Technician Wage Information
$18.00 per hour starting
$20.00 per hour for experience and reliable work
Licensed Technicians should be able to perform duties as described by the State of Washington. Rate of pay beyond the starting pay will be determined by skill level, overall abilities, attitude and contributions to the hospital.
VETERINARY TECHNICIAN DUTIES
A link to the Washington State Department of Health laws for veterinary technicians is provided here
http://apps.leg.wa.gov/WAC/default.aspx?cite=246-935 Washington state mandates what a registered technician can do. This is a direct link to that list http://apps.leg.wa.gov/WAC/default.aspx?cite=246-935-050.
Below is a partial list of common tasks performed by technicians here.
Backup receptionist, satisfy customers
Be able to perform/complete all duties for Kennel Help and Assistants
Monitor Kennel Help and Assistants
Teach/instruct new employees
Monitor charging to be sure all items and services are being billed
Inducing and monitoring anesthesia
Assist in surgery
Take appropriate, high quality radiographs (Regular and Dental)
Preparation for all procedures
Obtaining lab specimens
Performing lab tests
Perform dental prophylaxis
Taking temperatures, pulse and respiration of animals
Client communications on nutrition, parasite control, etc.
Administer medications and vaccinations
Applying IV catheters
Monitoring fluid flows
Monitoring patient needs
Maintaining cleanliness and orderliness of hospital
Insure animals' cleanliness, particularly for release to go home
Recommending suggestions to improve operations and customer satisfaction
Backup kennel help
This list is not all-inclusive. It is understood that many situations will require the ability to multitask, and to work together to accomplish our goals. While we are small, we will all be responsible for any of the hospitals needs. As the hospital and staff grow, a certain amount of flexibility is needed to make this the best place a person could work and the best place for animals to come in sickness and in health. Please provide alternative solutions to smooth out the practice rough spots.