Company: Animal ER Care
Location: Colorado Springs
Posted on: June 19, 2022
Job DescriptionSalary: $15.00 - $20.00 / Hour DOEAnimal ER Care,
a rapidly growing and expanding VECCS II and AAHA-accredited
emergency practice within the Veterinary Specialty Center (VSC), is
seeking a credentialed Assistants experienced in emergency and
critical care to join our growing practice.Our flagship practice is
located within the Veterinary Specialty Center (VSC), a busy
24-hour small animal specialty hospital fully equipped with
endoscopy, bronchoscopy, digital radiology, multiple surgical
suites with ventilators, ultrasound, CT scan, and therapeutic
laser. AERC's emergency doctors practice progressive medicine and
are supported by and work closely with many of our board certified
veterinary specialists within the VSC: internal medicine,
orthopedic surgery, soft tissue surgery, physical rehabilitation,
dermatology, and dentistry. A second location is opening in the
Fall of 2022.We are seeking skilled Assistants who are passionate
about emergency medicine:Our Assistants are primarily responsible
for assisting technicians and DVMs with patient and hospital care.
They are responsible for the prep of treatments, procedures, and
assisting with patient care. They also play a significant role in
the flow of patient care in the following departments:Outpatient -
our treatment area assistant's primary responsibilities are
assistance patient care, setting up treatments, procedures,
radiographs, sedations and anesthetic procedures. Run diagnostic
tests as requested by DVM and Technicians. Providing restraint
utilizing Fear Free principles.ICU Technician - our ICU Assistant's
support the ICU nursing team with providing patient care to our
most critical patients. Under the direction of the Nurse
Technicians and Doctor assistants will prepare medications and
administer treatments, provide restraint, monitor patient output
and maintain a stocked and clean ICU department.Client Advocate
Support (CAS) - Working with the Front of House team and under the
guidance of the Client Advocate (CA). Candidates will perform the
reassessments of patient vital signs once the Client Advocate has
completed the initial assessment, the CAs will also assist the CCP
with answering and triaging phone calls and assisting clients
through the euthanasia process. The CAS position is an essential
part of the front of the hospital team and works closely with the
Client Care Professional (CCP). EDUCATION AND LICENSING
- High school diploma or equivalent.
- Veterinary Technician Assistant Certification EXPERIENCE
- Minimum of 2 years progressive Assistant experience required,
emergency/critical care experience preferred.
- Minimum of 18 years old.
- Must be able to work 12 hour shifts.
- Has compassion for working with animals, especially in times
when they are stressed, anxious, aggressive, ill, or in pain.
- Can stay calm and collected during times of high stress and
- Is a good communicator and is easily approachable.
- Handles all aspects of their job in a mature fashion.
- Excels in a team oriented environment and works well with all
levels of hospital team members.
- Physical Effort: Work requires lifting and carrying animals up
to 50 lbs; any animals above 50lbs will require other staff members
to assist. You must be able to stand for extended periods of time.
Some patients may require restraint on the floor, therefore must be
able to be in a bent position for a long period of time. Must be
able to move swiftly during an emergency.
- Working Conditions: May be exposed to physical harm such as
bites, scratches, and contagious diseases; and will be exposed to
unpleasant odors, noises, & animals.BENEFITSWe offer a very
competitive salary, complemented by health, dental, and vision
coverage options, a 401(k) retirement plan with matching
contributions, uniform allowance, employee pet discounts, and a
balanced schedule to enjoy all that Colorado has to offer.
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