Rehabilitation Technician job description:
The rehabilitation technician is responsible for assisting in the care and treatment of all birds in rehabilitation under direct supervision of the rehabilitation coordinator. The technician will be expected to follow established protocols and help develop new protocols. The technician will also be expected to communicate effectively with volunteers and the rehabilitation coordinator.
Rehabilitation Technician’s duties:
-Follow established protocols as well as assist in developing and updating existing protocols
-Prepare and administer oral fluids, tubings, and medications
-Perform daily exams of all hospital patients and carry out any necessary treatments (bandage changes, wing stretches, weight checks, hand feedings)
-Identify and note any major status changes in current pages and bring them to the attention of the rehabilitation coordinator
-Prepare food for rehabilitation patients, inside and outside
-Maintain cleanliness of hospital and outside rehab cages
-Assist with training of all volunteers and interns
-Be willing to learn and stay current on rehabilitation practices
-Assist with managing RaptorMed and keeping records up to date
- Perform intake exams and triage incoming patients
- Schedule vet visits (for radiographs, surgeries, and euthanasia’s) with approval from rehabilitation coordinator
-Bring birds to veterinary appointments as needed
-Answer phone calls
-Relay rescue needs to the volunteer rescue board and any other pertinent rescue groups
-Perform necessary weight checks on birds in outside rehab cages
-Assist with collecting, preparing, and running diagnostic tests not limited to:
-Send-out biologic samples (cultures, bloodwork, tissue samples)
-Minimum of 2 years wildlife rehabilitation experience, raptor specific experience preferred
-Minimum 1 year of experience working with and managing volunteers and/or interns.
-Ability to lift up to 40lbs
-Comfortable working outdoors in adverse weather conditions
-Ability to frequently bend, lift, and be on feet for long stretches of time
-BS in biology or AAS in veterinary technology or related degree
-Registered Veterinary Technician in Missouri or equivalent experience
-Attention to detail
The wildlife rehabilitation hospital at World Bird Sanctuary admits between 300-400 birds annually. Species include all raptors as well as American white pelicans and wading birds. Work week consists of four 10 hour days. Hours and days may vary due to caseload, may be scheduled for holidays and weekends. This is a salaried position equaling $1800/month. Benefits include medical and SIMPLE 403 (b). Free onsite housing will become available in approximately 3 months. Candidates must make own arrangements for temporary housing until onsite housing is available.
To Apply: Please e-mail cover letter, resume, and three letters of recommendation to Roger Holloway at Rholloway@worldbirdsanctuary.org
Interviews to begin immediately, position open until filled.