[MARMAM] Veterinary Technician Position

Dr. Staggs drstaggs at gulfworldmarinepark.com
Thu May 28 14:33:56 PDT 2015


Gulf World Marine Park
15412 Front Beach Road
Panama City Beach, FL
United States
850-234-5271

1 Position Available

Authorized Administrative Official: Lydia Staggs, DVM e-mail: drstaggs at gulfworldmarinepark.com


Gulf World Marine Park is offering a full time position for a veterinary technician at our facility. The collection includes invertebrates, fresh and salt water fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and domestic mammals, and marine mammals.


Job Description:
* Collect, or assist with collection of, biological samples from husbandry collection and rehabilitation animals.
* Process all samples for evaluation by the Veterinarian or submission to outside laboratories.
* Enter lab results in records for review by Veterinarian.
* Assist Veterinarian with rounds.
* Take and maintain digital radiographs

* Assist with surgical procedures and monitoring of patients during anesthetic procedures.
* Maintain Husbandry collection hospital: all cleaning and organizing of equipment and facility.
* Adhere to all OSHA regulations.
* Maintain biohazardous waste disposal program
* Develop treatment plans according to Veterinarian's directions.
* Administer, or dispense to Husbandry staff for administration, medications according to the Veterinarian's prescriptions.
* Assist with the care and treatment of any animals in quarantine.
* Assist with the medical care and treatment of animals in rehabilitation.
* Assist Veterinarian with necropsies.
* Ensure medical equipment is properly maintained, cleaned and stored after each use.
* Correspond and coordinate with veterinarian regarding animal care, medical procedures and rehabilitation.
* Maintain schedule for collection animals' health assessments and treatment plans.
* Purchase medical equipment and supplies.
* Inventory medical drugs and ensure that all drugs are kept within DEA and USDA/APHIS regulations.
* Assist with marine mammal rehabilitation, acting as primary person responsible for ensuring that procedures are followed for safety, water quality, medical diagnostic and treatment procedures, and diets.
* Comply with safety policies, practices, and procedures. Report all unsafe work practices to supervisor and / or Human Resources.
* Participate in proactive team efforts to achieve departmental and company goals.
* Perform other duties as assigned.
* Provide leadership to others through example and sharing of knowledge and skills.
* Provide exceptional guest service.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities Required:
* Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or government regulations.
* Ability to write information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
* Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.
* Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
* Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
* Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
* Intermediate personal computer skills, including email, routine database activity, word processing, spreadsheet, graphics, etc.
* Ability to collect biological samples from a wide variety of exotic species.
* Ability to work with medical diagnostic equipment.
* Ability to assist in surgical procedures.
* Knowledge of a wide variety of marine mammals, birds, fish and reptile husbandry in a Zoo or Aquarium setting.
* Knowledge of a variety of medications for exotics.

. Good physical condition; able to lift a minimum of 50 lbs
* Knowledge of medical procedures and rehabilitation of sea turtles and marine mammals.
* Knowledge of OSHA safety regulations in a Veterinary setting.
* Knowledge of USDA/APHIS regulations pertaining to exotics held in Zoo and Aquarium settings.
* Knowledge of federal and state permits.
* Knowledge of electronic medical records keeping systems.
* Knowledge of Necropsy procedures.
* Ability to give and to follow complex instructions, both verbal and written
* Ability to work evenings, weekends, and holidays on a schedule that is flexible according to the needs of the animals, veterinarian, and husbandry staff
* Intermediate personal computer skills, including email, routine database activity, word processing, spreadsheet, graphics, etc.
* Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.

 * Ability and willingness to work outside during all seasons and environmental conditions

A POSITIVE ATTITUDE IS A MUST!

Salary will be based on experience.


Lydia Staggs, DVM
Gulf World Marine Park
15412 Front Beach Road
Panama City Beach, FL 32413
Office:  850-865-6916
Fax: 850-235-8957

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