Animal ER Care, a rapidly growing and expanding VECCS II and AAHA-accredited emergency practice within the Veterinary Specialty Center (VSC), is seeking a credentialed Assistants experienced in emergency and critical care to join our growing practice.
Our flagship practice is located within the Veterinary Specialty Center (VSC), a busy 24-hour small animal specialty hospital fully equipped with endoscopy, bronchoscopy, digital radiology, multiple surgical suites with ventilators, ultrasound, CT scan, and therapeutic laser. AERC’s emergency doctors practice progressive medicine and are supported by and work closely with many of our board certified veterinary specialists within the VSC: internal medicine, orthopedic surgery, soft tissue surgery, physical rehabilitation, dermatology, and dentistry. A second location is opening in the Fall of 2022.
We are seeking skilled Assistants who are passionate about emergency medicine:
Our Assistants are primarily responsible for assisting technicians and DVMs with patient and hospital care. They are responsible for the prep of treatments, procedures, and assisting with patient care. They also play a significant role in the flow of patient care in the following departments:
Outpatient - our treatment area assistant's primary responsibilities are assistance patient care, setting up treatments, procedures, radiographs, sedations and anesthetic procedures. Run diagnostic tests as requested by DVM and Technicians. Providing restraint utilizing Fear Free principles.
ICU Technician - our ICU Assistant's support the ICU nursing team with providing patient care to our most critical patients. Under the direction of the Nurse Technicians and Doctor assistants will prepare medications and administer treatments, provide restraint, monitor patient output and maintain a stocked and clean ICU department.
Client Advocate Support (CAS) - Working with the Front of House team and under the guidance of the Client Advocate (CA). Candidates will perform the reassessments of patient vital signs once the Client Advocate has completed the initial assessment, the CAs will also assist the CCP with answering and triaging phone calls and assisting clients through the euthanasia process.
The CAS position is an essential part of the front of the hospital team and works closely with the Client Care Professional (CCP).
EDUCATION AND LICENSING REQUIREMENTS
- High school diploma or equivalent.
- Veterinary Technician Assistant Certification
- Minimum of 2 years progressive Assistant experience required, emergency/critical care experience preferred.
- Minimum of 18 years old.
- Must be able to work 12 hour shifts.
- Has compassion for working with animals, especially in times when they are stressed, anxious, aggressive, ill, or in pain.
- Can stay calm and collected during times of high stress and medical crisis.
- Is a good communicator and is easily approachable.
- Handles all aspects of their job in a mature fashion.
- Excels in a team oriented environment and works well with all levels of hospital team members.
- Physical Effort: Work requires lifting and carrying animals up to 50 lbs; any animals above 50lbs will require other staff members to assist. You must be able to stand for extended periods of time. Some patients may require restraint on the floor, therefore must be able to be in a bent position for a long period of time. Must be able to move swiftly during an emergency.
- Working Conditions: May be exposed to physical harm such as bites, scratches, and contagious diseases; and will be exposed to unpleasant odors, noises, & animals.
We offer a very competitive salary, complemented by health, dental, and vision coverage options, a 401(k) retirement plan with matching contributions, uniform allowance, employee pet discounts, and a balanced schedule to enjoy all that Colorado has to offer.