Company Info: VCA Inc. owns, operates, and manages the largest network of freestanding veterinary hospitals and veterinary clinical reference laboratories in North America, with over 900 hospitals located in the U.S. states and Canada, and more than 55 clinical laboratories. VCA is also a leading supplier of diagnostic imaging equipment to the veterinary industry, as well as operating a franchisor of premier dog daycare facilities.
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VCA Animal Specialty and Emergency Center (ASEC) is an AAHA-accredited, 24-hour emergency/multi-specialty practice in West Los Angeles, California.
VCA Animal Specialty & Emergency Center is a high volume, AAHA accredited, state-of-the-art specialty referral and 24-hour critical care hospital located in West Los Angeles. We are a fast paced teaching hospital that provides an amazing learning environment and a rewarding caseload. We pride ourselves on our dedicated and compassionate technical and non-technical staff as well as our team of amazing specialists, senior clinicians, and interns. With six specialties under one roof and over 100 staff members on our team, there is always an opportunity to grow and advance your skills here.
We are currently accepting applications for our Emergency and Critical Care department (ECC) and Intensive Care Unit (ICU):
Our ECC and ICU departments are fully equipped and staffed to provide the maximum level of care 24/7 to both incoming critical and non-critical emergencies, transfers from both our referring veterinarians and internal specialty services, and post-operative patients from our surgery department. We work on a wide variety of cases on canine and feline patients, and in our ICU ward the most critical patients receive top notch intensive care using advanced techniques and specialized equipment. We are seeking experienced technicians to work overnight on both our emergency service as well as in our ICU.
ECC and/or ICU Technicians:
Our emergency technician position requires a veterinary technician with a minimum of 2 years of current experience in veterinary medicine. Emergency experience is not required but is considered a plus.
Candidates must either be actively licensed or currently in process of working towards obtaining their RVT license.
Skills required include: Small animal restraint and handling, basic and advanced nursing care, venipuncture and IV catheterization must be mastered, basic radiography, lab sample handling and running in-house lab equipment, anesthesia monitoring and troubleshooting, and general knowledge of veterinary medicine (including basic knowledge of emergency medicine and procedures).
Responsibilities include: Providing nursing care to both our stable and critical hospitalized patients, triaging and stabilizing incoming emergencies, providing treatment to our outpatients, assisting with basic anesthetic procedures, and maintaining a clean and stocked treatment area.
We typically begin our newest team members in our emergency department with the opportunity to advance into our ICU as skills and knowledge are developed.
In order to be hired directly into our ICU unit, candidates must have at least 2 years of experience specifically in ECC or specialty medicine, must possess adequate knowledge of critical care, advanced nursing techniques, commonly used medication dosages and calculations, and must be either actively licensed or qualified to sit for board exams. If you feel you are qualified to work directly in our ICU unit, please specify your interest and explain your qualifications when you apply.
Currently seeking both swing and graveyard technicians. (Graveyard shifts pay an additional "overnight differential")
All emergency department positions/schedules do involve working at least one weekend shift.
We utilize a "4x10" schedule (4-day work week, 10-hour shifts)
Both full-time and part-time options are available. (Part-time employees work 8-hour shifts)
Unlicensed candidates should either be in progress of obtaining their license or intending to pursue licensing in the near future
If you are looking to improve upon existing skills or build new ones, and you believe you can thrive in a very busy, fast-paced, advanced and exciting environment, then we would love to hear from you!
You can fax your resume to (310) 479-8976 (Attn: Vanessa), apply directly to this ad, or stop by and fill out an application and leave your resume in person. Be sure to visit www.ASECvets.com for more information about our facility!
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 employees 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).
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