Description of Position Under the direction of a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, 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 performs radiologic diagnostic services such as Computed Tomagraphy, Nuclear Scintigraphy, Ultrasound, and Radioiodine therapy. Assists Clinicians and other medical staff members with veterinary medical procedures which may include (but are not limited to) radiography, surgical assisting, prescribed treatment, animal nursing, animal restraint and handling, clinical research, etc. within assigned service area as well as across functions as needed.
Understands and is able to perform Medical Imaging diagnostic and monitoring procedures associated with small and large animals at a competent level.
Assist with darkroom quality control and maintenance.
Assist with quality control of radiographic equipment. Responsible for notifying appropriate repair person for equipment problems. Ensures equipment is clean and in working order.
Must be able to restrain and handle animals and/or assist with animal restraint and handling.
May teach and perform small animal ultrasound.
Under the direction of DVM’s, perform a variety of medical and diagnostic procedures depending upon clinical indications and area of service; must be able to understand and perform diagnostic and monitoring procedures associated with small and large animals at a competent level.
Assists with Medical Imaging office duties as needed.
With oversight by a DVM clinical job knowledge and competence to diagnosis, treatment, and care.
Delivers outstanding customer service including (for example) greeting and receiving patients and clients in a 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 student technicians.
Performs record-keeping tasks related to medical procedures, including recording of: procedures completed, supplies used, patient status, census information, etc.
Understands, is proficient in, and can teach proper use of diagnostic equipment used in area of service.
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 follow VMC safety and infection control policies and procedures.
Assists in other service areas; develops skills that are cross functional and uses time efficiently including helping other areas of the hospital.
Maintains a clean environment in hospital area and ensures that these areas are adequately ordered, stocked and that equipment is in working order.
Participates in daily rounds.
Other duties as assigned by Supervisor, Clinician, or Clinical Manager.
Hourly Salary Range: $15.44 to $21.31 USD/hour
All required qualifications must be documented on application materials.
Minimum/Required Qualifications Graduate of Veterinary Technician or equivalent program/training, certified or certification eligible as MVMA/MAVT technician.
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: 332669
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