Who We Are?
Georgia Animal Project is a non-profit organization dedicated to ending companion animal overpopulation by providing high quality low-cost spay and neuter services for dogs and cats throughout North Georgia. We offer our services to individuals, reputable rescue organizations and animal shelters using highly skilled veterinarians and clinic staff. Our clinic is located in the historic city of Ball Ground in Cherokee County Georgia.
Our Mission Georgia Animal Project's mission is to reduce animal suffering and shelter euthanasia by confronting companion-animal overpopulation through effective education programs and by offering high quality, low-cost spay and neuter directly to the public at cost.
What We Do Georgia Animal Project targets the root cause of animal overpopulation with a sound solution - high quality, low-cost spay and neuter offered to the public at cost. We sponsor multiple clinics each week at our location in Ball Ground. The prices associated with our clinics are significantly reduced from what a veterinarian typically charges because we ask only that you pay what it costs us to perform the spay or neuter.
JOB TITLE: Veterinary Technician Assistant- Full Time
REPORTS TO: Surgery Room Manager
During regular clinic work, responsible for daily care of all surgical patients, assisting doctors and veterinary assistants with pre/post-operative care of patients and will assist the veterinarian during surgery. Inventory management duties, direct customer service duties, administrative duties, and general cleaning duties.
Works closely with Clinic Veterinary Surgeons, Veterinary Assistants, Office Staff, animals, clients, and the community.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
- Support the mission of the organization
- Handle and track supply inventories for a high volume spay/neuter surgical clinic.
- Efficiently (under DVM direction) medicate all animals.
- Ensure prompt and accurate paperwork procedures are completed each day.
- Communicate with clients and assist with rechecks as needed.
- Carefully complete beginning- and end-of-shift duties. Assist with animal and guest checking in and checking out.
- Direct and assist staff members as needed.
- All other duties as assigned including assisting in the overall cleaning and sanitation of the clinic.
- Reports to the surgery room manager or clinic manager but must follow all medical directives given by the veterinarian.
- Intermediate level computer skills required
- OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Effectively “team lead,” displaying a positive attitude and acting as a motivating force for all staff members.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES
- Client 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 take medical histories for the surgical process and for rechecks
- Communicate with the public on a daily basis in a professional manner
- May carry after hours on call phone and answer client questions until 9 p.m.
- Animal Handling
- Will be asked to handle (on average) 25-35 dogs and/or cats per day
- Must be able to learn characteristics of animal behavior (for example: be able to identify aggressive or fearful behavior)
- Must be able to use appropriate safety equipment for fractious or feral animals (will train) – Humane techniques only.
- Must posses excellent reflexes
- Should be able to identify own limitations and be willing to ask for help
- Must become proficient at humane animal restraint for various procedures
- Physical Requirements
- Must be able to work standing or sitting for 8 or more hours
- Able to lift and carry up to 45 lbs. (unassisted) repeatedly throughout the day.
- Must be able to bend and kneel repeatedly
- Must be able to see fine detail in a variety of situations
- Must have good hearing including ability to distinguish changes in pitch
- Must have reasonable degree of agility to move through tightly cramped areas in various situations
- Must have acceptable sense of touch and smell
- 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 variety of environmental temperatures
- Must have acceptable sense of balance
- Must be able to work and reach on hands and knees
- Must be able to use a ladder and or step stool
- Must possess excellent hand-eye coordination
- May be asked to move large oxygen tanks
- Must possess an acceptable degree of dexterity in hands and fingers
- Must have good vision including peripheral vision, fine detail, distance, depth perception and ability to focus
3. Emotional/Mental Requirements
- Must be able to work under stressful conditions and work efficiently and effectively under those conditions
- Able to respond quickly to a variety of medical situations (with training)
- Able to cope with death either due to surgical complication or euthanasia
- Ability to rapidly and accurately process information
- Ability to delegate tasks
- Ability to recognize a need for assistance and ask for help
- Ability to make decisions
- Ability to cope with frustrating situations and remain calm
- Ability to inspire others to work as a team
- Potential and Prolonged Exposures
- Exposure to various aqueous solutions including but not limited to dish soap, chlorhexidine and spectra soap
- Exposure to isopropanol, hydrogen peroxide
- Exposure to formalin solution
- Potential/Prolonged exposure to isoflurane gas
- Exposure to quaternary ammonium cleaners and bleach
- Exposure to pressurized steam
- Potential exposure to sharps including needles and surgical blades
- Exposure to latex
Experience working with dogs and cats of varying temperament. Humane service provider—applicant must support our mission of ending overpopulation and animal cruelty and handle each patient with kindness and respect. Criminal background checks may be required.
Candidate should be highly motivated, enthusiastic self-starter with a professional attitude and a team mindset.
Must be very dependable. We are a small team and we need everyone there.
Familiar with humane handling of feral cats and aggressive dogs and cats. High stress environment, only team players need apply.
The offices and operations of a high volume spay/neuter clinic can be high stress and very busy at times. This position is for 4-5 days/week 10 hour per day, usually Tuesday through Thursday with 2 Saturdays and 2 Fridays per month; however, the schedule can change and may sometimes require added paid days or evening hours to complete the job. Can include working some holidays (most holidays we are closed) or overtime depending on clinic needs. Candidate must be flexible with schedule changes and short notice overtime requests. This is hard work but very rewarding.
The safety and comfort of the animals (patients) and clients in our care and at our clinics is “Job One”. All staff team members can expect to be treated with fairness and respect. We work in a team environment and all members are equally valued as part of the team—we help each other until the job is done and done well. If you learn quickly, are dependable, respect animals, and work well with people, please apply.
Hours are typically 7:45 A.M. to 5:45 P.M. 4 days per week and usually every other weekend off.
The clinic is located in Historic Ball Ground, Ga (near Canton GA)
A non-smoking facility. No Tobacco products or E-products are permitted on the premises.
HealthCare is available after 30 days.
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