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We are currently seeking to fill the following positions:

Registered Veterinary Technician or Veterinary Technician 

compensation: $16-$25/hour

employment type: full-time

Job Description
The St Francis Team is looking for individuals ready for a challenge, ready to learn every day and make a difference in the lives of our clients and patients. We seek individuals who get excited to dive into the nuances of this field to help us and our staff develop a close client patient bond. We want individuals who are self-motivated to support our staff's goal of providing progressive, compassionate and comprehensive high quality care with an emphasis on exceptional client service and patient care. Our Support team works closely with the practice manager/co-owner to address complex questions and requests and to identify areas for improvement.

We’re looking for someone who is enthusiastic about medicine, has not only the existing technical skills to be successful but also the acumen to learn even more; you’ll never run out of things to learn here. You’re comfortable being a mediator, helping doctors and clients reach solutions to achieve the best medical care for their pet. There is plenty of room for advancement in this role within the department or otherwise within our company that is a meritocracy.

WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING:
  • Provide compassionate care to patients and clients.
  • Conduct oneself in a confident and professional manner even when stressed and/or focused on individual tasks.
  • Legibly keep accurate medical records in accordance with hospital policy.
  • Prepare and maintain the exam rooms and treatment areas.
  • Perform physical assessments; record observations legibly in files or computer.
  • Effectively restrain pets even when large or difficult.
  • Understands all common vaccinations and vaccination protocols and can explain to clients.
  • Understands the importance of a clean and orderly facility, does not hesitate to clean or organize as part of a normal job duty.
  • Maintains positive, cooperative relationships with other employees.
  • Gives SQ, IM and IV injections.
  • Handle client’s medical questions with confidence and direct to veterinarians when appropriate.
  • Prepare estimates for procedures and discuss financial commitments with clients supporting hospital financial policies.
  • Explain necessary follow-up and homecare instructions.
  • Understands usage, dosage, and common side-effects for commonly used prescription drugs and can readily explain them to the clients.
  • Maintain an appropriate inventory of all medical supplies as determined by the inventory control system.
  • Assist the veterinarian in medical, surgical and dental procedures; prepares patients for surgery; administers anesthesia; monitors patients during surgery and recovery; administers fluids.
  • Properly care for all surgical materials; keep the operating room properly stocked and prepared for surgery.
  • Perform emergency procedures such as control of bleeding, resuscitation with oxygen, opening airways, and external cardiac massage.
  • Perform clinical laboratory procedures such as fecal flotation exams, skin scrapings, urinalysis, and fungal cultures; draws blood for laboratory analysis; maintains file of lab test results and ensures that test results are recorded in patient records.
  • Effectively position for and take radiographs and dental radiographs.
  • Place IV catheters and properly care for them. Understands the use and care of IV pumps as well.
  • Knows common disease states and can alert veterinarians when symptoms change or when concerns arise with hospitalized patients.
  • Admit patients following hospital policy and doctors written orders.
  • Discharge patients based on the veterinarian’s orders, ensuring that patients are well groomed and in a medically appropriate state.
  • Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.

WHAT YOU BRING TO THE TABLE:
High school diploma or equivalent
Registered Veterinary Technician credential desirable but not required.
Previous On-The-Job Training desirable when not a CVT.
Minimum two years of experience as veterinary technician.
Minimum of 18 years old.
Genuinely enjoys working with animals and can deal with them even when they are stressed, ill or in pain.
Can stay calm and efficient during a medical crisis.
Is well-spoken and approaches his/her job duties in a mature nature.
Is experienced in the teamwork approach and works well with all levels of hospital team members.
Has excellent client communication skills

PHYSICAL EFFORT/WORKING CONDITIONS:
Work requires lifting and carrying animals (will be assisted by other staff members in lifting animals over 40 lbs). Walks or stands for extended periods or time; frequently works in a bent position.
May be exposed to unpleasant odors, noises and animal feces. May be exposed to euthanasia, bites, scratches and contagious diseases.

COMPENSATION PACKAGE:
$16 - $21 Non-Registered Veterinary Technicians
$19 - $25 Registered Veterinary Technicians
Medical benefits, paid vacation, paid sick leave, Flexible spending, pet benefits, retirement plan.

St. Francis Pet Clinic is a drug free workplace. A background check and drug screen are required for all hires.

Email your resume to [email protected] or give us a call at (805)963-0577 to inquire more about the position.

Full-Time Veterinary Receptionist

compensation: $12-$16/hour

employment type: full-time

HOURS WE NEED AVAILABLE:
Monday-Friday hours of operation are 7am-7pm
Saturday hours of operation are 9am-5pm

WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR:
The St Francis Team is looking for someone who is enthusiastic about medicine, has not only the existing technical skills to be successful but also the acumen to learn even more; you’ll never run out of things to learn here. You’re comfortable being a mediator, helping doctors and clients reach solutions to achieve the best medical care for their pet. There is plenty of room for advancement in this role within the department or otherwise within our company that is a meritocracy.

The receptionist is the client’s first contact when calling or visiting the practice and as such represents the professional image of the practice to callers and visitors. The receptionist answers telephones, greets clients, prepares patient files and escorts clients and patients to exam rooms, receives and relays client correspondence, updates client financial records. The exceptional receptionist has the ability to diffuse negative client situations and foster client bonding.

WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING:
- Be flexible in attitude and work habits.
- Quickly learn how to pronounce, know the meaning of and spell commonly used veterinary terms.
- Perform basic computer skills, type 30 words per minute.
- Answer client’s inquiries about basic animal care questions and routine procedures.
- Educate clients on over-the-counter products such as shampoos and nutraceuticals; has full knowledge of heartworm, flea and tick treatment and external parasite preventives to promote client education and sales.
- Guide clients to make appropriate decisions regarding optimum pet care.
- Admit patients and handle medical records entries accurately.
- Prepare health certificates, immunization certificates, laboratory requests, and euthanasia certificates.
- Handle client/patient transfers with ease.
- Prepare client invoices for services performed.
- Accurately handle payment transactions.
- Accurately and empathetically communicate estimates/treatment plans to clients.
- Bond with clients and patients during interactions.
- Keep the front desk a positive area for clients, even in the event there is an extended wait time.
- Work to maintain an effective appointment schedule and surgery schedule. Screening emergencies and prioritizing cases that need to be seen.
- Receive and relay telephone, fax, and email messages accurately and promptly.
- Answer telephones and handle calls quickly, efficiently and in a professional and friendly manner using a multi-line system.
- Enter and update client and patient information into practice computer software.
- Has good computer skills and shows accuracy in inputting details.
- Maintain positive, cooperative relationships with other employees.
- Display tact and respect with team members even when busy or hectic.
- Feel and express a genuine liking for animals and their owners and for working in an animal care field.
- Conduct oneself in a confident and professional manner with clients even when situations are stressful and/or focused on individual tasks.
- Deal intelligibly, pleasantly and efficiently with clients, often doing several things at one time.
- Greet clients with poise and natural effort.
- Outline costs and fees in a positive light while supporting hospital payment policies.
- Turn future clients (phone-shoppers) into clients through relationship building and bonding.
- Easily remember clients and patients names and uses them.
- Handle client correspondence including procedure reminders, thank you cards, welcome letters, and A/R statements.
- Maintain a professional/welcoming appearance of the front office through cleaning and organization.
- Offer proper upkeep for and troubleshoot office equipment including pc’s, telephones, copiers, credit card machines and fax machines.
- Accurately maintain an alphabetical filing system.
- Work almost constantly in the presence of other staff members and clients.
- Understand and carries out oral and written directions.
- Performs other duties as assigned including assisting in other areas.

WHAT YOU BRING TO THE TABLE:
High school diploma or equivalent
Previous on-the-job training desirable, but not required
Previous animal care background is desirable, but not required
Minimum of 18 years old.
Genuinely enjoys working with people and animals and is able to deal with them even when stressed, ill or in pain.
Can stay calm and efficient during a medical crisis.
Is well-spoken and approaches his/her job duties in a mature nature.
Can support and be a part of teamwork; works well with all levels of hospital team members.
Has excellent client communication skills

Physical Effort: Work requires lifting, carrying and restraining animals (will be assisted by other staff members in lifting animals over 40 lbs). Walks or stands for extended periods or time; frequently works in a bent or squatting position.
Working conditions: May be exposed to unpleasant odors, noises and animal feces. May be exposed to euthanasia's, bites, scratches and contagious diseases.

St Francis Pet Clinic does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firm recruiters. Fees will not be paid in the event a candidate submitted by a recruiter without an agreement in place is hired; such resumes will be deemed the sole property of St Francis Pet Clinic. St Francis Pet Clinic is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.

Compensation: $12-$16/hour based on level of experience
Benefits: Medical insurance stipend, flexible spending, pet care discounts, paid vacation, paid sick 

138 W. Ortega St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Mon-Fri 7:00AM-7:00PM
Sat 9:00AM-5:00PM
Sun Closed