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Licensed Veterinary Technician, ASPCA Animal Hospital

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Summary:

The ASPCA Animal Hospital (AAH) is designed to provide life-saving care and relieve suffering for animal victims of cruelty and neglect who come to us through our internal partners: ASPCA Adoption Center, Kitten Nursery, Community Medicine and Community Engagement (CE) teams; and our external partners: NYPD and other NYC organizations. Additionally, we provide subsidized care exclusively for animals whose owners are experiencing financial challenges and could not otherwise afford medical care for their pet.

The Licensed Veterinary Technician at the ASPCA Animal Hospital (AAH) is responsible for setting the example in AAH by competently and compassionately performing a broad range of medical and administrative tasks, while applying the ASPCA core values and behavioral competencies to their work. The AAH LVT consistently provides the highest standard of care to every patient under their care and coaches their assistants to do the same.

Responsibilities:

Nursing Care and Client Services (40%)

  • Possess in depth knowledge and understanding of veterinary medical concepts.
  • Provide compassionate and quality patient care at all times utilizing Fear Free Guidelines.
  • Proficient in various technical nursing skills, including, but not limited to, venipuncture, catheter placement, intubation, anesthesia monitoring, diagnostic imaging, critical care, pharmacology, and dentistry.
  • Possess critical thinking and multi-tasking skills.
  • Able to prioritize and re-prioritize based on hospital and patient needs.
  • Proficient in animal handling and restraint for various medical procedures.
  • Treat animals and clients with care and respect.
  • Competently explain to client, information doctor has documented about an animal s condition.
  • Document and communicate and patient concerns or observed changes to Veterinarian.
  • Feed and medicate patients following veterinarian and LVT instructions.
  • Lift patients up to 40 pounds.

Professionalism, Communication, and Performance (40%)

  • Represent ASPCA in professional and courteous manner at all times.
  • Provide management with regular feedback about training needs, new hires, coworkers, interns, hospital needs, etc.
  • Collaborate professionally with other ASPCA department managers and staff.
  • Support organization and departmental policies and protocols
  • Maintain open mind regarding changes and be willing to learn, implement, and teach new protocols.
  • Possess thorough knowledge of AAH daily procedures and protocols.
  • Ensure and maintain high quality standard of care, work ethic, and performance.
  • Work independently without supervision and as part of a team.
  • Work efficiently and calmly under challenging conditions.
  • Attend staff meetings and training sessions.
  • Advise Supervisor of any conditions that are unsafe including unrecognized hazards or infractions of safety rules.

Housekeeping and Maintenance (20%)

  • Clean and disinfect kennels, equipment, and facility while utilizing appropriate PPE.
  • Follow all departmental PPE and cleaning protocols.
  • Follow all protocols put forth by Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
  • Follow all written and verbally communicated departmental Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Take inventory and stock supplies as needed.
  • Assist in keeping supplies stocked by noting when supplies are running low in all departments.
  • Make certain entire hospital including treatment, surgery, exam rooms and kennels are kept extremely clean through the day.

Exemplifies the ASPCA s Core Values:

  • Has Commitment and dedication to improving the lives of animals.
  • Demonstrates Ownership and feels responsible for outcomes.
  • Believes in Team that we are stronger together.
  • Seeks to Elevate others and reimagine what is possible.
  • Focuses on Impact, specifically making change for animals.

Qualifications:

Able to lift up to 40 pounds, Able to work standing for 10 or more hours, Basic to advanced computer skills, including Excel, Microsoft Office and ImproMed, Completion of the Fear Free 8 module course or willingness to complete within 60 days of hire/promotion, Knowledge of shelter medicine and operations, Knowledge of veterinary hospital protocols and procedures, Must possess excellent customer service skills., Must speak fluent English. Bilingualism (fluent in English and Spanish) preferred but not required, Possess excellent Fear Free animal handling and restraint skills., Proficiency in Impromed, preferredLicensed Veterinary Technician - American Association of Veterinary State Boards

Language:

English (Required), Spanish

Education and Work Experience:

Associates: Veterinary Technician, Bachelors: Veterinary TechnicianSurgery

Our EEO Policy:

The ASPCA is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, gender, gender identity or expression, age, marital or domestic partner status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances.

Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to a reasonable accommodation under the terms of the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state or local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the ASPCA s standard application process, which will ensure an equal employment opportunity without imposing undue hardship on the ASPCA. Please inform the ASPCA s People Team if you need an accommodation in order to complete any forms or to otherwise participate in the application process.

Individuals seeking employment are considered without regards to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, gender, gender identity or expression, age, marital or domestic partner status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances.

ASPCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer (M/F/D/V).

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