Department: Various

Patient Care Assistant

Patient Care Assistant

The Animal Medical Center is seeking candidates that possess exceptional assistant knowledge, patient care and technical skills to assist and support Licensed Veterinary Technicians (LVT) & Doctors of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) to triage, stabilize, treat and monitor patients in the hospital.

Current openings are available in: Emergency & Critical Care, Internal Medicine, Surgery, CT/MRI, Dentistry, and SCU.

Qualifications:

  • Veterinary assistant experience in a Veterinary Specialty Hospital preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to provide quality patient care, technical services and teamwork
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced, demanding environment, handling multiple tasks with competing deadlines while paying close attention to details
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment, demonstrating a high level of initiative
  • Must be proficient in-patient handling and monitoring, supportive therapy, treatments and procedures
  • Must be flexible and can accommodate shift work in a unit that is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Must have animal handling experience, and be able to restrain all species
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds
  • Must have ability to remain composed in stressful and emergency situations
  • Must exhibit good organizational, multi-tasking, and communication skills
  • Must be able to follow detailed protocols
  • Must neatly and correctly fill out paperwork as necessary

Skills and Responsibilities:

  • Master Assistant Levels I-IV
  • Ability to follow treatment plan in Instinct
  • Ability to cross reference charges in Cornerstone to Instinct Invoice
  • Recognize changes in patients’ status & react appropriately
  • Specialized handling and restraint of painful, debilitated & compensated patients
  • Perform treatments as pertains to a NYS non-licensed technician
  • Responsible for triage categorization
  • Seek to enhance & develop skills & knowledge
  • Monitor patients’ vital signs using multiparameter monitoring equipment
  • Listens in on LVT rounds, fundamental understanding patient’s disease process
  • Proficient record keeping, record findings on treatments sheets/enter Cornerstone/Instinct
  • Patient/Client advocacy
  • Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (note taking, compressions, mechanical ventilate)