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Patient Care Specialist

Company: Animal Care Centers of New York City
Location: New York
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Patient Care Specialist Summary:Under the direction of a Veterinarian or Licensed Veterinary Technician, the Patient Care Specialist will assist in the provision of compassionate care for convalescing animals who are injured, ill or recovering from surgery by tending to the animal's basic needs including feeding, walking, cleaning and socializing. It is important to notice little changes in the animal's behavior, appetite and comfort level and alert the Veterinary Team to the observed concerns. They provide direct assistance with physical examinations from retrieval of the animal to basic restraint. Essential Job functions: Maintain a high standard of animal care and welfare, which includes providing scheduled feedings, clean water at all times, proper bedding and enrichment toys.Take the patient's vital signs: temperature, pulse and respirations, as directed by the doctor, and document normal and unusual behavior, signs of illness and any injury of an animal on a daily basisRestrain, confine, handle animals, including those which are ill, injured, quarantined, and aggressive in a manner that is safe for both pet and staffSalary and Benefits:$15.00/HourACC values work/life balance and offers a generous paid-time-off (PTO) package that includes vacation time, birthdays off, personal days and sick pay. We also value physical and mental health by offering a great open access Cigna medical, dental and vision insurance at a low premium to our employees as well as 401K and Pension, Life Insurance. We also have on-the-job training for 2-4 weeks, periodic all staff training to include safety, DEI, cross training, and other growth opportunities. Because ACC is a nonprofit, employees may be eligible for loan forgiveness, cancellation, and/or consolidation under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program (PSLF). Created under the College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007, PSLF allows borrowers who work full time for nonprofits and government agencies to have their outstanding debt forgiven tax-free on Federal Direct Loans, after making 120 qualifying monthly payments under a qualifying repayment plan. Please see the attached Job Description and Benefits Flyer for more details. Qualifications:Ability to excel in a fast-paced, often high stress environment; treats animals and people with respect; has attention to detail and a strong work ethic to complete tasks correctly; is a confident communicator; is a people person and a team player, willing to pitch in to help others and ensure the needs of the animals are met; available to modify schedule as needed to meet the needs of the organization, including with little notice; possesses a love of animals and is able to interact with them in a calm, non-threatening manner. Willing to familiarize themselves with medical terminology, and proper technique in obtaining patient vital signs. Demonstrated ability to handle animals of all temperaments. Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds and work standing for 8 hours or more.Education and Work Experience:High School Diploma or GED required. Previous animal handling experience required- i.e. dog walking, animal husbandry, grooming, measuring vital signs, restraining aggressive animals. Reports To: Veterinary Team ManagerOvertime: This is a non- union position and is eligible for overtime.

Keywords: Animal Care Centers of New York City, New York , Patient Care Specialist, Other , New York, New York

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