Charlotte Animal Referral and Emergency (CARE) is seeking experienced veterinary technicians for our busy ICU and Emergency departments. Third shift positions are available.

ER technicians duties include:

  • Triaging incoming emergency patients and managing their care throughout their visit
  • Assisting the ER veterinarian with the assessment, diagnostics, procedures and treatments
  • Obtaining TPR, blood pressure using a Doppler ultrasonic device
  • Intubating, inducing and monitoring patients under anesthesia
  • Assisting ICU with treatments of hospitalized patients
  • Must be proficient in phlebotomy and IV catheter placement
  • At CARE technicians work side by side with board certified specialists in a modern, state-of- the-art facility using advanced equipment such as CT, MRI, endoscopy and ultrasound
  • Beginning the medical record and physical exam report, entering charges into the computer, updating treatment orders and maintaining detailed and accurate medical records
  • Providing exceptional customer service to clients both in the hospital and over the phone
  • General housekeeping duties

ICU technician duties include:

  • Accurate record keeping of diagnostic results, client communication and treatment administration
    Phlebotomy, proper blood handling techniques and use of equipment for in house bloodwork and urinalysis
  • Placement of intravenous catheters
  • Proper infectious disease protocols
  • Careful observation of hospitalized patients with special attention to patient comfort and reduction of patient stress. Examples might include assuring that patients are clean and dry, have fresh full water bowls when indicated, hand feeding patients that are not eating well, and calm gentle demeanor with patients that are anxious or aggressive.
  • Clear, courteous communication with clients
  • Effective communication with specialty services regarding changes in patient status or concerns about patient wellness
  • Proper assessment of drug labels, calculation of drug dosages and understanding of drug concentrations and constant rate infusions
  • Precise attention to ICU treatment sheets, assessment of prescribed parameters, assessment of patient wellness, and accurate administration of medications (the technician dose not just check off the box that a treatment is done, they truly assess the patient at each treatment period and make sure everything is as they expected and there are no other concerns)
  • Appropriate techniques for radiation safety and performing excellent quality diagnostic radiographs
  • Appropriate techniques for inducing and monitoring anesthesia
  • Maintain clean ICU and kennel area
  • Other duties as assigned by attending clinicians

Why you need to join the team at CARE:

  • All of the staff work to not only practice great medicine but also create a culture of hard work balanced with empathy and laughter
  • Competitive pay
  • Benefits package that includes medical, HRA, 401(k), continuing education, discounted pet care and more
  • Unique opportunity to work alongside board certified specialists in cardiology, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology and surgery

To Apply for the Position of Veterinary Technician:

A minimum of 2 years of veterinary technician experience is required. For immediate consideration email your resume to [email protected].

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