Veterinary Assistant - Part-Time Support

 

Lakeshore is currently seeking a Veterinary Assistant - Part-Time Support to join our team in Glendale.

 

At Lakeshore Veterinary Specialists, we have an exceptional work environment where employees learn, collaborate and have fun! You would work with talented team members in a multitude of specialties, including surgery, dermatology, internal medicine, oncology, neurology and a fast-paced, exciting ER.

 

Schedule:

Flexible hours based on candidate's availability.  This position helps to fill open shifts for paid time off and call outs.  Working a minimum of two shifts per month is required.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

While under the supervision of the Hospital Manager and the Technical Supervisor, the VA must be able to effectively and accurately perform the following duties that include but are not limited to:

  • Perform proper restraint techniques
  • Know and understand normal vital signs for dog & cat  
  • Preparation and administration of medications, IV, orally, and topically
  • Radiology
  • Physical examinations and patient assessment
  • Laboratory work
  • Pharmacy
  • Patient recovery
  • Compassionate care for our patients
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements and duties will vary based on experience and patient needs. 

Requirements

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

Experience

  • Minimum of one year experience at a veterinary hospital
  • Adept at animal restraint and filling prescriptions

 

Education

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Formal Veterinary Technology education or Applied Science degree preferred

 

Skills

  • Computer Skills: Knowledge of Word Processing software. It will also be necessary to become proficient in the use of the practice management software, ImproMed Infinity, and to perform clerical work (update patient records and charges) with speed and accuracy.
  • Client Care and Communication Skills: Excellent written and verbal communication and proficiency at greeting clients graciously. Maintain a harmonious and cooperative relationship with those contacted in the course of a day. We require for all team members to know the basics of our Client Care Specialist duties (i.e. taking deposits, scheduling appointments, answering internal and external calls, etc.).
  • Confidentiality: With access to proprietary and other confidential information, must be highly trustworthy and able to handle confidential records and bank deposits.
  • Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
    • While performing the duties of this job, an employee is frequently required to stand for long periods of time; move quickly throughout the hospital; handle delicate instruments and supplies; visualize subtle color differences; verbally communicate with clients and coworkers; and hear audible alarms, heart, and lung sounds.
    • The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 25 pounds, frequently lift and /or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
    • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to fractious animals, various hazardous chemicals, zoonotic diseases and radiation. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.
  • Other Skills and Abilities: Ability to analyze and resolve problems. Must be organized, detailed and able to prioritize tasks in a fast paced environment.  

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Job Details

November 30, 2017
134377732
Veterinary Assistant
Part time
Glendale
1 Years