Out-patient Technician

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Is vet teching a game that you win by being one step ahead of the doctor, patient, and client needs?

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Is the reason that you love veterinary medicine the fact that no two days are alike -you actually enjoy rolling with the punches?

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Do you view the hissing cat, the on-guard German Shepherd and the wiggly Doodle pup each as individuals with a story to be understood? Can you find a way to make each of those pets more comfortable and their owners less anxious?

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Does it excite you to know that our veterinary technicians get to do cool things like lead their own virtual appointments, perform laser therapy, cystocentesis, laboratory testing and have scheduled time to formulate behavioral and nutrition plans for their patients?

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Are you the kind of person that feels a great sense of accomplishment by finishing a tasklist before the end of your shift?

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Do you love choreographing patients’ care and workflow to make the most of a day?

Pet owners matter and pets need advocates -are you the kind of technician who not only loves speaking up for animals but truly enjoys forming a relationship with their owners? If so, this is the position you have been waiting for! At Healing Paws Veterinary Care, we want to create a better quality of life for pets and the people who love them; so we are looking for the best veterinary professionals to come to their forever home! We want you by our doctor’s side; keeping our patients safe, comfortable and loved. We want you to have fun amongst our team while knocking out tasks to get it all done so that you can still go home – on time! Our practice is small but mighty with rules that protect our staff and patient’s well-being first and foremost. Our appointment schedule and format allows us to give care fairly to our patients while considering the importance of your life “after hours”. (Have you listened to Dr. Sands’ Vet Med After Hours podcast??) At Healing Paws, the fairness, honesty and kindness that we show our clients is reflected back to our team and you will find yourself developing great relationships with our amazing clients. We can’t wait for you to see how rewarding it is to work in a Fear Free based, wellness membership based unique practice where we value that people matter as much as pets!

This position is for an experienced veterinary technician who truly understands that they are a voice for the patient, the client, and the doctor team. Our clients quickly bond with and trust our technicians while our doctors highly value your skills and knowledge. You will be asked to bring your A game because we know you can! In this position you will be responsible for the care of our out-patient pets, client communication, laboratory testing, and tech appointments (both curbside and virtual). Our technicians get to do what they love and love what they do!

What We Have For You

  • 4 day work week
  • A team that shares the core values of TIGER PI! (teamwork, integrity, grace, effort, responsibility, positivity and initiative)
  • A lunch break (yep, we’ll make sure you take it!)
  • Curbside COVID-safe care
  • A focus on thorough diagnostics, high quality dental care and complete communication with clients and team members alike. (Did we mention how much we love cats and old dogs?)
  • Equipment and software – the things you read about in other ads.
  • Mandatory daily rounds that keep the entire team informed and inspired to make the day great
  • Regular “funtivities” – sometimes we even read children’s books or color together!
  • Weekly staff training sessions as learning is the path to greatness
  • Your thoughts and suggestions will be heard and valued!
  • An hourly wage that shows your skills are valued
  • Health benefit of EHRBA -pays for counseling, vitamins, glasses, dr visits – all kinds of things you need!
  • Retirement savings
  • Uniform allowance and bi-annual shoe allowance
  • License fees and paid Fear Free certification
  • Vacation time, sick time and PTO
  • Pet care discounts
  • Continuing education stipend
  • Team building games where you can win contributions to the charity of your choice

What You Need

  • A strong passion for the veterinary medical profession – we want you to come excited to take care of our clients, pets, and your teammates!
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Self-motivation with a drive to continue learning and growing.
  • Work experience as a certified or registered veterinary technician
  • Strong communication and time management skills
  • Team spirit (not Teen Spirit – although a love of 90’s music means a lot!)
  • Excellent client service skills – you need to really enjoy interacting with clients – that is what drives us at Healing Paws!
  • Comfort with technology – computers and tablets are an integral part of our day – we spend plenty of time interacting with clients via Zoom and text and our records are all electronic.
  • An ability to handle frightened painful kittens and large reactive dogs safely, calmly and with grace
  • A desire to produce high-quality work no matter the task on your plate
  • Compassionate patient care
  • Efficiency
  • Attention to detail
  • An interest in whole pet medicine – this means you believe in the power of using medicine along with proper nutrition and environmental enrichment
  • A positive attitude
  • A strong understanding of the importance of a clean medical facility

What You’ll Enjoy Doing In Your Role

  • Client interaction – triaging patient histories, explaining testing and treatments, and portraying the value of our services
  • Participating in team huddles and leading exam room team rounds
  • Handling patients in a Fear Free manner – being an advocate for both pain and anxiety control for your patients
  • Assisting our anesthesia team as a patient comfort advocate
  • Performing medical treatments & patient care
  • Seeing curbside nurse appointments and leading virtual consultations with pet owners
  • Reviewing and filling prescription refill requests
  • Accurately maintaining medical records and entering charges
  • Taking X-rays, reading cytologies and urinalysis, performing cystocentesis
  • Growing your skills
  • Inspiring veterinary assistants to grow into veterinary technicians
  • Wearing a mask and following COVID safety and cleaning protocols

Submit Your Information

If what you’ve read sounds like you and makes you want to work in a place that values change when it means that we can better the lives of our patients, clients, and team members, then please submit a short video telling us the following: 1) why you want to work at Healing Paws 2) which position are you ready to take on 3) why we want you 4) one of your hobbies and why you enjoy it

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