Citrus County Board of County Commissioners
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Veterinary Technician- Casual Labor On-Call
at Citrus County Board of County Commissioners
- General Description
This position is responsible for assisting Staff Veterinarian and maintaining of the Citrus County Animal Services Shelter Medicine program including functions associated with surgeries and procedures performed in the clinic.
This is a Casual Labor position which means the work schedule and the number of working hours per week will vary as needed by the shelter. Must be able to work a flexible schedule including holidays and weekends as required.
Starting Salary: $13.24 per hour
- Essential Functions
- Performs daily health evaluation and scheduled treatments for shelter animals
- Assists Veterinarian with daily shelter veterinary rounds, assists in the care and treatment of animals in the foster program
- Coordinates the daily surgery and treatment schedule, performs all pre-surgical duties, and alerts veterinarian to any concerns
- Properly collects samples ear cytology, fecal, DTMs, PCR, with a proficiency to read findings for those tests done in house
- Properly handles, stores and processes lab specimens (blood, urine, feces, tissue samples, etc.)
- Orders lab tests (fills out forms, calls lab for pick-up, etc.), and ensures that as soon as results come back from the lab, that those results are taken to the clinic for the veterinarian to evaluate
- Reviews medical disclosures for shelter animals with potential adopters, providing client education and recommendations for conditions requiring follow-up care
- Responds to post-adoption health inquiries, schedules post-adoption exams and treatment
- Calculates, administers and records pre-anesthetic drugs. Completes controlled drug logs as appropriate
- Communicates staff, volunteers, and adopters with questions regarding veterinary care
- Efficiently induce and intubate any and all patients as necessary
- Able to monitor anesthesia, with a clear idea of abnormal conditions
- Able to glove in sterilely and assist doctor with surgery when appropriate
- Able to respond appropriately during an emergency, able to take directions from a veterinarian and direct others during the event, and maintain competency during CPR procedures
- Communicates effectively to staff, volunteers, and the public
- Venipuncture and Placing an IV catheter (canine & feline)
- Administering sub-cutaneous and IV fluids
- Perform humane Euthanasia of animals when warranted
- Handle sensitive and confidential information with discretion
- All other duties as assigned
- Minimum Requirements
Education, Training, and Experience:
- Graduation from high school or possession of GED Certificate
- Six months experience in an animal shelter under the supervision of a Veterinarian, assisting in surgery, medical treatments and performing diagnostic procedures.
- Equivalent combination of education, training and experience that would be expected to perform essential job functions
- A Florida Veterinary Medical Technician Certification from FVMA or FVTA is preferred
- Requires valid Florida Driver License
- Must have strong working knowledge of computers and Microsoft Office Programs including Word, Excel and Outlook
- MUST BE ABLE TO WORK A FLEXIBLE SCHEDULE, INCLUDING WEEKENDS. AND IF NEEDED ON HOLIDAYS
- Supplemental Information
Basis of Rating: Some positions may require a written and/or skills test. Applications will be carefully reviewed to assess each individuals qualifications. Selected persons will be interviewed to determine who will be hired for the job. The kind and length of related work experience, training and education shown on the application will be an important consideration in the screening process.
Must successfully pass an employment reference check, criminal background check, physical examination check. Drug screens will be in accordance with the Drug Free Workplace Act and/or the Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act of 1991.
Citrus County, Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.
Citrus County, Florida is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in employment or the provisions of services.
Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the Citrus County, Florida Board of County Commissioners in advance to allow sufficient time to provide an accommodation.
Pursuant to Chapter 119, Florida Statutes or the "Public Records Law," applications, resumes and personnel records are subject to public inspections.
Details regarding the "Public Records Law"/ "The Sunshine Law" / Florida Statutes and the statutory exemptions are available on websites such as the Florida Office of the Attorney General, Florida Senate and Florida Legislature. Additionally, Citrus County, Florida Board of County Commissioners Public Information section is located on our website.