EXPERIENCED Surgical and Recovery Technician needed for a busy, fast paced Spay/Neuter Clinic in Mesa, AZ.
JOB DESCRIPTION: This is a FULL-TIME position, Monday thru Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Yes, that means NO weekends, NO nights, NO emergencies and NO on-call status so you can have a life outside your job. This position is also eligible for medical/dental insurance, vacation/holiday pay and profit-sharing (i.e. monthly bonuses).
POSITION DETAILS: 1. Surgery: • Knowledge of Controlled Substances (Drug) Log, calculations and administration. • Pre-anesthetic medication administration. • Anesthesia induction: IV/IM/SQ injections, blood draws (i.e. jugular, cephalic and saphenous), catheter placement, intubation and patient monitoring. • Perform proper patient assessment and make anesthetic corrections if needed (based off of TPR's, CRT's, mucous membrane color, anesthesia depth and etc.). • Ability to intubate a cat by yourself is a plus. • Surgical preparation (shaving, clipping, sterilization, bladder expression). • Pre-, peri- and post-operative care and management of surgical patients. • Ability to maintain patient and clinic medical records with a high level of competency/completion and accuracy. • Knowledge of medical terms and surgical instruments.
2. Recovery: • Helping animals recover from surgical anesthesia (extubation, monitoring TPR's, CRT's, mucous membrane color, speed of anesthesia recovery, and etc ). • Patient care, patient care and patient care! • Administer medication to animals as directed by one of the doctors on staff. Ensure that any medication is in stock, clearly labeled and available for use. • Sterilization procedures (cleaning and making surgical packs, autoclaving surgical instruments) • Answering phones (scheduling/confirming appointments, answering client questions and concerns). • Ensure proper animal restraining techniques are being used. • Cleaning kennels/animals and the clinic as needed. • Respond to animal medical and/or behavioral issues as needed.
3. Skills and Requirements: • Candidate MUST be able to work in a FAST-PACED environment. Candidate must be able to learn quickly and think on their feet. • Must be highly motivated, detail-oriented, professional, dedicated, focused, independent and be able to prioritize/handle multiple projects at once in a timely and efficient manner without distraction. • Candidate must have a positive attitude and a happy demeanor. • Must have excellent communication skills. Candidate must also be confident and poised in interactions with individuals at all levels (clients, staff and doctors). • Ability to maintain a positive rapport with clients in person as well as over-the-phone. • Ability to maintain a HIGH LEVEL of patient care (this is our number #1 priority). • Must be able to physically lift 50 lbs. • Small animal experience is REQUIRED. • Previous Spay/Neuter experience is highly desired.
Compensation: Hourly: $10.00-$12.00* per hour depending on experience. *However, with monthly bonuses the average hourly salary is $14.00-$17.00 per hour). And more importantly, NO nights, NO weekends, NO emergencies and NO on-call status so you can enjoy your life outside of work.
Please send resume to the address listed above or you can fax your resume to (480) 633-1738. No phone calls please. All inquiries will remain confidential.