Responsible for daily care of all surgical patients, ensuring all clinic staff members are adhering to proper pre-, peri- and post-operative care of patients. During designated training sessions, responsible for training participants in all aspects of patient care and efficient/safe clinic practices, maintaining a professional and friendly manner at all times.
WORKING RELATIONSHIPS Works closely with Veterinary Technicians, Veterinary Assistants, and other staff
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS 1. Examine animals pre-operatively to determine their ability to withstand surgery 2. Perform surgical sterilizations 3. Examine animals post-operatively to ensure appropriate healing 4. Inoculate animals and provide recommendations for follow up care 5. Supervise handling and recording of controlled substances by Veterinary Technicians 6. Supervise post-operative rechecks and order of medical treatments as necessary to ensure complete surgical recovery 7. Follow and support all organizational and medical protocols 8. Communicate effectively with Clinic Director, to keep management apprised of all out of the ordinary situations 9. Communicate any issues concerning staff or patients with Clinic Director 10. Provide input and communicate any issues regarding the clinic’s disease control protocols, surgical protocols, or other medical issues at regular meetings or with the Clinic Director as appropriate 11. Behave in a manner that upholds both personal and professional standards, as an ambassador of the SNIP, at all times 12. Train any designated persons in all aspects of patient care and efficient/safe clinic practices, maintaining a professional and friendly manner at all times 13. Be available to travel and train as requested 14. Strive to continually improve all training programs 15. Ensure all clinic staff members are adhering to proper pre-, peri- and post-operative care of patients 16. Perform surgical techniques in accordance with Humane Alliance protocol (will train)
OTHER CRITICAL SKILLS 1. Demonstrates good speed when necessary 2. Competently performs and teaches CPR and other emergency measures 3. Competently handles surgical complications and rechecks 4. Effectively critiques breaks in sterility 5. Effectively critiques and suggests additional disease control measures 6. Understands and practices low-stress animal handling 7. Communicates effectively with clients and colleagues
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES 1. Must be a licensed Veterinarian in the state of Idaho 2. Must maintain all current and correct licensure include DEA 3. Physical Requirements -Must be able to work standing or sitting for 8 or more hours -Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds repeatedly throughout the day with help -Must be able to bend and kneel repeatedly -Must have good hearing including ability to distinguish changes in pitch -Must have good range of motion in joints especially wrist, knees, elbows -Must have good range of motion in your back for twisting etc. 4. Emotional/Mental Requirements -Must be able to work under stressful conditions and work efficiently and effectively under those conditions -Ability to delegate tasks -Ability to cope with frustrating situations and remain calm 5. Potential and Prolonged Exposures -Prolonged exposure to various aqueous solutions including but not limited to dish soap, chlorhexidine and spectra soap -Prolonged exposure to isopropanol, hydrogen peroxide -Potential/Prolonged exposure to isoflurane gas -Prolonged exposure to quaternary ammonium cleaners and bleach
Performing 27-32 spay / neuter surgeries daily
About SNIP Clinic
Spay Neuter Idaho Pets, Inc. (SNIP) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of Idaho’s cats and dogs by reducing overpopulation. SNIP operates a low-cost spay and neuter clinic along with a variety of programs and education.