BluePearl Veterinary Technician in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Eastern Iowa Veterinary Specialty Center, a BluePearl Veterinary hospital, in Cedar Rapids, IA is seeking an exceptional Veterinary Technician to join our Emergency team. If you are interested in expanding your skills and working in an emergency/specialty setting this may be the perfect opportunity.
Generous Shift Differential for weekend hours worked
This position would include performing treatments on post-op and hospitalized patients. Since we are open 24/7 the job also consists of triage, taking full medical histories, completing outpatient treatments, and going over discharge instructions with owners. On the job training, shift differentials and room for growth and just some of the many perks!
Our BluePearl Emergency Veterinary Technicians:
Induce, monitor and recover anesthesia in patients and use anesthesia/monitoring equipment.
Perform digital radiography using proper technique including proper positioning of patients.
Have a complete understanding of normal ranges of patient vitals signs, including but not limited to heart and respiratory rate, temperature, blood pressure and oxygen saturation.
Obtain and interpret blood pressure and other vitals signs and alert Veterinarian to changes and issues.
Identify patients at risk for arrest and initiate CPR.
Properly calculate medical math (including constant rate infusions) and administer medications via appropriate routes and duration.
Are proficient at performing phlebotomy and placing intravenous catheters in all peripheral vessels.
Place and maintain feeding tubes and central line catheters.
Have a passion for mentoring and training other co-workers.
Have patience and empathy to address client concerns.
Your success is our success!
At BluePearl, the continued education of our techs is paramount. Not only do our techs get to work in state of the art facilities with the best veterinary teams in the nation, but they also have access 90% paid scholarships with Penn Foster and CE allowances. We also go even further to hold monthly CE meetings, associate feedback sessions, and opportunities for mentorship and cross-training .
Unlimited growth potential
BluePearl is committed to a diverse work environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, creed, sex, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, sexual orientation or affectional preference, or gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace.