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Veterinary Technician Nursing Coach

Company: Veterinary Specialty Center of Seattle
Location: Lynnwood
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Veterinary Specialty Center of Seattle is seeking experienced veterinary nurses/technicians who have a passion for veterinary nursing and are interested in amplifying excellence in the profession.We invest heavily in our employees' long-term growth and happiness. We offer wonderful benefit packages including health, vision, dental, life, matching 401k, paid time off as well as pet benefits! For more information see our website: are opening the VSCNC position to support nursing operations and mentor veterinary technicians and assistants within Veterinary Specialty Center of Seattle. This is a chance to utilize your knowledge, expertise, and experience to help drive and positively influence the quality of care for pets and people in a big way! The VSCNC is a role model of Thrive Pet Healthcare's values, upholds best practices, and provides training expertise to team members in a specialty and emergency environment.Minimum Qualifications:Minimum of 5 years of experience as a Veterinary Nurse/Technician in various clinical settings clinical setting. RVT, CVT or LVT preferred.Minimum of 1 year experience in leadership, management, or supervision, previous teaching experience preferredDemonstrable metrics of success in servant leadership and mentoring and coachingCurrent or previous proven contributor as part of a well-functioning, highly effective TeamHistory of exemplary performance evaluationsPossess Excellent communication skillsExceptional technical skills and knowledgeSolution orientedExceptional medical math skillsMust be able to work a flexible scheduleReports to Hospital Staff Manager.Position overview:Support and elevate Technicians and Assistants to help them realize their optimal individual and team potential.Work with VSCS hospital leadership teams, to identify goals and areas of need within the practice where support can be offered; to help create, implement, and support standards, tools and processes within the Veterinary Specialty Center training program (in-house and/or outsourced); and map out training plans for technical, client care, and other departments as necessary to support organizational goals and objectives.Collaborate and strategize with VSCS hospital leadership teams to develop and implement optimal nursing processes and systems.Collaborates with Hospital Staff Manager to ensure recruiting needs are met.Mentor and support Lead Technicians at the hospital level, to empower their leadership and mentoring skills, by providing tools and solutions to utilizeProvide support and suggestions on improving staff workflow, structure, utilization, and efficiency to promote best practices and to ensure growth and enrichment of staff.Provide, coordinate, and facilitate effective Technician/Technician Assistant onboarding, training, and professional development.Help Technicians/Technician Assistants develop critical thinking skills and gain confidence.Working with Hospital Staff Manager, help develop key performance indicators and hold Technician Team Leaders and others accountable for achieving metrics of success. Monthly progress reports with hospital leadership to determine traction.Optimize efficient utilization of resources within the hospital (including scaling expertise, personnel, supplies, equipment).Identify and foster local nursing talent and pathways for growth (i.e., leadership, surgery, dental, value communicator, inpatient, exam room, specialty, etc.)Utilize, implement, and coach leaders on Thrive's Training Process using skill and knowledge assessments and formulating individual, focused training plans for each team member.Work collaboratively with the Ecosystem Nursing Coach and Hospital Staff Manager to design, prepare and identify educational aids and materials to support staff training, didactic, practical, case method, discussion, active learning, cooperative learning and integrating technology, and assign subject matter experts when appropriate, to assure the highest level of training.Meet monthly with National Director of Nursing and other Thrive Ecosystem Nurse Coaches to forge a support network, promote and develop Thrive Training Processes and boost Thrive's Learning tools. Attend scheduled hospital leadership meetings to provide feedback on training, staffing and employee growth and utilization.Attend leadership and planning meetings to maintain vision and core values, identify milestones, to-dos, potholes, etc., regarding training and progression of employees, enforcing accountability as needed for the leadership teams and support staff.Coach Nursing leaders and others through conflict management.Model, mentor, and foster:Direct, respectful communicationExceptional patient careProfessionalism and an emotionally intelligent cultureA collaborative Team approachHelp nurture a healthy work environment and life balance#LI-AL1

Keywords: Veterinary Specialty Center of Seattle, Seattle , Veterinary Technician Nursing Coach, Professions , Lynnwood, Washington

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