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BluePearl Specialty + Emergency Pet Hospital: Licensed Veterinary Technician (Lvt) – Surgery

BluePearl Specialty + Emergency Pet Hospital

This is a Full-time position in Richmond, VA posted October 13, 2021.

Description BluePearl Specialty + Emergency Pet Hospital is hiring an exceptional Licensed Veterinary Technician to join our Surgery Team.

**This position is eligible for a SIGN-ON BONUS!!

Apply Today!!!**Are you committed and passionate about enriching lives through remarkable care for pets?Do you thrive in fast-paced, dynamic, and rewarding work environment?Are you a team player who enjoys working together on a team to provide quality care for pets?

If you answered ” Yes” to these questions, then we want to hear from you.

A BluePearl Surgery Technician is responsible for some post-operative client communication and must be able to work independently while contributing to a larger team goal.

A rotating on call schedule is required once training has been completed.

As a Surgery Veterinary Technician, you will:Report patient signalment, problem list and plan during nursing rounds according to hospital protocols.Prepare medications, documents and patient for discharge, and communicates discharge instructions to client.Accurately obtains basic physical exam parameters.Ability to recognize signs of pain through utilization of hospital’s pain score chart.Accurately obtains blood pressure on patients using both oscillometric and doppler methods.Able to perform diagnostic quality ECG and print out for doctor.Ability to place peripheral intravenous catheter.Able to pass a canine male urinary catheter for urine collection under the supervision of appropriate associate.Understands, monitors and troubleshoots indwelling urinary catheters and closed urinary systems.Understands and troubleshoots oxygen delivery via appropriate routes.Ability to set-up for basic procedures.Understands and utilizes aseptic techniques used during any surgical and non-surgical procedure.Able to assist with patient positioning for surgical and imaging procedures.Possesses a working knowledge of anesthesia/monitoring equipment and able to induce, monitor, and perform anesthesia with patients assigned ASA I or II classifications under the supervision of appropriate associate.Opportunity to advance skillsets including but not limited to – administering epidurals, placing arterial catheters, maintaining anesthetic ventilators, performing arthrocentesis, shockwave, PRP therapies, or running cases with TIVA (total IV anesthesia).

Why BluePearl?Our passion is pets.

We offer Trupanion pet insurance and discounts to our associates for pet treatments, procedures, and food.We encourage you to grow with us.

Our technicians are leveled by their skillset and move up in level as they gain more skills and experience.

We are focused on developing our associates into leaders through talent development programs and leadership workshops.

As a member of Mars Veterinary Health, our associates have endless opportunities to advance in his/her career.In order to transform and lead the industry through innovative quality medicine and care, we understand the importance of continuous learning.

We offer annual continuing education allowance, free continuing education sessions, our own BluePearl University for training, and our clinicians have access to over 2,000 medical journals.We value your health and well-being as an associate by providing you with the following:Health, dental, vision, and life insurance options.Flexible work schedules.Time to reset, rewind, and reflect through our paid time off and floating holiday plans.A regional licensed social worker who can provide guidance, advice, and tips/tricks on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle while working in a fast-paced emergency and specialty care environment.We promote a family-like culture in our hospitals.

We are all in this together.

We believe in working together to lead the industry by enriching lives through remarkable care for pets.

BluePearl is committed to a diverse work environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity.

We are an equal opportunity employer and you will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, creed, sex, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request.

The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace.270651