Must have NYS Veterinary Technician license (or permit); must have animal handling and restraint experience, experience with anesthesia. Must be an excellent team worker, must enjoy/handle working in stressful and emergency situations and must be flexible to cover time off for colleagues. Must have excellent communication skills.
Responsibilities and Duties:
Assist interns and staff with examination of patients.
Obtain an accurate and complete history.
Perform preliminary diagnostic tests including Schirmer tear test, tonometry, and fluorescein staining. Assist in training interns to perform these procedures.
Perform maintenance for ophthalmology equipment including cleaning and calibration.
Organize equipment repair/purchase.
Organize and stock ophthalmology exam and surgical rooms.
Assist with client communications including scheduling appointments, client education and discharge instructions, prescription questions and refills, and follow up calls to clients.
Organize and maintain ophthalmology files including patient records, follow up logs, equipment information, client education materials and other forms.
Facilitate coordinated procedures with other departments.
Assist with research; exams, treatment support and maintaining databases.
Perform similar duties in other areas of the Medicine Department as assigned.
Interested candidates should send resume and cover letter to email@example.com or fax to (212) 758-8157.
The Animal Medical Center offers excellent benefits, including sign-on bonuses for LVTs and VTS, medical/dental insurance, tuition assistance, retirement plans, pet care discounts, continuing education benefits, and more!
Job Requirements (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities):
Be able to thrive in an environment where communication, accuracy, organization, teamwork and flexibility are necessary.
Capability to interact with clients in a professional and courteous manner.
Work cooperatively with veterinarians, support staff, and those participating in AMC education programs.
Ability to follow detailed protocols and make independent decisions when required.
Have knowledge and skill to place intravenous catheters.
Have knowledge and skill to sedate, induce general anesthesia and maintain general anesthesia for ophthalmology patients.
Capacity to use computer to order tests, prescribe medications, schedule procedures and write discharge instructions and updates.
Have skills to handle and safely restrain companion animals.
Ability to lift 50 pounds and bend/kneel to help restrain animals.
About Animal Medical Center
The Animal Medical Center is a not-for-profit hospital for companion animals and an institute for veterinary education and research.
The Animal Medical Center in New York City is a federally recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit veterinary center that has been a national leader in animal care since 1910. As an academic veterinary hospital, AMC promotes the health and well-being of companion animals through advanced treatment, research and education.
Our staff is comprised of nearly 100 veterinarians who utilize an interdisciplinary team approach in our Elmer and Mamdouha Bobst Hospital, combining expertise in more than 17 key specialties and services to care for your pet 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.