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Assistant Wildlife Rehabilitator

Responsibilities

  • Admit wildlife patients, perform triage, and conduct physical exams.
  • Perform daily animal care and husbandry including feeding, cleaning cages, and administering medications.
  • Work alongside veterinarians to develop and execute treatment plans for wildlife patients.
  • Complete care and treatment records in both physical and digital forms.
  • Supervise volunteers and interns in completion of animal care and clinic support tasks, assign duties and oversee projects. Ensure that protocols for infection/disease control are being followed by all.
  • Ensure that all animals are being handled in a manner that maximizes human and animal safety, including the training of staff/volunteers on safety procedures.
  • Ability to adapt to constantly changing situations, such as emergency transport/vet visits/injured animals/direct rescues.
  • Assist with releasing rehabilitated patients.
  • Respond to emails and phone calls from the general public, offering accurate knowledge on wildlife issues, and providing exceptional customer service.
  • Assist in maintaining inventory and purchasing department supplies within budget guidelines.
  • On-call at nights on a rotating schedule
    • Perform after hours care of sick/injured/orphaned animals (heaviest workload from April-August).
    • Return calls on the after-hours emergency phone giving guidance to people regarding sick/injured/orphaned wild animals.
  • Provide input to animal care protocols and facility procedures.
  • Responsible for compliance with required state and federal reporting, procedures, including annual admission/disposition statistics, drug usage reporting, and any other directives issued by agencies governing the animal care activities.

Requirements

A.A.S degree from a natural resources college in biology, ecology, or a related field preferred. Will consider a Veterinary Technician associate degree. Relevant and direct experience will be considered in lieu of a degree.

  • 1- 2 years of wildlife rehabilitation experience
  • WI wildlife rehabilitation license, or willing to apply for Wisconsin wildlife rehabilitation license
  • Euthanasia certification preferred, or ability to obtain certification within 6 months of employment.
  • Must be vaccinated for tetanus. Rabies vaccination preferred, but not required.
  • Capable of handling a demanding workload and long hours, seasonally.
  • Ability to interact effectively and professionally with both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Must be a reliable team player, and also be solid to work independently.
  • Must be able to lift/move a minimum of 50 lbs, and be able to work in all seasons, in any weather.

This is a full-time (seasonally varies 35-40+ hrs/wk), including some holidays, weekends, and evenings. Salary is based on experience and qualifications. Benefits include HRA (health reimbursement benefits), paid holidays, earned PTO, and sick leave -Limited Term Position - 3/1/22 - 9/30/22

Position Start Date: March 1, 2022 

Application Deadline: February 15, 2022 unless filled sooner.

To apply, email a cover letter, resume, copy of school transcript, and three references to nwcrehab@gmail.com

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