Title: Public Spay/Neuter Veterinary Technician Department: Outreach This position reports to: Outreach Manager This position supervises: Volunteers FLSA Status: Non-Exempt Purpose of Position: Lead, organize and facilitate surgery for the League’s high quality, high volume spay/neuter program within two mobile units and a stationary clinic.
Responsibilities This position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees are required to follow any other job related duties assigned by their supervisor. This document does not create an employment contract implied or otherwise, other than an “at?will” relationship. • As lead technician, plan daily surgery flow to ensure maximum efficiency while maintaining high standards in patient care. • Calculate and administer anesthesia and monitor animals under anesthesia. • Prepare all necessary instruments and equipment for surgery. • Assist veterinarians in surgical procedures. • Perform health assessments of animals. • Supervise and support volunteers and veterinary assistants. • Communicate with patrons clearly and professionally regarding surgery and post-operative care. • Maintain clinic and program records. • Contribute to and lead initiatives to improve processes and procedures. • Collect and prepare deposits and reports for accounting department. • Monitor and maintain clinic equipment and supplies. • Promote League programs and services to clinic patrons. • Operate League vehicles and coordinate maintenance and service. • Clean and maintain work areas and vehicles. • Perform occasional euthanasia and related tasks.
People Care People are the key to fulfilling our mission. Making internal and external patrons and their needs a primary focus is expected in all situations. This position interacts with and collaborates with employees at all levels of the organization. Communication occurs through face to face, telephone, and electronic interactions and may also include contact with the general public and League business partners. Communication and contact must be clear, understandable, cooperative, professional and respectful in all circumstances. Employees are expected to actively support a positive team environment, directly address conflict, and appropriately express concerns.
Competencies Competencies are work behaviors and expectations necessary for successful job performance. They encompass knowledge, skills, abilities, attitudes, and actions. Organizational competencies apply to all jobs at the League; position competencies are specific to this position.
Position Competencies • Analytical Thinking • Community Partnerships • Conflict Management • Project Management • Strategic Thinking
Required • Associate’s degree in veterinary technology with certification OR 5 years of technical experience in surgery. • Working knowledge of current veterinary practices • Strong interpersonal communication skills • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs • Ability to work in a fast-paced, team environment • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision • High attention to detail • Valid driver’s license with insurable driving record
Desired • Bilingual – Spanish preferred • Community relations experience
Work Conditions and Physical Requirements Handle and restrain animals of various sizes, weights, and temperaments. Subject to animal bites or scratches. Work performed in high noise level areas. Exposure to cleaning chemicals, fumes, dust, animal dander, and feces. Physical efforts require constant bending, stooping, standing, climbing stairs, and walking. Frequent lifting of animals and objects with reasonable accommodation.
Founded in 1910, the Dumb Friends League is a national leader in providing humane care to lost and abandoned animals, rescuing sick, injured and abused animals, adopting pets to new homes, helping pets stay in homes, and educating pet owners and the public about the needs of companion animals.
The Dumb Friends League is the largest animal welfare organization in the Rocky Mountain region, welco...ming tens of thousands animals to our two shelters. We turn no animals away.
At our main shelter in southeast Denver and our Buddy Center in Castle Rock, dogs, cats, rabbits and other small pets enjoy the comfort of a nurturing environment in state-of-the-art facilities.