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Veterinary Technician - Emergency (overnights)

Company: BluePearl Veterinary Partners
Location: Chesterfield
Posted on: October 30, 2018

Job Description:

**Midwest Veterinary Referral Center (a BluePearl Veterinary Partner) in Chesterfield MO has an immediate need for an experienced or certified Veterinary Techncian in their busy Emergency department. Must have experience with high volume patient care, attention to detail, knowledge of drug calculation, drug-to-drug interference, accurate IV catheter placement skills, digital radiograph positioning and patient restraint. Make a difference every day in the life of your patients and their owners. Support for VTS certification is also available through our BluePearl network! May be required to participate in a rotating on-call schedule once training is completed.**

Are you a passionate technician looking to improve your skills in the veterinary field? Do you want an opportunity to work with some of the brightest veterinary professional in this industry? If you have been looking for a way to advance your career, please check us out.

Primary responsibilities: triage emergency cases as they come in and as needed, assist DVM with crafting and going over estimates, performing diagnostics (radiographs, labwork, etc), setting patients up in ICU or Inpatient ward, discharging patients, client communication, etc.

As an Emergency Technician you will:


  • Provides nursing care to stable patients according to hospital standards of care and core values.
  • Report patient signalment, problem list and plan during nursing rounds.
  • Calculates basic medical math.
  • Understands classification of commonly-used medications, associated side effects and appropriately monitors therapeutic response.
  • Administers medications via appropriate routes and duration.
  • Performs phlebotomy.
  • Ability to place peripheral intravenous catheter in cephalic vein.
  • Performs physical exam; accurately counts heart, pulse rate, capillary refill time, mucous membranes, temperature, respiratory rate and effort.
  • Possesses a working knowledge of anesthesia/monitoring equipment and assist with patients assigned ASA I or II classifications.
  • Intubates patients under the direction of a Level II technician or higher.
  • Remains current on R.E.C.O.V.E.R CPR guidelines and demonstrates proficiency in designated role as assigned by attending clinician and/or supervisor.

    What can you expect from BluePearl?

    BluePearl Veterinary Partners grew from the dreams of numerous veterinarians who believed pets should have access to high quality, groundbreaking healthcare.

    We are seeking hospital support with the same philosophy who are looking to grow their career in an exciting environment with a family atmosphere.

    How you can become successful at BluePearl?

    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.

    Your benefit options will include:

    • health benefits options
    • competitive compensation
    • flexible hours
    • scrub allowance
    • opportunity to bring your dog to work
    • additional training
    • unlimited growth potential

      Why our Chesterfield location? Midwest Veterinary Referral Center, a BluePearl Veterinary Partners hospital, is located in the western suburbs of St. Louis, MO. MVRC provides compassionate, advanced veterinary specialty and emergency care to the greater metropolitan St. Louis area. Built in 2008, our building is approximately 14,000 square feet and has three extensively equipped surgery suites, an intensive care unit with highly trained staff and 24-hour emergency service.

      Our hospital is equipped with digital radiography, ultrasound, endoscopy, comprehensive patient monitoring systems and a complete in-house integrated laboratory. In addition, there is a large regional commercial laboratory in our building. We have an in-house CT scanner, C-arm with fluoroscopy capabilities and MRI availability nearby. Services offered include critical care, internal medicine, oncology, ophthalmology, surgery, and emergency. Our doctors, many of whom are board-certified, work as a highly communicative team and pride themselves on providing remarkable patient care along with unparalleled customer service for the client and referring veterinarian.

      Chesterfield is a great place to live and work! It is a peaceful residential enclave located just 25 minutes from downtown St. Louis. There are plenty of shopping areas, businesses, arts and culture outlets and a variety of public parks and trails for biking, walking and running. St. Louis boasts nationally ranked schools, universities and hospitals. Come experience our genuine Midwestern hospitality and charm while practicing at the highest level with a collaborative and dedicated team of professionals. Want to learn more about the great city of St. Louis?

      Learn more about St. Louis here

      Learn more about St. Louis Hospital here

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      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.

      Keywords: BluePearl Veterinary Partners, Chesterfield , Veterinary Technician - Emergency (overnights), Professions , Chesterfield, Missouri

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