Animal Care Attendant - Foster Hospital for Small Animals

North Grafton, Worcester County
Jul 24, 2014

Job Description

Animal Care Attendant - Foster Hospital for Small Animals-14000597
*This is an overnight position.

The Animal Care Department supports the Foster Hospital for Small Animal's mission by providing general housekeeping services insuring care, cleanliness and comfort for all the dogs, cats and exotic pets who are treated in our inpatient, outpatient and emergency services.

The Animal Care Attendant is responsible for patient care and feeding, general housekeeping and maintenance of the clinical space in the Small Animal Hospital. The Animal Care Attendants provide assistance to the Veterinary Technicians in completing daily treatments.

Basic Requirements:
High School Diploma or the equivalent with up to one year of related experience. Ability to effectively work as a member of a team. Pride in maintaining assigned areas in a hospital environment. Basic computer skills including the ability to learn the electronic medical record system. Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. with or without accommodation.

Preferred Qualifications
Vocational/technical training or Associates Degree preferred with one plus years of experience. Knowledge of animal behavior, restraint, feeding and basic sanitation. Large animal handling skills. For certain positions (those working primarily in Radiology and Anesthesia), large animal handling skills are required.

Special Work Schedule Requirements:
This is an overnight position. Schedule will include University holiday and calendar holiday coverage. This position is considered essential and is therefore required to report to work as scheduled during emergency closings.

Tufts University is an AA/EO employer and actively seeks candidates from diverse backgrounds. Please see the Tufts University non-discrimination statement.

Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Grafton
Job: Clinical
Organization: Foster Hosp - Cummings-Vet
Employee Status: Regular
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Jul 23, 2014, 9:19:13 AM