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NOW HIRING: Part Time Licensed Vet Tech, Animal Care Specialist & Kennel Tech

Licensed Vet Tech

Job Summary
The Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT) is responsible for maintaining the daily flow of clinic including the following:  spay/neuter surgical flow from check-in to patient discharge; care of NOAH animals in ICU, assisting the veterinarian with spay/neuter surgeries, monitoring anesthesia, prepping animals for surgery, and post-surgical monitoring.  The LVT organizes the daily surgery schedule, ensures all patients and their owners receive the best possible care and treatment.  Under the direction of the NOAH Veterinarian, administers medical treatment and runs diagnostic tests.  The LVT is responsible for the daily supervision of the Veterinary Assistants and all clinic volunteers.  The LVT educates clients on proper animal care and promotes and supports the services offered by NOAH and its veterinary clinic. The LVT is responsible for ensuring that all veterinary equipment is in good working order and ensures the entire veterinary department is consistently clean and orderly.  The LVT is responsible for keeping accurate and current medical records of all animals treated in the clinic.  The LVT works closely with the Clinic & Medical Care Director. 

The Licensed Veterinary Technician must support The NOAH Center’s mission, philosophies and practices.  Superior customer service, consistent humane handling of animals, and fundraising are priorities for every N.O.A.H. staff member and volunteer.  Performs duties in a safe and professional manner that is in accordance to NOAH's Code of Conduct.

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED Equivalent
  • Must be 18 years of age
  • Current license as Veterinary Technician in the state of Washington. (Must have valid license at the time of application)
  • Computer literate in Windows environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team environment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Working knowledge of current veterinary medical and surgical procedures.
  • Shows initiative and is a conscientious worker.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks at once in a fast-paced environment.
  • Spay/Neuter Clinic experience and/or prior experience in an animal welfare environment is preferred
  • Must meet all the requirements in The NOAH Center’s WSP WATCH Background Check Policy

Work Conditions
Will handle biological and potentially zoonotic agents on a regular basis. Exposure to volatile anesthetic chemicals, controlled substances, drugs such as antibiotics, steroids, etc. Exposure to cleaning products such as bleach, ammonia, etc.  Exposure to fumes and a high noise level.  Subject to cuts, bruises, animal scratches and bites. Continuous kneeling, squatting, standing, stooping, bending on a concrete floor, and lifting up to 75 pounds with reasonable accommodations daily. This position is physically demanding.

Salary: $16.00 - $18.00 Hourly DOE
Schedule: Part Time    
Reports to: Clinic & Medical Care Director
Reporting Staff: Clinic volunteers

Instructions for Applying
Please send a resume and cover letter to Stacie Ventura, Executive Director:
e-mail: Stacie@thenoahcenter.org
mail to: 31300 Brandstrom Road Stanwood, WA 98292, or
fax: 360.629.9923

All resume and cover letters are due by September 30, 2016.


Animal Care Specialist 

Job Summary             
The Animal Care Specialist reports to the Clinic & Medical Care Director.  They are responsible for all medical treatments of NOAH animals; includes check-in, exams, post-op care, administration of all medications and vaccines. Responsible for preparing all medications to go home with adopted animals.  Responsible for accurate record keeping and ensuring all animals are current on vaccines and de-worming medications.  Autoclave, clean, and sanitize equipment on a daily basis.  Supervises and trains volunteers.  Communicate with co-workers to ensure the best care for NOAH animals.

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED Equivalent
  • Must be 18 years of age
  • Will obtain a Medical Clerks License within 6 months of starting the job.
  • Will obtain Euthanasia Certification when next available.
  • Animal Shelter or kenneling experience preferred.
  • Computer literate in Windows environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team environment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Shows initiative and is a conscientious worker.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks at once in a fast-paced environment.
  • Associates degree in a biological science is desired.
  • Certified Veterinary Assistant course completion is desired
  • Two years prior experience in an animal welfare environment & 1 year clinical experience is desired.
  • Must agree to a WSP WATCH Background check and meet all the requirements in The NOAH Center’s WSP WATCH Background Check Policy.

Instructions for Applying
MUST BE AVAILABLE TO WORK WEEKENDS     

Please send a resume and cover letter to:
MJ Zelinka, Clinic & Medical Director
Email:  maryj@thenoahcenter.org      
Mail:  31300 Brandstrom Road Stanwood, WA 98292
Fax:  360.629.9923

All resume and cover letters are due by September 30, 2016


Kennel Tech

Job Summary
Kennel Techs are responsible for providing quality general care to all animals at The NOAH Center.  This includes maintaining clean and sanitary housing, providing food, water and clean bedding, general cleaning of the facility, restocking supplies, working closely with the clinic and animal care specialist staff to provide exceptional care prior to and after medical and/or surgical treatments and maintaining accurate records of each animal.  Trains and manages volunteers. 

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED Equivalent
  • Must be 18 years old.
  • Previous animal handling experience.
  • Knowledge and prior work experience in the animal welfare industry is preferred.
  • Must be able to work closely with animal dander/hair.
  • Valid WA State driver's license.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks at once in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to communicate and direct a team of volunteers to care for animals on a daily basis.
  • Ability to utilize effective problem solving/decision making skills.
  • Ability to communicate with volunteers, staff, and customers in a professional manner.
  • Must be able to perform kennel tech protocols in a humane and consistent manner.
  • Ability to walk, stand, bend, stoop, carry, and safely lift 50 lbs. with reasonable accommodations.
  • Able to properly handle, exercise and control large, and/or difficult dogs and cats.
  • Must meet all the requirements in The NOAH Center’s WSP WATCH Background Check Policy.

Work Conditions
Works in an area with a high noise level.  Requires handling of animals and exposure to fumes from cleaning chemicals. Exposure to volatile anesthetic chemicals, controlled substances, drugs such as antibiotics, steroids, etc.  Subject to animal, dander, bites and scratches.  Exposure to biological and potentially zoonotic agents.  Requires frequent standing, bending, stooping and lifting up to 50 lbs. with reasonable accommodations.  Required to adhere to staff dress code at all times.  May be required to work beyond the scheduled hours.

Starting Wage: $11.00 per hour
Classification: Non-Exempt, Regular, Part Time
Schedule: Must be available to work weekends & holidays
Benefits: Paid time off, holiday pay & retirement options
Reports to: Operations Director
Reporting Staff: Volunteers

Instructions for Applying
Please send a resume and cover letter to Lani Kurtz, Operations Director:
e-mail: lanik@thenoahcenter.org
mail to: 31300 Brandstrom Road Stanwood, WA 98292, or
fax: 360.629.9923

All resume and cover letters are due by October 5, 2016.

The Noah Center is an equal opportunity employer.  This position description reflects the assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.  It in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position.  The Noah Center reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as the need arises and as business requires.  This document does not create an employment contract implied or otherwise, other than an “at-will” relationship.