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Put your passion for animals to work at Berkeley Humane

 

To apply for an open position, please follow the instructions in the posting below. Due to the number of applications we receive, we may not be able to respond to every inquiry. Please, no phone calls.

 

Current Openings:

 

Registered Veterinary Technicians

Position Summaries:
Relief Registered Veterinary Technician

The Relief Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) supports the provision of medical care to animals treated at Berkeley Humane's Hospital. This position provides nursing care and assists in medical treatments, handling, and procedures as directed by staff veterinarians. Shifts will consist of an eight hour work day, with an hour for lunch (9a-6p).
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Full-Time Registered Veterinary Technician

The Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) provides technical support and works closely with the veterinarian and hospital staff to ensure a high quality of care for the animals at Berkeley Humane veterinary hospital. You will be responsible for the health of all of the animals in the adoption center and in foster; for providing all necessary treatments directed by the veterinarians; for training and motivating staff, volunteers, and interns; and for educating clients, volunteers and staff on proper animal care and disease control. In addition, you are responsible for managing workflow and supervising all technical staff as well as enforcing medical protocols and ensuring compliance with regulations regarding controlled substances and the practice of veterinary medicine. 
Learn more here

 

 

Full Position Descriptions:

 

Relief Registered Veterinary Technician

Reports to: Medical Director  
Status: Non-Exempt; Temp, On-call

Position Summary:

The Relief Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) supports the provision of medical care to animals treated at Berkeley Humane's Hospital. This position provides nursing care and assists in medical treatments, handling, and procedures as directed by staff veterinarians. Shifts will consist of an eight hour work day, with an hour for lunch (9a-6p). 

Essential Duties & Functions:

This job description reflects the assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.

Veterinary Medical Care
1.   Function as Treatment Technician, Procedure Technician, Surgery Technician, Dental Technician or Doctor Assistant depending
      on skill level and training.
2.   Provide patient care by performing treatments as directed by veterinarian, triage, monitor patients, and assist in procedures.
3.   Provide thorough, detailed and compassionate patient care while providing excellent client services for the patient's caretaker. 
4.   Induce, monitor and recover anesthesia. Assist in surgery as needed.. 
5.   Perform in house lab tests and process samples for out labs.. 
6.   Understanding of physiologic normals and abnormals. 
7.   Follow veterinary care protocols for all animals including medical, behavior and general care protocols for the health and well-being of the
      animals; individually and as a herd. 
8.   Comply with all laws pertaining to controlled substances. 
9.   Facilitate good working relationships through teamwork and collaboration in order to provide the best patient care.. 
10. Participate in medical rounds as directed by the staff veterinarian. 

Administrative Duties
1.   Maintain and create patient records by accurately recording treatments, examinations, and test results on computerized patient charts and
      other medical records.

Client and Community Service
1.   Admit and release animals from the Hospital in a responsive, courteous, and tactful manner to both internal and external clients.
2.   Inform clients of any pertinent medical information regarding animal care -- communicate release instructions.
3.   Practice and encourage the humane treatment of animals.  
4.   Provide quality customer service to clients, volunteers, and staff while actively promoting our mission, services, programs and events.  
5.   Promote donation and giving opportunities as appropriate.

Safety
1.   Ensure a safe work environment by following all safety guidelines and modeling safe work practices.
2.   Take immediate action to address any safety concerns that could put a staff member, volunteer, customer, animal, or the organization at risk.
3.   Maintain a clean, healthy, and sanitary work area; follow all pest rodent control protocols. Participate in keeping Berkeley Humane clean and
      well-maintained.

Volunteers
1.   Work cooperatively with all volunteers and recognize the talent and commitment they bring to the hospital and adoption center.

Diversity and Inclusiveness
1.   Work effectively with individuals and colleagues from diverse communities and cultures.

Education & Experience:

1.   Current California Registered Veterinary Technician license.
2.   Minimum of 3 years as a Registered Veterinary Technician or Assistant or Two years of college coursework with an emphasis on
      animal-related science or completion of a veterinary technician training program. Qualifying work experience will be considered
      as an alternative.
3.   Excellent customer service.
4.   Computer literate and proficient in Microsoft applications.
5.   Avimark experience preferred or the ability to become proficient using veterinary software as applicable to clinic operations.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

1.   Knowledge and understanding of the"Guidelines for Standards of Care in Animal Shelters." 
2.   Knowledge of safe and gentle patient handling, anatomy and physiology, medical math, medical terminology, phlebotomy, radiology, aseptic
      technique, understand disease processes in order to anticipate patient and doctor needs.
3.   Familiarity with symptoms of diseases common to dogs and cats in an animal shelter environment. 
4.   Comfortable working in a shelter environment and willing to accommodate animals in the work place. 

Skills & Requirements:

The ideal candidate will demonstrate great attention to detail; be highly motivated toward the welfare and humane treatment of all animals; be able to work with and handle animals safely and humanely; understand the lifesaving importance of finding homes for animals in our care; demonstrate effective time management, flexibility, and ability to prioritize workloads; strive to provide excellent service to all parties; hold himself or herself accountable for adherence to policies and procedures.

Physical Demands:

This work is performed in office and shelter surroundings, requiring workers to: walk or stand for long periods; lift and carry up to 60 pounds; climb stairs; bend; reach; hold, grasp and turn objects; and use fingers to operate computer keyboards. The work requires the ability to speak normally and to use normal or aided vision or hearing.

Work Environment:

Exposure to strong and/or unpleasant odors, including those from excrement, cleaning agents, and chemical compounds; frequent exposure to noise, possible exposure to parasites and infectious diseases that can be carried and transmitted by animals. Employees are subject to the potential for animal bites or scratches, and are consistently exposed to animals, animal noises, animal waste, and animal allergens under conditions with no alternatives available. Work is subject to frequent interruptions. Employee is subject to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions. Although all efforts are made to find adoptive placements for all of the animals we take into our care, some animals will be euthanized for disease, quality of life, or behaviors unsuitable for adoption into our community.

To apply:

Submit a resume and cover letter via email to jobs@berkeleyhumane.org. Your documents must be in Word or PDF format to be considered. 

 

Full-Time Registered Veterinary Technician

Reports to: Medical Director  
Status: Non-Exempt; Full-Time

Position Summary:

The Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) provides technical support and works closely with the veterinarian and hospital staff to ensure a high quality of care for the animals at Berkeley Humane veterinary hospital. You will be responsible for the health of all of the animals in the adoption center and in foster; for providing all necessary treatments directed by the veterinarians; for training and motivating staff, volunteers, and interns; and for educating clients, volunteers and staff on proper animal care and disease control. In addition, you are responsible for managing workflow and supervising all technical staff as well as enforcing medical protocols and ensuring compliance with regulations regarding controlled substances and the practice of veterinary medicine. 

Essential Duties & Functions:

This job description reflects the assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.

Veterinary Medical Care
1.   Function as Treatment Technician, Procedure Technician, Surgery Technician, Dental Technician or Doctor Assistant depending
      on skill level and training.
2.   Provide patient care by performing treatments as directed by veterinarian, triage, monitor patients, and assist in procedures.
3.   Provide thorough, detailed and compassionate patient care while providing excellent client services for the patient's caretaker. 
4.   Induce, monitor and recover anesthesia. Assist in surgery as needed.. 
5.   Perform in house lab tests and process samples for out labs.. 
6.   Understanding of physiologic normals and abnormals. 
7.   Follow veterinary care protocols for all animals including medical, behavior and general care protocols for the health and well-being of the
      animals; individually and as a herd. 
8.   Comply with all laws pertaining to controlled substances. 
9.   Facilitate good working relationships through teamwork and collaboration in order to provide the best patient care.. 
10. Participate in medical rounds as directed by the staff veterinarian. 

Administrative Duties
1.   Maintain and create patient records by accurately recording treatments, examinations, and test results on computerized patient charts and
      other medical records.

Client and Community Service
1.   Admit and release animals from the Hospital in a responsive, courteous, and tactful manner to both internal and external clients.
2.   Inform clients of any pertinent medical information regarding animal care -- communicate release instructions.
3.   Practice and encourage the humane treatment of animals.  
4.   Provide quality customer service to clients, volunteers, and staff while actively promoting our mission, services, programs and events.  
5.   Promote donation and giving opportunities as appropriate.

Safety
1.   Ensure a safe work environment by following all safety guidelines and modeling safe work practices.
2.   Take immediate action to address any safety concerns that could put a staff member, volunteer, customer, animal, or the organization at risk.
3.   Maintain a clean, healthy, and sanitary work area; follow all pest rodent control protocols. Participate in keeping Berkeley Humane clean and
      well-maintained.

Volunteers
1.   Work cooperatively with all volunteers and recognize the talent and commitment they bring to the hospital and adoption center.

Diversity and Inclusiveness
1.   Work effectively with individuals and colleagues from diverse communities and cultures.

Education & Experience:

1.   Current California Registered Veterinary Technician license.
2.   Minimum of 3 years as a Registered Veterinary Technician or Assistant or Two years of college coursework with an emphasis on
      animal-related science or completion of a veterinary technician training program. Qualifying work experience will be considered
      as an alternative.
3.   Excellent customer service.
4.   Computer literate and proficient in Microsoft applications.
5.   Avimark experience preferred or the ability to become proficient using veterinary software as applicable to clinic operations.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

1.   Knowledge and understanding of the"Guidelines for Standards of Care in Animal Shelters." 
2.   Knowledge of safe and gentle patient handling, anatomy and physiology, medical math, medical terminology, phlebotomy, radiology, aseptic
      technique, understand disease processes in order to anticipate patient and doctor needs.
3.   Familiarity with symptoms of diseases common to dogs and cats in an animal shelter environment. 
4.   Comfortable working in a shelter environment and willing to accommodate animals in the work place. 

Skills & Requirements:

Passionate about animal welfare and the humane treatment of all animals. Commitment to the mission, values, goals, and success of Berkeley Humane. Ability to professionally advocate for Berkeley Humane’s programs and animals. Agreement to support Berkeley Humane policies and procedures and make decisions in the best interest of the organization in the face of pressure. Ability to work with a positive outlook; self-motivated and a proven desire to take initiative and complete tasks, be a team player; manage deadlines and be flexible under pressure; demonstrated experience in dealing and communicating effectively and tactfully with the public.

Physical Demands:

This work is performed in office and shelter surroundings, requiring workers to: walk or stand for long periods; lift and carry up to 60 pounds; climb stairs; bend; reach; hold, grasp and turn objects; and use fingers to operate computer keyboards. The work requires the ability to speak normally and to use normal or aided vision or hearing.

Work Environment:

Exposure to strong and/or unpleasant odors, including those from excrement, cleaning agents, and chemical compounds; frequent exposure to noise, possible exposure to parasites and infectious diseases that can be carried and transmitted by animals. Employees are subject to the potential for animal bites or scratches, and are consistently exposed to animals, animal noises, animal waste, and animal allergens under conditions with no alternatives available. Work is subject to frequent interruptions. Employee is subject to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions. Although all efforts are made to find adoptive placements for all of the animals we take into our care, some animals will be euthanized for disease, quality of life, or behaviors unsuitable for adoption into our community.

To apply:

Submit a resume and cover letter via email to jobs@berkeleyhumane.org. Your documents must be in Word or PDF format to be considered.

 

 

Berkeley Humane is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

 

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