Neurology Credentialed Veterinary Technician or Experienced Assistant - Days

Neurology Chicago, Illinois


Description

MedVet is a fast-growing Emergency and Specialty provider with practices nationwide. We help our patients receive advanced medical treatments and innovations. Things like chemotherapy and radiation, cardiac ablations, treatments for glaucoma, physical rehabilitation, dermatology and so much more!  We are looking for collaborative and driven people to join our clinical team.

We thrive on people living out our core values of Teamwork, Leadership and Compassion to get their job done. Use your passion to drive the MedVet experience for our clients and patients, as well as your teammates.

We are looking for:

Neurology Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT)

Can you see yourself  in a mentally stimulating work environment where at times there is no dull moment? A brisk change of pace entering the field of neuroscience might be the perfect adjustment for you.  In the Neurology department you can expect to see a wide variety of unique cases, be involved in advanced neurological treatments & procedures, and work side by side with a diverse group of the best and brightest veterinary specialists in the MidWest.  The skills needed for this department rely heavily on being a team player, compassion, having a focus on excellent patient care, and a curiosity & drive to expand your knowledge base.

 

What you’ll do:

  • Assist doctors with daily scheduled neurology appointments, emergency neurologic cases, as well as inpatient consultations for canine and feline patients
  • Demonstrate a good working knowledge of general anesthesia
  • Assist in patient procedures using knowledge of anesthesia and analgesia related protocols and procedures, including formulating anesthetic plans tailored to individual patient needs
  • Continuous expansion of knowledge and skillset; advanced anesthetic skills include arterial line placement, epidurals, difficult airway intubation, and critical case management
  • Thorough understanding of anesthetic considerations and how comorbidities affect case protocol and perioperative management 
  • Obtain patient vitals, venipuncture, IVC placement, bladder palpation/expression, cystocentesis, blood & specimen handling/submission, administer chemotherapy drugs, generate patient discharges, etc
  • Work under the guidance of the neurologists to relay information to clients over the phone and face to face
  • Compose accurate and thorough documentation of medical records, treatment sheets, and patient charges
  • Assist with spinal and joint tap procedures
  • Assist in surgical procedures: obtain vertebral landmark radiographs, prep & sterilely scrub surgical sites, surgical pack opening, pre & post patient transport, and urinary catheter placement
  • Properly follow state and federal controlled substance policies 
  • Continue learning and be mentored when needed to adapt to a new workflow and enhance current skill set
  • On call required for nights and weekends - rotational schedule 


Who you are:

  • Illinois State Certified Veterinary 7daysTechnician license or transferable license preferred 
  • Prior veterinary experience required, previous neurology, surgery or anesthesia experience desired
  • Proficient in calculations (drugs, constant rate infusions, unit conversions, etc.)
  • Flexibility with work hours and able to work weekends, holidays, and additional hours when necessary
  • Team player with the ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to display consideration, courtesy, compassion, and professionalism in all interactions with patients, clients, and hospital staff

Perks and Benefits include: 

  • Comprehensive Health Benefits 
  • Vision and Dental 
  • HSA, FSA and Independent Care Spending 
  • 401k with Employer Match 
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) beginning on your first day 
  • Shift Differentials and On-call Pay 
  • Uniform Allowance 
  • Employee Pet Discounts and Pet Insurance 
  • Elective Short-Term Disability, Life and Accident Insurance and company paid Long Term Disability 
  • Continuing Education Opportunities and Assistance Program 

 

Come as you are. MedVet is an equal opportunity employer. We are also a drug-free organization, therefore employment with MedVet is dependent upon the passing of a drug screen and background check. 

MedVet does not accept unsolicited resumes from third-party recruiters.  

 

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