Veterinary Surgical Centers, the leading small animal surgery practice in Northern Virginia, is seeking an energetic and motivated Surgical Instrument and Equipment Technician to join our surgical team. This position can be part-time or full-time (non-exempt). working in our Vienna and Leesburg, VA location.
Duties of the successful candidate will include:
Monitor surgery schedule to ensure all necessary equipment will be available to the surgeon at the correct facility
Prepare OR for surgery; select appropriate packs, instruments, and materials for the procedure being performed
Take patients to and from surgery as requested
Perform as surgical runner in the operating room as requested
SURGICAL PACKS & STERILIZATION:
Be familiar with the proper way to clean surgical instruments after surgery, to include use of the ultrasonic cleaner and instrument milk
Be familiar with the proper way to wrap surgical packs, extra instruments, and other materials for sterilization
Be familiar with the use of the autoclave and gas sterilization machine and perform all routine maintenance
Inform the Inventory Manager of any broken or damaged equipment
Be certified by Andersen to use the EO gas sterilizer
Change cold sterilization
Take routine inventory of stock and add necessary items to the ‘Want List’
Maintain pack, extra-instrument, and equipment lists
Restock drawers, shelves, surgery and refill alcohol and scrub containers
Order necessary hardware per the instruction of the Inventory Manager
CLEANING OF SURGERY AND TREATMENT ROOMS:
Surgery – clean all surfaces, lights, table, table tray, vacuum and mop floor
Treatment – keep tables clean, pick up used syringes, hair, and garbage; keep anesthesia and other machines clean to include their wheels; keep counters litter free and clean, clean keyboards and computer terminals; keep food out of the area
Radiology – pick up after any procedures, keep protective gear hung up and cleaned
Proper handling of all digital radiography equipment to include touch screen, gray scale monitor, computer boxes, and server
Learn the veterinary software and assist Surgeons with accessing information
Check to see that all animals have food and water (unless medically withheld), and are clean
Clean cages and runs during the day
Attend staff meetings and contribute constructive feedback
This is a great way to get exposure into the veterinary surgical field and grow into a future role!
One year of veterinary experience preferred.
We offer a generous compensation and benefits package, including paid time off, paid holidays, uniforms, medical and dental insurance, and discounts on pet care. Please submit a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Serious applicants only.
VSC has three expanding facilities throughout Northern Virginia, in Winchester, Leesburg, and Vienna. Each VSC practice is housed within a progressive, multi-specialty hospital, where our teams work closely with other veterinary specialists every day. For more information and a list of all current available positions, please visitwww.VSCVets.com.
About Veterinary Surgical Centers
We're passionate about improving quality of life for dogs and cats through the use of advanced surgical techniques and comprehensive rehabilitative care.In 2004, Dr. Anke Langenbach set out to redefine veterinary surgical care in the region by starting a small mobile surgery service that championed the highest standards of care and compassion. For several years, she and a team of one or two technicians traveled to local veterinary practices and performed orthopedic and soft tissue surgeries.That service has blossomed into a full-scale surgery, physical rehabilitation, and pain management practice with three full-time locations—in Vienna, Leesburg, and Winchester—and a staff of 70 passionate and dedicated individuals. Meet our team of board-certified surgeons and certified rehabilitation practitioners. We've built a loyal base among local primary veterinarians and pet owners, who entrust us with the care of their patients and pets every day.Learn more by visiting our website: http://www.vscvets.com/who-we-are