Client Service: •Maintains a professional and respectful demeanor with all clients. •Acts as an intermediary between the doctor and the client, responsible for tasks such as client follow-up phone calls after a visit or surgery. •Clearly and accurately explains all services, procedures, and treatments. •Updates patient files accurately and in a timely fashion to allow for an efficient client check-out process.
Patient Examination: •Demonstrates and utilizes proper and safe restraining techniques. •Performs cursory examinations, including assessment of the eyes, ears, and teeth. •Completes routine procedures such as nail trims, ear cleaning, and anal gland expression.
Laboratory and Diagnostics: •Collects various diagnostic samples for numerous diagnostic tests •Obtains necessary cytology samples for ear swabs and skin scrapings. •Accurately completes and submits all laboratory samples and paperwork. •Labels samples and understands which tests should be utilized •Properly obtains and processes radiographs utilizing the correct protective garments, labeling, positioning, and exposure.
Patient Treatment and Surgical Assistance: •Proficient in canine and feline dental prophylaxis. •Prepares patient for surgery, including aseptic technique and monitoring equipment. •Selects, calculates, and administers appropriate dosages of anesthetic agents. •Monitors patient during anesthesia and recovery. •Maintains surgical packs (cleanliness, contents, and sterility).
Knowledge: •Routine procedures including: baseline medical data, cursory examinations, nail trims, anal gland expression, ear cleaning •Hospital medications, protocols, and general medical recommendations •Utilization and maintenance of anesthesia and hospital equipment.
Skills: •Client service and interpersonal skills •Patient restraint techniques •Routine examinations and sample collection •Dental scaling, polishing, and radiographs •Injections and intravenous catheter placement •Basic computer skills (AVImark experience is a plus)
Abilities: •Professional and courteous •Flexibility and willingness to learn •Attention to detail •Adherence to procedures and protocols •Works well in team environment •Self-starter and able to work with minimal supervision •Lift 50 pounds
About Care Animal Hospital
Care Animal Hospital is a small animal, 5 doctor, full service veterinary hospital located in Arvada, Colorado. We have a small, close knit staff and our focus is customer service and patient care.