DoveLewis Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Hospital is seeking a Diagnostic Imaging Coordinator (radiology technician). This position is open to any veterinary technician or experienced veterinary assistant who is ready to take on a challenge, is self-motivated, team oriented, and has a passion for client care.
As a Diagnostic Imaging Coordinator, you will be responsible for assisting the Radiologist in duties related to the operation of the diagnostic imaging service and CT scanner.
A genuine love of and respect for all animals is required, as is an appreciation of the human-animal bond. Because of our hospital’s client-centered nature, this role requires your commitment to providing both patients and clients with the highest standard of care. Your ability to handle stressful situations in a fast-paced environment with compassion, efficiency, and flexibility is key to success in this role.
Wage will be between $27-$35/hr depending on experience, education, and certifications.
This position is scheduled to work a Day Shift, Monday through Friday
Examples of Responsibilities (this is not an exhaustive list of all job duties)
- Use accepted veterinary and DoveLewis practices, equipment, and techniques to continually monitor and assess patients’ condition and inform attending veterinarian of any changes.
- Take steps to maintain patient’s comfort through, but not limited to, maintaining a clean, comfortable environment and treating animals kindly, anticipating his/her stress and discomfort due to hospitalized setting.
- Manage the radiologist’s daily schedule; handle vocera calls for the radiologist; handle appointments for outpatient ultrasounds and outpatient CT scans.
- Set up materials needed for diagnostic imaging procedures.
- Assist the radiologist by escorting clients into the exam room and obtaining any initial information required for the radiologist from the client as well as preparing for appointments by reading pertinent medical records
- Prepare estimates for outpatient clients and enter charges.
- Restrain animals for ultrasound procedures.
- Administer and monitor anesthesia or tranquilization on patients undergoing diagnostic imagining procedures.
- Perform CT scans on in-patients and outpatients during regularly scheduled hours.
- Assist with fluoroscopic exams or use as needed.
- Process biopsy and cytology specimens and send out to the appropriate lab for interpretation.
- Maintain clean and sterile work environment, especially in the radiology, ultrasound, and CT room; keep these rooms stocked appropriately.
- Report any maintenance issues on all diagnostic imaging equipment to the Facilities Manager
- Communicate and oversee that outside radiology interpretations are being submitted and completed when radiologist is gone.
- Coordinate ultrasound coverage when radiologist is out of town.
- Assist DVMs, technicians and VAs as needed with diagnostic imaging procedures.
- Promote safety in the radiology area.
- Monthly outpatient rDVM billing.
- Stay up-to-date with new medical information, attend continuing education to keep up with state and AAHA requirements, and keep license current.
- Help maintain the controlled drug safes and drawing up controlled drugs (after a three-month probationary period)
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Knowledge of veterinary practice and safety measures.
- Working knowledge in technical skills required to nurse emergency and critically ill animals.
- Working knowledge of veterinary computer systems to input charges and other client/animal information.
- Knowledge in general janitorial and cleaning methods.
- Teamwork and interpersonal skills to work in cooperative and close fashion within critical care environment.
- Customer service skills.
- Skilled in decision making in order to follow through on prescribed medications, animal monitoring, team, and other decisions.
- Ability to accurately record medications and inventory and ability to calculate dosages of medication.
- Ability to work in stressful situations associated with high volume, urgent care animal practice where accuracy, organization, and flexibility is needed at all times.
Education and Experience
- Minimum one-year critical care or emergency small animal care is strongly preferred, combination or other comparable experience will be considered
- Experience anesthetizing critical or unstable animals required
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.
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 for illegal substances and background screen is required.