VTS(Oncology)\/CVT opportunity in Portland, Oregon - Signing Bonus!

Clackamas, Oregon
Signing Bonus, Competitive Salary, Student Loan Repayment, Paid Parental Leave, PTO, and more!
Jan 12, 2022
Jan 17, 2022
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Job Description:

Join The Northwest Veterinary Specialists Team!

Location: 16756 SE 82nd Dr, Clackamas, OR 97015

Up to $5K signing bonus and relocation assistance offered for exceptional candidates. Please submit a cover letter and resume with your application.

VCA Northwest Veterinary Specialists is seeking Certified Veterinary Technicians for the Medical Oncology Department. We are seeking technicians who enjoy challenging and engaging oncology cases, have a desire to further their knowledge in the field, and are committed to acting as a team player. We offer a competitive wage, extended vacation time, and amazing benefits. At VCA NWVS, the sense of teamwork and the culture of working together is no less important than the level of medical and surgical care that patients receive. VTS (Oncology) or (Internal Medicine) preferred, but not required, equivalent experience considered. Those interested in pursuing a VTS in Oncology or Internal Medicine, will be fully supported.

Required qualifications include Certified (or eligible) Veterinary Technician in Oregon. Previous experience with companion animal anesthesia (dog/cat), diagnostic imaging, operating room procedures, and post-operative care. Excellent communication skills necessary to interact effectively with coworkers, specialists, clients, and patients; ability to readily learn new procedures, must be adaptable.

The hospital was built in 1999 as a 10,000 square foot facility but it quickly grew out of that building. Within 10 years the hospital added another 5,000 square feet. A year later an additional 5,000 square foot building was added to create the Imaging Center. In 2016, due to unprecedented growth, a third building with 7,000 square feet was added creating an entire medical complex encompassing many veterinary specialties. With the addition of Radiation Oncology, what started off as a small specialty center has grown into a large campus. The people and resources of VCA NWVS provides pets and clients with the most comprehensive veterinary care in the Portland-Vancouver metro region.

The unofficial motto of the city is "Keep Portland Weird". It means that Portland is a unique, forward-thinking city with a laid-back sensibility and a wonderful view of the world. It is often referred to as the Greenest City in America and in 2012 was listed among the top ten places to live in the United States. Along with the "green culture" it has environmental sensibilities with tons of farmers markets, opportunities for having your own garden and a large backyard chicken raising community. This is an outdoors person's dream with mountains, beach, and forest activities within minutes reach. The weather is mild thus ensuring year-round activities and the relatively low population practically guarantees you having the trails to yourself. The city has multiple neighborhoods with their own traits, but all are a pet lover's paradise. Portland ranks first in the country with the most dog parks per capita and often voted "Pet Friendliest City in America."

Why Join the VCA Family?

We are passionate about supporting Veterinary Technicians and are committed to your continuing education and personal career development. VCA is a community of dedicated professionals that will encourage you to explore everything a Veterinary Technician career has to offer. At VCA, we are committed to equity, inclusion, and diversity and strive to be a place where a talented mix of people want to come, stay, and do their best work. In addition, we support a work environment where you can focus on your career, happiness, and the patients you serve. Below are some of the many benefits of joining the VCA team!
  • Access to the people and financial resources of a large veterinary community
  • Leadership opportunities
  • Career development programs
  • Opportunities to give back through strong Shelter partnerships and VCA Charities
  • Continuing education allowance up to $1000
  • Tuition support and sponsorships for VTS available
  • Veterinary Technician license reimbursement
  • Free mental health and wellness subscriptions (Head Space)
  • Referral bonuses
  • Competitive wage
  • Medical, dental & vision insurance
  • Generous pet care discounts
  • Life, long and short-term disability insurance
  • Paid parental leave
  • Paid vacation and sick time
  • 401(k)
  • Full-time and Part-time positions available

Why We Want You!

As a member of the VCA team, you will support the Technician and Doctor teams by creating a positive, low-stress atmosphere for our clients and patients. Your mission will be to win the confidence of every pet parent-by delivering an outstanding client experience-so we can provide exceptional care to every patient. You've worked hard for your credentials (CVT, RVT, LVT), and we want you to use the knowledge that you've invested your time and talent in. The skills that will be utilized include, but are not limited to:

  • Ability to place and maintain intravenous catheters for chemotherapy
  • Knowledge of commonly used and recognized chemotherapy agents and protocols
  • Ability to calculate drug dosages correctly
  • Knowledge of the safe handling of chemotherapy agents from mixing to delivery and disposal
  • Knowledge of the side effects of chemotherapy agents and the ability to identify and ameliorate them
  • Knowledge of advanced chemotherapeutic procedures such as intracavitary chemotherapy administration and/or electrochemotherapy
  • Understanding of commonly used and recognized radiotherapy protocols, the side effects and the ability to identify and ameliorate them
  • Working knowledge of radiation safety
  • Ability to prepare and perform bone marrow aspirates
  • Ability to gather and prepare tissue samples for culture and histopathologic diagnosis
  • Managing client invoices (PVL) and charge for oncology services appropriately
  • Maintain accurate and complete medical records
  • Maintain a clean work environment to maintain any infectious disease protocols, handle medical/biomedical and infectious waste appropriately
  • Assist with oncology appointments and drop offs
  • Maintain inventory and supplies for procedures and patient husbandry

At VCA we are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion and want to be a place where a diverse mix of talented people want to come, stay and do their best work.