FULL JOB DESCRIPTION
Reports to: Staff Veterinarian
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Provides primary support in clinical patient care to Staff Veterinarian and vet team as directed
- Assists with triage exams and rechecks, performs ICU treatments, feedings, and husbandry for ICU patients. Manages the flow of daily patient care tasks.
- Assists in training students in all aspects of patient care and hospital protocols.
- Performs diagnostics (radiographs, in-house lab work including manual CBC’s for avian, mammal, and reptile) and provides surgical assistance.
- Monitors patients under anesthesia and recovery, including training students in same protocols.
- Supervises students, volunteers, and other support staff as needed to provide care for patients.
- Maintains patient medical records database in compliance with regulations. Makes sure all lab work is entered into online database in timely manner.
- Supervises the maintenance, cleaning and overall orderliness of the hospital and rehabilitative facilities. Tracks and performs routine maintenance on hospital equipment as indicated.
- Maintains up-to-date clinic drug inventory and organizes and submits requisition orders for supplies and equipment necessary to run a wildlife hospital. (Order requests are submitted to Admin. staff member for placement, check-in, bill reconciliation).
- Assists licensed veterinarian with inventory of controlled substances, ordering as needed.
- Assists with primary care for neonatal mammals and birds as needed when requested by rehab team.
- Advises all vet interns in clinic procedural matters if supervising veterinarian is unavailable.
- Assists with all aspects of rehabilitation process as needed.
- Gives presentations or assists in educational efforts such as “Wildlife Walks” as directed by supervising veterinarian.
- Gives teaching rounds for students in collaboration with supervising veterinarian.
- Other duties as assigned (cross-trained in other areas of the clinic).
EDUCATION AND/OR WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
- Extensive wildlife rehabilitation skills. Must be 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, and be able to multi-task.
- Must be team player with positive attitude and willingness to teach students.
- Must be able to work cooperatively with co-workers, volunteers, and the public.
- 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 Dr. Robin Bast, Staff Veterinarian at firstname.lastname@example.org