BluePearl Veterinary Technician - Oncology in Arden Hills, Minnesota
Veterinary Technician - Oncology
Our Arden Hills BluePearl Veterinary hospital is hiring!
On the job training, flexible schedules, and room for growth and just some of the many perks!
BluePearl Specialty + Emergency Pet Hospital in Arden Hills, MN is seeking a knowledgeable and compassionate Veterinary Technician to join our Oncology team!
Full or Part-time hours available. Part-time schedule would be Wednesday and Thursday (7:30a-6p); Full-time would be Monday through Thursday (7:30a-6p). Some weekend and holiday availability required. We offer competitive differentials for night and weekend shifts.
We are looking for a Veterinary Technician who enjoys developing relationships with clients and their pets. As an Oncology Veterinary Technician at BluePearl, you must be proficient in calculations (drugs, constant rate infusions, unit conversions, etc.) and proficient at drawing blood and placing IV catheters.
As an Oncology Veterinary Technician, you will:
Perform physical exam; accurately count heart, pulse rate, capillary refill time, mucous membranes, temperature, respiratory rate and effort.
Understand normal vital and lab parameters and alerts doctor when abnormal.
Place peripheral intravenous catheters in peripheral veins.
Calculate basic medical math.
Set up appropriate materials for chemotherapy administration.
Safely dispense and administer oral chemotherapy agents.
Safely dispense, reconstitute, and administer SC/IM chemotherapy agents.
Check chemotherapy agent calculations and dosages.
Properly shave and wrap for an IV catheter for chemotherapy infusion.
Have the knowledge of chemotherapy extravasation and what to do if it happens.
Admit Oncology patients and obtain thorough history including current medications and dosages, response to treatment and side effects, intensity, and duration.
Discharge Oncology patients from the hospital, including basic client education such as how to handle patient eliminations after chemotherapy, how to handle oral chemotherapy at home, chemotherapy and radiation side effects and oral medication administration.
Maintain solid grasp of common veterinary medical terms and abbreviations and can converse with other veterinary professionals in medical terms.
Address client concerns and answer them appropriately during visits, updates, or after hospitalization. Quickly and competently facilitates incoming calls.
Have the knowledge of the various tumor types.
Understand diagnostic work-up protocols (including oncology specific terminology for each tumor/cancer type per each hospital’s protocol.
Possess a working knowledge of anesthesia/monitoring equipment and assist with patients assigned ASA I or II classifications.
Remain 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.
Maintain hospital for day to day function and operation (stocking, cleaning, etc.).
BluePearl is the next step in your career.
Our passion is pets. We offer Trupanion pet insurance and discounts to our associates for pet treatments, procedures, and food. You can also bring your dog to work with you.
We encourage you to grow with us. Our technicians are leveled by their skillset and move up in level as they gain more skills and experience. We are focused on developing our associates into leaders through talent development programs and leadership workshops. As a member of Mars Veterinary Health, our associates have endless opportunities to advance in his/her career.
In order to transform and lead the industry through innovative quality medicine and care, we understand the importance of continuous learning. We offer annual continuing education allowance, free continuing education sessions, our own BluePearl University for training, and our clinicians have access to over 2,000 medical journals.
We promote a family-like culture in our hospitals. We are all in this together. We believe in working together to lead the industry by enriching lives through remarkable care for pets.
We value your health and well-being as an associate by providing you with the following:
Health, dental, vision, and life insurance options.
Flexible work schedules.
Time to reset, rewind, and reflect through our paid time off and floating holiday plans.
A regional licensed social worker who can provide guidance, advice, and tips/tricks on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle while working in a fast-paced emergency and specialty care environment.
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 you 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 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.