Description of Position Contributes to the health and well being of patients by delivering outstanding, high quality veterinary technician services that meet the standards of the MVMA and MAVT as well as VMC standards and protocols. Competently assists Clinicians and other medical staff members with veterinary medical procedures which may include (but are not limited to) specialty care, emergency care, intensive care, surgical assisting, radiography, anesthesiology, laboratory procedures, administering treatments, animal nursing, animal restraint and handling, preventative care, clinical research, etc. within assigned service area as well as across functions as needed.
Essential Functions * Assists clients and patients with receiving, assessment, work-up, discharge, etc., prepares patients for a variety of veterinary medical procedures including preparation for specialty care treatments and services, radio-graphic procedures, catherizations, venipunctures, vaccinations, anesthesia, administration of medications and treatments, etc. * Must be able to restrain and handle animals and/or assist with animal restraint and handling. * Performs a variety of medical and diagnostic procedures depending upon clinical indications and area of service; may perform intravenous and related therapies (i.e. fluids, chemotherapies, and anesthesia), obtain fluid or tissue samples, perform biopsy techniques, etc. * Administers medications, vaccinations, allergy testing and others as defined by the duty clinicians. * Applies clinical job knowledge and competence to the management of the patient. * Delivers outstanding customer service including (for example) greeting and receiving patients and clients in a professional, caring and courteous manner, answering phone calls promptly, responding to clients, co-workers, and medical staff needs and requests, redirecting calls, etc. * Answers questions and explains or demonstrates procedures and equipment for clients, interns, senior veterinary students, and technician students. * Performs record-keeping tasks related to medical procedures, including recording of: procedures completed, supplies used, patient status, client communications, census information, etc. * Responsible to ensure that all services and supplies are charged for according to hospital fee schedule. * Must have the ability to work in a clinical setting. * Must adhere to VMC safety and infection control policies and procedures. * Enter credits for items returned to the pharmacy * Answers pharmacy telephone calls * Check pharmacy voice mail messages * Stocking of pharmacy inventory * Maintaining pharmacy records * Other duties as a pharmacy clerk * Manage client/patient records * Audit records for accuracy and completeness according to VMC policies * Ensure timely and accurate data availability * Data entry * Handle requests for information from referring veterinarians, clinics, clients and organizations according to VMC policy. * Compile medical records (faxing/scanning/indexing) * Process patient related documents * Electronic filing (document mgmt) of patient related documents in accordance with VMC hierarchy. * Maintain client/patient confidentiality * Update record tracking * Assist hospital personnel in data searches * Assist with training and support of VMC medical record related software applications (UVIS, Alchemy, RightFax, RDVM Portal, etc) * Processes and completes dead patient records in a timely fashion according to appropriate protocol. * Other duties as assigned as a medical records clerk
Other Functions: * Maintains a clean environment in hospital area and ensures that these areas are adequately ordered, stocked and that equipment is in working order. * Other duties as assigned by Supervisor, Clinician, or Director.
Hourly Salary Range: $15.29 to $21.10 USD/hour
All required qualifications must be documented on application materials.
Minimum/Required Qualifications Graduate of Veterinary Technician or equivalent program.
Preferred Qualifications/Selection Criteria Problem solving skills, strong interpersonal skills, knowledge of veterinary medicine terminology, knowledge of proper restraint and handling of large and small animals. Flexibility to meet patient care needs. Certified technician with certification recognized in Minnesota. Proficiency with PC and software.
Internal Number: 321804
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