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Do you love pets, always strive to give your best, and enjoy working as a team? You’ve come to the right place.

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Pacific Northwest Pet ER & Specialty Center believes in providing the best care and service to its patients, clients, and the community. If you are looking to join an organization that values its team and the service we provide, we would welcome your inquiry or application.

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Department: Oncology

Supervisor: Specialty Supervisor

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Position Type: Regular Full Time

Summary of Job Purpose and Function:

The Oncology veterinary technicians ensure that the patients of the medical oncology department receive the appropriate care/treatments that they require as well as assist the doctors with their daily cases and procedures.

Primary Responsibilities:

Communication:

  • Assist with appointment admission, history collection, and discharges
  • Provide patient updates, reporting doctor recommendations
  • Call in prescriptions verbally and/or send electronically
  • Provide follow-up care for patients and clients
  • Provide client education on drug side effects, common toxicity, half-life, nadir, and handling of animal waste products while on chemotherapy
  • Provide client education on the common treatment approaches for the basic cancer types, including mean survival times with and without treatment, and typical sites of metastasis
  • Follow established hospital policies and procedures when handling client communications and concerns
  • Communicate with doctors, technicians, and assistants regarding patient status or concerns
  • Practice kind, respectful communication between coworkers
  • Communicate respectfully with referring veterinarians

Treatment of Patients:

  • Obtain and record vitals, provide prescribed nursing care
  • Utilize gentle patient handling techniques and ask for sedation when needed
  • Fill and administer medications
  • Collect and run diagnostics as indicated
  • Provide accurate charting and complete records and treatments in a reasonable timeframe
  • Practice proper animal restraint for the safety of the patient, Doctor, tech, and assistant
  • Venipuncture and intravenous catheter placement
  • Administer oral and parenteral medications

Anesthesia:

  • Employ knowledge of anesthetic and monitoring equipment (anesthesia machine, capnograph, pulse oximeter, doppler, ECG, ventilator)
  • Develop anesthetic plans from pre-anesthesia to recovery
  • Administer anesthetic, analgesic, and sedative medications when prescribed and monitor through recovery
  • Ensure appropriate vascular access
  • Be knowledgeable of monitoring parameters
  • Perform general anesthesia and monitor for CT or other procedures
  • Perform calculations of basic drugs and be knowledgeable of various routes of drug administration

Imaging:

  • Practice appropriate radiation safety techniques
  • Perform radiograph positioning and capture
  • Assist in CT studies and ultrasounds
  • Order diagnostics (rads, aus, CT) and send for review

Laboratory:

  • Set up the appropriate supplies for sample needed
  • Ensure appropriate submission of samples to various labs (including storage, shipping and forms)
  • Set up for FNA’s and prepare to submit to lab
  • Properly and safely collect urine by ultrasound guided cystocentesis
  • Perform basic laboratory tests (i.e. packed cell volume, total protein/solids, urinalysis, cytology staining, manual platelet count)

Chemotherapy administration:

  • Set up appropriate materials for chemotherapy administration
  • Proper restraint of patient during IV chemo administration
  • Proper monitoring of IV chemo administration site during administration
  • Be familiar with the calculation of IV fluid drip rates
  • Check chemotherapy agent calculations and dosages
  • Correctly calculate the size of a patient using lb, kg, m2.
  • Properly and safely mix and/or draw up chemotherapeutic agents in the hood using proper PPE
  • Safely dispense and administer oral chemotherapy using proper safety techniques
  • Safely dispense, reconstitute and administer SC/IM chemotherapy agents
  • Properly place an IV catheter for chemotherapy infusion
  • Safely administer IV chemotherapy using proper drawing techniques, administration techniques, and proper PPE
  • Assist with intracavitary chemotherapy administration
  • Demonstrate how to properly handle a chemotherapy spill
  • Properly handle and dispose of chemotherapy waste materials and patient waste
  • Demonstrate techniques for handling chemotherapy extravasations including the use of antidotes where applicable

General oncology service tasks:

  • Maintenance of proper medical records and knowledge of computer skills
  • Routinely monitor oncology inventory and order as needed
  • Stock and keep rooms and kennels clean
  • Have a clear understanding and enforcement of OSHA regulations and hospital safety standards
  • Performs other job duties as assigned

General requirements:

  • All employees are required to participate in the on-call rotation as needed. Shifts are subject to revisions and changes at the discretion of the hospital
  • Willing to work rotating holiday shifts in the emergency and critical care department

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.
  • Completion of an AVMA-Accredited Veterinary Technician Program preferred.
  • Currently licensed in WA state, or able to transfer an out of state technician license.
  • At least 2 years veterinary experience is required in Oncology.
  • Excellent communication skills. Strong work ethic and a positive attitude.
  • Must be flexible and able to adapt to new situations. Ability to act as a team player
  • Punctual and with good attendance; Multitasking skills
  • Willing to work rotating holiday shifts in the emergency and critical care department.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Employee is required to: sit, stand, walk, talk, see, and hear. Employee is occasionally bending/stooping, climbing, reaching above shoulder, kneeling, balance and lift/push/pull up to 40 pounds.

This position may occasionally use repetitive motion. 

JOB DESCRIPTION REVIEW:

The intent of this position description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of the position. Incumbents may be required to perform other job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

I understand this job description and its requirements and that I am expected to complete all duties as assigned.  I understand the job functions may be altered from time to time.

Department: Oncology

Supervisor: Medical Director

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Position Type: Regular Full Time

Summary of Job Purpose and Function:

Responsible for performing advanced medical, diagnostic, and laboratory procedures under the direction of a licensed veterinarian.

Primary Responsibilities:

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.
  • Completion of an AVMA-Accredited Veterinary Technician Program preferred.
  • Currently licensed in WA state, or able to transfer an out of state technician license.
  • At least 2 years veterinary experience is required in Oncology.
  • Excellent communication skills. Strong work ethic and a positive attitude.
  • Must be flexible and able to adapt to new situations. Ability to act as a team player
  • Punctual and with good attendance; Multitasking skills
  • Willing to work rotating holiday shifts in the emergency and critical care department.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Employee is required to: sit, stand, walk, talk, see, and hear. Employee is occasionally bending/stooping, climbing, reaching above shoulder, kneeling, balance and lift/push/pull up to 40 pounds.

This position may occasionally use repetitive motion. 

JOB DESCRIPTION REVIEW:

The intent of this position description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of the position. Incumbents may be required to perform other job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

I understand this job description and its requirements and that I am expected to complete all duties as assigned.  I understand the job functions may be altered from time to time.

Department: Emergency and Critical Care

Supervisor: Emergency Team Supervisor

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Position Type: Regular Full Time – day, swing, and overnights

Summary of Job Purpose and Function:

Assist doctors by performing triage, stabilization, treatments, and patient discharge, while providing excellent client service and patient advocacy.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manage and provide for the patient’s needs in the oncology department. Patient order set up (orders should be checked by an LVT or DVM until the team is comfortable with set up Estimated time of 3-6 months).
  • Assist technicians with radiographic procedures.
  • Running lab work as directed by technician and preparing samples for outside laboratory testing.
  • Obtaining an accurate patient history, proper client communication and record keeping. Patient discharges.
  • Restraint of patients for IV catheters, physical examinations, minor procedures (ex. Central line placement and ultrasounds).
  • Filling pre-printed prescriptions.
  • Witnessing drawing of controlled drugs.
  • Assist with administration of chemotherapy
  • Blood typing, crossmatching and transfusion medicine (once properly trained).
  • Basic non- chemotherapy drug calculations (calculations should be checked by an LVT or DVM until the team is comfortable with calculations. Estimated time of 3-6 months)
  • Initiation of fluid therapy.
  • Patient care of stable patients in isolation.
  • Document legibly and keep accurate medical records in accordance to hospital policy.
  • All employees will be scheduled and expected to work rotating holiday shifts in the emergency and critical care department.
  • All employees are required to participate in the on-call rotation as needed. Shifts are subject to revisions and changes at the discretion of the hospital.
  • Clear understanding and enforcement of OSHA regulations and hospital safety standards.
  • Performs other job duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must have minimum two years’ experience in veterinary medicine. Oncology Preferred
  • Must have valid high school diploma or GED. AVA preferred but not required.Currently licensed or in the process of obtaining a Washington CVT license
  • Knowledge of general surgical procedures and protocols.
  • Knowledge of advanced patient handling and restraint.
  • Excellent communication skills. Strong work ethic and a positive attitude.
  • Must be flexible and able to adapt to new situations.
  • Ability to act as a team player.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Employee is required to: sit, stand, walk, talk, see, and hear. Employee is occasionally bending/stooping, climbing, reaching above shoulder, kneeling, balance and lift/push/pull up to 10 pounds.

This position may occasionally use repetitive motion. 

We are currently experiencing a large volume of cases and longer wait times. Please call ahead at 360-635-5302.