Emergency & Critical Care Veterinary Assistant (CARE)

  • University of Florida
  • United States
  • Jul 10, 2024
Full Time - Continuing

Job Description:

Classification Title:

Veterinary Assistant (CARE)

Job Description:

The Emergency and Critical Care department is responsible for evaluating/treating patients seen on the triage service and treating hospitalized patients in the Intensive Care Unit. This service is looking for veterinary assistants to help technicians and doctors to provide excellent patient care.
Primary duties of the assistants will include assisting the veterinary technicians and clinicians with triage patients and critically ill patients. Assistants are responsible for maintaining the cleanliness of the ICU, ER, and department equipment, as well as maintaining inventory and stock in these rooms. This includes but is not limited to the following:
• Animal restraint for catheter placements, bandage changes, anesthesia, etc.
• Walking and feeding patients
• Documentation in medical records
• Assisting with patient intake
• Sweeping, Mopping, Dusting, Organizing
• Basic clean-up following procedures
• Cleaning runs/cages
• Restocking and cleaning of stock carts, procedure carts, and crash carts
• Cleaning and properly storing all equipment in the ECC area
• Cleaning and preparing items for sterilization
• Submitting and receiving central stores orders
• Assisting technicians with volunteer orientation and training
This is a 24-hour service. We currently need veterinary assistant coverage for 7 days/nights a week, on morning (7:00am - 5:00pm), mid (2:00pm - 12:00am), and overnight (10:00pm - 8:00am) shifts. Schedules may allow for a combination of different shifts on a weekly basis.

Expected Salary:


Minimum Requirements:

High school diploma or equivalent.

Preferred Qualifications:

• 1-year experience in Veterinary Medicine

Special Instructions to Applicants:

In order to be considered, you must upload your cover letter and resume.

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

This is a CARE position offering limited benefits, including health insurance and paid time off. When appropriate certifications are achieved, promotional opportunities to a level II title may be available. This position will also become eligible for transition into a TEAMS (staff) salary plan.

Health Assessment Required: Yes; Must be able to lift a minimum of 40 lbs, bend, kneel, pull, push, twist and stand for an extended period of time.