Per Diem Relief LVT

Summary:

The ASPCA Animal Hospital (AAH) is designed to provide life-saving care and relieve suffering for animal victims of cruelty and neglect who come to us through internal partners (our own ASPCA adoption center, kitten nursery, and community advocate team) and external partners (NYPD and other NYC organizations).  Additionally, we provide subsidized care exclusively for animals whose owners are experiencing financial challenges and could not otherwise afford medical care for their pet.   

What you’ll do: Our nursing staff collaborates effectively with the entire veterinary medical team to provide high quality, practical veterinary care and deliver skilled, efficient, and compassionate treatment to outpatients and hospitalized patients within hospital medical parameters.  This is the perfect opportunity for a seasoned or new LVT looking for additional income.

Per diem LVTs working overnight shifts will work independently without direct DVM supervision to ensure all treatments are appropriately given and all animals in the hospital are cared for in our ICU and ISO wards.

This is a per diem position based out of our 92nd Street hospital. This is a temporary, contingent position and the individual(s) hired will be employed through a third-party staffing agency.

Schedule:

The schedule for this position is flexible. We have both daytime and overnight shifts available.

Compensation:

Daytime shifts: $34.60 hourly

Overnight shifts: $40.00 hourly

Responsibilities:

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

Nursing Care and Client Services (40%)

  • Possess in depth knowledge and understanding of veterinary medical concepts
  • Provide compassionate and quality patient care at all times utilizing Fear Free Guidelines
  • Proficient in various technical nursing skills, including, but not limited to, catheter placement, critical care, and pharmacology 
  • Possess critical thinking and multi-tasking skills
  • Able to prioritize and re-prioritize based on hospital and patient needs
  • Proficient in animal handling and restraint for various medical procedures
  • Treat animals with care and respect
  • Document and communicate and patient concerns or observed changes to Veterinarian
  • Feed and medicate patients following veterinarian and LVT instructions
  • Lift patients up to 40 pounds
  • Provide a safe and compassionate environment for animals in our care, our staff, and for our clients by using low-stress handling techniques

Professionalism, Communication, and Performance (40%)

  • Represent ASPCA in professional and courteous manner at all times
  • Provide management with hospital needs, etc. 
  • Collaborate professionally with other ASPCA department managers and staff.
  • Support organization and departmental policies and protocols
  • Maintain open mind regarding changes and be willing to learn, implement, and teach new protocols.
  • Possess thorough knowledge of AAH daily procedures and protocols
  • Ensure and maintain high quality standard of care, work ethic, and performance
  • Work independently without supervision and as part of a team
  • Work efficiently and calmly under challenging conditions
  • Attend staff meetings and training sessions
  • Advise Supervisor of any conditions that are unsafe including unrecognized hazards or infractions of safety rules.

Housekeeping and Maintenance (20%)

  • Clean and disinfect kennels, equipment, and facility while utilizing appropriate PPE
  • Follow all departmental PPE and cleaning protocols
  • Follow all protocols put forth by Occupational Safety and Health Administration
  • Follow all written and verbally communicated departmental Standard Operating Procedures
  • Take inventory and stock supplies as needed
  • Assist in keeping supplies stocked by noting when supplies are running low in all departments

Other Requirements

  • Licensed Veterinary Technician – American Association of Veterinary State Boards
  • Self-starter with the ability to work under minimum supervision

Qualifications:

See job responsibilities

  

Language:

English (Required)

Education and Work Experience:

GED

  

Applicants that are residents of Colorado: Per CO Senate Bill 23-058, we cannot generally request or require any age-related information (i.e., age, DOB, attendance or graduation dates from an educational institution) on an initial employment application; this includes any age-related inquiries in the initial interview. We are permitted to require/request additional application materials; if those materials contain any age-related information, an applicant may redact the information before submitting an initial employment application.

Our EEO Policy:

The ASPCA is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, gender, gender identity or expression, age, marital or domestic partner status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances.

Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to a reasonable accommodation under the terms of the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state or local laws.  A reasonable accommodation is a change in the ASPCA’s standard application process, which will ensure an equal employment opportunity without imposing undue hardship on the ASPCA.  Please inform the ASPCA’s People Team if you need an accommodation in order to complete any forms or to otherwise participate in the application process.

Individuals seeking employment are considered without regards to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, gender, gender identity or expression, age, marital or domestic partner status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, military or veteran status,  or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances.

ASPCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer (M/F/D/V).

Please don’t forget to attach your resume to complete your application.

About Us:
The ASPCA was founded in 1866 on the belief that animals are entitled to kind and respectful treatment by humans and must be protected under the law. As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation with more than two million supporters nationwide, the ASPCA is committed to preventing cruelty to dogs, cats, equines, and farm animals throughout the United States.

The ASPCA is headquartered in New York City, where we maintain a full-service animal hospital, spay/neuter clinic, mobile spay/neuter and primary pet care clinics, a rehabilitation center for canine victims of cruelty, kitten nursery, adoption center, and two community veterinary centers.

The ASPCA also operates programs and services that extend nationwide. We assist animals in need through on-the-ground disaster and cruelty interventions, behavioral rehabilitation, animal placement, legal and legislative advocacy, and the advancement of the sheltering and veterinary community through research, training, and resources.

At the ASPCA, we are committed to fostering a collaborative and compassionate culture and we welcome all voices to contribute to our lifesaving mission. Our staff represent a vast array of backgrounds and diversity dimensions, bringing with them valuable experiences and perspectives. They join the ASPCA to learn, grow, and continually do their best work on behalf of animals. We are inspired by our staff, partners, and the communities we support across the country who work to improve animal lives. We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion at the ASPCA because it elevates our organizational culture, aligns with our Core Values, and enables us to move further and faster toward the ASPCA’s vision – that all animals live good lives; valued by society, protected by its laws, and free from cruelty, pain and suffering.

Applicants that are residents of Colorado: Per CO Senate Bill 23-058, we cannot generally request or require any age-related information (i.e., age, DOB, attendance or graduation dates from an educational institution) on an initial employment application; this includes any age-related inquiries in the initial interview. We are permitted to require/request additional application materials; if those materials contain any age-related information, an applicant may redact the information before submitting an initial employment application.