Jan 16, 2020

Veterinary Technician- Emergency/CCU

$21.00 - $26.00 hourly
  • MSPCA-Angell
  • Boston, MA, USA
Full time Veterinary Technician

Job Description

Angell has openings in our premier, VECCS Level 1 Certified Emergency/CCU department for a Certified Veterinary Technician. This is an essential role in the daily operations our fast paced Inpatient Services Department. We have a $2,000 sign on bonus for new hire Certified Veterinary Technicians.

The Emergency Critical Care (ECC) Technician plays an essential role in the daily operations of the Inpatient Services Department by working collaboratively with veterinary and technical staff to provide overall care and comfort of hospitalized patients in our dedicated Critical Care Unit.  We are seeking ECC Technicians to assist our clinicians in triaging, stabilizing and providing high quality nursing care to our patients, offer instruction and demonstration to veterinary students and other technicians and work very closely with our interns and residents.

Working at Angell with state-of-the-art equipment, you will use your advanced skills in our CCU to perform blood transfusions, care and maintenance of tracheostomy, chest tube and nasal oxygen cannula, ventilator patient care, maintain continuous closed chest drainage systems, central line and urinary catheter placement, anesthesia monitoring for minor emergency procedures, assist with thoracocentisis, abdominocentisis, pericardiocentesis and hemodialysis patient care, exotics care, arterial blood sampling and catheters, management of multiple types of feeding tubes including nasogastric, nasoesophageal, esophageal, and PEG tubes, total parenteral nutrition (TPN) and partial parenteral nutrition (PPN) and wound vac maintenance in post-operative patients.

Essential responsibilities and tasks include thorough working knowledge of medical terminology and abbreviations, college level math (calculations, formulations, metric conversions, etc.), patient restraint, administering oral and injectable medications, assessing vital signs, and practice excellent time management skills.

Angell, founded in 1915, is recognized internationally as a leader in animal medicine and has the reputation as one of the finest veterinary teaching hospitals in North America. Angell serves the greater Boston and scenic New England area as a primary care facility, a 24-hour emergency hospital, and as a tertiary referral center. Angell offered the very first veterinary internship in the world beginning in 1941, running continuously to present day. Angell was instrumental in establishing specialty veterinary medicine. Our hospital has a long history of providing training not only to veterinary interns and residents but also to veterinary students and the veterinary community at large.

Working at one of the most acclaimed veterinary practices in the country, caring for approximately 90,000 animals per year you will find our CCU fast paced and challenging working alongside our compassionate and professional CCU team.

At Angell we offer full time hours (40 per week- every week!), competitive pay and full generous benefits package.  We pay for overtime worked, additional pay for 2nd and 3rd shifts, free on-site parking, and employee discounts for pet health care.

We provide uniforms and an annual shoe allowance, we offer Continuing Education Classes (CEU), as well as a generous stipend for national/international conferences for our certified technicians and a tuition reimbursement plan.

The MSPCA-Angell is a challenging and progressive environment where team work and camaraderie is a priority. If this sounds like an environment you would enjoy, apply today.

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