The Veterinary Assistant will assist veterinary technicians and staff veterinarian in providing efficient high quality patient care. All tasks performed by the assistant will be in compliance with required levels of supervision as outlined by the Missouri Veterinary Medical Board (MVMB)
Duties to include: answer phone concerning potential emergency cases and queries from referring DVMs and clients regarding cost estimates for services following consultation with staff veterinarians or veterinary technicians. Receive clients and patients presenting to the clinic, enter client/patient demographic data and service charges in hospital system (HIS), and check patients out, collect money for veterinary services. Utilize hospital information system and other software for data entry, requests, record maintenance and preparation and distribution of patient discharge instructions to clients and referring veterinarians. Assist with patient restraint/handling/transport. Monitor hospitalized patients, provide ward care. Collect samples (e.g., blood, urine and fecal), and administer medications as instructed, perform basic diagnostic procedures as requested within the skill set of the particular assistant consistent with MVMB guidelines. Assist with patient monitoring and preparation, operating room set-up/breakdown and cleaning instruments and surgical suite. Maintain and care for diagnostic and surgical equipment. Stock supplies and assist others to clean and maintain all service areas of the clinic.
Starting Salary: $14.25/hour
University Title: Research/Lab Technician
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Hours of the Veterinary Health Center at Kansas City, Animal Emergency Center are Monday - Friday 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 a.m. and Saturday 12:00 p.m. - Monday 8:00 a.m.
Shifts to be discussed during interview process
A high school diploma or an equivalent combination of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.
This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits
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