OK HUMANE JOBS & CAREERS

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By joining our team, you could work for Oklahoma’s largest animal welfare nonprofit and save animal lives right in your community. We are a hardworking, mission-focused group of individuals who are working to see a day when every adoptable animal finds a home. If you want to help us with that mission and work with animals here in Oklahoma City, then you might be a fit for our team.

The Central Oklahoma Humane Society continually accepts job applications. Your application will be considered active for 60 days. If a suitable opening has not occurred during that time period, and you remain interested in employment with us, it will be necessary for you to reapply. You can browse our available jobs and careers below. Thank you for your interest!

  • Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT)
    Department In House Clinic
    Immediate Supervisor Staff Veterinarian
    Status Exempt

    Purpose of Position:
    The RVT is the Veterinarian’s primary medical support.

    Duties & Responsibilities:
    In accordance with organizational policies, duties include but are not limited to:
    • Collecting and maintaining accurate animal records.
    • Administering medications, vaccinations and treatments.
    • Observing animals for changes in behavior and condition.
    • Reviewing appointment schedule and planning accordingly.
    • Recognizing potentially contagious disease and follow procedure accordingly.
    • Properly calculate medication volumes and dose administration.
    • Performing laboratory, treatment and surgical inventory and maintenance.
    • Ensuring working areas are properly cleaned and stocked.
    • Communicating with Animal Adopters and Foster Parents.
    • Assist in developing and maintaining hospital protocols.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Required Skill Set:
    • Accurate gross and microscopic identification of ecto- and endoparasites.
    • Collect urine by cystocentesis or sterile catheterization and perform urinalysis.
    • Perform venipuncture and collect samples for and perform hematologic analysis.
    • Sample collection using aseptic technique and prepare samples for laboratory submission.
    • Restraint of small animals.
    • Perform a full physical exam on a small animal patient, identify problems, and accurately report findings to Veterinarian in Charge and in medical record.
    • Administer medications by PO, SQ, IM, and IV routes.
    • Perform dental prophylaxis.
    • Basic wound care.
    • Properly position a small animal for radiographs and obtain and develop diagnostic films.

    • Properly place intravenous catheters and calculate fluid drip rates. Maintain catheter and fluid administration through use of an IV pump, syringe pump, or free drip.
    • Provide nursing care to ICU patients.
    • Calculate and administer anesthetic agents.
    • Administer and maintain gas anesthesia and anesthetic equipment.
    • Endotracheal intubation.
    • Recognize and respond to anesthetic complications and/or emergencies.
    • Prepare surgical sites using aseptic technique.
    • Run and maintain autoclave.
    • Provide post-operative care and pain management.
    • Set up and maintain isolation areas using proper protocol.

    Job Requirements:
    • Must enjoy working with animals even when they are stressed, ill or in pain.
    • Must be able to calmly and safely restrain animals who may struggle, scratch or try to bite.
    • Must be able to make independent, common-sense decisions.
    • Must possess exceptional problem solving skills.
    • Must be proficient at multi-tasking and comfortable in a fast-paced work environment.

    Qualifications:
    Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE) and State Veterinary Technician Exam (SVTE).

    Physical Requirements:
    Work may be performed in a kennel/shelter setting and/or outdoors.

    • Must be able to work standing or sitting for 8 or more hours.

  • Nursery Registered Veterinary Technician - Evening
    Department Neonate
    Immediate Supervisor Neonate Manager
    Status Exempt/Overtime ineligible

    PURPOSE OF POSITION:

    The Nursery Registered Veterinary Technician (Nursery RVT) will provide clinical care for nursing cats/dogs and litters, in addition to neonates without mothers.

    DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITES:

    In accordance with organizational policies, duties include but are not limited to:

    • Provide updates to and communicate directly with the veterinarian about patients and their care on a daily and weekly basis
    • Provide updates to and communicate directly with the program manager about program progress on a daily and/or weekly basis
    • Conduct rounds and administer medication
    • Provide appropriate care based on direct observation as well as information reported by the staff, volunteers, and fosters
    • Provide clinical care for nursing cats or dogs and litters, as well as neonates without mothers, which includes syringe/bottle feeding, injectables, topical and oral medications, and nebulization
    • Provide specialized care for neonate cats with compromised immune systems
    • Prepare and administer controlled drugs in accordance with DEA requirements
    • Perform venipuncture for blood draw in order to obtain samples for diagnostic testing
    • Provide scheduled preventative care to neonates
    • Timely and accurate data entry and record keeping
    • Be available for an assigned shift answering the emergency phone after regular working hours
    • Communicate with the public, volunteers, and fosters on a daily basis in a mature manner
    • Provide excellent internal and external customer service
    • Other duties as assigned

    JOB REQUIREMENTS:

    • Must be a licensed registered veterinary technician in Oklahoma or eligible to sit for boards and pass required exams within a pre-determined period of time
    • High school diploma or equivalent required
    • Prefer two years minimal experience working with animals in a kennel, shelter, veterinarian hospital or equivalent
    • Training and/or instruction in care of neonate, infant or orphaned kittens preferred
    • Must be detailed oriented with a nurturing ability to care for vulnerable animal population
    • Must possess strong communication skills (verbal & written)
    • Ability to restrain or handle animals for medical procedures
    • Basic computer skills, including use of data entry programs
    • Ability to follow directions and multitask
    • Ability to provide direction and instruction to a diverse group of people

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

    Work may be performed in a kennel/shelter setting and/or outdoors.

    • 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. Exposure to disinfectant solutions when cleaning
    • Subject to animal bites and scratches while handling animals of questionable temperament
  • Veterinary Assistant
    Department Spay/Neuter Clinic
    Immediate Supervisor Veterinary Lead Assistant
    Status Non-exempt

    Purpose of Position:

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

    Duties & Responsibilities:

    In accordance with organizational policies, duties include but are not limited to:

    • 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.
    • 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:

    • 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:

    Work may be performed in a kennel/shelter setting and/or outdoors.

    • 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. Exposure to disinfectant solutions when cleaning.
    • Subject to animal bites and scratches while handling animals of questionable temperament.
  • Clinic Office Assistant
    Department In House Clinic
    Immediate Supervisor Clinic Manager
    Status Non-exempt

    Purpose of Position:

    The Clinic Office Assistant is our foster’s and customer’s first contact when calling or visiting and as such carries a significant role within our Clinic to ensure excellent customer service. The position will maintain the professional environment by answering phones, scheduling appointments, data entry and other tasks as assigned.

    Duties & Responsibilities:

    In accordance with organizational policies, duties include but are not limited to:

    • Responsible for handling phone calls and emails or transferring to the appropriate staff member.
    • Prepare responses to correspondence containing routine inquiries.
    • Interact with clients, vendors, and visitors.
    • Scheduling client appointments.
    • Checking clients in and out.
    • Preparing daily paperwork for appointments.
    • Making confirmation and follow up calls.
    • Scheduling internal transports and surgeries.
    • Scheduling appointments with partner veterinarians.
    • Providing excellent internal and external customer service
    • Physically handling cats and dogs.
    • Providing instructions to clients.
    • Tender cash and credit; create daily ledger of deposits.
    • Data entry, research, typing, correspondence, faxes, and filing.
    • Prepare mailing lists, labels and reports.
    • Maintain office filing and storage systems.
    • Perform general clerical duties to include, but not limited to, copying, faxing, mailing and filing.
    • Keep filing/document management system for electronic and paper documents organized.
    • Monitor and order office supplies.
    • Arrange for the repair and maintenance of office equipment.
    • Sign for and distribute UPS/FedEx or similarly delivered packages.
    • May supervise volunteers and other support personnel.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Job Requirements:

    • Bilingual abilities are a plus.
    • Previous experience in an office setting or customer service position required.
    • Professional who is dependable and highly organized with business maturity, discretion, enthusiasm, and a positive attitude.
    • Technologically literate with strong computer skills including familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel and other commonly used software.
    • Good internet skills, including use of e-mail programs and group messaging.
    • Good organizational skills and record keeping (attention to detail is critical).
    • Cheerful presence and people skills.
    • Good oral and written communication skills.
    • Self starter who can work independently.
    • Skill in establishing priorities and managing workload.
    • Ability to follow directions and multitask.

    Physical Requirements:

    Work may be performed in a kennel/shelter setting and/or outdoors.

    • 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. Exposure to disinfectant solutions when cleaning.
    • Subject to animal bites and scratches while handling animals of questionable temperament.

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