16 Jan 2017

Vet Technician Veterinary Technician in Chicago,IL( 2 positions)

Eye Care for Animals – Posted by hr@eyecareforanimals.comAnywhere

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Job Description

If you love working with animals and are looking to advance your career within the veterinary field, we encourage you to apply to become an integral part of our team. Our staff is comprised of individuals passionate about providing the very best in ophthalmic care in order to improve the quality of life for our patients.

Eye Care for Animals is seeking Full-time Veterinary Technicians( 2 positions) to join our team in Chicago, IL. Practice hours are Monday – Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm. Shifts would be as early as 7:45 and as late as 5:15 averaging 40 hours per week. Must be available for possible on-call rotation; additional compensation provided. Travel may be required to St. Charles, no more than once per month.

Our ideal candidate is someone who likes to work hard and strives to provide excellent customer service. Other qualifications include:
• Previous veterinary technician/assistant experience required
• Proficient in IV catheters placement, blood work, and IV, IM and SQ injections
• Proficient in monitoring anesthesia and working with various monitoring equipment
• Team player
• Eager to learn and is self-motivated
• Enjoys a challenging and fast-paced environment
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to multi-task with a smile

We offer competitive pay and a comprehensive benefits package including:

• Applicable holiday pay
• Potential Quarterly Bonuses
• 401K and Profit Sharing plan
• Uniforms provided or reimbursement available

The Veterinary Technician is responsible for a variety of tasks related to customer service and patient care within the veterinary practice. Tasks include animal handling, pre and post-operative patient care, creating and presenting financial options and estimates, accurately entering service charges into client processing database, and preparing medications. Hours typically vary and include after-hours and on-call responsibilities.

• Required: 2 years veterinary office experience with strong surgical skills
• Required: Strong surgical/anesthesia skills and effective, stress-minimizing animal handling skills.
• Preferred: Active Illinois Technician License
• Preferred: High School graduate or equivalent
• Preferred: Bilingual( Spanish and/ or Polish)

• Proficient in Microsoft Office software (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
• Proficient with various veterinary software
• Proficient operation of various office equipment (copier, scanner, fax machine)
• Basic filing skills
• Effectively manage multi-line phone system
• Effective interpersonal communication skills
• Effective in multi-tasking (prioritizing and accomplishing tasks)
• Effectively handle stressful situations
• Maintain a positive work environment
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to work collectively with team members
• Emphasize teamwork
• Maintain professional and courteous demeanor in challenging/stressful situations
• Prepare and maintain exam, treatment, and surgical rooms
• Greet clients and patients
• Obtain patient history and updates from clients
• The ability to perform and/or assist with diagnostic procedures
• Maintain accurate and complete patient medical records
• The ability to learn to enter service fees into the patient processing database
• The ability to calculate medication dosages and prepare instructions for clients
• Review patient instructions with clients and distribute educational materials
• The ability to learn how to create and review treatment estimates and payment options with clients
• Obtain blood samples-cephalic/saphenous/jugular
• Process and submit lab work both in house and to outside labs
• Clean, wrap, and sterilize surgical instruments and surgical supplies (gowns, towels, etc.)
• The ability to properly run an autoclave and Anprolene gas sterilizer
• Clerical duties such as filing, copying, and faxing
• Maintain order to public areas (waiting room, exam rooms, kennel area, etc.)
• Place IV catheters and assist with surgical equipment monitoring (anesthesia, ventilator, fluid pump, etc.)
• Provide general aspects of after-hours and on-call service, if applicable
• Assist in medical trial studies and resident projects as requested
• Available to work in other ECFA area offices, if needed
• Candidate may be asked to perform marketing, attend ECFA CEs, expected to attend VOTS when eligible, will be expected to assist/back up CCRs.
Perfect position for someone that is interested in becoming a lead tech.
• Other duties as assigned

• Lift and/or carry up to 40 pounds from floor level and above at least several times per day
• The ability to work in a stationary position at a computer for long periods of time
• The ability to stand, walk, stoop, bend, twist, kneel, crouch, and climb for long periods of time
• The ability to physically restrain all sizes of pets on the floor and on the exam table
• Must be able to grasp, hold, and manipulate objects
• Possess vision abilities to detect, observe and assess, including: close, distance, color, and peripheral vision as well as depth perception and the ability to adjust focus
• Potential for exposure to anesthetic gases with proper protective measures
• Potential for exposure to zoonotic diseases

Eye Care for Animals is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.
We are also a drug and alcohol free workplace.

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Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Vet Technician. Salary: 20,000 - 40,000.

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