From time to time, Nebraska Animal Medical Center has openings for qualified individuals. If you are passionate about the human animal bond and are interested in joining our dynamic team, please send your resume for any available positions:
LICENSED VETERINARY TECHNICIAN
NAMC LICENSED VETERINARY TECHNICIAN
Position Description/Responsibilities: At NAMC our LVTs are valuable members of our professional team and use all of their training, skills and experience!
IE: Anesthesia induction & Monitor, Surgery set up and assistant, performs all in-house lab (manual and on state of the art machines) and Digital X-Rays, Perform patient treatments as written by clinicians, client relations and communication, place iv catheters and monitor fluids, patient records, perform dental prophy and dental x-rays, husbandry and TLC!
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
- High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required
- Graduate of a AVMA accredited Veterinary Technician program
- State of Nebraska license to work as a Licensed Veterinary Technician
LVT ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
- The LVT position requires frequent standing, lifting, kneeling, bending and twisting
- The LVT requirements including lifting up to 50lb or greater than 50lb with assistance
- Record and update patient medical history in Cornerstone as reported by clients or in course of treatment.
- Communicate medical information to doctors, staff and clients.
- Admits and discharges patients.
a. Explains estimates, preliminary plans, and discharge instructions thoroughly to clients.
- Assists veterinarians with examinations and restrains pets during examinations.
- Makes observations about the health of pets and makes reports to the veterinarian/clients.
- Performs preliminary patient assessment and determines which pets have primary need for medical care and/or anesthetic risk.
- Completes prescribed patient treatments and administers vaccinations under the supervision of a veterinarian.
- Perform and record in Cornerstone medical history all routine treatments
(i.e. blood draw, cystocentesis, catheters, ear flush, anal flush) and vaccinations in medical history
- Demonstrates knowledge of pros and cons of anesthetic drugs.
a. Able to calculate, draw-up, and administer controlled and pre-anesthetic drugs and accurately maintain controlled drug log.
- Able to place iv catheter and administer anesthetics
- Able to intubate and follow anesthetic protocols for induction and surgery
- Monitors anesthesia during surgery including patient assessment;
a. Demonstrates proper use and interpretation of anesthetic monitoring.
b. Capable of interpreting information these machines provide and act accordingly.
- Assists veterinarian during surgical procedures,
a. Assists with instruments and materials in accordance with instructions and needs
b. Acts as assistant to surgeon
- Monitors the health status of animals recovering from surgery and in kennels
- Maintain anesthesia supplies and machines and perform regular maintenance
- Clean instruments, prepare and packs to autoclave for surgery
- Insure the cleanliness and sterile atmosphere of surgery
- Demonstrates understanding of why and how a sample for a laboratory test should be taken
- Collect, set-up, read, label, and record results
- Performs all necessary laboratory tests including but not limited to:
a. CBC & Chemistries,
b. SNAP tests,
f. skin scraping and cultures.
- Maintains laboratory equipment, performs regular maintenance
- Able to position, take, and process all common views of X-Rays
a. Digital and Dental
- Save into Cornerstone patient medical history
- Maintains X-ray equipment and Radiology supplies
- Assists in maintaining inventory of controlled substances, medical supplies, and medications.
- Confers with staff and veterinarians regarding supply needs.
- Distributes and monitors the use of controlled substances.
- Must understand the importance of sanitation in preventing the spread of disease and be able to thoroughly clean and maintain any and all work areas of NAMC.
- Will be working with cleaning chemicals and is expected to use any and all safety precautions as written in the NAMC Safety handbook.
- This may require kneeling, lifting, stooping, bending and stretching.
- Supervises veterinary assistants and other clinic staff including:
a. Answering questions about procedures,
b. Overseeing quality control of work,
c. Assisting in the evaluation of employee performance,
d. Assisting in the resolution of employee concerns
- ER phone calls/ Carry phone
- All LVTs are expected to be on call in a rotation as needed
- Triage Emergencies/Doctor Contact and Assist
- Client Care
- Hospitalized Care of patients
- Sanitation of all areas of NAMC
- A.M. Treatments and Rounds
FULL TIME PET CARE TECHNICIAN JOB DESCRIPTION
“competent and compassionate people caring for the wellness of your pet”
- The job of a Pet Care Technician can be a physically demanding occupation.
- Pet Care Technician must be able to lift up to 50lb or greater than 50lb with assistance.
- Pet Care Technician must be able to walk and/or stand for up to 8 hours
- Pet Care Technician must be able to bend over, kneel down and stretching (over a pet during the course of restraint, treatment, etc.)
- Pet Care Technician will be working around dogs and cats so allergies must be a concern and this is probably not a good fit, unless allergies are under control
- Once trained, knowledgeable in animal restraint and how it is used correctly and humanly
- Cleaning and sanitation are one of the most important parts of the Pet Care Technician job
- This may require kneeling, stooping, bending. lifting and stretching
- You may be working with cleaning chemicals and are expected to use any and all safety precautions as written in the NAMC Safety handbook
- Must understand the importance of sanitation in preventing the spread of disease and the sanitation requirements for cleaning and sanitizing all areas
- Must be able to work independently with little or no direction
- Quality pet care is the Pet Care Technician’s #1 priority, they must have food (at the correct times and in the correct amount) as well as water and a clean kennel and LOTS of TLC (Tender Loving Care)
- Constantly checking on the condition and welfare of the pets in their care
- Cleaning, walking and bathing pets
- Knowing Daycare pets and what they need while they are here
- Prepare pets for go home and insure they look and smell better than they did when they came in
- Be able to recognize concerns and report them immediately to the LVT or doctor
- Must be able to follow instructions and complete tasks correctly and efficiently
- Customer Service
- Must be pleasant and welcoming to clients, client satisfaction is our ultimate goal
- Must be able to problem solve with clients and staff
- Needs to know requirements pets must have and explain it to clients and/or staff
- Must be able to make recommendations to clients if their pet is in need of veterinary services
- Must “do what it takes” to make our clients happy
- Animal Knowledge
- Must be able to restrain pets in a safe, humane manner
- Needs to be able to judge if a pet requires special assistance or restraint and utilize appropriate techniques
- Needs to be able to recognize if a pet is in distress and be ready to react to any situation
- Needs to be able to recognize behavior concerns and learn to handle all types of pets with compassion, but with appropriate restrain tools when needed
- Additional Salary Information: Salary will be negotiated and will depend on level of experience.
- Good benefits: health and dental insurance, S125, AFLAC, Paid CE, etc.
FULL TIME CLIENT CARE TEAM MEMBER JOB DESCRIPTION
NEBRASKA ANIMAL MEDICAL CENTERCLIENT CARE EXPECTATIONS
“competent and compassionate people caring for the wellness of your pet”
- Smiles, is friendly, and has a good sense of humor
a. Greets clients immediately when they come in the door
b. If with another client, will look up and acknowledge client and let them know they will be with them as soon as they can; call for help if needed
a. Genuine concern for the welfare of the pets in our care
b. Can demonstrate empathy both to team members and clients
c. Can be understanding to sick and injured pets in our care
- Good Communication Skills
a. Able to communicate clearly with other team members
b. Able to communicate professionally with clients
c. Can give accurate report to clients concerning their pet’s treatment/stay
- Mildly Competent
a. Stationed in front office and greets clients
b. Able to answer telephone calls
c. Direct clients and transfers phone calls as required
d. Take and deliver phone messages or messages from visitors
a. Can read and understand patient records
b. Can accurately chart data on records
c. Can prioritize duties
d. Can make appointments and carry out general administrative tasks
e. Is familiar with NAMC computer programs
f. Can put clients in exam rooms and hand off to Middle Staff
a. Can assist Treatment staff when needed
b. Can answer phones make appointments and direct calls
c. Can make recommendations on pet’s behalf and give estimates
d. Has cross trained in other areas
e. Has proven problem solving tools
f. Is able to train in the middle for rooms and pharmacy