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Veterinary Technician - ICU

Company: ACCESS Specialty Animal Hospital - Los Angeles
Location: Culver City
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

ACCESS LA is hiring experienced Veterinary Technicians to join our ICU team!

Pay: $22.00 - $30.00 per hourWe are looking to continually build an ICU nursing team comprised of technicians that enjoy caring for the sickest patients, pay close attention to detail, and would like to advance their critical care nursing skills. In order to provide the best care to our patients and recognize decompensation of patients as soon as possible, both the ICU doctors and ICU nurses work closely as a team. Nurses are a fundamental part of patient recovery and will have increased responsibility in the ICU. Below is a list of ICU-specific skills and procedures that each nurse is expected to achieve. These skills are not required to apply for an ICU nursing position and will be taught over time in the ICU setting. ICU nurses must also have an affinity for being organized and maintaining a clean work environment.Skills and procedures:

  • Nasogastric tube placement
  • Urinary catheter placement (male and female)
  • Central line placement
  • Single and double lumen PICC lines
  • Triple lumen jugular catheters
  • Arterial puncture for arterial blood gas analysis
  • Arterial catheter placement
  • Care of an arterial catheter
  • Thoracic auscultation
  • Perfusion analysis of patients
  • Basic electrolyte and blood gas analysis
  • CPR
  • Nursing care of patients on a mechanical ventilator
  • Nursing care of patients with tracheostomies
  • Nursing care of patients with chest tubes and abdominal drains
  • Nursing care of patients with feeding tubes and administering nutrition through a feeding tube
  • Calculating CRIs (analgesics, inotropes, vasopressors, electrolytes, etc)The best candidates:
    • are compassionate and resilient
    • possess a passion for teamwork and willingness to learn
    • have a minimum of 2 years as a veterinary technician
    • exemplify our guiding principles of Quality, Integrity, Compassion, and ServiceCompensation is commensurate with experience, skill set, and credentials.'
      Work Remotely
      • NoJob Types: Full-time, Part-timePay: $22.00 - $30.00 per hourBenefits:
        • 401(k)
        • Dental insurance
        • Employee assistance program
        • Employee discount
        • Flexible spending account
        • Health insurance
        • Life insurance
        • Paid time off
        • Parental leave
        • Professional development assistance
        • Referral program
        • Vision insuranceSchedule:
          • 10 hour shift
          • Weekend availabilitySupplemental Pay:
            • Bonus pay
            • Signing bonusExperience:
              • Veterinary Technician Experience: 2 years (Required)License/Certification:
                • Veterinary Technician Certification (Preferred)Work Location: One location

Keywords: ACCESS Specialty Animal Hospital - Los Angeles, Los Angeles , Veterinary Technician - ICU, Professions , Culver City, California

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