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Texas A&M University Animal Caretaker II - SA ICU in College Station, Texas

Job Title

Animal Caretaker II - SA ICU

Agency

Texas A&M University

Department

Vet Med-Teaching Hospital

Proposed Minimum Salary

Commensurate

Job Location

College Station, Texas

Job Type

Staff

Job Description

Our Commitment

Texas A&M University is committed to promoting a culture that embraces, expands, and celebrates inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability that enriches the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff. Diverse perspectives, talents and experiences are invaluable to our mission and support our core values.

Who we are

The Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH) includes the Small Animal Hospital http://vethospital.tamu.edu/small-animal-hospital and the Large Animal Hospital http://vethospital.tamu.edu/large-animal-hospital, both of which are dedicated to A Better Life Through Compassion, Innovation, and Discovery. We work with great people, great clinicians, and great educators with a passion for animals and educating others that allows us to provide total care for animal patients while helping to train the next generation of veterinarians at the only veterinary teaching hospital in the state of Texas!

What we want

We are looking for a Animal Caretaker II, to join the dynamic Small Animal ICU department of our Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital! The ideal candidate enjoys taking care of small animals, the cleaning and disinfection of cages, stalls and patient care. The selected candidate will subscribe to and support our commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (IDEA) as stated above. If you enjoy patient care and maintains a sanitary and functionally well-organized service, within the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, we invite you to apply to be considered for this opportunity.

What you need to know

Work Schedule: 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 their direct supervisor.

Cover Letter: A cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references (do include at least one previous supervisor) are strongly recommended. You may upload all three on the application under CV/Resume or upon answering the questionnaire you may attach the documents.

COVID-19 information: Texas A&M University monitors and updates our recruiting, hiring and onboarding processes to align with local, state and federally mandated health guidelines to keep employees, prospective employees, and visitors as safe as possible. Each department has established both remote and in-person procedures for conducting these processes, which include sanitizing common spaces, a mask policy, and maintaining safe physical distancing to the extent possible. Departments will provide the procedures to be followed at each step of the recruiting process.

Required Education and Experience:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Two years of related experience in animal care

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Basic computer skills

  • Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others

Other Requirements or Other Factors:

  • Ability to work around animals, hay, or dust

  • Able to lift heavy weight object

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Experience in animal handling and animal care

Responsibilities:

  • Maintains clean and sanitary patient cages and runs.

  • Sweeps and mops floors, washes dishes laundry (includes removal of soiled laundry, collection of clean laundry, folding and storage of linens) Removes trash Cleans and packages oxygen hoses, bandage materials, and other items for sterilization.

  • Maintains outdoor exercise yard in a clean and sanitary manner.

  • Maintains a clean and sanitary working environment in the Isolation ward while patients are hospitalized in the ward

  • Performs other chores as needed

​Instructions to Applicants: Applications received by Texas A&M University must either have all job application data entered or a resume attached. Failure to provide all job application data or a complete resume could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application. We encourage all applicants to upload a resume or use a LinkedIn profile to pre-populate the online application.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

Howdy and thank you for your interest in a career with Texas A&M University. As the flagship campus of The Texas A&M University System, we are located in College Station, Texas with a student population of more than 64,000 and nearly 9,000 faculty and staff.The Spirit of Aggieland is unmistakable. We are a unique American institution, fostering a culture of friendliness, diversity, compassion and respect for one another. Our unique history and rich traditions make Texas A&M special.From our benefits package and professional development opportunities to our retirement programs, Texas A&M is a great place to work. Your path to a great career starts here!Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

If you need assistance in applying for this job, please contact (979) 845-5154.

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