Location: Baltimore MD
Company Name: Maryland SPCA
Occupational Category: 29-2056.00,Veterinary Technologists and Technicians
Date Posted: 2020-02-14
Valid Through: 2020-03-15
Employment Type: FULL_TIME
Position Summary:Surgical Technicians are primarily responsible for assisting veterinarians with spay and neuter surgeries and other procedures as needed and for ensuring any animals receiving surgical procedures are provided with first-rate comfort care.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:· Check which animals are scheduled for surgery, determining priorities, and preparing all paperwork· Set up the surgery room for the veterinarian, prepare animals for surgery, including walking dogs; pre-medicating, shaving, and scrubbing the animals; and intubations· Assist veterinarian as needed (e.g., restraining animals)· Monitor animals under anesthesia, with clear idea of abnormal conditions· Monitor animals after surgery and provide other post-operative care, including monitoring and feeding· Disinfect surgery area in between surgeries and setting up for new surgeries· Assist with examinations on animals, ensure paperwork and records from surgery and exams are complete and in order· Sterilize surgery area and instruments when surgeries for the day are completed, maintain care of all equipment used in Surgery Room, clean cages in Surgery Room· Perform other duties as requested by supervisor to support operations· Maintain medical inventory and supplies· Train and work closely with volunteers, interns, and new staff to increase team knowledge and improve quality of care for patients· Patient careo Report health concerns to attending veterinarian, assist veterinarians in surgery as neededo Provide excellent patient care.
Calculate and administer anesthetics and analgesics to all surgical patients per anesthetic protocol.
Maintain all necessary drug logs.o Stay current in knowledge of emergency drugs and protocolo Administer animal vaccinations, medications, and treatments as directedo Collect blood or feces for lab work· Other duties as neededo Participate on committees and special projects as assignedo Patient check in, reception duties, other duties as assignedQualifications:· Experience with safe animal restraint, drawing blood and administering medication, (I.V and sub-cutaneous)· Knowledge of spay/neuter surgical procedures as a technician desirable· Able to work independently and multi-task· Thorough and detail oriented, remain aware of surroundings· Positive and outgoing, willing to communicate with coworkers, veterinarians, managers, volunteers, and clientsPhysical Demands:· Able to bend and kneel repeatedly· Able to see fine detail in a variety of situations· Must possess good hearing, including the ability to distinguish changes in vocal pitch· Must have a reasonable degree of agility to move through tightly cramped areas in various situations· Possess excellent eye-hand coordination· Physically capable of performing all duties in the shelter including moderately heavy work.
Able to lift or carry up to 50 lbs.
· Standing or walking 8 or more hours per day with frequent bending, kneeling, stooping and reachingWorking Conditions:· Work is performed in a shelter clinic setting· Technician is regularly exposed to animals, animal waste, and potentially hazardous conditions, including the risk of animal bites· Potential exposure to zoonotic diseases, sharp objects, hazardous chemicals, dangerous and fractious animals· Exposure to disinfecting solutions when cleaning work space· Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate· Prolonged exposure to various aqueous solutions, including but not limited to dish soap, chlorhexidine and Accel· Potential prolonged exposure to isoflurane gasJob Type: Part-timeSalary: $14.50 to $16.00 /hourExperience:animal handling: 1 year (Preferred)Work authorization:United States (Required)Work Location:One locationBenefits:Retirement planPaid time offWorking days:MondayThursdaySaturdayTypical start time:8AMTypical end time:5PM