Humane Alliance: A Program of the ASPCA

Description

Description: Spay Neuter Idaho Pets, Inc. (SNIP) is looking to hire an experienced veterinary technician (CVT preferred) for our new low cost spay/neuter clinic opening in Meridian, Idaho. This position offers 10 paid holidays, 10 PTO days, and up to $2600 per year in medical insurance reimbursement.

JOB SUMMARY
Responsible for daily care of all surgical patients, assisting doctors and veterinary assistants with pre-, peri- and post-operative care of patients, general cleaning, and training others to utilize our patient care protocols

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Handle and track controlled substances for large volumes of surgical patients
Efficiently pre-medicate, induce, and intubate any and all patients as necessary
Able to monitor anesthesia, with a clear idea of abnormal conditions
Ensure prompt and accurate paperwork procedures are followed each day
Communicate in effective and professional manner with public, trainees, and all SNIP staff members
Represent SNIP in a professional and courteous manner at all times
Follow all written and verbally communicated departmental standard operating procedures
Communicate with clients and assist with rechecks as needed
Knowledge and ability to intake and release patients, including delivering post-operative instructions in a competent and friendly manner
Train veterinary assistants, new staff members, and trainees to utilize our patient care protocols
Able to respond appropriately during an emergency, able to take directions from a veterinarian and direct others during the event, and maintain competency during CPR procedures
Able to glove in sterilely and assist doctor with surgery when appropriate
Handle medical calls
Effectively “team lead,” displaying a positive attitude and acting as a motivating force for all staff members
Able to efficiently run a clinic team and maintain surgical flow
Able to perform all job functions of a Veterinary Assistant
All other duties, as assigned by supervisor

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES
Must have CVT certification or able to obtain CVT within one year of hire date.
Must speak fluent English.
Must be able to learn basic. veterinary medical concepts, including but not limited to vaccine protocols and anesthetic risks.
Must also be able to communicate basic veterinary concepts to owners and be able to repeat information relayed by a veterinarian.
Will be asked to take medical histories for surgical rechecks.
Will be asked to communicate with the public on a daily basis in a professional manner.

ANIMAL HANDLING
Will be asked to handle (on average) 34 dogs and cats per day.
Must be able to learn characteristics of animal behavior (for example: be able to identify aggressive or fearful behavior).
Must be able to use appropriate safety equipment for fractious or feral animals (will train) – the use of safety equipment is mandatory.
Must possess excellent reflexes.
Should be able to identify own limitations and be willing to ask for help.
Must become proficient at animal restraint for various procedures.

PREFERRED
Current certified veterinary technician. Two or more years of experience in a veterinary clinic, veterinary hospital, and/or animal shelter or control facility. Candidate should be highly motivated, enthusiastic self-starter with a professional attitude.

SNIP’s clinic is located in beautiful Meridian, Idaho, which is Idaho’s 2nd largest city, and has been rated as one of America’s 50 best cities to live in by USA Today. Meridian has excellent schools; access to world-class outdoor recreation such as whitewater rafting, skiing, and mountain biking; low crime; and affordable housing. Meridian is only 15 minutes from Idaho’s capital of Boise, which offers a vibrant and growing arts, culture, and culinary scene.

SNIP is a 501(c)3 dedicated to improving the lives of Idaho’s cats and dogs by reducing overpopulation with low-cost spay and neuter programs, education and community partnerships. SNIP was established in 2008 and has helped spay and neuter more than 16,500 cats and dogs.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $31,200.00 /year

Contact

Ayers, Sunrise
Organization Name: Spay Neuter Idaho Pets
Email: ayrwolf123@aol.com
Phone: 208-968-1338
City: Meridian
State: Idaho
Post Code: 83705