The Animal Caretaker II provides routine care for large animals and related facilities.
Required Education and Experience:
High School diploma or GED.
Two years of experience in animal care.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others.
No inhibiting allergies to animals, dust or hay. Physical ability to lift heavy loads.
May require working alternate shifts, holidays, weekends, or on-call duty . Persons in this position are considered essential when the University declares an emergency, campus closure, class cancellations, etc., and are therefore required to report to work and remain on duty unless/until relieved by the direct supervisor.
The hours will be 8:00 am - 4:30 pm and weekends.
Preferred Education and Experience:
More than two years experience in animal handling or animal care.
Cleans and disinfects treatment rooms. Washes out automatic washers. Cleans floors, walls, bedding, sinks, Hospital corridors, windows, ceilings and cabinets. May require working above ground level. Washes and vacuums corridors after animals are dismissed. Empties manure cans and trash receptacles daily which includes scrubbing and disinfecting.
Provides feed, water and care to animals in stalls and cage conditions. Lifts heavy loads. Stocks bedding and feeding rooms. Assists, under the direct supervision of faculty or technicians, during the transportation and positioning of Large Animal patients for Imaging procedures or while patient is recovering after anesthesia. Observes and monitor behavior, problems or conditions that develop with animals under care and report to appropriate medical staff or supervisor.
Operates forklift. Assists in shop using table saws, skill saws, grinders and chop saws. Maintains care and service of equipment.
Obtains current/up to date safety classes and rabies prophylaxis: -Radiation Safety -MRI safety training -Infection control -Aseptic technique -Rabies prophylaxis -Maintain certification where appropriate Other duties as assigned.
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Internal Number: R-001940
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