Clinic Assistant

Website Humane Society of Delaware County

Hourly Pay Rate: $12.00; part-time

Work hours: Various Shifts depending shelter needs

Job Duties

  • Complete daily cleaning and sterilization of clinic work areas. Use medical equipment to clean, sterilize, and assemble medical instrument packs. Ensure that all clinic areas are clean before leaving for the day.
  • Ensure all animals in clinic cages have access to food and water and clean cages and clean litter boxes.
  • Assist vet staff by restraining animals, administer weekly vet treatments, setting up fecal floats, and assembling and administering medications.
  • Communicate with caretakers, front desk staff, volunteers, and customers in a professional manner.
  • Assist with laundry by switching out a load every time you drop one off.
  • Attend and participate in HSDC staff meetings, training sessions, or other administrative events as scheduled by management.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • A current working knowledge of companion animal care and adoption issues, knowledge of transmittable disease in felines, zoonotic diseases, safe and humane animal handling procedures.
  • Ability to properly handle and dispose of animal waste, hazardous chemicals/materials and sharp objects.
  • Ability to work with a variety of animal species including dogs, cats, guinea pigs, rabbits, and reptiles.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School diploma, or equivalent.
  • Ability to maintain a professional appearance and demeanor both within the HSDC and the general public.
  • Must be reliable and dependable. The shelter animal’s health and welfare depend on your attendance.
  • Valid driver’s license required.
  • Must successfully pass a background investigation.
  • Electronic deposit (ACH) of paycheck is required.

Physical demands and working environment

  • Ability to work in an emotionally taxing field – a positive attitude and sense of humor are essential.
  • Ability to maintain a professional appearance and demeanor both within the HSDC and the general public.
  • Work is performed in an animal shelter. There is a potential for exposure to environmental factors such as temperature variations, high noise levels, zoonotic diseases, animal waste, hazardous chemicals or chemical materials requiring OSHA Material Safety Data Sheets, anesthetics, sharp objects, and potential hostile persons and/or dangerous and fractious animals.
  • Ability to multi-task in a constantly changing environment.
  • Must be able to work assigned shift, including weekends, holidays or during emergencies.
  • May be required to work long or unusual hours during peak operational needs.
  • Ability to stay standing or active during entire shift; lift and carry objects and animals up to 50 pounds; lift, bend, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, push and other strenuous activities.

This is an at-will position.

This position has a 90-day probationary period.