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Oncology Veterinary Technician

Company: VCA
Location: Dallas
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

Oncology Veterinary TechnicianAt VCA Animal Diagnostic Clinic-Dallas, we are looking for our next Oncology veterinary technician. Our Oncology department consists of 4 board-certified Medical Oncologists, and 1 Radiation Oncologist, a Radiation Therapist, a Dosimetrist, and 10 Veterinary Technicians. With your knowledge, skills, and experience in veterinary medicine, you will have the opportunity to join our team as we lead the way in clinical trials, radiation therapy, and novel cancer therapies.What Makes VCA Animal Diagnostic Clinic Unique?We are passionate about our team's health and wellness and continue to foster a culture where asking questions is welcomed, and training is the expectation. At VCA we are committed to equity, inclusion, and diversity, and strive to be a place where a talented mix of people want to come, stay, and do their best work. We support a work environment where you can focus on your career, your happiness, and the patients you serve while supporting a work-life balance. Our leadership team works hard to protect our culture and assure we hire associates that are going to have the determination to rise above obstacles.We not only work hard, we play hard too. Join us for one of our team building events such as visiting the Frisco Roughriders for a game, pop-up food trucks, or surprise team lunches. Holidays are no exception! Grab a bucket for Halloween & Valentine's Day and drop a few treats in for your friends. Need a pick me up? Keep your eyes peeled for our Radio Flyer snack wagon rolling through a department near you! This is but a small sampling of the gratitude we show our team for being the most compassionate, dedicated veterinary medical professionals around.Why You Should Consider UsThis role is suited for the experienced licensed technician. However, we are also excited to provide developmental training to a committed technician who wants to move forward in their career at a hospital that provides an array of opportunities. Our leadership team meets frequently, and we welcome ideas and suggestions from the support staff to push each other and our hospital forward. Our team takes pride in fostering an atmosphere of mutual respect and recognition while being adaptable, goal driven, and engaged.A Veterinary Technician at Animal Diagnostic Clinic includes:

  • Work cohesively with hospital management and supervisory teams to aid in the progression of the hospital
  • Assist attending veterinarian with physical exams, routine procedures, tissue sample acquisition and processing, medication dispensing, surgical preparation and post-operative discharge
  • Anesthesia monitoring for procedures, radiation therapy, and CT scans; troubleshooting and maintenance of anesthesia machines and monitoring equipment
  • Client relations and appointment schedule management: initial consultation appointments, recheck appointments, surgical discharge, and daily client communication
  • Handling, administrating, and disposing of hazardous drugs (chemotherapy)
  • Compassionate nursing care for all hospital patients
  • Housekeeping and maintenance of hospital areas.
  • Preliminary thorough technician physical examinations
  • Maintain detailed and legible medical records
  • Knowledge and application of proper radiograph positioning and acquisition, including safety requirements and PPE
  • Acquisition and processing of laboratory samples, including blood, urine, and tissue samples
  • Filling and dispensing medications under veterinarian's supervision
  • Strongly encourage participation in clinical trials in accordance to GCP (good clinical practice) guidelinesQualifications for Veterinary Technician:
    • High School Diploma
    • Licensed Veterinary Technician- CVT, LVT, RVT (preferred)
    • 2 + years of clinical experience
    • Passion for Veterinary Medicine
    • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
    • Professional personal appearance
    • Ability to multitask, prioritize, and complete medical and administrative tasks
    • Read and respond to all communication in a timely manner
    • Must be positive, motivated, dependable, and team orientedPhysical Requirements:
      • Any allergies to animals must be controllable through medication.
      • Must be able to lift 40 pounds.
      • Must be willing to work long or irregular hours under pressure conditions.
      • This position requires the ability to walk, bend, stand, and reach constantly during a minimum 8-hour day.
      • Visual acuity sufficient to maintain accurate records, recognize people and understand written directions.
      • Ability to speak and hear sufficiently to understand, give information in person and over the telephone.
      • Fine motor skills adequate for utilizing hospital equipment such as electric clippers, syringes, radiology equipment, laboratory equipment, computers, etc.The Benefits Continue to Grow!
        • Leadership opportunities (career growth potential)
        • Hefty discounts to VetGirl, and Fear Free Certification
        • Free NAVTA membership
        • Licensure reimbursements for credentialed technicians
        • Educational scholarships and tuition support
        • Free wellness subscriptions (Head Space)
        • Referral bonuses
        • Competitive wage
        • VTS career path support
        • Medical, dental & vision insurance
        • Paid long and short term disability insurance
        • Paid parental leave
        • Infertility Benefits
        • Paid vacation and sick time
        • 401(k)
        • Free access to Plumbs, and educational platforms such as VetfolioIf you are a current associate, you need to apply through our internal career site. Please log into Workday and click on the Career worklet on the landing page or search for Find Jobs.
          Benefits: We offer competitive compensation along with a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision and paid vacation/sick days, 401(k), generous employee pet discounts and more!

          The information in this position description indicates the general nature and level of work to be performed. It is not designed to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of associates assigned to this job. Management reserves the right to revise the job description or require that other tasks be performed when the circumstances of the job change (for example, emergencies, change in personnel, workload, or technical development)

          We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer - Veterans / Disabled. For a complete EEO statement please see our career page at vcacareers.com

Keywords: VCA, Dallas , Oncology Veterinary Technician, Professions , Dallas, Texas

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