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Ethos Veterinary Health Certified Veterinary Technician (Swing) in Wheat Ridge, Colorado

Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital (WRAH) is looking full-time Certified, Licensed or Registered Veterinary Technician in the Neurology Department.

About Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital: At WRAH our mission is to advance the veterinary profession through our leadership in medicine, education, business and promotion of the human-animal bond. We strive to bring together caring, warm and intelligent people who love to serve and help and are among the best in their field.

Summary:

The Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT) position will assist the hospital in delivering excellent care to all of our patients within the hospital. Perform Veterinary Technician duties pursuant to WRAH Technician Protocols. Embodies the culture in treating every client with the utmost courteous and attentive treatment possible, with a keen sensitivity to the emotional bond between owners and their pets.

Responsibilities:

  • Perform all Essential duties of Veterinary Technician

  • Monitor and appropriately document patient vital signs and activity

  • Provide support to all veterinarians and assist other departments as requested

  • Provide comfort, diagnostic, surgical and nursing care to all patients including critical care patients

  • Perform basic, emergent and critical care anesthetic monitoring

  • Obtain and prepare samples for diagnostic testing including but not limited to blood draws, arterial blood gas sampling, cystocentesis, urinary catheter sampling and free catch urine

  • Perform various laboratory procedures including but not limited to blood typing, cross matching and slide agglutination testing

  • Accurately take and process abdominal, thoracic, appendicular, spinal, and skull radiograph while following appropriate radiation safety protocols

  • Properly use and maintain medical equipment

  • Provide professional client communication

  • Demonstrates an ability and awareness to keep hospital areas clean and neat, maintain a safe and clean work environment

  • Required to maintain client and patient confidentiality

  • Meet or exceed performance standards for work quality and productivity

  • Meet or exceed WRAH expectations for attendance and punctuality

Skills and Experience:

  • A strong desire to learn and apply knowledge/skills learned to daily work life

  • Ability to communicate effectively both written and oral

  • Ability to demonstrate technical procedures as outlined in the technician protocols

  • Demonstrate reliability and follow-through with all work related tasks / projects

Job Requirements:

  • Must have prior Emergency and Critical Care Experience

  • Must have current certification, licensing, or be eligible to sit for VTNE

  • VTNE eligible candidates are eligible for employment contingent on passing the VTNE

  • Is reliable, organized, and provides a high level of care to our patients and our clients

  • Will act as a representative of the hospital at all times, displaying consideration, courtesy, compassion, and professionalism in all interactions

Schedule for this position: Swing shift

Benefits of working at Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital by Ethos:

  • We work in a caring and supportive environment in a geographic location that offers an outstanding quality of life

  • Compensation is highly competitive

  • Full-time benefits include paid time off, health, dental, vision, disability and life insurances, 401k, association dues, wellness care and pet insurance for your pets, CE allowance, uniform allowance, and more.

  • Additional benefits and support for VTS candidates.

  • Take advantage of our flexible work schedules and excellent shift differential pay

Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital recognizes the complex nature of support needed for both clients and staff members in the animal care industry. As a hospital focused on continuous learning, development, and quality of life betterment, we have added a full time Social Worker to our staff. The primary focus of this role is to help our clients with their grieving process and assist our employees with their emotional well-being.

Ethos is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Ethos does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, competence, merit, and business need.

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