The Austin Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Center (AVES) is currently seeking a Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (ECC) Technician Supervisor to oversee the intensive care unit (ICU) and the emergency and critical care technical staff. The ICU houses patients from all specialty departments within AVES including Emergency and Critical Care, Internal Medicine, Surgery, Oncology, Neurology and Dentistry. The ECC Technician Supervisor is under the direct guidance and supervision of the Hospital Director. The ECC Technician Supervisor is required oversee training of the emergency and critical care technical staff and to help ensure that AVES is providing a high quality of care to our patients. A key goal of the ECC Technician Supervisor is to work directly with the Hospital Director, AVES supervisors and doctors (emergency DVM’s and board-certified specialists) to ensure that the ECC staff is fulfilling the needs of the hospital.
Benefits include: 401K plan, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave, health insurance, life insurance, short/long term disability insurance, vision insurance, dental insurance, continuing education allowance, scrub allowance, and discounts on pet services and supplies.
Compensation: Salary is competitive and directly related to experience
Interview, hire, terminate, train and prepare annual performance reviews for ECC staff as necessary.
Maintain work, vacation and holiday schedule for all ECC staff.
Facilitate amicable working conditions between other departments and department supervisors.
Assist in formulation and revision of standard operating procedures.
Facilitate and monitor technician training according to AVES technical training program.
Evaluate patients coming through the emergency department (walk ins and transfers) including performing triages, obtaining patient history, creating financial estimates, providing outpatient care, and reviewing discharges with clients.
Calculate drug dosages, prepare and administer treatments for all hospitalized patients including but not limited to: oral and parenteral medications, I V catheter placement, fluid therapy, chest tube management, wound drain management, urinary bladder management, pain management, special feedings, hydro therapy, physical therapy.
Receive patients into Recovery following surgical procedures and assume their care following transfer from Operating Room Technician responsible for patient’s anesthesia.
Provide care for patients housed in infectious disease isolation suite.
Accurately record, maintain and review medical records by completing electronic medical records including all diagnostics, patient progress notes and recording services or goods on the medical record with attached fees for invoicing.
Auditing of medical records completed by technical staff and doctors.
Participate in cage side rounds at the beginning and end of each shift.
Perform clinical laboratory procedures such as PCV, TP, Azostix and blood chemistries utilizing IDEXX laboratory equipment.
Collect blood and urine samples for laboratory analysis, prepare all laboratory request forms, and submit samples to Antech Lab.
Assist Operating Room Technicians, Specialty technicians, and Client Service Specialists when necessary.
Maintain cleanliness and order in ICU and preparing tasks list for technical staff and assistance.
Perform daily and weekly cleaning duties.
Physical Effort: Work often requires lifting and carrying animals which may weigh upwards of 100 lbs. Assistance will be available from other staff members when working with larger or fractious animals. Expect to walk or stand for extended periods of time; frequently working in bent position and on the floor.
Working Conditions: Work often exposes the Veterinary Technician to unpleasant odors and noises. May be exposed to bites, scratches, and animal waste; may also be exposed to contagious diseases. Supervisor schedule would include some overnight, weekend, and holiday coverage.
About Austin Veterinary Emergency & Specialty
Founded in September 2014, Compassion-First Pet Hospitals is revolutionizing how hospitals connect with one another. Seen as a group practice rather than a corporate practice, Compassion-First is a collaborative family of hospitals that retain their equity, uniqueness, integrity and medical decisions. At Compassion-First, hospitals gain the benefit of working together, maximizing their resources, and are united by a common passion to put pet owners and their pets at the center of care.