Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) – Temporary Position
Title: Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) – Temporary Position
Department: Animal Health/Spay Clinic
Reports To: Animal Health Practice Manager
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt, Temporary Position
Schedule: Sundays, Mondays, and/or Tuesdays (10:00am – 4:30pm)
The RVT position is a key position in the Sacramento SPCA’s quest to deliver high-quality medical services to the animals in our care. The primary responsibility for the RVT is to assist the veterinarian in obtaining patient history and physical exam data, collecting diagnostic samples, restraint, handling and the administration of medications while working in the wellness clinic. When working in the Spay clinic this position is also responsible sterile, sanitary, and efficient operation of the SSPCA Spay and Neuter Clinic. This position assists staff veterinarians in the primary care and treatment of pre-operative and post-operative surgery animals. This is a temporary position for the 2018 calendar year while the Sacramento SPCA expands our public facing medical services.
Essential Job Functions
- Collect patient history and physical exam data under the direct and indirect supervision of the wellness clinic veterinarian
- Takes temperature, pulse and respiration.
- Collect diagnostic samples and administers vaccines or medications via intramuscular, intravenous and subcutaneous injections as well as enteral and topical routes.
- Collects and prepares blood, urine, and fecal samples
- Must be punctual and maintain regular, predictable attendance.
- Performs the following procedures under the direct supervision of the Staff Veterinarian:
- Collect patient signalment, pertinent history and physical exam findings
- Applies bandages and wound care as necessary
- Microchip, vaccinate and medicate animals as recommended by the DVM
- Perform toe nail trims, anal gland expression, ear cleaning, etc.
- Perform diagnostics (fecal exams, HWT, FeLV/FIV testing, skin scrape, etc.)
- Fill prescriptions according to state and federal law
- Deliver excellent customer service through client education (overall animal health, benefits of spay/neuter, preventatives, proper husbandry, etc.) and recognize opportunities to promote other SSPCA services as needed (spay/neuter clinic, behavior consultations and training, etc.)
- Enhance wellness clinic reputation by taking pride and ownership in work and exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments
- Helps ensure the safe storage, access, and use of vaccines and non-controlled drugs in compliance with applicable State and Federal regulations.
- Ability to work efficiently within a designated time limit while maintaining excellent customer service and wellness clinic team morale.
- Follow all state, local and federal laws regarding the documentation of medical records and tracking of medications
- Maintains cleanliness of the exam room and other related areas, to provide a safe, clean and professional environment.
- Must be committed to a high standard of safety and be willing and able to comply with all safety laws and all of the employer’s safety policies and rules and must be willing to report safety violations and potential safety violations to appropriate supervisory or management personnel.