Job Description

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.

JOB SUMMARY:
The Veterinary Technician (VT) assists the Programs Director, Shelter Veterinarian(s), Clinic Manager and Vet Assistants in all 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 VT 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: Veterinary Clinic and Intake Manager
Office Location: Hailey, Idaho
QUALIFICATIONS:
The ideal candidate will be a licensed Veterinary Technician
o Applicants that have at least 1-year experience working as a Veterinary Technician, a minimum of a high school diploma and are at least 18 years of age may be considered
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
Skill in completing and maintaining files, records and forms
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
Must have a valid driver’s license

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Medical and Surgical Clinic Support
• Assist in maintaining all surgical and medical equipment including tools and supplies
• On day of surgery, help ensure adequate stock of surgical supplies including surgery packs and oxygen
• Assist Shelter Veterinarian with surgeries by preparing, monitoring, and recovering animals including documentation of anesthetic monitoring
• Ensure maintenance and cleanliness of medical/surgical center, including cleaning medical instruments and clinic and isolation kennels
• Assist in maintaining medical supply inventory
• Assist in medical data entry for in-house and public animals
• Assist with Blaine County Spay and Neuter Clinic, including scheduling, prepping for, and check-in and check-out of animals

Shelter Population Health
• Assist Shelter Veterinarian in processing and care of all animals including impounds
• Ensure all in-house treatments are done as directed by Shelter Veterinarian and maintain an accurate log of medications and treatments
• Take vitals of any animals as directed by Shelter Veterinarian
• Maintain and ensure vaccination status is current for all Shelter population and all incoming impounds
• Maintain a working knowledge of vaccination protocols for the shelter
• Monitor in-house animals on a regular basis and make Shelter Veterinarian aware of any animal with a suspected medical problem, in cooperation with the kennel staff and management
• Maintain and update medical records and animal files in Shelterluv as necessary
• When outside veterinary work is required, as determined by Shelter Veterinarian, be willing to transport animal to and from clinic
• At no time, give veterinary medical advice or services to animals of staff, volunteers, or the public without consulting with Shelter Veterinarian

Shelter Programs, Events, and Community Education
• Be familiar with general shelter policies, procedures, programs, events, and history
• Answer customer and adopter questions regarding current medications or ailments as appropriate or relaying questions to Medical Staff

GENERAL GUIDELINES
• Maintain a neat and well-groomed personal appearance
• Wear supplied uniforms and closed toed shoes during all working hours
• Comply with all facility safety protocols
• Assist in maintaining overall facility cleaning standards
• Carry out other duties as assigned by supervisor
• May require driving of company vehicles; Must maintain a valid driver’s license and good driving record; Drivers information will be submitted to the carrier
o Regular use driving of company vehicles; employee’s must be at least the age of 18
o Occasional use driving of company vehicles; employees under the age of 18 must be preapproved by the carrier

WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
• Indoors and outdoors, including in shelter environment with dogs, cats, pocket pets
• May include vehicle travel back and forth to venues
• Animal handling required; while all adoptable animals have health and behavior screening, by nature of the industry, there may be occasional exposure to dead, injured, sick, unruly, vicious, and/or dangerous animals in addition to possible exposure to parasites and infectious diseases
• Work day includes walking, standing, sitting, bending, squatting, lifting (occasionally up to 50 lbs), answering telephones, and using a computer

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

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 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 is an equal opportunity employer

This is a full time job

Contact Information

Job Contact Details

Margie Smith
Finance & HR Specialist
208-788-4351

Closing Date: Wednesday, July 15, 2020

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