Other Staff/Administrative, Research Support - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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Posted Job Title
Attendant Large Animal A
Job Profile Title
Large Animal Attendant A
Job Description Summary
Under general supervision, perform a variety of duties involving the daily care and feeding of animals and the cleaning and general upkeep of patient facilities. Provide assistance to the nursing department, as well as veterinary students on campus and veterinary staff. The Large Animal Attendant has vital duties that help maintain the hospital, including helping with patient care, teaching and general hospital maintenance.
Under general supervision, perform a variety of duties involving the daily care and feeding of animals and the cleaning and general upkeep of stall facilities. Reports to Supervisor, Patient Facilities.
Perform general patient care, maintain general maintenance and cleanliness of patient areas
Provide daily maintenance of stall facilities, to include cleaning and disinfecting stalls, as well as water and feed buckets
Help to maintain patient treatment areas and equipment; clean area and equipment after treatments are performed stall-side and in treatment areas
Organize and maintain stock of paperwork in all barns, and ensure critical care areas are fully stocked with fluids and other frequently-used materials
Feeding, grooming, and walking.Ensure patients have clean water, feed, and hay, per treatment orders or nurse/clinician
Other general housekeeping and grounds keeping tasks
Other duties as assigned.
High noise environment
High dust, dirt, grease environment
Exposure to moving machinery
Exposure to chemicals
Frequent lifting 25 lbs. or more
Occasional lifting 25-50 lbs.
Typically standing or walking
Typically bending, crouching, stooping
Frequent lifting 25 lbs. or more
Dayshift: 5am-1:30pm Mon-Fri. Including some weekends and holidays
Qualifications: High school graduate or equivalent preferred. Large animal handling experience required. Ability to operate a variety of motorized equipment including forklift, tractor and standard dump truck required. Ability to perform strenuous work and tolerate exposure to weather, chemicals and allergens required. Valid driverâ™s license required.
Position located in Kennett Sq., No public transportation available
Job Location - City, State
Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
Department / School
School of Veterinary Medicine
$15.00 - $23.25
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Special Requirements Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.
Internal Number: JR00003612
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