Job Title: Veterinary Assistant (VA)
Reports to: Floor Supervisor, Lead Veterinary Technician, Hospital Administrator / Manager and Owner
Overall Responsibility: The VA will assist our veterinarians in providing care to animals. In addition, VAs support fellow team members from other departments to ensure smooth daily operation of the hospital by performing duties as directed by their supervisors. Due to the nature of the hospital, VAs may be asked to work any day of the week, month, or year.
Key Areas of Responsibility:
Provide outstanding customer service
Be on time and stay late when needed
Look and act professional as a representative of CRAH
Work without supervision
Work as part of a team
Work well under pressure such as medical emergencies.
Always be willing to help other team member and other departments
Correctly prepare instrument packs for sterilization.
Observe the sterile field within surgery.
Assist with the intubation of patients
Correctly monitor anesthesia in patients and recovery.
Restrain difficult patients effectively.
Train and mentor other staff members who have less qualifications / experience
Able to lift pets up to 50lbs 10 times every day
Able to bend, lift, kneel and for extended periods of time
Work with fecal matter, urine, blood, and cleaning chemicals
Use and help maintain hospital diagnostic equipment
Takes pride in the cleanliness of the hospital
Facilitate, encourage and support communication between staff and departments to ensure the smooth operation of the hospital
Support / promote team goals
Ensure shifts/staff covered when absences occur
Complete medical record paperwork appropriately.
Be able to communicate effectively with clients in person and over the telephone.
Ensure the safety of clients, pets and their colleagues
Obey and understand all clinic policies and procedures and understand responsibilities under OSHA and other regulatory agencies
This job description in no way implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the VA.
Job Types: Full-time, Part-time
Salary: $12.00 – $15.00 per hour
Employee assistance program
Paid time off
Professional development assistance
8 hour shift
We are following the current guidelines set by the SNHD and CDC.
- Veterinary assistant: 1 year (Preferred)
- Veterinary experience: 1 year (Required)
Las Vegas, NV 89130: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)
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