VCA Veterinary Technician Assistant, Emergency Department - VCA Canada Guardian Veterinary Centre in Edmonton, Alberta
VCA Canada is Canada’s largest network of companion animal hospitals, devoted to providing compassionate care for pets. Our team of over 2500 people operate specialty-referral, primary care, alternative therapy and emergency hospitals and are committed to providing superior patient care and client experience. At our core are our people – people with different strengths and interests that enrich our diversity, innovation and excellence. In support we provide career development and growth opportunities, continuing education, scholarships and awards. We are also passionate about giving back to the community through Paw It Forward, our national philanthropic program.
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We are Edmonton’s 24 hour, premium specialty and emergency animal hospital, providing urgent care on a walk-in basis in a state-of-the-art, 20,000 square feet facility. We offer referral-based, board-certified specialty pet care in the disciplines of Internal Medicine, Surgery, Cardiology, and Critical Care with access to cutting edge diagnostic tools. Our staff enjoy flexible work schedules in a challenging but fulfilling work environment.
The ideal candidate for this position will be looking to work in a fast paced environment with a passion for exceptional veterinary medicine and patient care. Guardian Veterinary Centre's Emergency Department is constantly taking in a wide range of patients with various conditions and needs. We work with an incredible team of RVT's and Veterinarians who are specifically trained in emergency care and are utilized to the fullest extent. With this in mind, as a Tech Assistant, the candidate will also have the opportunity to work closely along side these Technologists and Doctors creating the utmost standard of care for our patients while gaining immense knowledge and experience within the field.
In this position you will perform the following tasks and more:
Assisting Techs and Doctors with restraint for exams, taking vitals, giving medications, placing IV catheters, urinary catheters, NG tubes, drawing blood samples and much more
Caring for patients and providing them with a comfortable, clean and safe environment, providing basic necessities such as food and water, and taking the patients for walks when appropriate
Assisting our team during CPR and providing essential help with our critical care patients
Completing and signing off on cleaning tasks within the hospital
Disinfecting supplies and instruments in a timely matter
Maintaining an organized and tidy environment to keep our hospital running as efficiently as possible
Stocking cupboards and drawers with appropriate supplies, towels, blankets, etc.
Communicating with clients during hand off of patients, returning patients to owners, and other non medical needs.
Ensuring triaged patients are properly labelled and their location and information is written on our outpatient board
Requirements for this position:
Thrives in a demanding and fast paced work place
Must be able to remain calm in stressful situations and have flexibility with an everchanging environment
Ability to multitask and complete tasks in an efficient and thorough manner
Must be able to handle being on your feet for 12 hours or more, bending down or standing for extended periods of time, lifting patients and supplies when needed
High School Diploma or equivalent
Previous experience within a hospital or within an animal care role not required but preferable
Adequate interpersonal and communication skills, written and verbal
Maintaining a positive, professional and compassionate attitude with coworkers and patients
An ideal candidate would be a competent individual who can work well in a team environment while also being able to think for themselves and work independently
Must be comfortable working with various animals such as dogs, cats, wildlife and exotics such as reptiles and small animals.
Ability to work days, nights, and holidays as we are open 24/7, 365 days a year
VCA Canada Offers!
At our core are our people – people with different strengths and interests that enrich our diversity, innovation and excellence. A team we think of as family. When you join our family, VCA Canada offers:
Exceptional career development
Generous personal pet care discounts
A network of highly educated and skilled professionals!
And more perks!
VCA Canada Cares!
At VCA Canada we don’t see an animal, we see a family member. VCA Canada embraces a culture of giving back to the communities we serve and demonstrates this philosophy through our national philanthropic program, Paw it Forward. Please visit our website to learn more, https://careers.vcacanada.com/.
Benefits: Additionally, we offer a generous compensation package including health and dental insurance, paid vacation, employee discounts, CE, and more.
VCA began in 1986 as a privately owned company with one animal hospital. Today, we are the largest family of animal care providers nationwide. Despite unprecedented growth, VCA has never abandoned its devotion to compassionate, comprehensive pet care. Take a look at our open positions throughout the U.S. and Canada! We’re always looking for top notch talent to join the VCA family!