BluePearl Veterinary Technician - Emergency - Nights / Weekends in Des Moines, Iowa

Iowa Veterinary Referral Center, a BluePearl Veterinary Partner in Des Moines, IA has an immediate need for an experienced Veterinary Technician to join our fast-paced Emergency team.

This is a full time opportunity working nights and weekends.

Are you a passionate technician looking to improve your skills in the veterinary field? Do you want an opportunity to work with some of the brightest veterinary professional in this industry? If you have been looking for a way to advance your career, please check us out.

Primary responsibilities: triage emergency cases as they come in and as needed, assist DVM with crafting and going over estimates, performing diagnostics (radiographs, labwork, etc), setting patients up in ICU or Inpatient ward, discharging patients, client communication, etc.

As an Emergency Technician you will:

  • Provides nursing care to stable patients according to hospital standards of care and core values.

  • Report patient signalment, problem list and plan during nursing rounds.

  • Calculates basic medical math.

  • Understands classification of commonly-used medications, associated side effects and appropriately monitors therapeutic response.

  • Administers medications via appropriate routes and duration.

  • Performs phlebotomy.

  • Ability to place peripheral intravenous catheter in cephalic vein.

  • Performs physical exam; accurately counts heart, pulse rate, capillary refill time, mucous membranes, temperature, respiratory rate and effort.

  • Possesses a working knowledge of anesthesia/monitoring equipment and assist with patients assigned ASA I or II classifications.

  • Intubates patients under the direction of a Level II technician or higher.

  • Remains current on R.E.C.O.V.E.R CPR guidelines and demonstrates proficiency in designated role as assigned by attending clinician and/or supervisor.

What can you expect from BluePearl?

BluePearl Veterinary Partners grew from the dreams of numerous veterinarians who believed pets should have access to high quality, groundbreaking healthcare.

We are seeking hospital support with the same philosophy who are looking to grow their career in an exciting environment with a family atmosphere.

How you can become successful at BluePearl?

At BluePearl, the continued education of our techs is paramount. Not only do our techs get to work in state of the art facilities with the best veterinary teams in the nation, but they also have access 90% paid scholarships with Penn Foster and CE allowances. We also go even further to hold monthly CE meetings, associate feedback sessions, and opportunities for mentorship and cross-training .

Your benefit options will include:

  • health benefits options

  • competitive compensation

  • flexible hours

  • scrub allowance

  • opportunity to bring your dog to work

  • additional training

  • unlimited growth potential

Why our Des Moines location?

Iowa Veterinary Referral Center, a BluePearl Veterinary Partners hospital in Des Moines, offers specialty and 24-hour emergency care for pets. We are the largest 24 hour emergency and referral center in the greater Des Moines area. Our newly remodeled, nearly 10,000 sq. ft. facility is centrally located and easy to get to from anywhere in the metro (just off of I-35/I-80 on Merle Hay Rd). Our board-certified specialists combine medical expertise with advanced equipment to deliver comprehensive treatment plans for pets, and we take pride in treating your pet with expertise and tenderness. Communication with you and your primary veterinarian is a top priority, and we take the time to answer all your questions.

We have expert veterinarians in 24 hour emergency medicine, cardiology, critical care, internal medicine, oncology and surgery.

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BluePearl is committed to a diverse work environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, creed, sex, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, sexual orientation or affectional preference, or gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace.

Job Category: Technicians

Requisition Number: VETER07337

Posted: 2018-06-18T18:14:22.532Z

Full Time

Location: Des Moines, IA, USA