Must to local to Southern California area.
International Bird Rescue is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that specializes in the rescue and rehabilitation of sick, injured and contaminated aquatic birds. We are currently looking for someone to join our team as a part-time rehabilitation technician at our San Pedro center. Rehabilitation technicians are responsible for the husbandry and medical care of patients as well as public outreach and education regarding wildlife issues. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are required for training/managing volunteers and for interacting with coworkers, veterinarians and other local rehabilitation centers.
Essential duties and responsibilities
Assist with and administer medical treatments under direct supervision of the manager and veterinarian (including radiographs, anesthesia and humane euthanasia in accordance with Bird Rescue policies and local and federal laws).
Maintain complete and accurate animal care records.
Determine and provide appropriate triage/emergency care, housing/enclosures and diets.
Clean and disinfect all areas to maintain a safe and sanitary environment throughout the hospital and facility.
Inventory and maintain clinic/medical supplies.
Provide oversight, direction and training of volunteers.
Perform other duties, as assigned, to ensure a positive public image, enhance the operation of the organization and improve the quality of life for the animals.
Respond to inquiries from members of the public and other local rehabilitation centers.
Lives locally in Southern California Region
Past work in a wildlife rehabilitation clinic.
Experience capturing, handling and restraining wild animals, preferably birds.
Physical demands and exposure to environmental conditions:
Ability to stand, speak, listen and smell for long periods of time (hours).
Ability to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl and ability to use hands/arms to palpate, handle, feel, reach and lift/move up to 40lbs.
Must have good near, distance, color and peripheral vision as well as good depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Indoor and outdoor conditions include: temperatures of ~30-110oF, rain, strong wind, high heat and humidity, dry air and allergens.
Employees are exposed to moving parts, zoonotic diseases, aggressive/feral animals, toxic/caustic chemicals and radiography equipment.