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Pet Care Assistant

Job ID: R-81156

Location(s): 5336 Westpointe Plaza Dr, Columbus, Ohio, United States, 43228

Job status: Part time Apply now
Qualifications
Ability to multi-task- Manages multiple tasks at one time; quickly and accurately shifts attention among multiple tasks under distracting conditions without loss of accuracy or appearance of frustration
Communication skills - Reads, writes and speaks fluent English, using appropriate grammar, style and vocabulary
Correctly spells commonly used English words and job specific terms
Demonstrates exceptionally strong written and verbal communication skills
Organizational ability - Demonstrates a systematic approach in carrying out assignments
Is very orderly and excels at cutting through confusion and turning chaos into order
Mathematical ability - Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide, and to compute rate, ratio and percent; ability to convert units of measurement
Computer skills - Comfortably and confidently uses a computer and specialized software
Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, etc
Initiative - shows willingness and aptitude to take appropriate steps in finding solutions to problems; presents options and ideas to enhance current processes or procedures
Flexibility - Is open to changing situations and opportunities and is willing to perform all tasks assigned
Independence - Able and willing to perform tasks and duties without supervision as appropriate
Tolerance for Stress / Resiliency - Maintains a positive "can do" outlook, rebounds quickly from frustrations and unpleasantness, and maintains composure and friendly demeanor while dealing with stressful situations
Ability to work at a computer for long periods of time
Ability to be confident around pets (i.e., dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, etc.)
Client needs and work volume may often require more than 40 hours per week to complete essential duties of this job
Must have mental processes for reasoning, remembering, mathematics and language ability (reading, writing, and speaking the English language) to perform the duties proficiently
The noise level in the work environment is moderately high
Requires sufficient ambulatory skills in order to perform duties while at hospital
Ability to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, and climb as well as manipulate (lift, carry, move) up to 50 pounds
Requires good hand-eye coordination, arm-hand-finger dexterity with the ability to grasp, and visual acuity to use a keyboard and operate equipment
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus
Associate is routinely exposed to a variety of pets that may bite or scratch, and on occasion, exposed to anesthesia, radiation, biological hazards and medication/controlled substances
Must be at least 18 years old to perform duties involving radiography (x-ray) and exposure to radioactive substances
Responsibilities
The Pet Care Assistant works with the veterinary medical team to provide and prepare for the best medical care of pets, and to ensure this is provided in a happy, welcoming, friendly and efficient manner, influencing clients to return and refer their friends and families
Prepare the treatment room for examination of pets and all necessary medical item and supplies (e.g. vaccinations, fecal loops, slides, etc.) for the veterinarian and/or veterinary technician
Set up fecals, smears, and skin scrapings as allowed by state rules and regulations
Maintain the flow of the Cycle of Service in accordance to position
Provide Client Education regarding preventive care, Optimum Wellness Plans, and basic status of hospitalized pets
Serve as support to the Client Services Coordinator staff on an as-needed basis
Hold or restrain pets during examination, treatment, or inoculation
Prepare routine in-house laboratory tests (e.g. canine heartworm, feline leukemia, FIV, and canine parvovirus) as allowed by state rules and regulations
Monitor the comfort of hospitalized patients
Ensure the comfort of hospitalized patients by "walking", exercising, feeding, and cleaning cages and pet (when approved by the veterinarian or veterinary technician)
Bathe and dip pets when necessary to treat dermatological conditions (when advised by veterinarian or veterinary technician
Clean the surgical suite and instruments
Ensure cleanliness of the hospital including but not limited to housekeeping such as laundry, dishes, mopping, cage cleaning, trash collection and removal and instrument cleaning as outlined by hospital protocols
Other job duties as assigned
Problem solving skills - Demonstrates a strong ability to identify, analyze and solve problems
Client service skills - Consistently ensures the team provides the client with attentive, courteous and informative service
Gains and shows personal satisfaction from delivering great service
Takes on additional responsibility when both big and small tasks need to be done
Integrity - Firmly adheres to the values and ethics of Banfield Pet Hospitals
Exhibits honesty, discretion, and sound judgment
This position requires special hours including working weekends and evenings
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