Registered Veterinary Technician in Anesthesia

Toronto Animal Health Partners Emergency and Specialty Hospital - Toronto, ON (30+ days ago)

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Toronto Animal Health Partners Emergency and Specialty Hospital (AHP), is now seeking applications for highly skilled registered veterinary technicians interested in anesthesia.

The AHP mandate is to increase the quality of care for companion animals through knowledge transfer among and between human and veterinary clinicians; together improving patient outcomes, client care and professional satisfaction. We will adopt a team-based approach to offer compassionate treatment, offering novel protocols and therapeutics. Continuing education will be available on site as well as options for external CE credits.

A competitive remuneration package, benefits with no co-pay, pet insurance, uniforms and free parking are all available.

ABOUT THE POSITION

The anesthesia team, lead by our board certified anesthesiologist, provides services to all other departments within AHP. A typical day in the anesthesia service includes anesthetizing patients for advanced imaging (MRI, CT, fluroscopy), neurosurgeries, orthopedic and soft tissue surgeries, critical cases from the ER department, endoscopy and broncoscopy. Our anesthesiologist loves to teach! All of our current RVTs have become proficient in epidurals, peripheral nerve blocks, and arterial catheters. This position does not involve client communication.

Our ideal candidate would be a team player, have good communication skills, be able to work in a fast paced environment, have a positive attitude, and is excited to expand their knowledge of anesthesia.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Under the supervision of the Head of Anesthesia, the duties and responsibilities of the Registered Veterinary Technician includes, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Performs evaluation of the patient’s condition by evaluation of the animal, reviewing patient history and diagnostics;
  • Prepares Preanesthetic Evaluation Form using the above acquired information for discussion with the supervising Anesthesiologist
  • Case set up and preparation (set up of anesthetic machine, monitors, anesthetic agents required for case, specialized equipment) as per the TAHP Anesthetic SOP;
  • Provides continuous monitoring of the animal throughout the entire anesthetic period;
  • Transports anesthetized patients/anesthetic machine/patient table from Induction area to MRI, CT, endoscopy, operating room as needed;
  • Monitoring of animals in the recovery period;
  • Performs basic laboratory work;
  • Assist during patient examinations and surgical procedures;
  • Daily stocking, cleaning and organizing of induction and recovery areas.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Experience:

  • veterinary technician: 1 year (Preferred)