Arizona Humane Society
  • Phoenix, AZ, USA
  • Full Time

Every pet deserves a good life. We save the most vulnerable animals and enrich the lives of pets and people. Our mission is made possible with the hard work of our valued employees. Named "Best Nonprofit" and "Best Place to Volunteer" by our community, we offer a friendly, professional work environment with a culture that promotes innovation, compassion and excellence. (Video)

The Arizona Humane Society will require proof of immunization against COVID-19 for all new employees. Exemptions will be allowed for medical or religious reasons.


Healthy Tails Mobile Clinic Lead Technician


COMBINE YOUR PASSION WITH A PURPOSE

At our competitive paying, non-profit mobile veterinary clinic. We help ensure that all pet owners have access to affordable veterinary care. We're proud to provide reduced or free grant-funded services to our underserved and underprivileged community who may not otherwise seek care for their pets due to financial barriers. Your work will impact those who have to choose between paying their bills and getting medical care for their pets and will help keep families together and pets out of the shelters. It is a job far beyond medicine; it's a mission and a purpose.

WORK-LIFE BALANCE

By joining our team, your schedule will be four 10-hour workdays with three days off weekly. Days off are not consistent on a weekly basis as workday schedules will vary to support community needs. As a valid team member, you will have input with event scheduling.

POSITION SUMMARY

Specializes in assisting veterinarians in all aspects of AHS' Spay/Neuter and Wellness Center including surgery, laboratory diagnostics, fluid therapy, emergency care as necessary, the administration of prescribed medications, client education and clinic asepsis. The schedule is 4 days a week with varying days off. Some weekends are necessary and there is occasional flexibility in work hours for mobile events where overtime is required.

PAWS UP FOR GREAT BENEFITS!

  • Competitive pay
  • Medical & dental
  • 401(k)
  • PTO and paid holidays
  • Continued education, including paid Fear Free certification
  • Discount on veterinary services

Essential Functions

  • Demonstrate commitment to spay/neuter initiatives with a positive attitude
  • Provide excellent patient care in all perioperative phases for up to 35 cats and/or dogs per day.
  • Administer injections such as pain medications, vaccinations and other medications, implant microchips, and perform testing as directed by the Veterinarian.
  • Intubate animals, place intravenous catheters, perform venipuncture and administer fluids as needed.
  • Monitor vital signs of sedated and anesthetized patients in preoperative, operative, and postoperative phases.
  • Stay current in knowledge of emergency drugs and protocols.
  • Communicate in effective and professional manner with public and all staff members
  • Know veterinary medical concepts, including, but not limited to vaccine protocols and anesthetic risks. Be able to communicate such information to clients.
  • When Veterinarian has documented information about an animal's condition, adequately explain such information to clients.
  • Follow AHS standard procedures for post-operative care of patient and never leave animal unattended.
  • Maintain all records and document data through computer program
  • Prepare home-care instructions and receipt for all services performed.
  • Fill prescriptions from veterinarian's written or verbal orders and provide clients with instructions for administration of prescriptions.
  • Work well both independently and cooperatively as part of team.
  • Remain composed while working in fast-paced environment.
  • Assist with or perform and properly document euthanasia.
  • Serve as the lead technician for mobile wellness events which will including traveling to off-site locations. For mobile events, prepare clinic for business. Maintain all clinic areas in a clean and orderly fashion; restock supplies as needed. Prepare kennels and ensure required paperwork is prepared and available.
  • Represent AHS in professional and courteous manner at all times.
  • Attend required staff meetings and training sessions.
  • Conduct training and mentoring of new team members
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or abilities required.

Education / Certifications / Licenses:

  • High school diploma/GED
  • Valid Driver's License

Experience:

  • One year in customer service OR receptionist position.
  • Completion of a veterinary technician program and at least 2 years of experience as a technician.
  • Must know phlebotomy, immunology, parasitology, endocrinology and pharmacology.
  • Must be have experience handling animals safely and humanely.
  • Must be proficient in anesthesiology.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities:

Language - Able to speak, read, write and understand English. Spanish language helpful.

Mathematical - Ability to perform basic mathematical skills.

Technical - Proficiency with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook and Explorer; able to learn other software programs as necessary. Proficiency with or able to learn/use Vetter software.

Other:

  • Requires above average clerical and computer skills, including legible handwriting, spelling and grammar as well as strong interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Must be able to drive a company vehicle.
  • Must be willing to travel on a regular basis. Have ability to read maps and navigate to various off-site locations.
  • Regular attendance, punctuality and access to reliable transportation are required.

Work Environment / Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls, reach with hands and arms, climb stairs, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Additional Information:

The Arizona Humane Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a participant in the E-Verify program. Pre-employment background check and drug screening required.


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