Emergency Licensed Veterinary Technician - Boulder, CO
Veterinary Emergency Group
Location: Boulder, Colorado
Type: Full Time
Required Education: High School
Vet Tech / Nurse / Assistant
4 openings available.
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT TO DO
All clinical team members:
Treat each patient and customer with the highest level of compassion & care.
Perform basic to intermediate nursing care tasks, patient monitoring, and treatments.
Use understanding of common diseases and conditions, physical assessment, and monitoring parameters to accurately triage incoming patients.
Administer subcutaneous, intramuscular, and intravenous medications and understand potential adverse effects of medications.
Set-up, monitor, and administer intravenous fluid therapy including constant rate infusions and blood transfusion therapy.
Contribute as a team member to incoming outpatient care and ongoing inpatient care.
Participate in giving and receiving patient rounds to ensure continuity of care.
Be trained to properly perform all aspects of CPR as a RECOVER Certified Rescuer.
Collect samples and perform diagnostic tests including in-house & point-of-care tests and diagnostic imaging.
Perform nursing care tasks such as placing and/or maintaining urinary catheters, nasoenteral tubes, nasal oxygen tubes, chest and abdominal tubes.
Set up, maintain, and troubleshoot oxygen cages and other oxygen administration techniques.
Veterinary technicians additionally perform:
Administer, monitor, and maintain patients under general anesthesia with or without mechanical ventilation for patients with varied levels of risk.
Perform advanced vascular access techniques including jugular catheter placement, sampling line placement, central line placement, intraosseous catheterization, and arterial catheterization.
Perform advanced diagnostic techniques including ultrasonography and paracentesis,
Participate in formulating treatment, anesthetic, and nursing care plans.
Conduct treatments using clinical decision-making skills according to protocolized plans.
Aid in managing patient care workload to ensure the patients are receiving uncompromised care.
Coach and guide veterinary assistants and veterinary nurses to perform clinical tasks to maintain standards of care and encourage growth.
Collaborate and share knowledge with teammates to ensure optimal patient care.
Obtain additional training along guided growth pathways offering roles in addition to direct nursing care such as VTS certification, trainer role, coordination of care, community outreach, and leadership.
WHO WE NEED
You are a credentialed veterinary technician. You are passionate and motivated. You value learning and are a team player that is honest and respectful to your peers. You love what you do. You love working with animals and people. You are comfortable adapting to new scenarios, willing to learn new techniques, and think outside the box. You have excellent interpersonal capabilities across a diverse group. You’re happy to pitch in wherever and whenever you are needed, with a positive attitude. You demonstrate the ability to accomplish assigned tasks for all areas involved, knowing when to ask for assistance. You display excellent communication skills to your peers, customers, and team.
Veterinary Emergency Group (VEG) is a rapidly growing, venture-backed veterinary emergency company with hospital locations across the USA. We are profitable, doubling our size every year and supported by a multi-billion dollar investor. Our mission is helping people and their pets when they need it most. We are changing the face of emergency veterinary medicine with a ‘customer first’ mentality.