Job Opportunities

Veterinary Assistant

Department:

Spay/Neuter Clinic

Status:

Non-exempt, Full time, $10/hour

Purpose of Position:

Responsible for daily care of all surgical patients, assist doctors and technicians with surgical and anesthetic procedures, general housekeeping.

Duties & Responsibilities:

General Housekeeping
      • Perform daily cleaning of kennels, cages and public areas when necessary.
      • Spot clean throughout the day.
      • Clean prep room and operating room at the end of the day.
      • Wash and sterilize all surgical packs throughout the day.
      • Other duties as assigned.
Patient Care:
      • Restrain all patients during anesthesia induction and intubation.
      • Monitor all patients on gas anesthesia.
      • Prepare patients for surgery as instructed.
      • Transport patients from prep room to operating room.
      • Assist veterinarians in surgery as needed.
      • Keep veterinary lead assistant informed of animal behavior, health, or concerns.
      • Administer animal vaccinations, tests, medications and treatments as directed.
      • Assist clients with necessary paperwork.
      • Monitor patients in recovery.
      • Provide excellent patient care.
Job Requirements: Clinic Education:
      • Must be able to learn basic veterinary medical concepts including but not limited to vaccine protocols and anesthetic risks
      • Must also be able to communicate basic veterinary concepts to owners and be able to repeat information relayed by a veterinarian
      • Will be asked to communicate with the public on a daily basis in a professional  manner
      • Ability to follow directions and multitask.
Physical Requirements:
    • Must be able to work standing or sitting for 8 or more hours.
    • Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds repeatedly throughout the day      with help.
    • Must be able to bend and kneel repeatedly.
    • Must have good range of motion in joints especially wrist, knees, elbows.
    • Must have good range of motion in your back, for instance twisting.
    • Must be able to work in potentially extreme environmental temperatures.
    • Must be able to use a ladder and or step stool.
    • Must possess excellent hand-eye coordination.
    • Must possess an acceptable degree of dexterity in hands and fingers.

Development & Marketing Intern

Unpaid internship.  10-30 hours per week.  Depends upon the college/university internship requirements.

Purpose of Position:

This position will work support the organization’s marketing and fundraising efforts by assisting the development office and adoption center with a variety of events, marketing, and fundraising-related tasks and operations.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Working with the Manager of Development to thoroughly understand the organization’s fundraising priorities and goals.
  • Collaborate with members of the fundraising team in the achievement of goals.
  • Assist with the design and edit of all marketing, printed materials (including annual report)
  • Assist writing, editing, and review of copy for e newsletters, direct mail, etc.
  • Visit local media when directed.
  • Press kit assembly and distribution
  • Proofread marketing materials
  • Assist Manager of Development in planning and execution of special events.
  • Participate in the planning and execution of annual volunteer appreciation events.
  • Assist with maintaining membership files in the database.
  • Respond to individual member and donor inquiries and communications.
  • Process individual gifts, track pledge adherence, and manage donor lists and data base.
  • Assist in generating reports for tracking and forecasting.
  • Learn and assist with Donor Perfect gift reports.
  • Enter data pertaining to donations received (both in-kind and cash, etc.) into the donor database, and generate acknowledgements and reports as requested.
  • Attend community events as directed.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned

Job Requirements:

  • Must be an upper division or graduate student in an accredited college or university
  • Must be comfortable handling/learning to handle both dogs and cats - general handling (petting, leash-walking, some lifting and carrying), and restraint (drawing blood, giving vaccines, and placing animals in cages/carriers)
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communications skills, a professional, tactful, mature and sincere attitude, and be able to represent the mission, goals and the policies of OK Humane in a creative, credible and energetic manner
  • Must be able to work maturely and respectfully with diverse groups of people
  • Must be organized, flexible and adjust to rapid, changing needs
  • Must be knowledgeable and comfortable with computer systems used in operations and have basic computer skills, including database skills
  • Knowledge of and commitment to animal welfare issues strongly preferred
  • Commitment to mission, values, goals and success of OK Humane
  • Must be proficient on MS Office
  • Ability to follow directions and multitask.
  • Position may require weekend days and evenings

Physical Demands:

  • Work is performed in a kennel/shelter setting and outdoors
  • Frequent bending, reaching, kneeling, climbing stairs, walking and, standing on feet 8-10 hours per day while performing job functions
  • Exposure to disinfectant solutions when cleaning
  • Exposure to various weather conditions when working outdoors
  • Subject to animal bites and scratches while handling animals of questionable temperament
  • Occasional lifting of up to 50 pounds with reasonable accommodations
                               

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