Outpatient RVT \/ Experienced Veterinary Assistant

Adobe Animal Hospital • Los Gatos, CA 95030

Posted 4 weeks ago

Job Description

Outpatient Department Mission Statement: The Outpatient Department is dedicated to providing personalized, compassionate, and progressive care for our patients and clients.

Our Outpatient team are the first line of all patients coming in for regular appointments, urgent care and emergencies. This position is perfect for someone who is looking to get additional training and experience with general practice and emergency cases

This is a fast-paced role in which you will use all of your skills and learn new ones. In this position you will get to experience working with different doctors while having the opportunity to do everything from a nail trims, client education, triage, emergencies, to a new puppy exam! Along with all of this you get to interact with members of the whole hospital, build close relationship with doctors, technicians, surgery & ICU technicians and our wonderful clients. Since we are an open hospital we have a lot of client interaction and client education will be a big part of your responsibly every day. For more information about our open hospital click here!

Wage: $18.35- $33.35

Department Hours: 6am-11pm

**Background check is required when offered a position **

Job Responsibilities

  • Offer genuine client service at all times!
  • Have excellent communication skills (written and oral).
  • Have basic computer skills
  • Maintain a professional, courteous, and helpful attitude at all times
  • Manage all scheduled, technician, and urgent care appointments and any care associated with them
  • Tech check & Triage patients
  • Room clients and patients
  • Take efficient and accurate history and vitals of patients
  • Interact with clients, explain treatments, procedures, medications, and disease processes
  • Give IM, IV, SubQ injections
  • Competent phlebotomist- from various veins and positions
  • Able to place catheters
  • Manage multiple doctors patients, flow, and time management
  • Enter patient chart into computer
  • Relay phone messages to doctor and clients
  • Accurately and efficiently administer advice to owners over the phone
  • Able to perform basic technician skills efficiently, accurately, and with little supervision, including (but not limited to)- nail trims, anal gland expression, vaccine administration, sub-Q fluids, blood draws, submitting tests, urinalysis, skin scrapes, fecal floats, fecal smears, fecal centrifuge, SNAP tests, and animal restraint.
  • Maintain a professional, courteous, and helpful attitude at all times

Benefits

  • Health benefits (HSA, PPO, HMO, HMO Limited-Health Net & Kaiser), dental, vision, accident, long term disability & FSA.
  • Paid sick, vacation and holiday time
  • Weekend differential pay
  • Free lunch or breakfast on weekends.
  • Discounted Veterinary services for all those furry family members in your life.
  • 401k benefits
  • Employee Assistance Program to help find places to rent, child care options that fit your work schedule and counseling services.
  • Free financial planning advice
  • Continuing education for professional development! (Lodging, travel, meals and missed work pay included)

Curious about what other benefits we have?

Check out http://adobe-animal.com/adobe-employment-benefits/

Qualifications

Cover letters are very important to us so we get to know more about who you are and what you are looking for. Classic resumes alone only tell us so much! Due to that, applications without a cover letter will not be considered. When preparing your cover letter please include why you are interested in the position, what skills and abilities make you the best applicant for the position, why you want to make a difference in pet and clients lives, why you want to work at Adobe Animal Hospital, and/or how your experience fits this position. Also, previous training experience is required for this position, please outline in your cover letter what types of training or teaching you have performed.

Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • RVT License or minimum 1-year experience working as an assistant in a Veterinary environment.
  • 18 years or older
  • Fluent in English (written and oral)
  • Must be able to lift or move 40lbs by yourself
  • Comfortable around animals, clients, and medical procedures
  • Ability to walk, stand, stoop, kneel, crouch and feel using hands and arms on a regular and consistent basis
  • 1 weekend day per week, either Saturday or Sunday (Note: Weekend differential of $3/hour for any hours worked on a weekend)

Wages & Differentials

Base wages -This is your core wage before differentials are added. Base wages are determined by what skills you know on the Adobe Competency List.

  • During the interview process we will give you the skills list to see based on skill which level you are at.
  • Outpatient members will be paid on the South Bay scale if the same skills are mastered.
  • After you are hired you can ask at any point during your career at Adobe to be leveled up upon completing all the skills in a level.

Differentials - Additions that can be added onto your wage for specific skills, projects or shifts.

  • Weekend differential of $3/hour for any hours worked on a weekend
  • RVTs please add $1/hour differential
  • VTS please add an additional $1/hour (up to $2/hour if you are a double boarded VTS)
  • Additional one-time shift differential of $100-$150/shift for taking on extra shifts on top of your regular schedule.

Example of our skill levels and base wages

OP

Level

Base Wage/Hr

Medical Staff 1

$18.35

Medical Staff 1.5

$19.85

Medical Staff 2

$21.35

Medical Staff 2.5

$23.35

Medical Staff 3

$24.35

Medical Staff 3.5

$26.35

Medical Staff 4

$28.35

Medical Staff 4.5

$30.35

Medical Staff 5.0

$32.35-33.35

An example of Base Wage + Differentials:

  • If you are an OP Medical Staff Level 4.5 based on skills, have your RVT and are a VTS, you will make: $30.35+$1+$1=$32.35.
  • On weekends you would make $35.35 ($32.35+$3.00 )



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