BluePearl Veterinary Assistant – Surgery – Vet Assist 1st & 2nd shift in Waltham, Massachusetts

BluePearl’s Waltham location is hiring an exceptional Veterinary Assistant – Surgery – Vet Assist 1 st & 2 nd shift.

Are you looking for a new opportunity as a veterinary assistant? Do you enjoy working in a fast-paced environment where learning and development is valued and encouraged? We are currently experiencing a huge amount of growth in the Massachusetts market. We are looking for an ambitious and motivated assistant to join an exceptional medical staff.

We have a wonderful and experienced team here in the Waltham location. Our ideal candidate for the assistant position will be ambitious and ready to learn new skills. They must be goal oriented and have some prior experience with animals. We are willing to train the right candidate with a great attitude and work ethic.

A BluePearl Veterinary Assistant is someone who is self-motivated, a quick thinker, a team player and someone who is able to multi-task efficiently. Good communication skills and compassion is necessary. Prefer to have at least one-year experience in a veterinary hospital.

Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Strong knowledge of surgical instruments and how to care for them including orthopedic drills, saws and how to sterilize them

  • Familiar with running and maintaining ETO2 gas sterilizers and steam autoclaves

  • Prepping the patient, setting up equipment, and assisting the surgeon in all procedures

  • Responsible for sponge and instrument counts

  • Strong knowledge of surgical procedures, what equipment is needed, how to surgically assist, and how to maintain equipment post operatively

  • Uses practice management software to maintain client and patient records according to hospital protocol.

  • Understands and provides safe restraint for cooperative canine and feline patients during examination or procedures, including radiology, ultrasound and anesthetic induction.

  • Accurately identifies and reports quality and quantity of vomiting, regurgitation, urine and fecal output.

  • Able to set up intravenous fluids.

  • Prepares supplies for IVC placement, blood draw and urinary catheter placement.

  • Prepares supplies for procedures to be performed by technician or veterinarian.

  • Ensures hospital working areas are cleaned, stocked and maintained in accordance with hospital policy

Who are we?

BluePearl Veterinary Partners grew from the dreams of numerous veterinarians who believed pets should have access to high quality, cutting edge healthcare.

We are seeking hospital support with the same philosophy who are looking to grow their career in an exciting environment with a family atmosphere!

Your success is our success!

At BluePearl, the continued education of our techs is paramount. Not only do our techs get to work in state of the art facilities with the best veterinary teams in the nation, but they also have access 90% paid scholarships with Penn Foster and CE allowances. We also go even further to hold monthly CE meetings, ssociate feedback sessions, and opportunities for mentorship and cross-training .

Additional Benefits:

BluePearl offers health benefits options, competitive compensation, flexible hours, scrub allowance, opportunity to bring your dog to work, additional training, and unlimited growth potential!

Why our Waltham location?

Our BluePearl Waltham hospital, located in the Boston metro area, is a 16,000-square-foot advanced care facility. Our board-certified specialists include an oncologist, radiation oncologist, ophthalmologist, internist and several criticalists, radiologists and surgeons.

Our Waltham hospital is also home to the New England Veterinary Oncology Group (NEVOG), a team of board-certified veterinary oncologists who have been serving the New England community for more than 15 years. NEVOG features on-site radiation therapy and full-service chemotherapy delivery. Our doctors participate in clinical trials and are a part of the ACI network. We are collegial and communicative, with a passion for what we do and an abiding affection for the incredible patients and clients we help through difficult times.

Diagnostic capabilities at our Waltham hospital include laparoscopy, thoracoscopy, arthroscopy, a phacoemulsification system for cataract surgery, cryomatic console, laser indirect ophthalmoscope, ophthalmic ultrasound, electroretinography, a linear accelerator, and a CT scanner.

Waltham, MA is located 30 minutes outside of Boston. Here in New England, we celebrate all four seasons and boast a variety of activities within a short drive—ocean to mountains, theatre to sporting events and everything in between. Boston is close to the Maine seacoast, New Hampshire, Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. It is an amazing place to work and play!

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BluePearl is committed to a diverse work environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, creed, sex, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, sexual orientation or affectional preference, or gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace.

Job Category: Technicians

Requisition Number: VETER06186

Posted: 2017-12-07T18:51:37.782Z

Full Time

Location: Waltham, MA, USA