[MARMAM] Job Posting: Veterinary Technician

Marine Animal Lifeline mal at stranding.org
Mon Sep 11 09:14:24 PDT 2006

Veterinary Technician/Volunteer & Intern Supervisor

The Marine Animal Lifeline, a non-profit marine mammal rescue and rehabilitation
hospital seeks a qualified candidate to fulfill a Veterinary Technician/Volunteer &
Intern Supervisor position in the Veterinary Care Department.  Consideration of
applications will begin immediately.

The veterinary care responsibilities of this position include providing
day-to-day care of rehabilitating marine mammals, not limited to; performing routine
animal care procedures such as blood draws, administration of medications and fluids,
physical examinations, etc.; operating laboratory diagnostic equipment; completing
animal medical records; assisting in surgeries; conducting animal necropsies;
monitoring the 24-hour rescue hotline and coordinating responses; assisting in
maintaining the water filtration/life support systems, maintaining the cleanliness of
the facility and its equipment; and monitoring inventory of medical supplies.

The volunteer & intern supervisory responsibilities of this position include
the overall supervision and direction of the volunteer and internship program.  This
includes the creation and/or refinement of program policies and forms, solicitation
and recruitment, application review and processing, orientations, scheduling, data
entry, and being the main point of contact of the program for new and current
volunteers and interns.

The Marine Animal Lifeline is an extremely busy hospital, handling an average of 400
rescues per year.  The work is fast paced and physically demanding.  Position
requires good physical endurance and strength, with the ability to lift 50 pounds and
be able to handle and restrain wild marine mammals large and small.  The candidate
must have a Registered Veterinary Technician license or have worked in paid
employment as a veterinary technician for a minimum of 1 year.  Schedule and work
hours fluctuate and the applicant must be able and willing to work long and flexible
hours including weekends, holidays, and occasional nights and/or overnights.  This is
a supervisory position and the applicant must have some supervisory experience,
including excellent communication skills and conflict resolution skills.  The
applicant must be a well organized, assertive, and outgoing person.  Applicant must
have good computer knowledge and be versed in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Application materials:
CV or resume
2 references and contact info

Marine Animal Lifeline is an equal opportunity employer

If requirements are met, send your application material to:

Gregory A. Jakush
Marine Animal Lifeline
P.O. Box 621
Portland, ME  04104
Phone: (207) 773-7377,  Ext. 113
Fax: (207) 541-1936
gjakush at stranding.org


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