Surgical Instrument/ Equipment Technician
Don't just take a job - advance your career! Veterinary Surgical Centers (VSC) , the leading small animal surgery and rehabilitation practice in Northern Virginia, is seeking energetic and motivated Surgical Instrument and Equipment Technicians to join our growing team. This position can be part-time or full-time (non-exempt). working primarily in our Vienna location. Duties of the successful candidate will include: SURGERY Monitor surgery schedule to ensure all necessary equipment will be available to the surgeon at the correct facility Prepare OR for surgery; select appropriate packs, instruments, and materials for the procedure being performed Take patients to and from surgery as requested Perform as surgical runner in the OR as requested SURGICAL PACKS & STERILIZATION Be familiar with the proper way to clean surgical instruments after surgery, to include use of the ultrasonic cleaner and instrument milk Be familiar with the proper way to wrap surgical packs, extra instruments, and other materials for sterilization Be familiar with the use of the autoclave and gas sterilization machine and perform all routine maintenance Inform the Inventory Manager of any broken or damaged equipment Be certified by Andersen to use the EO gas sterilizer Change cold sterilization INVENTORY Take routine inventory of stock and add necessary items to the 'Want List' Maintain pack, extra-instrument, and equipment lists Restock drawers, shelves, surgery and refill alcohol and scrub containers Order necessary hardware per the instruction of the Inventory Manager CLEANING OF SURGERY AND TREATMENT ROOMS Surgery - clean all surfaces, lights, table, table tray, vacuum and mop floor Treatment - keep tables clean, pick up used syringes, hair, and garbage; keep anesthesia and other machines clean to include their wheels; keep counters litter free and clean, clean keyboards and computer terminals; keep food out of the area Radiology - pick up after any procedures, keep protective gear hung up and cleaned Proper handling of all digital radiography equipment to include touch screen, gray scale monitor, computer boxes, and server MISCELLANEOUS DUTIES Learn the veterinary software and assist Surgeons with accessing information Check to see that all animals have food and water (unless medically withheld), and are clean Clean cages and runs during the day Attend staff meetings and contribute constructive feedback This is a great way to get exposure into the veterinary surgical field and grow into a future role! One year of veterinary experience preferred. We offer a generous compensation and benefits package, including paid time off, paid holidays, uniforms, medical and dental insurance, and discounts on pet care. Please submit a cover letter and resume to careers @ vscvets.com. > > > VSC has three expanding facilities throughout Northern Virginia, in Winchester, Leesburg, and Vienna. Each VSC practice is housed within a progressive, multi-specialty hospital, where our teams work closely with other veterinary specialists every day. For more information and a list of all current available positions, please visit www.VSCVets.com.