Mountain Humane, located in world-famous Sun Valley, Idaho, is on a mission to change lives by connecting pets and people. We do this through innovative programs that inspire and have impact in and beyond southern Idaho. The first shelter to become “no-kill” in the state of Idaho (in 1999), annually we help more than 2,500 animals and touch the lives of more than 5,000 people through our local and regional programs. Voted the “Best Non-Profit Organization” in the Wood River Valley for the last 8 years, we are proud to be a model for other animal welfare organizations and to be at the forefront of best-practices in non-profit management.
The Veterinary Technician (VT) assists the Medical Director, Shelter Veterinarian, and Veterinary Clinic Coordinator (VCC) in all duties necessary in maintaining the health and welfare of the Shelter population. The Veterinary Technician assists the Medical staff in the examination and treatment of our Shelter population including administering medication and vaccinations, sending animals for outside veterinary care when necessary; assisting with euthanasia, recording medical treatments and procedures, and contacting other members of the medical team when necessary. The VT must maintain strong communication channels to ensure coordination of care with the Medical staff.
Classification: Full time, Non-exempt
Supervisor: Veterinary Clinic Coordinator
Reports to: Director Animal Care Operations
Office Location: Hailey, Idaho
A proven ability to handle multiple tasks in a busy, physically-demanding workplace environment
Minimum of a high school diploma
Must work well with the public, including children, persons of varied racial, ethnic, cultural, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual preference, and with individuals who are differently-abled
Must demonstrate strong verbal and written communication skills and have the ability to work well in a team and independently
Must be highly organized, motivated and remain flexible under pressure. Attention to detail and ability to organize and set priorities a must
Must have a valid driver’s license
Excellent skills in companion animal handling and restraint
Knowledge of proper administration and dosage of medication to animals
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and the public
A genuine compassion for all animals, regardless of their condition
A desire to learn and ability to stay open-minded
18 years of age or older
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Medical and Surgical Center Support (Assist in the absence of VCC and perform all duties on VCC relief day)
Shelter Population Health
Shelter Programs, Events, and Community Education
-Regular use driving of company vehicles; employee’s must be at least the age of 25
-Occasional use driving of company vehicles; employees between the ages of 21 and 24 must be preapproved
-Employee’s under the age of 21 are not allowed to drive company vehicles
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
HOURS, SALARY AND BENEFITS:
Hours: Full Time position, ability to work around Veterinarian and Clinic Schedule;
Salary: $16-$20/hr depending on experience, proficiency/efficiency in job tasks and ability to work cooperatively while fostering the mission of the organization
Benefits: Mountain Humane offers health insurance, personal time off, 403b retirement plan and other benefits as outlined in the Employee Handbook
Note: The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and levels of work performed by this position, but are not a complete list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. Either employer or employee may terminate the employment relationship at any time with or without notice and with or without cause.
Mountain Humane Valley is an equal opportunity employer.