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Medical Oncology Veterinary Technician

The Small Animal Hospital is recruiting a veterinary technician for the Medical Oncology service. We are seeking a technician who is passionate about the opportunities the oncology specialty can provide in prolonging the lives of their patients, while extending compassion and empathy to their patients and loved ones. Technicians provide support by assisting veterinarians with exams and treatments, as well as providing insight, instruction, and demonstration to veterinary students. In particular, this position will assist the Medical Oncology service. Access to the wide range of treatments and services offered through the Oncology Service makes this a great opportunity for those considering obtaining their specialty certification.

Example of Veterinary Technician Duties and Responsibilities include but not limited to:

• Assist with daily intake and discharge of oncology cases
• Assist with patient evaluations or rechecks by assisting in patient restraint, obtaining and submitting samples, scheduling with other services for diagnostic or consultation purposes, and providing treatment or medications
• Perform general nursing care such as venipuncture, catheter placement, patient restraint, treatments, medication administration, and sample collection
• Document in electronic medical records
• Perform sedation procedures including patient monitoring and recovery
• Oversee the daily duties of the chemotherapy clinic and patient scheduling; assure that proper drug and dose are administered using double check systems
• Demonstrate safe handling and administration of antineoplastic agents
• Maintain a safe and hazard free environment following set protocols and guidelines
• Know and demonstrate proper PPE as appropriate

The service receives Monday - Friday. May require working earlier than 8:00am or later than 5:00pm
This is a full-time, benefited position and is considered essential personnel. A post-offer education verification, background check, and health assessment are required.