology, radiology and diagnostic imaging, rehabilitation, and surgery. Our Seattle hospital houses Washington’s largest veterinary blood bank, and offers a CT scanner, ultrasound and contrast radiology procedures.

The Seattle metropolitan area is a wonderful place to work and live! The area has some of the best parks in the nation—more than 6,189 acres of them—perfect for swimming, hiking, fishing and more, and offering outdoor activities to fit all interests. You can be on the water within 30 minutes, in the mountains within an hour.

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Who are we?

BluePearl Veterinary Partners grew from the dreams of numerous veterinarians who believed pets should have access to high quality, cutting edge healthcare.

We are seeking hospital support with the same philosophy who are looking to grow their career in an exciting environment with a family atmosphere!

Your success is our success!

At BluePearl, the continued education of our techs is paramount. Not only do our techs get to work in state of the art facilities with the best veterinary teams in the nation, but they also have access 90% paid scholarships with Penn Foster and CE allowances. We also go even further to hold monthly CE meetings, associate feedback sessions, and opportunities for mentorship and cross-training .

Additional Benefits:

BluePearl offers health benefits options, competitive compensation, flexible hours, scrub allowance, opportunity to bring your dog to work, additional training, and unlimited growth potential!

Below is some information on the expectations and job duties for our licensed veterinary technicians.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS

  • Compassionately, calmly and gently approaches and handles patients.

  • Implement appropriate animal husbandry skills to decrease disease spread, injury and stress to patients.

  • Provides nursing care to stable patients according to hospital standards of care and core values.

  • Report patient signalment, problem list and plan during nursing rounds.

  • Operates and troubleshoots medical equipment necessary to perform job duties according to operating manual, and identifies and reports abnormalities.

  • Alerts veterinarian if a patient's status has changed and/or physical exam or monitoring parameters are outside of normal ranges.

  • Interprets and completes in-patient and out-patient workup requests by veterinarian within their skill set.

  • Performs all in-house laboratory diagnostics and appropriately submits out-house laboratory samples to all diagnostic labs used.

  • Calculates basic medical math.

  • Understands classification of commonly-used medications, associated side effects and appropriately monitors therapeutic response.

  • Administers medications via appropriate routes and duration.

  • Prepares medications and patient for discharge, and communicates discharge instructions to client.

  • Able to reconstitute and label medications appropriately.

  • Performs phlebotomy.

  • Ability to place peripheral intravenous catheter in cephalic vein.

  • Understands, monitors and troubleshoots indwelling urinary catheters and closed urinary systems.

  • Performs physical exam; accurately counts heart, pulse rate, capillary refill time, mucous membranes, temperature, respiratory rate and effort.

  • Understands normal vital parameters and alerts doctor when abnormal.

  • Able to set up intravenous fluids and can operate all brands of intravenous fluid pumps and can troubleshoot errors.

  • Able to disconnect and connect patient from intravenous fluids aseptically.

  • Ability to monitor patient response to fluid therapy including signs of overload.

  • Administers subcutaneous fluids.

  • Appropriately restrain non-aggressive feline and canine patients.

  • Able to read and follow orders written on treatment sheet accurately and in a timely manner.

  • Performs basic wound care and applies simple bandage techniques.

  • Understands and troubleshoots oxygen delivery via appropriate routes.

  • Possesses a working knowledge of anesthesia/monitoring equipment and assist with patients assigned ASA I or II classifications.

  • Performs all necessary functions of a preanesthesic workup under the direction of a Level II technician or higher.

  • Intubates patients under the direction of a Level II technician or higher.

  • Understands aseptic techniques used during any surgical procedure.

  • Extubates and appropriately monitors post-operative patients under the direction of a Level II technician or higher.

  • Remains current on R.E.C.O.V.E.R CPR guidelines and demonstrates proficiency in designated role as assigned by attending clinician and/or supervisor.

  • Performs radiography using proper technique and PPE.

  • Identifies signs of pain and alerts veterinarian.

  • Supports clinician and client throughout euthanasia process.

  • Additional job duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Current certification/license in veterinary technology.

  • Mastery of Veterinary Assistant Level II competencies and maintains proficiency.

  • Strong interpersonal skills: able to communicate effectively with clients, doctors, management, hospital personnel, tenant specialists, consulting professionals and clients.

  • Strong organizational/time management skills: able to set, prioritize and attain goals with attention to detail.

  • Strong professional development skills: able to complete continue education in the field of veterinary medicine concurrently with job description.

  • Strong sense of integrity: able to maintain highest ethical standards, personal responsibility and accountability and confidentiality of clients, doctors, and all staff.

  • Strong analytical thinking skills: ability to use objective data to solve problems/create solutions.

  • Follows and upholds the veterinary technology profession’s ethical codes.

BluePearl is committed to a diverse work environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, creed, sex, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, sexual orientation or affectional preference, or gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace.

Job Category: Technicians

Requisition Number: LICEN06606

Posted: 2018-03-06T00:56:22.071Z

Full Time

Location: Seattle, WA, USA