Veterinary Surgical Technician

Employer
Veterinary Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Group
Location
Annapolis Junction, MD
Posted
Jul 13, 2018
Closes
Jul 16, 2018
Function
Accountant, IT
Hours
Full Time
Veterinary Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Group (VOSM) is the premier veterinary orthopedic specialty practice in the United States. VOSM was established in 2005 to provide a standard of care and service in veterinary orthopedics, sports medicine, physical rehabilitation and spine health that rivals and surpasses what is available to humans. We are currently looking for a full time surgical technician (RVT/LVT/CVT preferred but not required). Responsibilities would include, but are not limited to, venipuncture, IV catheter placement, restraining and lifting patients, induction and monitoring of patient anesthesia in a multitude of situations, usage of equipment properly, obtaining pre and post-op radiographs, cleaning and sterilizing of surgical instruments, prepping the OR's and treatment areas for procedures, processing blood, tissue, and other samples properly to be sent out for testing, running our in house laboratory machines, calculating and drawing up drugs, prepping patients for surgery , and assisting the surgeon while in the operating room. Assisting the surgeon (while in the OR) includes: scrubbing in, setting up of the surgical table, and being hands-on during the orthopedic and neurologic surgeries such as fractures, arthroscopies, ventral slots, and hemi- laminectomies. Surgeries are performed Monday-Thursday and in case of emergency, Fridays and Saturdays. Morning, evening, and on-call hours are required. Knowledge and Skill Requirements At least 2 years of veterinary experience (willing to train surgical aspects of the position for the right candidate). Must possess ability to accurately calculate, draw up, and administer IV, IM, and SQ drugs, Must possess ability to monitor anesthesia, record patient vitals, and relay information Knowledge of surgical instrumentation and sterilization is preferred Must be willing to be trained in scrubbing and assisting the surgeon during various orthopedic and neurologic surgeries. Willing to learn and possibly train others (desire for continued growth and education) Must be able to life 50lbs Must possess excellent team player skills (apt in communicating and assisting coworkers) Must be self motivated , able to work independently and have a great attention to detail. Must be comfortable in a fast paced environment and helping other departments when necessary. Compensation To be determined- based off experience We offer a very competitive salary, production bonuses, dependable health insurance plans, 401(k), CE opportunities, p and paid time off. We also believe in providing a healthy and fun work environment.

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