DoveLewis Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Hospital is hiring a full-time ICU Technician to join our team.
Wage: Starts at $20-$25 hourly, plus an overnight differential for applicable shifts.
Why do employees love working for DoveLewis?
We live up to our mission of providing the best emergency, critical, and specialty care to our patients.
Your work makes a difference to the animal-loving community and to individual pet owners on a daily basis
You learn so much! We are a teaching hospital dedicated to the growth of our employees.
As a Technician or experienced Veterinary Assistant in our ICU, you will be responsible for providing our clients with a top-notch experience as well as responsible for providing intensive nursing care to patients through compliance with the attending doctor's orders. On a daily basis, you will triage patients, calculate medical dosages and administer medications, place tubes and catheters, monitor and ensure patients' comfort, update clients on their pet's progress, and perform a variety of other tasks. This role requires solid technical skills.
In addition, as a dedicated ICU Technician, you will record and deliver organized rounds, assist DVMs and Criticalists with patient assessment, treatment and procedures, provide intensive monitoring and nursing care to hospitalized and critically ill patients, induce and monitor general anesthesia and sedation procedures, perform in-house laboratory testing and prepare samples for outside laboratory testing.
Because of our hospital’s client-centered nature, this role requires your commitment to providing both patients and clients with the highest standard of care. Your ability to handle stressful situations in a fast-paced environment with compassion, efficiency, and flexibility is key to success in this role. This role will need to fill occasional shifts in the ER as well.
What are we looking for in a candidate?
Minimum of three years working in the veterinary field as a technician or assistant.
Strongly preferred minimum of one year emergency or other specialty small animal care experience.
CVT or LVT preferred, VTS certification a strong bonus.
Any suitable combination of experience or education may substitute for the above.
To be considered for this position, you MUST complete the online application and upload a resume. Resumes received without a completed online application will not be considered.
Our employees receive generous health benefits, a veterinary discount, premium pay for holidays worked, and accrued vacation time. DoveLewis is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity and a drug-free workplace. Pre-employment drug screen for illegal substances and background screen required.
About DoveLewis Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Hospital
DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital, established in 1973 and based in Portland, Ore., is the only nonprofit, 24-hour emergency and intensive care unit in the region. DoveLewis provides donor-funded programs to the community, including one of the United States’ largest volunteer-based animal blood banks, a nationally recognized pet loss support program, an animal-assisted therapy program, education for veterinary professionals and the animal-loving community, 24-hour stabilizing care for lost, stray and wild animals and financial assistance for qualifying low-income families and abused animals. With over 40 years of service to the community, DoveLewis has treated over 500,000 animals and has been deemed one of Oregon’s Most Admired Nonprofits by The Portland Business Journal for eight years.