Mixed, Aquatic, Exotic/Avian, Lab Animal, Amphibian/Reptile, Wildlife, Zoo Animal, Other
2 Year Degree
Start Date: August 12th, 2019
Application Deadline: Open until filled.
Position Status: This is an 11 month temporary position
Hours: 40 hours per week, including Weekends and Holidays Schedule: Typically Tuesday- Saturday (Sun & Mon off) with variability as needed
This NC Museum of Natural Sciences position assists the Head Veterinarian and Head of Veterinary Services (VetS) with the medical management of the Museum's live animal collection (>1,500 vertebrates) and public interactions at the Window on Animal Health (WOAH). Duties include: assisting with the medical management, health care, and husbandry of live animals used in educational programming and live exhibits; assisting with medical and technical procedures associated with veterinary care including exams, treatments, surgeries, and diagnostics; upkeep and general housekeeping of the VetS facilities and equipment; creating and maintaining medical records; training and supervising students, interns, and volunteers; performing basic veterinary diagnostics and other activities under the direction of a veterinarian while interacting with visitors at the WOAH; delivering VetS related education programs; occasional participation in fieldwork or other off-site experiences. To apply: Submit a pd-107 (found at the following link http://oshr.nc.gov/document/nc-state-government-application-employment-pd-107) along with a cover letter & resume/CV (include information regarding Veterinary Experience, Exotic Animal Experience, Leadership/Organizational Experience) to the Head of Veterinary Services, Shane Christian: firstname.lastname@example.org
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education:
1) Ability to work and appropriately communicate technical information while interacting and educating Musuem visitors of various ages. 2) Ability to perform technical and veterinary medical tasks associated with a diverse collection of species. 3) Skill in health care and husbandry of amphibians, reptiles, fish, birds, and small mammals. 4) Knowledge of animal nutrition, anatomy, physiology, and diseases including zoonoses. 5) Ability to safely handle and restrain animals, administer meds, collect and prep medical samples, and assist with prep for surgical procedures. 6) Knowledge of veterinary equipment, surgical instruments, and aseptic technique. 7) Ability to recognize common clinical signs and symptoms of disease in a variety of animals. 8) Ability to train and supervise student interns and volunteers and trouble-shoot problems. 9) Skill collecting and organizing data and using basic word processing and spreadsheet software. 10) Ability to regularly lift up to 50 lbs, climb stairs and ladders, work in tight spaces, stand for extended periods, negotiate uneven terrain, and drive motor vehicle day and night. 11) Must possess a valid driver’s license. Graduation from a two or four-year college or university with a major related to the area of assignment and one year of experience in a natural science field; or an equivalent combination of education.
Additional Salary Information: This is an F/T, Time Limited (11 month) position; Hours: 40 hours per week (Tues-Sat), including Weekends and Holidays; As such, the position is not entitled to retirement benefits but is eligible to purchase the NC High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) insurance.
Internal Number: (60094128)
About NC MUSEUM OF NATURAL SCIENCES
The Window on Animal Health provides visitors a unique opportunity to peer into the world of veterinary medicine and to interact with vet staff, students, and interns working on real medical cases and performing real veterinary procedures including physical exams and surgeries. Visitors are able to participate in the process of training students to become veterinarians, and can view the entire space including a medical procedure room and clinical laboratory.The Window on Animal Health serves as the hub for all medical management of the Museum’s diverse collections and as the presentation space for advanced programming offered to vet students, pre-veterinary college interns, and junior veterinary interns. Patients will include species of reptiles, amphibians, fish, birds, small mammals and invertebrates.Window on Animal Health activities will be scheduled live with public interaction for 2 hours per dayMonday-Friday: 1:30-3:30pmhttp://naturalsciences.org/living-collections/veterinary-services
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