Licensed Veterinary Technician—Part-Time, Fill-In
The Part-Time, Fill-In (floater) Licensed Veterinary Technician (“LVT”) is responsible for the daily care of surgery patients, management, and administration of anesthetic/analgesic agents and other medications. The person in this position must also handle client education (in consult with the Veterinarian), and flow of animals through the Mobile Spay/Neuter Clinics (MSNC) or Stationary Spay/Neuter Clinic (SSNC). This position is a fill-in position to maintain the daily operations of the MSNC or SSNC when regular full-time and part-time staff are unavailable.
- Utilize computer as necessary to facilitate patient admission and medical record keeping.
- Provide excellent patient care in all peri-operative phases.
- Care for up to 35 cats and dogs per day.
- Administer injections, animal vaccinations, medications, treatments, and supportive care measures as directed by MSNC or SSNC Standard Operating Procedures and attending Veterinarian.
- Intubate animals, place intravenous catheters, perform venipuncture, run diagnostic tests, and administer fluids as needed.
- Monitor vital signs of sedated and anesthetized patients in preoperative, operative, and postoperative phases.
- Maintain medical supplies inventory, including emergency drugs. Ensure that supplies are in-date.
- Ensure that anesthetic machines, pulse oximeters, scales, and other equipment are functional. When equipment is not working properly report to Clinic Maintenance Manager.
- Clean, sonicate, pack, and sterilize surgical instruments.
- Clean and disinfect endotracheal tubes.
- Clean and disinfect kennels, transport carriers, equipment, and facility while utilizing appropriate personal protective equipment.
- Maintain all necessary controlled substance drug logs and patient records.
- Stay current in knowledge of emergency drugs and protocols.
- Delegate appropriate tasks to Senior Veterinary Assistants.
- Communicate in effective and professional manner with public and all ASPCA staff members, especially the Administrative Medical Staff Manager, Veterinarians and Senior Veterinary Assistants.
- Know basic veterinary medical concepts, including, but not limited to vaccine protocols and anesthetic risks. Be able to communicate such information to clients.
- When Veterinarian has documented information about an animal’s condition, adequately explain such information to clients.
- Actively promote spay/neuter and educate clients on responsible animal ownership.
- Represent ASPCA in professional and courteous manner at all times.
- Adhere to all protocols put forth by Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
- Follow all written and verbally communicated SNO Standard Operating Procedures.
- Attend all staff meetings and training sessions.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Qualifications and Experience:
- Must have graduated from accredited school of veterinary science technology (2 or 4 year program).
- Must have current New York State Veterinary Technician License.
- Must have 3-plus years working as Licensed Veterinary Technician.
Knowledge and Skill Requirements:
- Must speak fluent English. Bilingual (English and Spanish) preferred.
- Must possess excellent animal handling skills.
- Must possess excellent customer service skills.
- Must possess basic computer skills, including Microsoft Office and ImproMed.
- Must be able to lift and carry 40-plus pounds repeatedly throughout day with assistance.
- Must possess the ability to work standing for 10-plus hours.
- Must possess the ability to work independently and as part of team.
- Must possess the ability to work efficiently and calmly under challenging conditions.
- Maintain open mind regarding changes and be willing to learn, implement, and teach new protocols.
- Must have strong interest in animal welfare.
As a part-time, floater position, assignments are on an as-needed/fill-in basis and only on occasion, based on operational needs. The typical fill-in workday is 10 hours.