Anesthesia Veterinary Technician
Our Anesthesia Technicians are a part of a centralized department that are responsible for monitoring anesthetic cases hospital wide including services such as: Surgery, Internal Medicine, Radiation Oncology, Critical Care, Neurology, Radiology, Pain Management, Emergency and Nephrology. They operate under the supervision of the anesthesiologist, various specialists and the specialty staff manager. This is an overview of the position and is not limited to the listed duties below.
Anesthesia-related Skills & Duties:
- Perform pre-anesthesia examinations to determine safety and risk for surgery cases.
- Implement prescribed anesthetic plans for surgery cases, from pre-anesthesia until recovery, monitoring throughout.
- Perform patient pain assessments and develop proposed analgesic plans for cases using multimodal pain management techniques.
- Understand and use CASE anesthesia forms in Smartflow and EzVet.
- Set up and troubleshoot anesthesia machines and monitoring equipment.
- Understand anesthesia machines maintenance programs.
- Implement prescribed analgesic plans for anesthetic cases using local, systemic and regional pain management techniques
- Demonstrate the ability to set up, maintain equipment and to identify normal and abnormal ECG readings.
- Understand hemodynamics of anesthesia-related hypotension and possess ability to troubleshoot anesthetic complications
- Familiarity with commonly used vasopressor therapy and when to implement during anesthetic procedures.
- Ability to set up and maintain a vasopressor CRI:
- Accurately evaluate a patient’s ventilation, oxygenation and acid/base status utilizing pulse oximetry, capnography and arterial blood gas results.
- Possess basic understanding of soft tissue, orthopedic, wound care and bandage application procedures commonly performed by the surgery service.
- Understanding of blood tubes and proper handling of samples.
- Demonstrate the ability to perform blood typing.
- Demonstrate the ability to perform in house cross matching.
- Properly and safely collect urine samples via cystocentesis for laboratory evaluation.
- Demonstrate the ability to complete microscopy for basic cytology, blood smear, urine.
- On call expectations: Join anesthesia on-call rotation (<1 week per month).
Pay Range: $24/hr-$35/hr
We value diversity and inclusion; every person has a unique voice and perspective to bring to the CASE team. Colorado Animal Specialty and Emergency provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.