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BluePearl Veterinary Technician - Oncology in Grand Rapids, Michigan

BluePearl Specialty + Emergency Pet Hospital in Grand Rapids, MI is hiring an extraordinary Oncology Veterinary Technician to work part-time! * *

  • Are you a passionate technician looking to improve your skills in the veterinary field? 

  • Do you want an opportunity to work with some of the brightest veterinary professionals in this industry? 

  • Are you a driven, dependable, committed, and knowledgeable?  

A BluePearl Oncology Technician is someone who is self-motivated, a quick thinker, and is able to multi-task efficiently. Good communication skills and compassion are a must. Prefer to have a minimum of two or more years’ experience in a specialty veterinary hospital. The right candidate will be responsible for treating and monitoring patients as well as supporting the clinician with patient care and client communication.

As an Oncology Technician, you will:

  • Perform physical exam; accurately count heart, pulse rate, capillary refill time, mucous membranes, temperature, respiratory rate and effort.

  • Understand normal vital and lab parameters and alerts doctor when abnormal.

  • Perform phlebotomy.

  • Place peripheral intravenous catheter in cephalic vein.

  • Calculate basic medical math.

  • Set up appropriate materials for chemotherapy administration.

  • Safely dispense and administer oral chemotherapy agents.

  • Safely dispense, reconstitute and administer SC/IM chemotherapy agents.

  • Check chemotherapy agent calculations and dosages.

  • Properly shave and wrap for an IV catheter for chemotherapy infusion.

  • Admit Oncology patients and obtain thorough history including current medications and dosages, response to treatment and side effects, intensity and duration.

  • Discharge Oncology patients from the hospital, including basic client education such as how to handle patient eliminations after chemotherapy, how to handle oral chemotherapy at home, chemotherapy and radiation side effects and oral medication administration.

  • Maintain solid grasp of common veterinary medical terms and abbreviations and is able to converse with other veterinary professionals in medical terms.

  • Address client concerns and answer them appropriately during visits, updates, or after hospitalization. Quickly and competently facilitates incoming calls.

  • Have the knowledge of the tumor types.

  • Understand diagnostic work-up protocols (including oncology specific terminology for each tumor/cancer type per each hospital’s protocol.

  • Possess a working knowledge of anesthesia/monitoring equipment and assist with patients assigned ASA I or II classifications.

  • Remain current on R.E.C.O.V.E.R CPR guidelines and demonstratesproficiency in designated role as assigned by attending clinician and/or supervisor.

  • Maintain hospital for day to day function and operation (stocking, cleaning, etc.).

Why BluePearl ?

  • Our passion is pets. We offer Trupanion pet insurance and discounts to our associates for pet treatments, procedures, and food. 

  • We encourage you to grow with us. Our technicians are leveled by their skillset and move up in level as they gain more skills and experience. We are focused on developing our associates into leaders through talent development programs and leadership workshops. As a member of Mars Veterinary Health, our associates have endless opportunities to advance in his/her career. 

  • In order to transform and lead the industry through innovative quality medicine and care, we understand the importance of continuous learning. We offer annual continuing education allowance, free continuing education sessions, our own BluePearl University for training, and our clinicians have access to over 2,000 medical journals. 

  • Health, dental, vision, and life insurance options. 

  • Parental Leave benefits

  • Flexible work schedules. 

  • Time to reset, rewind, and reflect through our paid time off and floating holiday plans. 

  • A regional licensed social worker who can provide guidance, advice, and tips/tricks on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle while working in a fast-paced emergency and specialty care environment. 

  • We promote a family-like culture in our hospitals. We are all in this together. We believe in working together to lead the industry by enriching lives through remarkable care for pets. 

BluePearl is committed to a diverse work environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. We are an equal opportunity employer and you will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, creed, sex, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance , and no applicant will be penalized _ _as a result of _ such a request. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace._ _ _

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