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Veterinary Technician-Internal Medicine

Company: BluePearl Veterinary Partners
Location: Levittown
Posted on: January 15, 2019

Job Description:

Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center (VSEC), a BluePearl Veterinary Partners hospital in Levittown location is hiring an exceptional Veterinary Technician- Internal Medicine . The ideal candidate will be one with some experience in the Veterinary field, along with a great attitude and a strong drive to succeed and build their career in Veterinary medicine. We have an excellent team and we practice outstanding medicine. VSEC was just named Petplan's 2017"Practice of the Year". Come be a part of a winning team with VSEC The Internal Medicine Veterinary Technician must be able to perform the following: Perform general anesthesia for IM patients. Set up and assist with endoscopic procedures (GI, nasal, urinary, airway). Clean and maintain equipment following procedure. Be able to monitor and gather diagnostic information on IM patients including Doppler NIBP, IVC placement and client communication. SUMMARY OF JOB PURPOSE AND FUNCTION The primary function of the Veterinary Technician Level 2 is to be responsible for treatments of stable hospitalized patients and stable outpatient diagnostics and treatments. ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS Provide patient nursing care to ICU level 1& 2 patients according to hospital standards of care and core values. Apply critical thinking skills, understand and notify doctor appropriately when working with laboratory results. Understand pharmacodynamics& pharmacokinetics of commonly used medications. Identifies patient's' oxygen needs, alerts clinician and administers via appropriate route. Ability to perform cystocentesis. Place unobstructed male feline and canine indwelling urinary catheters. Set up constant rate infusions (CRI). Able to place peripheral over-the-needle catheter in all peripheral vessels. Appropriately restrain aggressive feline and canine patients. Recognition abnormal heart and lung sounds. Calculates all medical math including advanced and CRI (mcg/mg, %/mg, etc). Recognize patients at risk and initiates CPR according to R.E.C.O.V.E.R guidelines. Induce, monitor and recover anesthesia in patient's assigned ASA II& III classification. Oversees and guides technician level I with clinical tasks. --- Ability to communicate with clients of any treatment changes or the patient's current therapies as outlined by the veterinarian. Set up for ultrasound and radiology procedures. Set up and assist with endoscopic procedures (GI, nasal, urinary, airway). Clean and maintain equipment following procedure. Set up and assist with diagnostic and therapeutic procedures which may include: Joint Taps Body cavity centesis (thoracocentesis, pericardiocentesis, abdominocentesis) Bone marrow biopsy and aspirates Needle aspirates Laparoscopic or ultrasound guided biopsies (where applicable) 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 Why our Levittown location? Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center (VSEC), a BluePearl Veterinary Partners hospital in Levittown, PA, is a legacy practice providing care to the Philadelphia metropolitan area for more than 20 years. Levittown has more than 50 veterinarians on staff, offering a strong collaborative atmosphere with 31 board-certified and board-eligible clinicians specializing in anesthesiology, cardiology, clinical pathology, dentistry& oral surgery, dermatology, diagnostic imaging, emergency& critical care, holistic medicine& acupuncture, internal medicine, neurology/neurosurgery, oncology, ophthalmology, radiation oncology and surgery. Levittown is also a Level 1 certified facility, the highest level of certification, awarded by the Veterinary Emergency& Critical Care Society. Our new, 20,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility in Levittown opened in June of 2011. On-site diagnostic capabilities include linear accelerator to provide radiation therapy for cancer patients and a special room to administer radioactive iodine treatment for hyperthyroid cats, as well as a CT scanner, MRI scanner, dedicated ICU, and separate canine and feline wards. Levittown is only a short drive from Philadelphia, a magnificent and historic city. The Declaration of Independence was signed there, and it briefly served as the nation's capital It has four major professional sports teams, miles of trails for hiking, biking and other outdoor activities, and a strong artistic and cultural environment. Philadelphia is also home to a vibrant, diverse nightlife scene with countless restaurants and fantastic options for vegetarians and all foodies. Want to learn more about the greater Philadelphia area? Learn more about VSEC Levittown Like us on Facebook to learn about BluePearl events and career opportunities 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 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.

Keywords: BluePearl Veterinary Partners, Philadelphia , Veterinary Technician-Internal Medicine, Healthcare , Levittown, Pennsylvania

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