Salt Lake County

Veterinary Technician - Temporary

Job Locations US-UT-SALT LAKE CITY
Requisition ID 2022-32483
# of Openings
6
Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date
2 months ago(11/16/2022 12:17 PM)
SLCO Department (Portal Searching)
Animal Services
Location : Location
US-UT-SALT LAKE CITY
Location : Address
511 W 3900 S
Location : Postal Code
84123
Position Type (Portal Searching)
Temporary Part-Time
Grade
001
Posted Min
16.00
Posted Max
18.00

Job Description

Salt Lake County…A career with a purpose in the community you love!

Salt Lake County invites you to explore our exciting career opportunities. We seek highly enthusiastic individuals to enrich our County with your experience and talent. If you enjoy working in a team environment that is committed to changing the lives of its community, please keep reading.

What it is like to work here:

At Salt Lake County our culture is woven into all aspects of our work and our employees’ lives, from the way we treat each other to the way we support the community.  To promote and foster a fun and healthy work environment, we appreciate employees through great benefits, a healthy work life balance and room to grow and develop.

Surround yourself with:

Peers who are motivated to make a difference in the lives of those we serve. We serve Salt Lake County and envision a safe and beautiful place for all to live work and have fun. Salt Lake County is about connecting people and championing our community.  Community is more than a place….its our heart and service that bring us together.

 

JOB SUMMARY

Assists the veterinarian in performing sterilization procedures and other surgeries. Conducts animal health examinations and assists in the treatment of sick or injured animals.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Associate's degree in Animal Science, Veterinary Technology, or other closely related field from an accredited college or university, plus one (1) year of experience in a field closely related to these duties; OR an equivalent combination of related education and experience.

Must possess a valid Utah Drivers License on hire date to operate a Salt Lake County vehicle.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Prepares animals for surgery by shaving animal hair and thoroughly disinfecting the site of the operation. Administers pre-anesthetic medication, calibrates the anesthetic machine for each animal, and administers anesthesia by inhalation/intubation or intravenous injection. Assists veterinarian during surgery as needed.
  • Monitors animals after surgery and provides appropriate nursing care to ensure the animal is kept comfortable and optimize recovery.
  • Washes surgical instruments, prepares surgical packs and autoclaves such packs and other surgical-related items to ensure complete sterilization. Sterilizes surgical and preparation surfaces, kennels and ensures laundry is washed on a daily basis.
  • Documents anesthesia, drugs and supplies used during surgery. Records dosages used, verifies drug balances daily and orders pharmaceutical and surgical supplies/equipment as needed.
  • Discharges post-surgery animals to owners and provides at-home care instructions, such as administering medications, watching for potential adverse reactions and other care instructions.
  • Monitors animal population on a daily basis for any change in behavior, appetite, water/food intake or any sign of illness, and reports unusual situations to the veterinarian. Provides treatment and administers medications as directed.
  • Verifies all animals have vaccinated and spayed/neutered prior to adoption.
  • Collects and performs routine laboratory tests on specimens such as blood, urine and feces.
  • Performs humane euthanasia in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  • Documents veterinary treatment and associated charges for services rendered.

 

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