Pet Care Specialist - PT - Geist
Pet Care Specialist
Job Req #: 0151
Facility: Noah's Caring Hands Animal Hospital at Geist, 7815 Sunnyside Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46236
Schedule: Part-Time, 20-28 hours per week
- Shifts start at either 3 or 4 p.m. and end at 8:30 p.m.
- Some weekends and holidays required.
Summary of Job
We are looking for a motivated, friendly individual to be part of our team providing care as a part-time Pet Care Specialist (‘PCS’). This is a great entry-level opportunity for an individual looking for a practice where they can get their foot in the door, help clients appreciate the value of pet healthcare, and enjoy a team-oriented environment.
The PCS provides care and the cleaning/sanitation of Noah’s Animal Hospitals including cleaning of cages, runs and ward areas, laundry, walking, and proper upkeep of all areas within the practice. They operate under the supervision of the Practice Manager.
- Any kennel/pet care experience
- Ability to multi-task
- Attention to detail
- Comfortable around a variety of animals
- Assure all areas of the hospital is clean, without odor and is kept in good condition.
- Clean, dust, and wipe furniture; sweep, mop, or vacuum floors; empty/clean wastebaskets and trash containers; empty and clean ash trays and cigarette urns; replace light bulbs; refill restroom dispensers.
- Wash walls and equipment; use ladders when required in work assignments. Clean and sanitize restrooms/bathrooms using established practices and procedure.
- Follow instructions regarding the use of chemicals and supplies. Ensure that cages and animals are properly numbered and identified and the area is clean and a pleasant environment for our patients.
- Clean, disinfect and maintain kennels, cages, and runs as often as is necessary to ensure no cages or kennels are soiled and odors are not apparent. Perform general cleaning in other areas of the hospital to control the spread of disease. Wash and sterilize water and food bowls.
- Launder and dry towels and blankets.
- Patrol hospital grounds daily, picking up any trash and stool material. Empty trash.
- Have essential physical and mental capabilities in the following: Interpersonal skills, memory, attention to detail, follow directions, comprehension, calculating, reading, writing, speaking, evaluating, mathematics, organizing and innovation.
- Move furniture, equipment, supplies and tools on an incidental basis.
- Wash accessible interior and exterior windows. Clean blinds. Launder cleaning rags and dust mops.
- Maintain cleaning and maintenance logs to the satisfaction of the practice manager.
- Attend to emergencies when necessary or requested.
- Attend safety meetings and other related meetings.
- Work well with all employees and ensure that your actions support the hospital, the doctors and the practice philosophy.
- Perform other duties as assigned
- Understands basic animal care and assures that pet area is clean and sanitary.
- Understands cleaning protocols.
- Maintains a pleasant, professional manner with clients, patients and fellow team members.
- Ability to perform moderately heavy physical labor.
- Ability to work independently on assigned tasks as well as to accept direction on given assignments. Understand and carry out oral and written direction.
- Ability to clean and maintain kennels, cages, runs and stalls. Perform general cleaning in treatment, reception and surgery rooms to control the spread of disease. Wash and sterilize water and food bowls.
- Ability to observe animal appearance and activity for general physical condition, obvious signs of illness, disease and discontent.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Ability to handle cleaning solvents and agents in a safe and directed manner.
- Regular attendance and timeliness are an essential function in order to fulfill the requirements of this position.
- Strong communication and client service skills. Considerable tact and diplomacy is required. Ability to work with clients and patients in a professional, friendly, hospitable manner.
- Work well with all employees and ensure that your actions support the hospital, the doctors, and the medicine that we practice.
- Perform general physical activities that require bending, standing, stooping, moving from room to room, sit, talk, and listen; may be required to walk or stand for long periods of time; will use hands to manipulate, handle, or feel; will reach with hands and arms.
- Frequently lift, carry dogs weighing 50 lbs. Walk and handle dogs weighing up to 150 lbs.
Special Working Conditions
- Ability to be confident around pets (i.e., dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, etc.)
- Client needs and work volume may often require more than 40 hours per week to complete essential duties of this job. This position requires special hours including working weekends, evenings and holidays.
- Must have mental processes for reasoning, remembering, mathematics and language ability (reading, writing, and speaking the English language) to perform the duties proficiently.
- The noise level in the work environment is moderately high.
- Requires sufficient ambulatory skills in order to perform duties while at hospital.
- Ability to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, and climb as well as manipulate (lift, carry, move) up to 50 pounds.
- Requires good hand-eye coordination, arm-hand-finger dexterity with the ability to grasp, and visual acuity to use a keyboard and operate equipment.
- Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
- Associate is routinely exposed to a variety of pets that may bite or scratch, and on occasion, exposed to anesthesia, radiation, biological hazards and medication/controlled substances.
Our Core Values:
- Demonstrating Compassion
- Providing Memorable Client Experiences
- Being Easy to do Business With
- Operating with Integrity
- Working with Passion
- Excellence in Care and Service
- Being Helpful
- Finding and Keeping the Right People
Why Noah’s? Noah’s Animal Hospitals are all about making life better for people and their pets – literally, it’s our mission. We know pets are cherished family members of our clients and strive to make their experience with us as comfortable and pleasant as possible, no matter what circumstances bring them in. Whether it’s the first visit for a brand new puppy or the final goodbyes to a lifelong companion, our compassionate care shines in exceptional service.
Practice Description: Noah’s Caring Hands Animal Hospital began in July of 1988 as Geist Animal Clinic. Noah’s Caring Hands Animal Hospital is a full service animal health care clinic where the people of Indianapolis and surrounding communities can bring their companions to receive complete veterinary care. The patients we treat include dogs and cats. We are proud to be accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association, a designation that we believe demonstrates our unwavering commitment to veterinary excellence.