Wildlife Rehabilitator

FULL JOB DESCRIPTION

Full Time

Reports to: Hospital Practice Manager

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Oversees rehabilitation of patients, including medical rechecks and administration of all designated treatments.
  • Responsible for all aspects of assisted feeding, dietary preparation, husbandry, and enrichment of outdoor, reptile, rehab-specific, and neonate rehabilitation patients under the supervision of Staff Veterinarian.
  • Designs and implements enrichment programs for patients in rehabilitation.
  • Assists with primary care for infant mammals and birds, including after-hours feedings as needed.
  • Oversees primary care of sea turtle patients and assists veterinary staff with treatments as needed.
  • Participates in daily report to Staff Veterinarian on all patients’ rehabilitation progress and present case rounds on all rehabilitation patients.
  • Completes accurate medical records and dispositions records of rehab patients.
  • Assists with primary and secondary instruction, teaching, and oversight of all CROW interns, externs, and volunteers.
  • Assist in initial orientation and training of rehab volunteers.
  • Oversees and assists with daily cleaning and maintenance of cages, grounds, and lower floor of the hospital.
  • Oversees the proper running of pools, tanks and all equipment/supplies necessary for cleaning of enclosures and grounds.
  • Develops and oversees a scheduled maintenance program for the outside cages, pools and tanks.
  • Assists with habitat/environment planning and schedules maintenance of outside compounds.
  • Assists with patient releases, transfers, and rescues in conjunction with Wildlife First Responder(s).
  • Assists Staff Veterinarian as required with patient care and updating related patient protocols in conjunction with the Hospital Practice Manager.
  • Assists with the care and routine monitoring of Visitor Education Center animals, including medical rechecks in conjunction with the Staff Veterinarian.
  • Assists as needed with intensive care patient treatments in conjunction with veterinary and veterinary technician staff.
  • Assists as needed with patient admissions (answering phones, coordinating patient rescue/transport, creating medical records, and updating electronic database).
  • Give presentations in the Visitor Education Center and “CROW Campus” tours as needed to assist education staff.
  • Provides primary care for animal ambassadors housed at the clinic, including training of ambassador animals.
  • Assists in other duties as assigned by hospital or administration staff.

EDUCATION AND/OR WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

  • At least two years of college or vet tech school required; and three years experience/training in wildlife rehabilitation; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Extensive wildlife rehabilitation skills. Preference will be given to licensed/certified veterinary technician.
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Knowledge of office equipment and software systems including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Must be able to work efficiently, accurately, independently.
  • Must be team player with positive attitude and providing exemplary customer service.
  • Must be able to work cooperatively with co-workers, volunteers, and the public.
  • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Ability to safely and successfully perform the essential job functions consistent with the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards, including meeting qualitative and/or quantitative productivity standards.
  • Ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance consistent with the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards.
  • Must be able to talk, listen and speak clearly.
  • Required to stand, walk, and may have to climb and/or balance. Must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Please send your letter of interest, resume, and three professional references to Becca Wehmeier, Hospital Practice Manager, at bwehmeier@crowclinic.org