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Name: Tulip
Breed: Domestic Shorthair
Sex: Female
Color: Grey Tiger
Age: 3 years
Size: Medium
ID: A11832108

Open Positions

Spay/Neuter and Clinic Veterinarian
Staff Veterinarian
Shelter Director

Spay/Neuter and Clinic Veterinarian

Reports to:Clinic Director

Hours:Part-time, Full-time potential for the right candidate

Job Description
The Estelle Marcus Animal Clinic is seeking a veterinarian to join our fast-paced animal clinic.
The Estelle Marcus Animal Clinic (EMAC) is located at the Humane Society Calumet Area (HSCA) in Munster, IN (approximately 25 miles South of Chicago, IL).
The veterinarian is responsible for performing preventative health and wellness programs, performing spay/neuter surgeries, ensuring all clinic staff members are adhering to proper peri-operative care of patients, medical protocol, and daily record keeping.

Essential Job Functions

  1. Perform wellness services and provide recommendations for follow-up and preventative care
  2. Examine animals pre-op to determine their ability to undergo surgery
  3. Perform surgical sterilizations
  4. Supervise post-op rechecks, and oversee order of medical treatments as necessary to ensure complete surgical recovery
  5. Supervise cleaning program for prevention of infectious/zoonotic diseases
  6. Continue research and maintenance of safe and efficacious medical protocol regarding anesthesia and surgery
  7. Supervise handling and recording of controlled substances by veterinary technicians
  8. Actively promote spay and neuter, and educate clients on responsible animal ownership
  9. Actively support associate staff and volunteers, and promote the development of skills related to the advancement of our goals and mission
  10. Supervise veterinary technicians, veterinary assistants, and veterinary interns
  11. Represent the EMAC and HSCA in a professional and courteous manner at all times
  12. Provide quality service to clients, volunteers, and staff recognizing their individual contributions to the success of our organization
  13. Develop medical programs and community outreach along with the Clinic Director and Chief Executive Officer

A DVM degree from an accredited school of veterinary medicine, a license to practice veterinary medicine in the state of Indiana and DEA license eligibility are required. Part-time, full-time potential.  Hourly rate: $40, negotiable.

Please email your cover letter and resume to Rachel Delaney, Executive Director at rdelaney@hscalumet.org.


Staff Veterinarian


Job Summary

The HSCA Staff Veterinarian, under the general supervision of the Shelter Manager as directed by the Executive Director, is responsible for the overall health of all shelter animals. Provide best possible care and treatment of all animals incoming and exiting the shelter as well as housed animals within the shelter. Provide information to Shelter Manger regarding overall disease control practices as well as outbreaks that may occur. Provide rabies vaccinations, when necessary, for all HSCA animals. This position requires a minimum of twenty hours per week.

Essential Job Functions

  1. Oversee animal health of shelter animals and provide the best possible care to all animals entering and exiting the shelter.
  2. Set Forth protocol for disinfection and disease control and support maintenance of a clean and sanitary animal shelter at all times.
  3. Perform surgical sterilizations with pre-op determinations to assess their ability to withstand surgery, and post-op examinations to provide recommendations for follow up care.
  4. Examine, vaccinate, and oversee treatment of shelter animals, including microchipping, and provide recommendations for follow up care.
  5. Supervise handling and recording of all medical records and controlled substances used by HSCA as required by the Drug Enforcement Agency.
  6. Coordinate with the Shelter Manager regarding the selection of animals for euthanasia.
  7. Supervise in collaboration with the Shelter Manager disease prevention and disease control practices with regards to shelter animals. Solicit input and communicate any issues regarding HSCA disease control protocols, surgical protocols, or other medical issues.
  8. In collaboration with Shelter Manager, develop and maintain annual budget of medical and surgical supplies as it relates to the care and operation of shelter animals.
  9. Collaborate with Shelter Manager regarding procedures needed for animal transport.
  10. Submit data based monthly report to Shelter Manager and Executive Director on the first day of each month.
  11. Shelter Veterinarian, in collaboration with Shelter Manger, Clinic Manager, and Executive Director will be included in the discussions, hiring, and terminations of assistants, staff, and veterinarians hired by Humane Society Calumet Area to work in the shelter.
  12. Coordinate supervision and annual review of clinic and lab staff with Shelter Manager.
  13. Testify in court cruelty cases; writes reports for such cases providing professional opinion and diagnosis.
  14. Provide information to staff and volunteers about the safety and overall wellbeing of HSCA
  15. shelter animals.


Physical and Emotional Requirements

  1. Effectively "team lead" displaying a positive attitude and acting as a motivating force for staff members.
  2. Effectively and professionally provide leadership to staff and volunteers working within the area of shelter animals.
  3. Effectively consult Shelter Manager about staff concerns.
  4. Effectively and professionally cope with frustrating circumstances and remain calm.
  5. Effectively be able to work under stressful conditions and work efficiently under those conditions.
  6. Effectively able to cope with difficult situations, death of animal, euthanasia, or surgical complications.
  7. Effectively able to rapidly and accurately process information, delegate tasks, and recognize the need to ask for assistance.
  8. Ability to maintain accurate planning time, define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  9. Perform work operations which require performance of minor and major decision- making, in a way in which either would affect shelter operations or public perception.
  10. Maintain a level of accuracy with regard to shelter medicine, surgical oeprations, and care for shelter animals.
  11. Must be able to work standing or sitting for eight hours.
  12. Must possess excellent hand-eye coordination, excellent balance, have good range of motion, and able to lift 50lbs.

Required Certifications, Licenses, and Registrations

  1. Doctoral Degree DVM
  2. DEA Certification - HSCA will provide payment for this certification.
  3. Indiana State License to practice Veterinary Medicine - HSCA will provide payment for license renewal fees.
  4. Please note if additional personal liability insurance is desired, the policy and payment for policy must be provided by the Staff Veterinarian.
  5. Staff Veterinarian may be asked to assist with spay/neuter surgical operations, clinic operations, wellness clinic, and other duties and tasks which may be assigned.

Required

Two or more years experience in a veterinarian clinic, veterinary hospital, and/or animal shelter or control facility. Candidate must be highly motivated, enthusiastic self-starter with a professional attitude. Candidate must promote and support the overall vision and annual plan set forth by the HSCA Board of Directors.


Shelter Director

Job Summary

The Shelter Director is responsible for managing and supervising shelter operations and shelter staff. Oversees animal custodial and remedial care, intake procedures, adoption procedures and HSCA euthanasia protocol. Ensures OSHA safety regulations are followed and disease prevention protocol is enforced. Maintains sanitary and safe shelter facilities and shelter grounds. Works with government officials, animal control agencies and HSCA partners to provide the best services to our community. Directs the proper utilization and ordering of inventory. Practices and adheres to HSCA cash handling policies. Responsible for managing shelter budget operations, providing timely monthly reports and ensuring excellent customer service is provided at the shelter. The Shelter Director reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer.

Essential Job Functions

  1. Responsible for hiring, supervision, discipline, termination, direction, scheduling and annual review of shelter employees. Responsible for ensuring shelter employees receive proper HSCA training and orientation. This includes, but is not limited to, kennel staff, lab staff, veterinary staff, office staff, adoption staff, intake staff, clinic staff and behavior staff.
  2. In collaboration with Staff Veterinarian, Lab Manager and Kennel Manager, develops annual operating budget, maintenance budget and supply budget. Manages business office functions including cash handling, data entry and daily transactions. Maintains department monthly and yearly statistics.
  3. Directs and monitors all aspects of the humane treatment, enrichment and handling of sheltered animals. Ensures and monitors all aspects of animal care, feeding, housing, traffic flow and space use. Ensures use of HSCA disease prevention protocol and maintains a sanitary shelter environment at all times. Follows OSHA guidelines and ensures a safe shelter environment at all times.
  4. Supervise and coordinate with Staff Veterinarian disease prevention and protocol. Solicit input and communicate any issues regarding disease prevention and protocol. Collaborate with Staff Veterinarian procedures needed for animal transport. Maintain spay and neuter list for Staff Veterinarian. Collaborate with Staff Veterinarian any issue regarding handling, ordering and recording medications, medical records and controlled substances. Collaborates with Staff Veterinarian and Lab Manager regarding selection of animals for euthanasia.
  5. Supervises and supports Lab Manager, lab staff and intake staff to ensure that medical needs are identified. Ensures animals receive timely medical and surgical care and that treatments are in accordance with HSCA's policies and that treatments are documented correctly.
  6. Supervises and supports Kennel Manager and kennel staff to ensure that disease protocol, cleaning protocol, feeding protocol, safety protocol, supply use, program implementation and animal enrichment are all implemented and followed within HSCA guidelines. Responsible for process of bite reports.
  7. Maintains inventory and is responsible for monitoring of all divisional supplies. This includes, but is not limited to, food, medications, litter, microchips, testing materials, animal tags, office supplies and building maintenance supplies.
  8. Directs overall customer service and quality assurance programs. Responds to demands and needs of customers in a positive and professional manner. Ensures quality customer service is provided by all shelter employees.
  9. Collaborates with Volunteer Coordinator regarding specific needs at the shelter for volunteers, training of volunteers and overall problems or discrepancies of volunteers.
  10. Oversees Behavior Department with regard to transport programs and enrichment programs and assures development and implementation.
  11. Responsible for maintaining relationships with rescue organizations and satellite locations to ensure safe and secure acquisition, by said groups, of HSCA animals.
  12. Responsible for building maintenance, vehicle maintenance and grounds maintenance. Responsible for obtaining three bids for capital improvement projects and maintenance projects.
  13. Acts as liaison between government agencies that have HSCA contracts. Monitors implementation and ensures all requirements are adhered to.
  14. Ability to adjust to consistent changes in the shelter. Effectively lead through new programs or changes that affect daily operations. Successfully find solutions for new challenges that arise in the shelter.
  15. Ensures programs and policies are in place for emergency disaster relief at Humane Society Calumet Area. In the case of an emergency (fire/weather related) a solid plan must be in place and staff must be aware of protocol.
  16. Must attend all monthly manager meetings and hold monthly shelter staff meetings.

Physical and Emotional Requirements

  1. Effectively "team lead" displaying a positive attitude and acting as a motivating force for staff members.
  2. Effectively and professionally provide leadership to staff and volunteers working within the shelter.
  3. Effectively consult Chief Executive Officer or Chief Operating Officer about shelter and staff concerns in a timely manner.
  4. Effectively and professionally cope with frustrating circumstances while remaining positive and calm.
  5. Effectively able to work under stressful conditions.
  6. Effectively able to cope with difficult situations, death of an animal, euthanasia, or surgical complications.
  7. Effectively able to rapidly and accurately process information, delegate tasks, and recognize the need to ask for assistance. Must be an excellent trouble shooter and problem solver.
  8. Ability to maintain accurate planning time, define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  9. Perform work operations which require performance of minor and major decision making, in a way in which either would affect shelter operations or public perception.
  10. Must be able to work standing or sitting for 8 hours.
  11. Must be able to lift 50lbs., have excellent balance and good hand-eye coordination.

Required Certifications, Degrees, Licenses, and Registrations

  1. Bachelor's Degree and a minimum of five years management experience, including budgetary and staff supervision, in an animal welfare field. Proven success in working at a non-profit organization. Previous experience may be accepted in lieu of a degree where appropriate.
  2. Euthanasia Certification.

Work Environment
As Shelter Director you are frequently exposed to odors or airborne particles including animal fur, animal dander and toxic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is very loud and can be very stressful at times. This position is a member of the Humane Society's Executive Team and is required to be available after hours and on weekends as necessary. Other duties may be assigned.

This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the job and the general nature and level of work performed by job holders within this job. This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of qualifications, skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position. Interested candidates should send cover letter and resume to rdelaney@hscalumet.org.


Please contact the shelter at 219-922-3811 or email us at info@hscalumet.org with any questions concerning shelter employment.