Employment Opportunity: Hospital Technician (FT/P)

Employment Opportunity: Hospital Technician
Employer: Brendan W. Furlong, Equine Veterinarian, PA
Employment start date: Feb 1, 2017

B.W. Furlong & Associates is an equine veterinary practice headquartered in Oldwick, NJ. The practice employs 14 veterinarians that practice in the Northeast, as well as 3 that practice in Florida and Virginia under the name Peak Performance Equine Services. It is an extremely fast-paced and busy practice, serving and caring for some of the most prestigious clientele in the country. The main practice consists of a full service ambulatory division, as well as a 4 acre facility that houses a full service 12 stall hospital, stallion collection station, lab, and advanced imaging capabilities. It also has separate properties that include a standing MRI and a rehabilitation center.  Employees of the company are all expected to demonstrate the core beliefs.

Responsibilities

  • Patients & Hospital
    • Provide treatments for hospital cases, including, but not limited to, preparing and administering medications, performing physical exams, placing catheters, running fluids, and assisting with diagnostics.
    • Setup & prepare all medications and treatments for overnight treatments
    • Setup & assist with out-patient  exams, including, but not limited to, joint injections, lameness exams, pre-purchase examinations, internal medicine cases, and diagnostic imaging. This would including handling, lunging, and jogging horses, and also prepping joints, shooting and downloading radiographs, etc.
    • Assist veterinarians with in-patient exams and procedures.
    • Care for patients, including, but not limited to, grooming, feeding, mucking out, cleaning feed & water buckets, and turning out
    • Assist with after-hours emergency admissions
    • Provide tech coverage for surgery (growth opportunity)
    • Record  treatments and observations in medical records
    • Clean isolation stall(s)
    • Disinfect & sweep aisleway
    • Assist in maintenance of hospital grounds
    • Additional responsibilities as needed
  • Lab & Equipment
    • Care for all imaging equipment, including downloading images, cleaning, charging, and organizing
    • Sterilize all instruments and equipment
    • Run in-house labs or prepare IDEXX samples to go out
    • Admit and prep all other samples
    • Additional responsibilities as needed

Qualifications

  • Minimum one year working as a technician in an equine hospital or two years working as an (ambulatory) equine veterinary assistant
  • An outstanding team attitude and work ethic
  • Excellent horse-horse handling skills are mandatory, including handling of fractious horses, ability to jog horses in hand, and proficiency in lunging horses
  • Post high-school education in equine studies  is preferred
  • Veterinary technician license (LVT) is preferred
  • Good time management and multitasking skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Capable of handling patient emergency situations
  • Capable of heavy lifting, including hay bales, feed bags, and muck buckets

Hours are rotational: shift 1 is Wednesday 3p-8p, Thurs-Sat 9a-8p. Shift 2 is Sun-Tues 9a-8p and Wednesday 9a-2p. Weekly hours will be approximately 35 hours. Approximately one night on call each week (5p-8a) is also required. Benefits include hourly salary commensurate with experience, 401K, profit sharing, Health Insurance, and discounted veterinary services and products.

Please submit your cover letter and resume via email to Adam Furlong, Project Manager, at hiring@bwfurlong.com

 

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