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Health Sciences

Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers

Feed, water, and examine pets and other nonfarm animals for signs of illness, disease, or injury in laboratories and animal hospitals and clinics.

Salary Breakdown

Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers

Average

$26,410

ANNUAL

$12.7

HOURLY

Entry Level

$21,710

ANNUAL

$10.44

HOURLY

Mid Level

$25,840

ANNUAL

$12.43

HOURLY

Expert Level

$29,970

ANNUAL

$14.41

HOURLY


Current Available & Projected Jobs

Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers

113

Current Available Jobs

1,050

Projected job openings through 2024


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Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

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KNOWLEDGE

Customer and Personal Service

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English Language

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Mathematics

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Sales and Marketing

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Active Listening

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Monitoring

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Service Orientation

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Job Opportunities

Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers

  • Kennel Assistant - VCA University Animal Hospital & Boarding
    VCA    Tempe, AZ 85282
     Posted about 19 hours    

    **JOIN OUR FAMILY!**

    **Starting at $14/hr, determined on experience. Full time, 8 hour shifts, 5 days per week. Weekends required.**

    VCA University Animal Hospital & Boarding is a complete small animal veterinary facility and a full-service boarding facility in Tempe, AZ.

    **Learn more about our team** here (https://vimeo.com/565732176/ac3465c950) **!**

    Are you looking to be a part of a team that feels like family, while having the support and resources to push your career forward? Our hospital has been serving our community for over 50 years. We have built a practice that values learning and growth. We are AHAA accredited and believe in providing the best possible care to our patients. Our tight knit community is a great place to call home.

    **Why Join the VCA University Animal Hospital Family?**

    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. We support a work environment where you can focus on your career, your 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

    + Tuition support and sponsorships

    + 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

    We are seeking an Animal Care Attendant to join our team. The successful candidate will share our commitment to delivering exceptional service to our loyal clientele and the **highest quality care** to their boarded and hospitalized pets.

    • Cleaning cages.

    • Feeding and caring for dogs and cats.

    • Walking dogs.

    • Bathing dogs +/- nail trims.

    • Doing laundry.

    • Cleaning and maintaining hospital premises.

    **If you are a current associate, you need to apply through our internal career site. Please log into Workday and click on the Career worklet on the landing page or search for Find Jobs. You can also copy the link below into a browser to apply through our internal career site:**

    Company Info: VCA Animal Hospitals operates more than 1,000 small animal veterinary hospitals in the U.S., Canada and Japan. The hospitals are staffed by more than 4,500 fully qualified, dedicated and compassionate veterinarians to give pets the very best in medical care, of which over 600 are board certified specialists who are experts in areas such as oncology, cardiology, emergency and critical care, and surgery for animals. VCA Animal Hospitals provides a full range of general practice services to keep pets well and specialized treatments when pets are ill. As part of the Mars Veterinary Health family of brands, VCA is committed to its purpose—A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS®.

    Benefits: We offer competitive compensation along with a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision and paid vacation/sick days, 401(k), generous employee pet discounts and more!

    The information in this position description indicates the general nature and level of work to be performed. It is not designed to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of associates assigned to this job. Management reserves the right to revise the job description or require that other tasks be performed when the circumstances of the job change (for example, emergencies, change in personnel, workload, or technical development).

    VCA is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), national origin, genetic characteristics, physical disability, mental disability, perceived disability, medical condition, age, family care status, veteran or military status, parental status, marital status, registered domestic partner or civil union status, or any other protected status as required by law. 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. VCA will engage in the interactive process with disabled individuals who request reasonable accommodations in the workplace.

    VCA began in 1986 as a privately owned company with one animal hospital. Today, we are the largest family of animal care providers nationwide. Despite unprecedented growth, VCA has never abandoned its devotion to compassionate, comprehensive pet care. Take a look at our open positions throughout the U.S. and Canada! We’re always looking for top notch talent to join the VCA family!


    Employment Type

    Full Time

  • Veterinary Technician
    VCA    Mesa, AZ 85213
     Posted about 19 hours    

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

    • Venipuncture

    • Catheter placement

    • Radiology

    • Anesthesia monitoring

    • Physical examinations and patient assessment

    • Surgical preparation and assisting

    • Dentistry

    • Laboratory work

    • Pharmacy

    • Patient recovery

    • Compassionate care for hospitalized patients

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Must have documented previous experience

    • Hold a current RVT license

    • Must have surgery experience

    • Flexibility in hours including but not limited to evenings, weekends and holidays

    • Customer service skills

    • Working knowledge of computers

    • Excellent communications skills

    • Capable of being cross-trained as receptionist and kennel assistant

    • Team player willing to learn new techniques and treatments

    • This a Day Shift position

    BENEFITS:

    We offer competitive compensation along with a comprehensive benefits package, including, medical/dental/vision and paid vacation (for F/T employees only), 401(k), generous personal pet care discounts and more!

    **If you are a current associate, you need to apply through our internal career site. Please log into Workday and click on the Career worklet on the landing page or search for Find Jobs. You can also copy the link below into a browser to apply through our internal career site:**
    https://www.myworkday.com/vca/d/inst/1$9925/9925$266663.htmld

    Company Info: VCA Animal Hospitals operates more than 1,000 small animal veterinary hospitals in the U.S., Canada and Japan. The hospitals are staffed by more than 4,500 fully qualified, dedicated and compassionate veterinarians to give pets the very best in medical care, of which over 600 are board certified specialists who are experts in areas such as oncology, cardiology, emergency and critical care, and surgery for animals. VCA Animal Hospitals provides a full range of general practice services to keep pets well and specialized treatments when pets are ill. As part of the Mars Veterinary Health family of brands, VCA is committed to its purpose—A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS®.

    Benefits: We offer competitive compensation along with a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision and paid vacation/sick days, 401(k), generous employee pet discounts and more!

    The information in this position description indicates the general nature and level of work to be performed. It is not designed to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of associates assigned to this job. Management reserves the right to revise the job description or require that other tasks be performed when the circumstances of the job change (for example, emergencies, change in personnel, workload, or technical development).

    VCA is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), national origin, genetic characteristics, physical disability, mental disability, perceived disability, medical condition, age, family care status, veteran or military status, parental status, marital status, registered domestic partner or civil union status, or any other protected status as required by law. 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. VCA will engage in the interactive process with disabled individuals who request reasonable accommodations in the workplace.

    VCA began in 1986 as a privately owned company with one animal hospital. Today, we are the largest family of animal care providers nationwide. Despite unprecedented growth, VCA has never abandoned its devotion to compassionate, comprehensive pet care. Take a look at our open positions throughout the U.S. and Canada! We’re always looking for top notch talent to join the VCA family!


    Employment Type

    Full Time

  • Medical Technologist
    Valleywise Health    Phoenix, AZ 85067
     Posted about 19 hours    

    Under the direction of the Medical Technologist Supervisor, this position provides clinical support and diagnostic direction to physicians and other health care workers by performing and evaluating moderate to high complexity testing on patients from neonates to geriatrics.

    Qualifications:

    Education:

    + Requires a Bachelor's or Associate's degree in a certified Medical Technology program or related field, or an equivalent combination of training and progressively responsible experience that will result in the required specialized knowledge and abilities to perform the assigned work.

    Experience:

    + Prefer prior experience working as a technologist.

    Specialized Training:

    + None

    Certification/Licensure:

    + Eligible to be certified by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists is preferred.

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

    + Must possess good interpersonal and communication skills both verbally and in writing including knowledge of basic grammar, spelling & punctuation.

    + Requires the ability to read, write and speak effectively in English.

    + Requires excellent time management skills and customer service skills.

    + Must possess basic computer skills in a Windows environment.

    + Analytical skills are strongly preferred.


    Employment Type

    Full Time

  • veterinary assistant
    Banfield Pet Hospital    Scottsdale, AZ 85258
     Posted 2 days    

    Veterinary Assistant Careers at Banfield Pet Hospital

    For those who want to put their love of pets into action, there are few jobs more rewarding than that of Vet Assistant. While working closely with other pet health care professionals at Banfield, you’ll have the chance to advocate for pets and educate clients on all aspects of pet health. In addition, if your goal is to advance in your career, you’ll have access to a variety of learning and development opportunities along the way.

    Job Description Summary: The Veterinary Assistant is a key member of the hospital team who supports and assists the veterinarians and veterinary technicians, ensuring the safety of pets, clients and other associates, and the continuity of quality veterinary care.

    Preferred Education/Licenses: Certificate of completion from a NAVTA-approved veterinary assistant program or the equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. High school diploma or equivalent preferred.

    Preferred Experience: Must be able to perform all required skills of NAVTA-approved veterinary assistant programs at a level that aids in the efficiency of the practice.

    A Day in the Life of a Banfield Veterinary Assistant

    The Vet Assistant provides professional, efficient and exceptional service at all times, making sure that clients and pets are comfortable in the hospital. You will use your technical skills on a daily basis, within state practice acts and as outlined in the NAVTA guidelines for veterinary assistant skills and duties. Other responsibilities include:

    + Helping maintain the flow of patients

    + Communicating with the veterinarian and vet techs

    + Carrying out or setting up procedures that do not require veterinarian or vet tech assistance

    + Adhering to hospital standards that keep pets safe, and the treatment areas, exam rooms and labs clean and organized

    + Educating clients about our Optimum Wellness Plans® and the importance of preventive care

    + Mentoring other members of the hospital team

    Commitment Beyond Qualifications

    Every associate including the Vet Assistant has an important contribution to make to the veterinary team. We’re looking for Vet Assistants who are dedicated to their work, have a positive attitude and use our Five Principles (http://www.banfield.com/about-us/) -- Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom – as their guide. In addition, our Vet Assistants are:

    + Action Oriented

    + Customer Focused

    + Good Listeners

    + Effective Communicators

    Caring for Those Who Care: Benefits for a Banfield Veterinary Assistant

    When it comes to benefits, we support your personal wellness and professional development. We offer a wide range of perks and programs that help you take care of yourself and your family—including your pets.

    Personal Health, Savings, and Wellness Benefits

    Every team member needs to be appreciated. All Vet Assistants receive a generous benefits package including 401(k) participation, paid time off and Optimum Wellness Plans for your pets. In addition, medical, vision, dental, life and disability insurance is offered to associates based on eligibility.

    Potential as Big as Your Passion

    Whether you’re a new Vet Assistant, have been working for years or are changing careers, we’ll support your professional growth with:

    + Performance development plans designed to help you reach your established careers goals

    + Relevant learning opportunities

    + Networking events

    + Ways to offer your skills to your community (http://www.banfield.com/about-us/community/wellness-communities)

    A Support Structure That Helps You Thrive

    We’ve created a one-of-a-kind leadership structure throughout our practice that includes support from our Corporate headquarters, the field and hospital level. Together we are a team, making a real impact on pet health care in hospitals, communities and the field of veterinary medicine.

    Start your Banfield Career as a Veterinary Assistant

    Learn more about the impact you can make as part of a Banfield hospital team and see how we support the wellness of our people and profession (http://www.banfield.com/about-us/community/wellness-our-people) .

    View the full job description (http://%20https//p.widencdn.net/q2tcut) or if you’re ready to make your move, apply today!

    Banfield Pet Hospital® strongly supports and values the uniqueness of all individuals and promotes a work environment where diversity is embraced. Banfield Pet Hospital is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability. Banfield Pet Hospital complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every Banfield location.


    Employment Type

    Full Time

  • Veterinary Technician - 001864
    Banfield Pet Hospital    Scottsdale, AZ 85258
     Posted 2 days    

    Veterinary Technician Banfield aspires to be a practice where as a team, we make a positive impact on pet health care in hospitals, communities, and the field of veterinary medicine. And, we believe hiring people with diverse perspectives, ideas, and cultures, permits us to deliver to the highest quality of preventive care. As a Banfield veterinary technician, you will work alongside pet health care industry experts to make a difference in the lives of the pets and clients we serve. With the chance to utilize your veterinary knowledge, communication skills, and love for pets, this role will afford you the opportunity to define a clear career path for continued growth and learning. Responsibilities: Support veterinarians to ensure quality veterinary care, advocate for pets, and educate clients. With each hospital function, assist veterinarians and the medical team to maximize productivity and maintain positive patient flow. Assist with surgeries and procedures in accordance with your state's Veterinary Practice Act outlined for credentialed veterinary technicians. Communicate with clients about individualized pet health concerns and offer guidance on Optimum Wellness Plan ® options, medications, and additional treatments. Assist in maintaining relevant, comprehensive medical records with the support of practice systems, including Banfield 's database, PetWare, designed to obtain data for population research. Obtain relevant health history and information from clients and maintain medical charts. Use safe restraining techniques, follow standard protocols, and sustain clean, sterile, organized treatment areas, exam rooms, and labs. Be willing to guide, mentor, and support fellow team members. Requirements: Veterinary Technician Certification or Licensure (CVT, RVT, LVT, or LVMT) Commitment beyond qualifications Being a veterinary technician requires much more than AVMA certified credentials. It means bringing your talents, skills, dedication, and a desire for developing alongside your peers. But, most importantly, it means showing up each day with a passion for pets and working with others who believe preventive care is the key to helping pets achieve long and healthy lives. As we do with all our associates, we look to our vet techs to adopt our Five Principles €” Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom. And, while your on-paper qualifications are of course important, we actively seek out vet techs who thrive on delivering outstanding client and pet experiences. Your wellbeing matters. We know that your real passion for pet well-being is why you chose this profession. At Banfield, we believe it is just as important to support the well-being of those who devote their lives to this cause. Through our extensive network and support structure, Banfield offers a wide array of benefits and programs, empowering you to focus on yourself and your family, as you care for pets and clients As a Banfield vet tech, we want you to take full advantage of work and play through: Competitive salary with paid time off Medical, dental, vision and prescription drug benefits for you and eligible dependents Automatic enrollment in 401(k) Savings Plan after 60 days of employment Health Savings Account with annual practice-paid funding of $750 to supplement health care expenses Automatic enrollment in 100% practice paid short- and long-term disability after 60 days of employment ' includes maternity leave Optimum Wellness Plans (OWPs) for up to three pets A variety of discounts including Mars, PetSmart, Royal Canin, fitness, cellular, and so much more Potential as Big as Your Passion Whether you are a newly certified or an experienced vet tech, a job at Banfield opens the door to exploring the next best move in your career. We are committed to helping you grow as a vet tech by providing: Performance Development Plans (PDP) designed to help you define and achieve your career goals Practice-paid continuing education opportuni


    Employment Type

    Full Time

  • Nuclear Medical Technologist
    Northwest Medical Center    Sahuarita, AZ 85614
     Posted 4 days    

    Seeking a Nuclear Technologist. This position is a PRN - to join our team at Northwest Sahuarita Hospital. Our focus is on high quality patient care through patient assessment, critical thinking skills, time management and teamwork.

    Summary: Under limited supervision, manages department, establishes policies, procedures, standards and objectives for the provision of nuclear medicine services: evaluates performance and maintains quality assurance; coordinates with other departments to provide maximum level of services to patients. Administers isotope dosage accurately following established departmental procedures: accurately records dosage administered. Observes patient during procedure and reports any unusual occurrences to appropriate personnel. Ensures delivery of quality nuclear medicine services for patients including acting as an educational resource. Evaluates nuclear medicine functions/practices on an on going basis. When necessary, develops and performs clinical trials and design imaging, and reviews, updates, and writes technical protocols for studies performed in the nuclear medicine division. Introduces and demonstrates new techniques, equipment and research findings to staff.

    Northwest Medical Center Sahuarita is an 18-bed neighborhood hospital offering medical/surgical inpatient beds, two operating rooms and a 14-bed emergency room. Our focus is on providing safe, patient-centered care to our community and each employee is valued for their contribution, whether caring for patients or supporting the operations of the hospital. We're proud to be creating a fun, collaborative culture that encourages our team to do their best work. Northwest Medical Center Sahuarita is accredited by The Joint Commission and is an equal opportunity employer: race, gender, disability and Veteran status, and VEVRAA Federal Contractor - priority referral Protected Veterans requested.


    Employment Type

    Full Time

  • Medical Technologist Supervisor (Evenings/Nights)
    Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration    Phoenix, AZ 85067
     Posted 5 days    

    Summary VISN 22 Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Service (PALMS) encompass the eight consolidated laboratories located at specific VA facilities in the VISN. These facilities include Loma Linda VA Healthcare System, Long Beach VA Healthcare System, Greater Los Angeles VA Healthcare System, San Diego VA Healthcare System, and New Mexico VA Healthcare System (Albuquerque), Phoenix VA Healthcare System, Northern Arizona VA Healthcare System (Prescott) and Southern Arizona VA Healthcare System (Tucson). Responsibilities Major duties include, but are not limited to: Plans and schedules on-going work. Adjusts staffing levels or work procedures. Chooses methods for achieving work goals, objectives and management strategies. Responsible for monitoring test analyses and specimen examinations to ensure acceptable levels of performance; assures corrective action is initiated when test performance deviates from established performance specifications. Approves and certifies all leave related requests according local payroll policies. Assures corrective action is initiated when test performance deviates from established performance specifications. Assures orientation, training and competency assessment of staff has been performed and appropriated documented. Implements and monitors quality management activities. Works in conjunction with the section Technical Specialist/ Lead Technologists and Pathologist to analyze emerging trends and technology and adopts appropriate methods and testing. Performs the full range of supervisory duties, including but not limited to, recommendations for appointments; planning, scheduling and assigning work; setting priorities; evaluating the work of subordinates; performance evaluations; providing advice and counsel. Performs other related duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 3:30 PM to Midnight Compressed/Flexible: not available. Telework: Not suitable. Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Medical Technologist Supervisor (Evenings/Nights)/PD000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Requirements Conditions of Employment You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job. All applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA. Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959. Must be proficient in written and spoken English. You may be required to serve a probationary period. Subject to background/security investigation. Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process. Must pass pre-employment physical examination. Participation in the seasonal influenza vaccination program is a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP). Participation in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination program is a requirement for all Veterans Health Administration Health Care Personnel (HCP) - See "Additional Information" below for details. Qualifications BASIC REQUIREMENTS: Citizenship: Citizen of the United States. Education and/or Experience Combination: A Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited college or university in medical laboratory science, medical technology, clinical laboratory science or in a related science (laboratory sciences such as chemistry, biochemistry, biology, microbiology, immunology, etc.), AND completion of a medical technology clinical practice program (Note: Clinical practice programs completed after 1974 must have been accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP, formerly CAHEA), or the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES). The professional curriculum may have consisted of a post-baccalaureate certificate program or be integrated into a four-year program of study that culminated in a baccalaureate degree) A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university, including 16 semester hours of biological science (with one course in microbiology), 16 semester hours of chemistry (with one course in organic or biochemistry) and one course in mathematics; AND tw years of post-certification clinical laboratory experience (e.g., blood banking, chemistry, hematology, microbiology, immunology, clinical microscopy, etc.) within the last ten years as a certified Medical Laboratory Technician by the American Society for Clinical Pathology Board of Certification (ASCP-BOC), American Society of Clinical Pathology Board of Registry (ASCP-BOR) or American Medical Technologists (AMT). This experience must include performing moderate and/or high complexity testing in blood banking, chemistry, hematology, microbiology immunology and clinical microscopy (or categorical experience which matches categorical certification) in a clinical laboratory. A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university, including 16 semester hours of biological science (with one course in microbiology), 16 semester hours of chemistry (with one course in organic or biochemistry) and one course in mathematics, AND five years f clinical laboratory experience within the last ten years performing moderate and/or high complexity testing in blood banking, chemistry, hematology, microbiology, immunology and clinical microscopy (or categorical experience which matches categorical certification) in a clinical laboratory. Graduates of foreign baccalaureate degree programs meet the educational and/or experience requirements if the degree is found to be equivalent to degree programs recognized by the NAACLS or clinical laboratory experience as above. This finding may be based on either of the following: (1) A letter from a college or university with a baccalaureate program recognized by the NAACLS stating that the individual's foreign degree has been evaluated and been found to be equivalent to its bachelor of medical technology degree. (2) A letter from ASCP-BOC or AMT stating that the individual is eligible for the certification examination Certification: Candidates must currently possess the appropriate certification as a MT, MLS, or CLS given by the ASCP-BOC, ASCP-BOR, or AMT. Grade Determinations: In addition to the basic requirements above, applicants must meet the following grade requirements. GS-12 Supervisory Technologist Experience: Applicants must have 1 year of creditable experience equivalent to the next lower grade level which is directly related to the position being filled. In addition to the experience above, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs: 1. Knowledge of Federal and state laws and regulations, laboratory accrediting and regulatory requirements in order to develop new policies and guidelines, formulate plans and the ability to judge effectiveness of the operation. 2. Knowledge of laboratory quality management procedures and principles sufficient to establish and monitor a laboratory quality management program and/or education and training of laboratory staff. 3. Knowledge of, and ability to, provide the full range of supervisory duties which would include responsibility for assignment of work to be performed; performance evaluations; selection of staff; recommendation of awards, advancements, and disciplinary actions. 4. Ability to analyze organizational, technical and administrative problems to develop and implement solutions that result in efficient overall laboratory operation. 5. Skill in interpersonal relations and conflict resolution to deal with employees, team leaders and managers. 6. Ability to manage fiscal matters, forecast resource and equipment needs and administer the allocated budget. 7. Ability to set short and/or long term goals for the section and conduct studies on technical and administrative problems, including personnel shortages, organizational structure, new technology, etc. Assignment. The incumbent has full supervisory responsibility in a complexity index group 1 laboratory or in a complexity index group 2 laboratory that performs at least 1 million Standard Billable Tests annually (reported to the Laboratory Management Index Program). The incumbent supervises a large staff of nonsupervisory personnel including at least one GS-11 subordinate. Recommends appointment, plans and assigns work, provides advice and counsel and evaluates work of subordinates. The supervisor is responsible for monitoring test analyses and specimen examinations to ensure acceptable levels of performance and initiate corrective action. Verifies orientation, training and competency assessment of assigned staff. Develops and updates technical policies and procedure manuals. Ensures all staff and affiliate staff are in compliance with accrediting and regulating bodies. Adjusts staffing levels or work procedures to accommodate resource allocation decisions made at the executive level. This individual manages document control, develops performance standards, position descriptions and functional statements, and is responsible for professional and administrative management of an assigned area to include budget execution. The supervisor will maintain effective interdepartmental relations with other services to accomplish medical center goals. References: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G24 - Medical Technologist Qualification Standard. Physical Requirements: Must pass a pre-employment physical in accordance with VA Handbook 5019. Education IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education. Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html. Additional Information Receiving Service Credit or Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employee's credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment. This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status. VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health-related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority. Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members. If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.


    Employment Type

    Full Time

  • Medical Technologist
    Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration    Phoenix, AZ 85067
     Posted 5 days    

    Summary Facilitates team or unit processes by working in collaboration with team members to ensure that tasks, priorities, goals and achievements are coordinated with management. Responsible for all aspects of operation in their area of specialty including preparation and maintenance of records and reports, analysis of testing methodologies, training, instrumentation and compliance. Acts as a liaison to other departments of the medical center for the appropriate laboratory specialty. Responsibilities This assignment requires specialized training and experience. Generalist experience preferred. The employee must have advanced knowledge of specialized and complex subject matter extending beyond the duties of test performance. The incumbent has wide latitude for exercising independent judgment within the scope of testing and will perform high-level duties of significant scope, complexity and range of variety at least 25% of the time while under supervisory review. Duties: Prepares reports, maintains records, administrative information, Prepares and presents work-related information to supervisor. Researches qualitative and quantitative methods in the appropriate laboratory specialty area. Performs statistical analysis on quality control and quality assurance monitors. Performs qualitative and quantitative moderate and complex testing methods in all the assigned laboratory specialty areas. Is responsible for coordination of training in the methods and techniques of the appropriate laboratory specialty area. Is responsible as a primary source of information for maintaining current instrumentation. Maintains and calibrates instrumentation and equipment to ensure correct performance. Troubleshoots instrumentation and equipment problems during the shift to ensure uninterrupted testing. Is responsible as a primary source of information for maintain current instrumentation. Is responsible for evaluation of new and evolving developments in laboratory instrumentation and automation. Performs all assigned duties in a timely and efficient manner. Ensures compliance with rules and regulations of assorted regulatory agencies such as CAP, TJC, AABB, and OSHA. Coordinates quality control activities with the supervisor. Coordinates proficiency program for the appropriate laboratory specialty. Acts as a liaison to other departments of the medical center for the appropriate laboratory specialty area. Performs other related duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Full-time, Evening shift (1530-2400), M-F, Rotating weekends and holidays Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Requirements Conditions of Employment You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job. All applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA. Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959. Must be proficient in written and spoken English. You may be required to serve a probationary period. Subject to background/security investigation. Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process. Must pass pre-employment physical examination. Participation in the seasonal influenza vaccination program is a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP). Participation in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination program is a requirement for all Veterans Health Administration Health Care Personnel (HCP) - See "Additional Information" below for details. Qualifications Basic Requirements: Citizenship. Citizen of the United States. (Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3g, this part.) English Language Proficiency. MTs must be proficient in spoken and written English in accordance with chapter 2, section D, paragraph 5a, this part. Education and/or Experience Combination: (1) A bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited college or university in medical laboratory science, medical technology, clinical laboratory science or in a related science (e.g., laboratory sciences such as chemistry, biochemistry, biology, microbiology, immunology, etc.). AND completion of a medical technology clinical practice program. Clinical practice programs completed after 1974 must have been accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP, formerly CAHEA), or the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES). The professional curriculum may have consisted of a post-baccalaureate certificate program or be integrated into a four-year program of study that culminated in a baccalaureate degree. OR, (2) A bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university, including 16 semester hours of biological science (with one course in microbiology), 16 semester hours of chemistry (with one course in organic or biochemistry) and one course in mathematics, AND two years of post-certification clinical laboratory experience (e.g., blood banking, chemistry, hematology, microbiology, immunology, clinical microscopy, etc.) within the last ten years as a certified Medical Laboratory Technician by the American Society for Clinical Pathology Board of Certification (ASCP-BOC), American Society of Clinical Pathology Board of Registry (ASCP-BOR) or American Medical Technologists (AMT). This experience must include performing moderate and/or high complexity testing in blood banking, chemistry, hematology, microbiology immunology and clinical microscopy (or categorical experience which matches categorical certification) in a clinical laboratory. OR (3) A bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university, including 16 semester hours of biological science (with one course in microbiology), 16 semester hours of chemistry (with one course in organic or biochemistry) and one course in mathematics, AND five years of clinical laboratory experience within the last ten years performing moderate and/or high complexity testing in blood banking, chemistry, hematology, microbiology, immunology and clinical microscopy (or categorical experience which matches categorical certification) in a clinical laboratory. May qualify based on being covered by the Grandfathering Provision as described in the VA Qualification Standard for this occupation (only applicable to current VHA employees who are in this occupation and meet the criteria). Certification. Candidates must have either (1) or (2) below: (1) Candidates must currently possess the appropriate certification as a MT, MLS, or CLS given by the ASCP-BOC, ASCP-BOR, or AMT. (2) For positions up to the full performance level, candidates must currently possess the categorical or specialist technologist level certification from the certification agencies listed above, such as, but not limited to, chemistry (C/SC), hematology (H/SH), microbiology (M/SM), molecular biology (MB/SMB) and blood bank (BB/SBB). Technologists with categorical or specialist certifications may only perform duties within the area of the laboratory specific to their categorical certification (e. g., an individual with a chemistry (C) certification can only perform duties in chemistry). Grandfathering Provision. All MTs employed in VHA in this occupation on the effective date of this qualification standard are considered to have met all qualification requirements for the title, series and grade held, including positive education and certification that are part of the basic requirements of the occupation. For employees who do not meet all the basic requirements in this standard, but who met the qualifications applicable to the position at the time they were appointed to the position, the following provisions apply: (1) MTs that do not meet the basic requirements for education and certification may be reassigned, promoted up to and including the full performance (journey) level, or changed to lower grade within the occupation, but may not be promoted beyond the journey level or placed in supervisory or managerial positions. (2) MTs who are appointed on a temporary basis prior to the effective date of the qualification standard may not have their temporary appointment extended or be reappointed on a temporary or permanent basis until they fully meet the basic requirements of the standard. (3) MTs initially grandfathered into this occupation who subsequently obtain certification that meets all the basic requirements of this qualification standard must maintain the required credentials as a condition of employment in the occupation. (4) If MTs who were retained in this occupation under this provision leave the occupation, the MT loses protected status and must meet the full VA qualification standard requirements in effect at the time of reentry to the occupation. Grade Determinations: Experience. Must have 1 year of creditable experience equivalent to the full performance level (GS-9), which is directly related to the position to be filled. Lead Medical Technologist. Facilitates team or unit processes by working in collaboration with team members to ensure that tasks, priorities, goals and achievements are coordinated with management. Responsible for all aspects of operation in their area of specialty including preparation and maintenance of records and reports, analysis of testing methodologies, training, instrumentation and compliance. Acts as a liaison to other departments of the medical center for the appropriate laboratory specialty. In addition to the experience or education above, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs: a. Knowledge of medical technology applicable to a wide range of duties to solve complex problems involving diverse aspects of clinical laboratory practice. b. Knowledge of regulatory, licensing and accrediting agency requirements and statutes governing clinical laboratory operations in order to plan, implement or monitor laboratory programs and services. c. Ability to manage and coordinate daily work activities and assignments in a section. d. Skill to maintain, troubleshoot and repair laboratory instrumentation. e. Ability to provide technical oversight in order to manage personnel and work assignments in a manner that assures completion of the laboratory workload. References: VA HANDBOOK 5005/72 MAY 12, 2014 PART II APPENDIX G2 The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-11 Physical Requirements: The incumbent must be able to perform moderate lifting up to 45 lbs. Straight pulling. pushing, reaching above the shoulder, use of fingers and both hands (grasping). Walking, frequent standing (i.e. up to 4 hours). Kneeling repeated bending and use of both arms and legs and repetitive motion. Specific visual requirements include use of both eyes and depth perception. Ability to distinguish colors anti shades of colors, hearing (aids permitted). Clear high cognitive function and emotional stability. Ability to read ordinary type without strain. Education IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education. Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html. Additional Information Receiving Service Credit or Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. Selected applicants may qualify for credit toward annual leave accrual, based on prior work experience or military service experience. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status. VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health-related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority. Pursuant to VHA Directive 1193.01, VHA health care personnel (HCP) are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 subject to such accommodations as required by law (i.e., medical, religious or pregnancy). VHA HCPs do not include remote workers who only infrequently enter VHA locations. If selected, you will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination before your start date. The agency will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request a legally required accommodation from this requirement using the reasonable accommodation process. If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.


    Employment Type

    Full Time

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    Valleywise Health    Phoenix, AZ 85067
     Posted 5 days    

    Under the direction of the Medical Technologist Supervisor, this position provides clinical support and diagnostic direction to physicians and other health care workers by performing and evaluating moderate to high complexity testing on patients from neonates to geriatrics.

    Qualifications:

    Education:

    + Requires a Bachelor's or Associate's degree in a certified Medical Technology program or related field, or an equivalent combination of training and progressively responsible experience that will result in the required specialized knowledge and abilities to perform the assigned work.

    Experience:

    + Prefer prior experience working as a technologist.

    Specialized Training:

    + None

    Certification/Licensure:

    + Eligible to be certified by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists is preferred.

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

    + Must possess good interpersonal and communication skills both verbally and in writing including knowledge of basic grammar, spelling & punctuation.

    + Requires the ability to read, write and speak effectively in English.

    + Requires excellent time management skills and customer service skills.

    + Must possess basic computer skills in a Windows environment.

    + Analytical skills are strongly preferred.


    Employment Type

    Full Time

  • Pet Stylist Apprentice
    Petco    Queen Creek, AZ 85142
     Posted 5 days    

    C ome work at a place where innovation and teamwork come together to support the most exciting missions in the world!

    This job function is designed for receiving technical training from Petco’s Professional Pet Stylist Program. It is composed of different tasks that may be covered by operational guidelines, and while individual judgment may occasionally be required in order to complete assigned tasks, most questions are directed to either the Pet Stylist, Grooming Salon Manager or General Manager.Essential Job Functions:Through previous background and experience the candidate must demonstrate, with or without an accommodation, the ability to:- Interact professionally and effectively through verbal and written communication with all professional contacts with emphasis on company interests.- Independently prioritize and accomplish multiple tasks within established timeframes.- Demonstrate an interest in animal welfare.- Move animals and merchandise up to 50 pounds.Supervisory Responsibility:NoneWork Environment:Because the majority of job duties are performed at individual store locations, care must be taken to observe and promote established safety policies.Travel:If appropriate may have to travel to Mentor Salon and partner will be paid expenses per Travel, Meeting, and Event & Entertainment Policy I-09-02.

    Petco Animal Supplies, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or any other protected classification.


    Employment Type

    Full Time


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