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.
This position is full time - 3 days a week as a Veterinary Assistant and 2 days a week as an Intake Coordinator.
The Veterinary Assistant assists in all duties necessary in maintaining the health and welfare of the Shelter population. The Veterinary Assistant assists the Veterinarian(s), the Medical Manager and the Clinic Coordinator in the examination and treatment of our Shelter population, as well as animals in our care via community spay and neuter programs, including: handling, restraining, and preparing animals for medical procedures; assisting with surgical procedures; administering medication and vaccinations; assisting with euthanasia; recording medical treatments and procedures; sending animals for outside veterinary care when necessary; cleaning and maintaining the Veterinary Clinic; and working with other members of the medical team. The Veterinary Assistant must cultivate good relationships and communication with others to ensure coordination of care.
Excellent skills in companion animal handling and restraint
Knowledge of proper administration and dosage of medication to animals
A genuine compassion for all animals, regardless of their condition
A desire to learn, a commitment to Best Practices in Veterinary Shelter Medicine, and the ability to stay open-minded
A comfort level and ability to assist with Humane Euthanasia when necessary
A proven ability to handle multiple tasks in a busy, physically-demanding workplace environment
Must be highly organized, motivated and remain flexible under pressure; attention to detail and ability to organize and set priorities a must
Must demonstrate strong verbal and written communication skills and have the ability to work well in a team and independently
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and the public
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 be able to safely lift up to 50 lbs.
Minimum of a high school diploma
Must have a valid driver’s license
18 years of age or older
Veterinary Clinic and Medical Team
Shelter Population Health
Shelter Programs, Events, and Community Education
The Intake Coordinator position is equal parts customer service, communications, and data accuracy. As the first person the public will interact with upon entering the Spay/Neuter Clinic, this position will be responsible to welcome and assist with clinic check-in, impound intake and recovery, lost and found calls, and surrenders. The Intake Coordinator is an important part of the communication conduit from intake through to adoption, including making sure all necessary information is accurately entered in an animal’s file. Additionally, the Intake Coordinator will function as an adjunct member of the Medical and Foster teams, providing administrative support as needed.
A minimum of a high school diploma. Two years of experience in customer service, animal-related, non-profit, and or animal shelter settings, office administration, or a combination there-of preferred
Must work well with the public, including persons of varied racial, ethnic, cultural, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual preference, and with individuals who are differently abled
Must demonstrate good verbal and written communication skills and have the ability to work well in a team
Must have strong administrative skills, be highly organized, motivated and remain flexible under pressure
Attention to detail and ability to organize and set priorities a must
Must be computer proficient, including working knowledge of Windows, Microsoft Office (especially Word & Excel), and be able to learn new programs quickly
Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) preferred, but not required
Veterinary Clinic Team
Communications and Software Management
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR THE POSITION
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
HOURS, SALARY & BENEFITS:
Hours: Full-time 40 hours/week, including one weekend day; days and hours may vary
Wage Range: $16-$20, depending on experience, certifications, proficiency in job tasks, and ability to work cooperatively while fostering the mission of the organization.
Benefits: Mountain Humane provides health insurance for the employee, 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 is an equal opportunity employer.
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