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Shift Lead Credentialed

Job ID: R-88816

6081 Florin Rd, Sacramento, California, United States, 95823



Our Veterinary Technicians are instrumental in helping us do what we do. Everyone, from doctors to managers — and, of course, our pets — look to them for competent, thoughtful care. That’s why we commit to giving vet techs the best careers and experiences we can inside all of our locations.

When you share your training and talents with our community, we have so much to give you in return. Our resources can help you develop a future in our network. And through it all, you’ll never lose sight of the reason you started — a real love for pets.

  • Full time and part time
  • Mid level
  • Location based
    sign-on bonus

Success Profile

Check out the traits we’re looking for and see if you have the right mix.

  • Adaptable
  • Communicator
  • Compassionate
  • Multi-tasker
  • Leadership
  • Team player

How we care. How we work.

We do it for the same reasons you do. To live our love for pets and pet owners. To continually create better models of treatment. That’s what brought us into our hospitals. Now, see how you can put it into practice with each and every visit, whether you’re interacting with pets or supporting our network of care.

Career Path

We encourage you to follow your passions, no matter how that looks to you.
Whether progressing into hospital leadership or pursuing a path at our headquarters — we'll have your back.

  • Shift Lead

  • Credentialed Shift Lead

  • Practice Manager

  • Field Director

More than a career

Here, marketing get a helping hand in crafting the future they dream of.

  • Banfield Pet Hospital
  • Banfield Pet Hospital
  • Banfield Pet Hospital
  • I choose Banfield because I truly believe I’m given the tools to provide the best possible medicine and given endless opportunities to learn and grow as a veterinary technician. — Ava Bartley, LVT



Shift Lead Credentialed

Job ID: R-88816

6081 Florin Rd, Sacramento, California, United States, 95823


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Final Job Title

Function / Family Business Unit

The Five Principles

Shift Lead VT

Service Operations (Pet), Hospital Operations

(Pet) Banfield

Is this new or an update to a current role?

Practice Manager Hospital

Classification New


N/A NonExempt

Hospital Hospital 10/5/20

Job Description

Final Job Level


Completed by name? Line Manager Title Team

Position Cost Ctr LM Cost Center Date

Quality – The consumer is our boss, quality is our work and value for money is our goal.

Responsibility – As individuals, we demand total responsibility from ourselves; as associates, we support the responsibility of others.
Mutuality – A mutual benefit is a shared benefit; a shared benefit will endure.

Efficiency – We use resources to the full, waste nothing and do only what we can do best. Freedom – We need freedom to shape our future; we need profit to remain free.

Job Purpose/Overview

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Perform the duties of a veterinary technician as well as provide continuity and operational support across all shifts, ensuring that the hospital always has leadership onsite to support associates and clients. Will help coordinate and guide the paraprofessional staff and support hospital leadership in maximizing the productivity and profitability of the hospital. This position will work with the Practice Manager and/or Chief of Staff (COS) to help ensure effective communication with clients, associates, Field Leadership, Central Team Support, and PetSmart.

Key Responsibilities

Please list the most important and relevant responsibilities

Live and exemplify the Five Principles of Mars, Inc. within self and team.

Perform the duties of a veterinary technician and/or CSC, which may include the following:
• Actively recruit new clients by promoting hospital services, Optimum Wellness Plans, preventative care and pet

health needs.
• Manage routing the flow of clients and pets to ensure superior client care and maximum productivity of the

veterinary medical team.
• Provide professional, efficient and exceptional service at all times. This includes encouraging hospital visits,

welcoming clients and pets, ensuring that they are comfortable in the hospital, educating them about their pet's health, performing or preparing procedures that do not require veterinarian assistance, completing preparatory work for other procedures, and monitoring hospitalized or surgical pets.

• Assist incoming clients by completing the required documentation, entering all pet information and history in the computer, utilizing proper collars and tags for identification, and ensuring prompt service.

• Assist outgoing clients by providing all necessary instructions, information and invoices, dispensing prescription items per the veterinarian's instructions, selling retail products and scheduling future appointments.

• Manage the finances by maintaining accurate balances and utilizing proper opening and closing procedures.
• Act as the extra eyes, ears and hands for the veterinarian to ensure the best quality pet care and to maximize the

veterinarian's productivity and communicate with the other associates to maintain the flow of patients. • Obtain relevant information and history from clients and maintain proper and complete medical charts.

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Job Description

  • Ensure the safety of pets, clients and associates by utilizing safe restraining techniques, following standard protocols, and maintaining clean, sterile and organized treatment areas, exam rooms and labs.

  • Assist with surgery as applicable.

  • Train and mentor new paraprofessional associates.

  • Quality check medical records, go home medications, regulatory documentations, hospital cleanliness, and

    timeliness of doctors seeing exam room patients.

  • Utilize technical skills to the fullest, within state practice acts regarding the duties of credentialed veterinary

    technicians. Conduct administrative functions as necessary.

Leadership Responsibilities:

  • Assist Practice Manager in developing an efficient, productive hospital team that provides the highest quality care

    and service to the most pets and clients, following all Banfield protocols and practices, as well as all local, state

    and federal laws, focusing the team to achieve practice priorities while building our culture and brand.

  • Support Practice Manager in hospital labor management

  • May assist Practice Manager in the selection, training, and day-to-day supervision of the paraprofessional team

  • Assist Practice Manager in creating an environment where a team can deliver quality, efficient and effective

    veterinary care to pets.

  • Provide effective communication between associates, clients, hospital leadership and Central Team Support.

  • Ensure all hospital associates adhere to Banfield dress and grooming guidelines.

  • Prepare whole team on cases scheduled for the day, assist with any transfers of cases from day before or external

    referrals to provide continuity of care, triage the treatment board.

  • Assist Practice Manager in identifying potential “bottlenecks” and formulating solutions to remove barriers in

    medical operations that would impede the doctors in providing world class preventive care and client service.

  • Confer with field leadership and assist with client resolution decisions, invoice adjustments and client experience


  • Address broken equipment issues and assist in inventory management.

Other job duties as assigned.

Context and Scope

Complete how the job gets done and the way it operates (i.e., who do they work with, how do they influence, how does the work get done)

The ratio of time spent on leadership duties and paraprofessional responsibilities will vary depending on the hospital needs; the Shift Lead VT must use good judgment in prioritizing their duties on any given day, ensuring hospital productivity. On average, the ratio is expected to be about 20% leadership duties (primarily when the Practice Manager and/or Chief of Staff are not present) and 80% paraprofessional duties

Relevant Quantitative and Budget Information


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Job Specifications/Qualifications

State the minimum education, knowledge, skills and experience this position requires.
Please distinguish any “preferred” qualifications. Note: May differ from the current job holder’s own skills and experience.

1. Education & Professional Qualification

Required Type of Degree: Veterinary technician certification or licensure required (CVT, RVT, LVT, and LVMT) Field of Study: Veterinary
Preferred Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree from an AVMA accredited veterinary technology program.

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Job Description

2. Knowledge/Experience

Years of Experience Required: In what area: Veterinary profession, healthcare, service industry Preferred Six months Banfield experience.

Required Must be able to perform all required skills of AVMA accredited veterinary technology programs at a level in which to aid in the efficiency of the practice.
Preferred Prior supervisory experience

Preferred Medical background with medical terminology training.

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Number of Direct Reports: 0
Levels of Direct Reports (i.e., T2, T3, P1, B4, etc.): NA Total Team Size: NA

Functional/Technical Skills Approachability
Customer Focus
Peer Relationships Priority Setting Motivating Others

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Key Functional Competencies & Technical Skills (3-5)

Standing Alone
Driving for Results
Conflict Management

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Other Relevant Information About the Job

Delivers Consistent Results
Creates Collaborative Relationships

Develops Talent Engages Associates

Practices Breakthrough Thinking Navigates Complex Challenges

Type, Level of Role, Competencies

(People or Functional/Technical Leadership)

Individual Contributor
People Leader
Senior Leader or Manager of Managers

If People Leader or Senior Leader

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Key Supporting Competencies (4-6)

(Note: competencies selected should be job related)

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Job Description

Roles on your team you'd consider a peer (job title vs. name): Shift Lead


Is this position responsible for providing training/support to new members of the team? Yes
Is this position responsible for ongoing mentorship/coaching of other members of the team? Yes Impact:
This position is responsible for: Quality of tasks/service provided
This position’s impact isTheir own job
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Communication & Interpersonal Skills:
The primary type of communication required for success in this role isInformative
Toward which rolesHospital Team
Is there significant communication outside VHG or MarsNo
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Which roles will this one interact with regularlyPractice Manager, Veterinary Assistant/Technician, Client Service Coordinator

Will there be notable travel in this positionNo Percent of time0%

Ability to be confident around pets (i.e., dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, ect.)

Client needs and work volume may often require more than 40 hours per week to complete essential duties of this job. This position often requires working weekends and evenings
Noise level in the work environment is moderately high.

Ability to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form and to solve problems involving several variables.
Ability to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, and climb as well as manipulate (lift, carry, move) up to 50 pounds.

Requires good hand-eye coordination, arm-hand-finger dexterity with the ability to grasp, and visual acuity to use a keyboard and operate necessary equipment.
Associate is routinely exposed to a variety of pets that may bite or scratch, and on occasion, exposed to anesthesia, radiation, biological hazards and medication/controlled substances.


Company Policy, Federal and State Laws Forbid Discrimination Because of Age, Color, Race, Religion, Sex, Disability, Sexual Orientation or National Origin.

Special Working Conditions

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