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Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center seeks Oncology Technician

Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center (VSEC), a BluePearl Veterinary Partners Hospital – Levittown, PA.  Position: Veterinary Oncology Technician – 1st shift (Medical and Radiation Oncology).  We have an excellent team and we practice outstanding medicine.

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The ideal candidate:

  • Has worked as a veterinary technician in a general practice during the past year, or has recently completed their veterinary technical program. Previous experience in medical and/or radiation oncology is a plus.
  • Has a great attitude and a strong drive to succeed and build their career in veterinary specialty medicine.
  • Has a willingness to learn new procedures/treatments and enjoys asking questions to build their knowledge base.
  • Can take instruction and integrate with current staff members.
  • Has good technical skills including phlebotomy/catheter placement.
  • Is willing to be trained by our staff in veterinary anesthesia.

The primary function of the Veterinary Technician Level 2 is to be responsible for treatments of stable hospitalized patients and stable outpatient diagnostics and treatments, including performance of general anesthesia. Cross-training between the subservices will be facilitated, but tracking in the performance of either medical or radiation oncology duties will be considered after initial training is complete.

After training with our staff on the Oncology Service, your skills will include the following:

**Medical Oncology– Specific Skills**

  • Monitor patient who is receiving a chemotherapy infusion under supervision of veterinary technician level 3 or higher
  • Ability to set up appropriate equipment for short and long infusion chemotherapy administration
  • Ability to safely dispense and administer oral chemotherapy/other agents
  • Ability to safely dispense, reconstitute and administered SQ/IM/IV chemotherapy and other agents
  • Knowledge of chemotherapy extravasation and what to do if this event occurs
  • Ability to check chemotherapy agent calculations and dosages
  • Ability to properly wrap and shave for an IV catheter for chemotherapy infusion

**Radiation Oncology– Specific Skills**

  • Understand the difference between types of radiation modalities (photons vs. electrons) and beam energy, and appropriate uses for each
  • Ability to perform basic patient radiation therapy set-ups under the supervision of a Level III/IV technician or specialty clinician
  • Ability to administer appropriate radiation dose to patient under the supervision of a Level III/IV technician or specialty clinician
  • Ability to monitor a patient under sedation/light general anesthesia and make anesthetic adjustments as needed under the supervision of a Level III/IV technician or specialty clinician

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 technical support with the same philosophy and 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 veterinary technicians is paramount. Not only do our veterinary technicians work in state-of-the-art facilities with the best veterinary teams in the nation, but they also have access to 90% paid scholarships with Penn Foster and CE allowances. We go even further to hold monthly CE meetings, associate feedback sessions, and opportunities for mentorship and cross-training between departments as well.

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 Levittown, PA location? Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center (VSEC), a BluePearl Veterinary Partners Hospital in Levittown, PA, is a legacy practice providing care to the Philadelphia metropolitan area for more than 20 years. Levittown has more than 50 veterinarians on staff, offering a strong collaborative atmosphere with 31 board-certified and board-eligible clinicians specializing in anesthesiology, cardiology, clinical pathology, dentistry & oral surgery, dermatology, diagnostic imaging, emergency & critical care, holistic medicine & acupuncture, internal medicine, neurology/neurosurgery, oncology, ophthalmology, radiation oncology and surgery. VSEC Levittown is a Level 1 certified facility, which is the highest level of certification, awarded by the Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Society. Our new, 20,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility in Levittown opened in June of 2011. On-site treatment and diagnostic capabilities include a Varian linear accelerator to provide radiation therapy for cancer patients, special hyperthyroid cat radioactive iodine treatment facility, a Toshiba 64 Aquilion CT scanner, GE 1.0 T MR scanner (GE 1.5 T MR scanner coming 2018), dedicated ICU, and separate canine, feline and isolation wards. In-house laboratory diagnostic equipment and an Antech clinical pathology lab with a board-certified clinical pathologist are on-site.

Levittown is only a short drive from Philadelphia, a magnificent and historic city. The Declaration of Independence was signed there, and it briefly served as our nation’s capital! It has four major professional sports teams, miles of trails for hiking, biking and other outdoor activities, and a strong artistic and cultural environment. Philadelphia is home to a vibrant, diverse nightlife scene with countless restaurants and fantastic options for vegetarians and all other foodies as well.

Want to learn more about the greater Philadelphia area? Learn more about VSEC Levittown! Like us on Facebook to learn about BluePearl events and career opportunities! 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 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.

Please follow this link to apply: http://bit.ly/20ploej

(Posted 9/13/2017)

Mount Laurel Animal Hospital seeks Oncology Technician

Our privately-owned hospital located in beautiful Mount Laurel, NJ. We proudly hold the titles of Best Veterinarian In South Jersey (Burlington County Times) as well as 2015, 2016 and 2017 Best Places To Work (Monster Jobs)! Mount Laurel, NJ is in close proximity to Philadelphia.

MLAH is the premier critical care and referral center for Southern New Jersey and the surrounding areas serving the South Jersey community since 1976. We provide compassionate and progressive veterinary care for a wide range of companion pets and backyard animals. We currently have 30 practicing doctors and a support staff of over 180 employees. We feature specialty care and additional services including cardiology, exotics, internal medicine, oncology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, surgery, acupuncture, and home care.

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RESPONSIBILITIES

The ideal candidate has specialty veterinary experience with a broad knowledge of veterinary science including pharmacology and oncology with strong logic and math skills. Minimum of 3 year’s veterinary experience and preference will be given to candidates who have prior experience in a specialty field and hold a CVT or VTS.

  • Provide excellent client communications and education regarding oncology
  • Act as a liaison between clients, referring veterinarians, and co-workers
  • Provide high level patient care and maintain accurate electronic medical records for patients
  • Assist in clinical tests and procedures such as ultrasound, lymph node or bone marrow biopsy
  • Preparation and administration of chemotherapy drugs for patients
  • Exceptional venipuncture and IV catheter placement, cystocentesis, and suture removal
  • Perform or assist with digital radiography and CT
  • Run in house lab work and prepare and send out samples
  • Perform anesthesia induction, monitoring, and recovery
  • Facilitate admits and discharges of patients and prepare instructions

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Recommended – candidates have successfully passed the VTNE (Veterinary Technician National Examination). Experienced technicians also considered with a minimum of 1 year experience in ONCOLOGY
  • Graduate from an AVMA accredited Animal Science program with an AS or BS preferred.
  • Strong work ethic and a positive attitude.
  • Must be flexible and able to adapt to new situations.
  • Possible signing bonus offered to VTS (or qualified candidate)
  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative environment and commitment to building relationships with colleagues, clients, and community is required
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills and the ability to deliver exceptional client service
  • Must be able to regularly lift up to 50 pounds (work requires lifting, carrying, and restraining animals-with assistance from other staff for animals weighing over 50 pounds)

 

TECHNICAL ABILITIES AND SKILLS

  • Knowledge of advanced fluid therapy, anesthetic monitoring, advanced CPR and all aspects of laboratory and radiology.
  • Knowledge of advanced pharmacology and medical terminology as well as knowledge of surgical procedures and disease process.
  • Ability to perform complex mathematical equations to calculate medications and chemotherapy drugs

COMPENSATION, BENEFITS AND SCHEDULE

Work days are Tuesday – Friday

Compensation is based on experience and skill level. Full-time benefits include health, dental, and vision insurances; 401k; paid time off; uniforms; and discounted veterinary care.

TO APPLY, GO TO: www.mlahvet.com/careers

(Posted 8/29/2017)

Penn Vet seeks Surgical Oncology Nurse

The Comprehensive Cancer Center at Penn Vet is seeking experienced veterinary technicians with a special interest in oncology to join our team.  We are a comprehensive service with specialists in medical oncology, surgical oncology and radiation oncology working collaboratively to offer the best treatment options to our clients and their pets.  The University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine is located in Philadelphia, PA.   We offer a comprehensive and competitive CE and benefits package. If you are interested in working with a great team of clinicians and nurses in an academic teaching hospital, please read the job descriptions detailed below.

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40 HOURS/WEEK     Mon-Fri: 7:30a-3:30p

JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • Provide specialized nursing care to surgical oncology patients
  • Work collaboratively with clinicians and students during clinic appointments and surgery days
  • Assist clinicians during procedures (aspirates, biopsies, suture removal, bandage changes and short surgical procedures)
  • Technical tasks including venipuncuture, IVC placement, cystocentesis, suture removal
  • Sedation of patients and supervision of sedated patients—patients who are sedated for imaging or brief procedures that do not require full anesthesia
  • Assist with recovery of sedated/anesthetized patients
  • Assist clinicians by communicating with the WARDS/ICU nursing staff re: patient history, surgical procedure performed, any post op concerns and projected plans for discharge
  • Assist clinicians and students by ensuring that medication requests are submitted to the pharmacy prior to surgery
  • Assist with transport of animals throughout the hospital—to and from radiology, anesthesia, WARDS, oncology as needed
  • Submit blood and tissue samples to the appropriate lab with the appropriate paperwork
  • Occasional prep of surgical patients—clipping, vacuuming and performing initial scrub prior to the patient moving into the OR
  • Facilitate patient admits and discharges
  • Assist with coordination of cases through multiple services (i.e. font desk, appointment desk, radiology, anesthesia, surgery, pathology, etc.)
  • Submission of imaging, anesthesia and OR requests
  • Contact rDVM to obtain patient records and ensure patient records are complete (i.e. recent blood work, biopsy/cytology results, imaging reports +/- digital images sent to Penn Vet)
  • Organization of oncology patient’s records
  • Maintain surgical oncology’s biopsy tracker
  • Contact the appointment desk to schedule patient’s surgical and recheck appointments
  • Assist clinicians with returning calls and emails from client
  • Assist coworkers in comprehensive oncology as time allows—i.e. assist with medical oncology recheck appointments and radiation oncology cases
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements:

  • CVT with a minimum of one year of clinical experience
  • Certified veterinary technician
  • Technical proficiency
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Flexibility

The ideal candidate is a self-motivated individual who possesses strong organizational and communication skills and is skilled at multitasking

Please apply using this link:    https://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/27486

(Posted 8/28/2017)

Penn Vet seeks Medical Oncology Nurse

The Comprehensive Cancer Center at Penn Vet is seeking experienced veterinary technicians with a special interest in oncology to join our team.  We are a comprehensive service with specialists in medical oncology, surgical oncology and radiation oncology working collaboratively to offer the best treatment options to our clients and their pets.  The University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine is located in Philadelphia, PA.   We offer a comprehensive and competitive CE and benefits package. If you are interested in working with a great team of clinicians and nurses in an academic teaching hospital, please read the job descriptions detailed below.

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40 HOURS/ MON-FRI 7:30AM-3:30 PM

JOB DESCRIPTION

  • Provide specialized nursing care to oncology/surgical oncology/radiation oncology patients (including some clinical trial/study patients as needed).
  • Assist clinicians during procedures (bone marrow aspirates, aspirates, biopsies, suture removal, and other short procedures)
  • Administration of chemotherapy drugs
  • Technical tasks including venipuncture, IVC placement, cystocentesis, suture removal
  • Work collaboratively with clinicians during clinic
  • Facilitate patient admits and discharges
  • Communicate with referring veterinarians regarding referrals
  • Obtain and organize patient medical records
  • Instruct students on various aspects of oncologic treatments and basic chemotherapeutic safety
  • Client education
  • Administer/monitor sedation for short procedures
  • Assist with the recovery of sedated/anesthetized patients
  • Assist with transport of patients throughout the hospital ( to and from radiology, anesthesia, wards and oncology as needed)
  • Submit patient samples to the appropriate lab
  • Assist with coordination of cases through multiple services (including scheduling and pre-ordering requests for anesthesia, radiology, etc)
  • Assist coworkers in surgical oncology and radiation oncology
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements:

  • Minimum two years experience
  • Certified veterinary technician
  • Technical proficiency
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Flexibility

 

Please apply using this link:     https://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/29531

(Posted 8/28/2017)

Southern Oregon Veterinary Specialty Center seeks Certified Veterinary Technician

Are you a CVT with special interest and skill in oncology?  Southern Oregon Veterinary Specialty Center has a wonderful opportunity for you to join our internal medicine service in beautiful Southern Oregon.

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The successful candidate will be certified in oncology or have equivalent experience.   You will work alongside our Board Certified Internist, along with other CVTs, assistants and a full staff of other board certified veterinary specialists including emergency and critical care, surgery, dermatology and a 24 emergency service.

Our hospital is a brand new, 24-hour, state-of-the-art facility located in the Rogue Valley of Southern Oregon.  We are central to the ocean, rivers and mountains in addition to world-class theaters and wineries.

Great full-time weekday schedule.  Relocation reimbursement considered.  Salary is commensurate with experience.

Please email your resume and cover letter to kay@sovsc.com.  In the subject line, please type “Oncology Technician”.

(Posted 8/2/2017)

Veterinary Specialty Center seeks Treatment, Chemotherapy, and Radiation Oncology Nurses  

CancerVets is seeking veterinary nurses with an interest in oncology care. We are a Gulf Coast based specialty animal center located in Naples and Bonita Springs, Florida, seeking experienced veterinary nurses to complement our growing veterinary practice. We are looking for someone who is friendly, compassionate, and self-motivated with the ability to multi-task and the desire to learn. Full time and part time positions are available.

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The ideal candidate has specialty veterinary experience with a broad knowledge of veterinary science including pharmacology, above average mathematical skills, and is computer proficient. Minimum of 3 year’s veterinary experience is preferred for nurses – preference will be given to those who have worked in a specialty field. License is not required but encouraged.

Advanced skill requirements include but are not limited to:

  • Provide excellent client communications and education
  • Act as a liaison between clients, referring veterinarians, and co-workers
  • Provide a high level of patient care and maintain accurate computerized patient medical records
  • Exceptional venipuncture and IV catheter placement
  • Perform and/or assist with digital radiography and CT
  • Perform anesthesia induction, monitoring, and recovery
  • Assist in clinical tests and procedures such as bone marrow biopsy, lymph node biopsy, and ultrasound
  • Running in house lab work and preparing/sending samples out
  • Prepare prescriptions and discharge instructions for clients
  • Preparation and administration of chemotherapy drugs
  • Perform complex mathematical equations to calculate medications and chemotherapy drugs
  • Assist in the training and mentoring of all assistants and junior technicians
  • Willingness to perform hospital cleanliness and maintain treatment stock as needed without prompting
  • Qualifications include:
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Advanced math and writing skills
  • Must be able to safely lift 30 lbs.

We offer competitive wages, a benefits package and an employee pet discount policy. Energetic, compassionate and well-qualified individuals are encouraged to apply. If you are interested in working with us please submit a resume and letter of interest by email to emaclean@cancervetsfl.com.

The Oncology Service seeks Oncology Technician

The Oncology Service in Springfield, VA is looking for an Oncology Technician.  Do you want to help provide the best care to the best pets and clients while working with amazing people?  If so, please consider this opportunity to work with The Oncology Service (TOS) in Springfield, VA.  At TOS, we strive to provide “The Future of Veterinary Cancer Care” to our clients and patients.  This means providing compassionate and thoughtful care when pets need it most.  It also means access to state-of-the-art cancer therapies and clinical trials.

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At TOS, we believe that the diagnosis of cancer in a pet is not the end but rather, the beginning of an opportunity to identify solutions that can improve that pet’s quality of life while maximizing the time they have to enjoy it with their families.  Whether the diagnosis carries a potentially curative prognosis or a much more guarded one, we are here to help.  As a team of more than 10 veterinarians exclusively dedicated to the practice of oncology, we can provide an unparalleled wealth of knowledge, experience, and collaboration.

We are privileged in veterinary oncology to have some of the sweetest patients and most dedicated clients.  While the work is not always easy, we try to find options to help every single patient and our clients are extremely appreciative of the efforts we put in for them.

It is, quite simply, the best job in the world.

We are looking for licensed veterinary technicians of all experience levels displaying:

  • Desire to make positive impacts on the lives of people and pets every single day at work
  • Interest in learning new topics and skills
  • Commitment to maximizing the quality of life of pets
  • Understanding of the depth of the human-animal bond

If this opportunity sounds interesting to you, please e-mail Ann Schramm at aschramm@theoncologyservice.com, so that we can schedule a time to speak.  To learn more about us, please see our website at www.theoncologyservice.com.

(Posted 5/22/2017)

University of Florida Small Animal Hospital seeks Medical Oncology Technician 

The AAHA accredited Oncology service sees over 3,500 patients annually, offering a state of the art level of care through medical intervention, surgical expertise, and radiation therapy. Highlights of this service include personalized chemotherapy protocols, advanced radiation therapy treatments with our linear accelerator, and progressive treatment options such as melanoma vaccines and placement of venous access ports. In particular though, this position will assist in the Medical Oncology service.

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The Small Animal Hospital is seeking technicians who are passionate about the opportunities a specialty oncology service can provide in prolonging the lives of their patients while extending compassion and empathy to their patients and loved ones. Technicians provide support and assistance by assisting veterinarians with exams and treatments, as well as providing insight, instruction, and demonstration to veterinary students.

The ideal candidate for this position is:

  • self-motivated
  • maintains a positive attitude at work
  • maintains an effective working relationship with clinicians, coworkers, students, and clients
  • communicates effectively and demonstrates critical thinking and professionalism
  • has the desire to learn and develop his or her skills and capabilities
  • proficient in phlebotomy, IV catheter placement, anesthesia among a variety of other skills
  • able to provide exemplary patient care

Overall, access to the wide range of treatments and services offered through this service makes it a great opportunity for those considering or already possessing their technician specialty certification (VTS).

Contact Information: If interested in this position please visit  http://smallanimal.vethospital.ufl.edu/contact-us/careers/, select the Medical Oncology position, and apply today! For specific questions, please submit inquiries to vm-recruiter@vetmed.ufl.edu.

(Updated posting 4/12/2017)

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