Company Info: VCA Animal Hospitals operates more than 1,000 small animal veterinary hospitals in the U.S., Canada and Japan. The hospitals are staffed by more than 4,500 fully qualified, dedicated and compassionate veterinarians to give pets the very best in medical care, of which over 600 are board certified specialists who are experts in areas such as oncology, cardiology, emergency and critical care, and surgery for animals. VCA Animal Hospitals provides a full range of general practice services to keep pets well and specialized treatments when pets are ill. As part of the Mars Veterinary Health family of brands, VCA is committed to its purpose-A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS®.If you are a current employee, you need to apply through our internal career site. Please log into Workday and click on the Career worklet on the landing page or search for Find Jobs. You can also copy the link below into a browser to apply through our internal career site:$9925/9925$123510.htmldVeterinary Referral and Emergency Center of Westbury is a 24-hour emergency/critical care and specialty referral practice in Westbury, New York.VCA Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center of Westbury is looking for an experienced anesthesia tech to join our growing team. This position would work closely with Neurology, Emergency, Diagnostic imaging as well as Surgical cases.If you are looking for a career with an organization that is forward thinking and advanced in medical treatment and care for patients, then look no further! About Us:VCA Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center of Westbury is a 24-hour emergency/critical care and specialty referral practice in Westbury, New York. Just 28 miles or a short train ride to the amazing New York City and beaches all around. We offer 5 specialties including: Emergency & Critical Care, Surgery, Internal Medicine, Neurology, and Oncology. We are Trauma Level 1 Certified, indicating ourresources and ability to provide sophisticated emergent and critical patient care. We offer multiple advanced diagnostic and treatment modalities such as MRI, CT, and Fluoroscopy.Why We Need You:Technicians here are utilized to their fullest potential and have many opportunities for growth and development.You've worked hard for your credentialing and we want you to use the knowledge that you've invested your time and talent in.We are invested in development and growth and preferred candidates should enjoy learning new things.As a member of the VCA team, your mission will be to win the confidence of every pet parent-by delivering an outstanding client experience-so they will partner with us for the lifelong care of their companion animals.Summary of Job Description and Function:Perform sedation and anesthesia for soft tissue, orthopedic, neurologic and various other proceduresCreating anesthetic protocols, inducing, monitoring, maintaining, and recovering anesthetized animals dailyAssist in patient procedures: preparation of patients, instruments, equipmentPlan, organize, and manage the daily flow of services requiring anesthesiaAssist with diagnostic testing including sample collection, catheter placement, venipuncture, radiography, submitting and running lab workMaintenance of equipment used inAnesthesia and SurgeryservicesEnsure documentation is accurate and completeGeneral nursing careAdditional duties as assignedThis is an excellent opportunity to use your technician skills, work with a dynamic, highly-skilled team, and expand your knowledge in Anesthesia. You will be challenged to grow and learn with a team that will fully support you along the way! The ideal candidate will be a team playerwho is a friendly, dependable, positive multi-tasker with excellent communication and client service skills and strong emotional intelligence.Minimum qualifications: Prior experience in surgery, and anesthesia is required for this positionSkills to induce and monitor anesthesia Ability to recognize patient's current condition, which can change on a moment-to-moment basis during anesthesia Ability to calculate drug doses and administer medications intravenously, subcutaneously, intramuscularly, and/or orally Experience with anesthetic delivery, support, and monitoring equipment Experience with running CRIs and a ventilator Experience with responding to emergencies and providing CPR Preferred This position is perfect for the qualified individual that would like to expand their anesthesia knowledge and skill set and assume increased patient management responsibility.Qualifications: Minimum of 3 years of experience as a veterinary technician Valid New York License Veterinary Technician (LVT) Flexibility with work hours and able to work additional hours when necessaryAvailability to be on-call and work some weekends/holidaysAbility to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment Knowledge of animal anatomy, physiology, common diseases, and common surgical procedures Understanding and experience with routine repair and maintaining anesthesia related equipmentCandidates must be positive and motivated. The hospital team meets frequently and your ideas and suggestions are encouraged to help us continue to grow. Our team takes pride in fostering an atmosphere of mutual respect and recognition while being adaptable, goal driven and engaged. We work hard to protect our culture and assure we hire associates that are going to have the determination to rise above obstacles, wear multiple hats and work as a team. We are a very busy hospital with a heavy case load but we like to have fun at work- Be prepared for some friendly competition and a lot of laughs during our annual Spirit Week event. If you're ready to work hard, see exciting cases and have fun, we are the hospital for you!Why You Should Consider UsAt VCA, your passion for medicine and compassion for pets and people is matched with a commitment to your professional growth.You will enjoy exposure to a diverse and stimulating caseload, employ the most advanced imaging and monitoring tools, and tap into the expertise of more than 4,500+ doctors, including 600+ boarded specialists.You will sharpen your skills-and even learn some new techniques-and explore career options that only VCA can offer, such as continuing education, transfer, specialization, and leadership opportunities.We offer competitive compensation along with a comprehensive benefits package, including: medical/dental/vision and paid vacation (for F/T employees only), 56 hrs sick time per year, 401(k), generous personal pet care discounts, and more!Technician Development Program:VCA is committed to elevating the technicians within our hospitals and within the industry. With this commitment in mind, VCA created the Technician and Assistant Development Program. The goal of this program is to allow technicians and assistants to advance their medical, communication, and leadership skills. This program offers opportunity like tech school scholarships for assistants and paths to VTS for technicians. Whether you are a new grad or have 20+ years of experience, the Development Program will bring your career to the next level.Benefits: We offer competitive compensation along with a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision and paid vacation/sick days, 401(k), generous employee pet discounts and more!The information in this position description indicates the general nature and level of work to be performed. It is not designed to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Management reserves the right to revise the job description or require that other tasks be performed when the circumstances of the job change (for example, emergencies, change in personnel, workload, or technical development).