Mountain Humane (in Hailey, Idaho) is on a mission to enrich the quality of life in our community by connecting animals and people. We do this through innovative programs that inspire and have impact beyond southern Idaho. The first “no-kill” shelter 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 programs. 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 Senior Director – Shelter Operations and Outreach, Shelter Veterinarian(s), and all Medical staff in the duties necessary in maintaining the health and welfare of the Shelter population. The VT assists the Medical staff in the examination and treatment of our Shelter population including administering medication and vaccinations, coordinating and transporting animals for outside veterinary care when necessary, assisting with euthanasia, recording medical treatments and procedures and assisting other members of the medical team. The Veterinary Technician must maintain strong communication channels to ensure coordination of care with the Medical staff and other staff on the animal operations team. The VT will play a vital role in preparing, monitoring, and recovering animals from surgery for in house surgeries as well as public spay and neuter clinics.
Classification: Full time, Non-exempt
Reports to: Shelter Veterinarian & Lead Medical Coordinator
Office Location: Hailey, Idaho
The ideal candidate will be a licensed Veterinary Technician, have the minimum of a high school diploma, have at least 1-year experience working as a Veterinary Technician in a shelter environment and be at least 18 years of age
Applicants that have at least 1-year experience working as a Veterinary Assistant or Veterinary Technician, a minimum of a high school diploma and are at least 18 years of age may be considered
Must have knowledge of proper administration and dosage of medication to animals
Ability to draw blood and collect urine and fecal samples; ability to perform other lab tests as directed
Ability to administer IV medications and intubate animals
Ability to monitor animals under anesthesia and troubleshoot medical emergencies
A genuine compassion for all animals, regardless of their condition
Excellent skills in companion animal handling and restraint
Ability to accurately complete and maintain files, records and forms both physical and digital versions through shelter software
A proven ability to handle multiple tasks in a busy, physically-demanding workplace environment
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 is a must
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and the public
A desire to learn and ability to stay open-minded
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Medical and Surgical Clinic Support
Shelter Population Health
Shelter Programs, Events, and Community Education
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
HOURS, SALARY AND BENEFITS:
Hours: Full time 40 hours/week, ability to work around Veterinarian and Clinic Schedule; ability to work one weekend day and some holidays. Final schedule to be determined with Supervisor based on organizational needs.
Salary: $18-24/hr depending on experience, proficiency/efficiency 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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