Are you compassionate about animals and have a desire to speak for those who cannot? For over 100 years, the Dumb Friends League has been working to end pet homelessness and animal suffering by providing a strong and steadfast voice for those who cannot speak for themselves. As the largest community-based animal welfare organization in the region, we care for more than 20,000 homeless pets and horses each year at our four facilities and are a national model in animal welfare. If you work well with people too, join our team and help us provide that voice. As an Overnight Veterinary Technician, you will be responsible for providing overnight medical care and treatment for animals.
· Collect samples for testing and perform laboratory tests.
· Take radiographs.
· Medicate, vaccinate, and treat animals as prescribed by veterinarian.
· Administer anesthesia and monitor animals under anesthesia.
· Assist veterinarians in medical and surgical procedures. This includes using proper restraint.
· Provide medical assistance and counseling to patrons.
· Use and maintain medical equipment.
· Perform physical examination of animals.
· Perform data entry to update animal records.
· Clean and maintain work areas.
· Perform euthanasia and other related tasks.
· Contribute to and lead initiatives to improve processes and procedures.
· Monitor animals overnight.
People are the key to fulfilling our mission. Making internal and external patrons and their needs a primary focus is expected in all situations. This position interacts with and collaborates with employees at all levels of the organization. Communication occurs through face to face, telephone, and electronic interactions and may also include contact with the general public and League business partners. Communication and contact must be clear, understandable, cooperative, professional and respectful in all circumstances. Employees are expected to actively support a positive team environment, directly address conflict, and appropriately express concerns.
Competencies are work behaviors and expectations necessary for successful job performance. They encompass knowledge, skills, abilities, attitudes, and actions.
Organizational competencies apply to all jobs at the League; position competencies are specific to this position.
· Attention to Detail
· Managing Resources
· Technical Expertise
· Decision Making
· Results Oriented
· Time Management
· Analytical Thinking
· Work Independently
· Conflict Management
Position Qualifications: Education, Experience, Certification, and Knowledge/Skills/Abilities
· Associate’s degree in veterinary technology or equivalent experience
· Completion of a veterinary technician internship or comparable experience
· Working knowledge of current veterinary practices
· Strong interpersonal communication skills
· Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs
· Ability to work independently and in a team environment
· High attention to detail
· Certified veterinary technician
· Experience in an animal welfare environment
· 2 years’ experience working as a veterinary technician
Work Conditions and Physical Requirements
Majority of working hours will be held during non-business hours for the organization. Employee must be capable and confident in working independently. Handle and restrain animals of various sizes, weights, and temperaments. Subject to animal bites or scratches. Work performed in high noise level areas. Exposure to cleaning chemicals, fumes, dust, animal dander, and feces. Exposure to radiation in association with performing radiology procedures. Physical efforts require constant bending, stooping, standing, climbing stairs, and walking. Repetitive motion associated with medical and surgical care. Frequent lifting of animals and objects up to 40 pounds with reasonable accommodation.