DoveLewis Emergency and Specialty Animal Hospital is hiring full-time Surgery Technician Assistants.

Surgery Technician Assistants are responsible for the cleanliness and organization of the surgery department, aspects of surgeries, and post-operative care. This position may also perform work as a Technician Assistant in the ICU or ER. A genuine love of and respect for all animals is required, as is an appreciation of the human-animal bond. The description below is meant as a general overview and is not an exhaustive list of job duties which the incumbent may be expected to perform.

What you’ll do: 

  • - Restrain patients while technicians perform pre-op care (IVC placement, pre-meds, intubation, etc.)
  • - Shave and prep surgical sites, perform sterile and non-sterile scrubbing
  • - Sterile pass-off of surgical supplies during procedures
  • - Assist in various scope procedures
  • - Set up operating room and surgical prep area.
  • - Instrument care, pack wrapping, gas and steam sterilization
  • - Maintain and stock surgical equipment
  • - Coordinate reordering of surgical supplies and equipment
  • - Maintain clean and sterile work environment (refer to cleaning checklist for details)
  • - Stock all surgery suites of hospital
  • - Wash, fold, and stock laundry
  • - Retrieve recumbent animals using gurney (lifting 40 pounds or more with assistance)
  • - Provide aftercare for deceased/euthanized animals, including completion of ID tag with pertinent information
  • - Work in coordination with other surgery assistants on group and individual projects
  • - Maintain and facilitate communication between shifts with coworkers
  • - Train both new and tenured employees in surgical assistant duties
  • - Take weight and TPR on animals as directed.
  • - Report any concerns, problems, or staffing issues to Shift Lead or department manager.
  • - Share on-call responsibilities and assist with shift coverage as needed.
  • - Perform other miscellaneous tasks or assigned projects

Why do employees love working for DoveLewis?

  • - We live up to our mission of providing the best emergency, critical, and specialty care to our patients
  • - Your work makes a difference to the animal-loving community and to individual pet owners on a daily basis
  • - You learn so much! We are a teaching hospital dedicated to the growth of our employees

What will you get out of this position?

  • - Knowledge of the veterinary industry – specifically surgery and specialty
  • - A feeling of accomplishment each day that you helped provide quality care and service to pet owners and patients
  • - Generous employee benefits including veterinary discounts, medical insurance, premium pay for holidays worked, paid time-off benefits, scrubs, and a typically set schedule.

What are we looking for in a candidate?

  • - Experience or education equivalent to a High School diploma.
  • - Minimum of two-year experience working as technician assistant or veterinary assistant.
  • - Valid driver’s license for driving the DoveLewis transport van.
  • - Any suitable combination of experience or education may substitute for the above

Wage:

· $19-$22/hour

How to apply:

To be considered for this position, you MUST complete the online application and upload a resume. Resumes received without a completed online application will not be considered.

DoveLewis is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity and a drug-free workplace. Pre-employment drug screen required