Surgery Technician

Jan 21, 2019

Department: Surgery

Reports to: Technician Manager

Rate of Pay: $22 - $27 hourly DOE

Overall Responsibility:  Surgery Technicians must possess anesthesia knowledge and be outgoing and independent, making use of all available time. Surgery Techs must have the ability to perform and react in a wide variety of daily situations in high paced environment, as well as work with every department in the hospital when needed. They must possess excellent communication skills. Surgery Technicians provide a link between clients, client services, doctors, and assistants. They must be able to react in any situation in a professional and efficient manner.

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Patient care
  • Facilitate surgeons and the teams daily schedule
  • Prepare exam room for each visit, including tools needed for each exam.
  • Assisting in and facilitating radiographs
  • Prepare and flip OR’s as needed.
  • Retrieve patient charts from client services in order of appointment time or doctor request.
  • Greet clients, obtain patients current body weight, reason for visit and brief history. Obtain other vitals and labwork as needed.
  • Perform and assist with all aspects of animal restraint for exams and procedures.
  • Preform all types of restraint, venipuncture for all types of blood work. Administer SQ fluids, medications, ect per doctors orders.
  • Complete estimates and feel comfortable discussing finances with clients
  • Assist with all types of surgery, anesthesia, and other procedures as needed.
  • Other duties as needed.

Educational Requirements: High School diploma or equivalent required.  At least 1 year of animal experience required. Veterinary Technician certification preferred.

Skill Requirements: Strong ability to multitask and anticipate needs. Excellent communication with staff, and between staff and upper management. Good attendance. Handles stress well and keeps a positive attitude. Excels at conflict resolution and superb at problem solving.

Physical Requirements: This job is physically active and requires frequent bending. It also requires routine lifting and restraining of animals in excess of 50 pounds.

Interacts with: All areas of the hospital.