REGISTERED VETERINARY TECHNICIAN – COMMUNITY SHELTERING & ANIMAL TRANSPORT (6 Months)

  • Contract
  • Full Time
  • Toronto
  • 27.79 CAD / Hour

Website Toronto Humane Society

Improving the Lives of Animals

Job Summary
Toronto Humane Society is looking to fill the position of Registered Veterinary Technician – Community Sheltering and Animal Transport, who, under the direction of the Assistant Manager, Community Sheltering and Animal Transport, will primarily be responsible for the delivery of treatments, and other medical care to the animals in the charge of the Toronto Humane Society. This position will liaise with Veterinarians and other animal care staff to provide information on patient status as well as maintain positive relationships with all departmental staff to maximize the life-saving capacity of Toronto Humane Society.

Main Duties/Responsibilities

  • Medication Administration
  • Daily Husbandry Care
  • Surgical Duties, to include but not limited to; Intubation, Induction, Monitoring, Surgical Preparation
  • Work area medical supply inventory management
  • Sample collections and diagnostics; including hematology, biochemistry, urinalysis, parasitology, and cytology
  • Radiography
  • Performing non-surgical dental procedures
  • Safely and humanely restrain patients, striving for methods that cause the lowest amount of stress possible
  • Physical Exams
  • Client Communication and counseling of adopters
  • Prioritize cooperation among other staff members in order to ensure efficiency of care and support for patients
  • Provide ongoing advocacy and support to patients
  • Document patient details and exams using computer software program, with meticulous attention to detail
  • Maintain equipment according to manufacturer instructions and ensure appropriate quality control measures are performed
  • Attend and participate in workshops, seminars, and in-service training to further education, skills, and training
  • Ensure commitment to quality, patient safety, and risk management initiatives
  • Maintain a professional appearance, demeanour, and attitude at all times
  • Be aware of and work within the regulations of all Toronto Humane Society policies and protocols
  • Work in compliance with the provisions of the OHSA and its regulations, including understanding and adhering to the requirements of the Health and Safety Manual, and any other rules and regulations established by the Toronto Humane Society
  • Other Duties as required in the day-to-day operation of the Society

Qualifications/Requirements

  • Registered Veterinary Technician in good standing with Ontario Association of Veterinary Technicians
  • Strong knowledge of all essential competencies required to maintain RVT status
  • Capacity to work both independently as well as member of a 20+ medical care delivery team
  • Commitment to maintain high levels of quality patient care
  • Strong nursing care and biosecurity knowledge
  • Good communication, computer and organizational skills
  • Organized with meticulous records maintenance skills and attention to detail
  • Experience working within a shelter environment an asset
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize critical patient care
  • Ability to adapt to change and maintain a positive mindset
  • Demonstrates the ability to maintain poise and efficiency in stressful situations

Work Conditions

  • Interaction with employees, management, and the public at large
  • Interaction with others under varying circumstances-including situations of a highly sensitive nature
  • Flexible hours, including evenings, weekends, and holidays
  • Occasional overtime
  • Involves the lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of heavy to moderately heavy objects and materials and some combination of climbing and balancing to include stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling
  • Able to lift up to 50 pounds with assistance
  • Physical ability to restrain larger pets when necessary
  • Performance of essential functions may require exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, dust, pollen, odors, wetness, humidity, weather, temperature and noise extremes, hazardous materials, traffic hazards, bright/dim lights, toxic agents, animal/wildlife attacks, animal/human bites, disease, pathogenic substances, or rude/irate customers.

This position is unionized.

  • Interested applicants should forward a copy of their resume to: hiring@torontohumanesociety.com

Toronto Humane Society is committed to building and sustaining a diverse and equitable workplace where people’s unique backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives are valued, respected, and welcome. We recognize that a diverse and empowered workforce helps us better serve our animals, clients, and community and contributes to Toronto Humane Society’s overall growth and success. Therefore, we strongly encourage qualified applications from underrepresented and equity-deserving groups within the animal welfare sector, including Indigenous, Black, racialized, immigrant, 2S/LGBTQ+, and people with disabilities.

Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the Bona-fide requirements for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.

Tagged as: animal shelter, community, diagnostics, foster, medication, radiography, shelter

To apply for this job email your details to bstratuik@torontohumanesociety.com

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