Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Specialist – Florida Keys, USA

Agency
The Turtle Hospital
Location
Marathon, Florida Keys
Job Category
Full time Positions
Salary
$12.00 per hour, housing provided on-site
Start Date
01/07/2020
Last Date to Apply
02/15/2020
Website
http://www.turtlehospital.org
Description
Assist with the rehabilitation of sea turtles with direct animal care including feeding, cleaning, medical procedures and care, rescues, releases, water quality, tank cleaning, maintenance of systems and habitat and a variety of other tasks. Experienced employees will prep/assist with sea turtle surgeries as well as perform necropsies.
Qualifications
Vet Tech Certification a plus. Sea turtle rehabilitation and medicine preferred. Must be able to draw blood, prepare and understand blood chemistry, shoot radiographs, administer injections, assist in surgeries, tube feed, and all related duties on a sea turtle. MUST be detail oriented and self motivated. You will be expected to participate in sea turtle rescues in and out of the water which can be physically demanding. You MUST be physically fit and a strong swimmer. Must be able to lift 50 pounds. Experience working with water systems is beneficial. Excellent communication, interpersonal, and creative skills are necessary. A clean driving record is required.
Contact Person
Bette Zirkelbach
Contact Phone
305-923-8562
Contact eMail
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