Hospital Director - Full Time

November 10, 2021

Brief Job Description:  Responsible for overseeing the feeding, watering, and cleaning animals in the hospital and sanctuary rehab enclosures. This position is also responsible for coordinating necessary medical treatments for patients, caring for sick, orphaned, and injured wildlife, and coordinating triage exams on incoming patient.
Benefits: Yes
Schedule: Full time 40 hours per week

  • Hires, on-boards, trains and supervises hospital staff.

  • Makes the monthly schedule for hospital staff.

  • Maintains standards for yearly USADA, FWC and USFWS inspections.

  • Works closely with maintenance staff on hospital and rehab projects including, but not limited to, designing new enclosures, maintenance, and repairs/renovation.

  • Oversees staff & volunteers cleaning and disinfecting animal cages, water, and food bowls inside hospital and outside in sanctuary.

  • Administers medications and treatments, such as injections, tube feedings, and nebulization, to animals in hospital.

  • Ensures animals are fed and have adequate water supply daily.

  • Observes animals treatment progress and illness and/or injury.

  • Completes and instructs on orphaned bird and mammal feedings.

  • Transfers animals from one enclosure to another for the purpose of treatment, cleaning, and rearranging enclosures.

  • Gives direction for adding vitamins and medications.

  • Prepares diets as recommended by veterinarian.

  • Completes triage exams on incoming patients.

  • Ensures daily cleaning duties (including laundry, dishes, trash) are completed.

  • Assists veterinarian with surgeries, procedures, and vet visits, including all prep for those procedures.

  • Performs inoculations and keeps vaccinations current on permanent animals.

  • Maintains complete health records for all permanent resident animals.

  • Monitors health issues relating to permanent population.

  • Performs routine laboratory tests and radiographs.

  • Works with other facilities to place exotic or not releasable animals.

  • Monitors day to day function of all animals.

  • Establishes care protocols, with assistance from consulting wildlife veterinarian(s), to ensure appropriate, consistent, and humane animal rehabilitation.

  • Equips the clinic, orders supplies, and maintains inventory.

  • Implements policies for the health and safety of staff, interns, and volunteers.

  • Maintains accurate records for data reports for local and federal agencies.

  • Arranges for transport of wildlife to specialists as needed.

  • Oversees input of patient data into WRMD in a timely manner.

  • Answers phone calls on site and off site.

  • Covers for staff if sick or on vacation.

Physical Requirements:

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, use hands, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to taste or smell. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, ability to adjust focus, and ability to see color.

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