Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation (SMR) Technician

Jan 11, 2023

Department         Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation (SMR)

Reports to:           Specialty Manager

Rate of Pay:         $17 - $24 Hourly

Overall Responsibility:  SMR techs must be outgoing and independent, making use of ALL available time. SMR must have the ability to perform and react in a wide variety of daily situations as well as work with every department in the hospital. They must possess excellent communication skills. SMR Technicians provide a link between clients, client services, doctors, and technicians. They must be able to react in ANY situation in a professional and efficient manner.

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Facilitate the doctors’ daily schedule.
  • Prepare exam room for each visit, including tools needed for each exam.
  • Prepare, use, clean and maintain underwater treadmill, TENS unit and all other equipment 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, etc. per doctors’ orders.
  • Basic grooming as needed.
  • Complete estimates, basic record keeping.
  • Assist with surgery pre- and post-op when needed.
  • Other duties as needed.

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