Career Opportunities

The Humane Society of Greater Miami cares for hundreds of homeless dogs, cats, puppies and kittens each day. We depend on our team of staff and volunteers to help us help the animals! By joining the Humane Society of Greater Miami, you become part of a wonderful cause and of a great team. Please review below all current employment opportunities for our clinic in North Miami Beach and our clinic in Cutler Bay and the position requirements. Only qualified applicants will be considered.Please review below our current employment opportunities.

GROOMER
VETERINARY APPOINTMENT SCHEDULER / FRONT DESK RECEPTIONIST
VETERINARY ANESTHESIA TECHNICIAN
ASSISTANT VETERINARY SURGICAL TECHNICIAN
LEAD SHELTER TECHNICIAN
SHELTER VETERINARIAN

 


GROOMER

Description: Work as an Independent Full Time Contractor earning 50% of proceeds for each animal groomed.

DUTIES INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Bathing
  • Drying
  • Nail Clipping
  • Ear Cleaning
  • Anal Gland Expression
  • Disinfecting  of work area, kennels, and cages
  • Providing constant and consistent humane care and maintenance of animals
  • Skilled finished cuts for client animals and some shelter animals
  • Able to lift up to 75 pounds
  • Working cooperatively and professionally with all staff including Shelter Manger

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Proof of certification required
  • Experience required
  • Compassionate and understanding
  • Excellent customer service skills

 SPECIAL WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Persons performing this job must not be allergic to animals or commonly used supplies and medications
  • Exposure to animals with an unknown health history is a possibility
  • While performing job duties, groomers are regularly exposed to odors and the noise level is usually moderately loud

Qualified applicants should submit a resume and references by email to Monica@humanesocietymiami.org .


VETERINARY APPOINTMENT SCHEDULER / FRONT DESK RECEPTIONIST

The Humane Society of Greater Miami is looking for a high-volume spay/neuter appointment scheduler for our North Miami Beach location and our clinic at Cutler Bay location. This is a full-time position. Main responsibilities include: answering phone calls quickly and efficiently, booking surgical appointments, input of appropriate patient/client information using DVM software, performing general clean up duties as needed and handling financial transactions. The candidate must have excellent customer service skills and must be fluent in English and Spanish, written and spoken.

DUTIES INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Answering phone calls quickly and efficiently
  • Booking surgical appointments
  • Input of appropriate patient/ client information using DVM software
  • Perform general clean up duties at end of day and during day as needed
  • Handling payments and refunds
  • Sit and stand for long periods while performing work duties
  • Able to lift 50 pounds.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Must be fluent in English and Spanish, written and spoken
  • Must have reliable transportation
  • High school diploma or equivalent

Competitive pay, health insurance and discounts on clinic services and products. Please contact:


VETERINARY ANESTHESIA TECHNICIAN

The Humane Society of Greater Miami is currently looking for an individual to join its high volume spay/neuter team in Cutler Bay, Florida. Under the supervision of the Chief Medical Officer, staff veterinarians and clinic manager, this person ensures that dogs and cats presented for surgery are properly examined, anesthetized, monitored and given compassionate care while they move through the spay/neuter surgical procedure.

MUST BE PROFICIENT AT:

  • Perform a basic exam
  • Perform proper and humane restraint on dogs and cats
  • Calculate drug dosages with extreme accuracy
  • Administer drugs IM, SQ, and IV
  • Keep meticulous drug and medical records
  • Intubate and inflate cuff to proper pressure
  • Operate anesthesia machine and pulse oxymeter
  • Position, shave, aseptically scrubbe surgical site
  • Place an IV catheter
  • Administer SQ and IV fluids
  • Administer Felv, FVRCP, DA2PP, and Bordetella vaccine
  • Taking blood draws:  Feline: femoral, cephalic and jugular veins                                                                                                                                                                        Canine: saphenous, cephalic and jugular veins
  • Properly collect blood and perform a Heartworm Snap and Felv/FIV Snap test
  • Properly collect fecal material for direct smears and fecal flotation, then accurately read and interpret slides
  • Properly perform an ear cleaning

SPECIAL WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Must be confident working with dogs and cats.  This position will require working with a large number of feral or unsocialized cats.
  • Must be able to multi-task under distracting conditions while maintaining the ability to pay strict attention to detail.
  • Must be able to form a systematic approach in carrying out assignments.
  • Must be a team player and willing to help out where needed to keep work flow consistent and smooth.

OTHER:

  • Work cooperatively and professionally with all staff, including the clinic, kennel and customer service.
  • Assists adopters and the general public with routine health care information. Is able to explain when necessary treatment/procedures to owners or potential adopters.
  • Represents the Humane Society of Greater Miami to the highest degree by providing good customer service.
  • Reports any safety hazards or unsafe usage of Humane Society of Greater Miami equipment and supplies.
  • Fills in other areas and performs other tasks/functions as needed (i.e. helping out at the front desk with phone calls, working at special events).
  • Treats all animals humanely, properly, and with compassion at all times, regardless of the situation or circumstance.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Must be able to hold and restrain animals.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit; to speak and hear clearly; and to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and to reach with hands and arms.
  • The employee must regularly lift, move, and restrain animals weighing up to 40 pounds and must occasionally lift, move and restrain animals weighing up to 100 pounds (with assistance).
  • The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • Persons performing this job must not be allergic to animals, cleaning agents, or medications.
  • Other possible job hazards include exposure to corrosive chemicals and cleaning agents, exposure to feral and vicious animals, to animals with an unknown health history and therefore, exposure to zoonotic diseases through the use of hypodermic needles, animal bites and scratches, airborne transmission, and physical contact.

Qualified applicants should submit a resume to janet@humanesocietymiami.org.


ASSISTANT VETERINARY SURGICAL TECHNICIAN

The Humane Society of Greater Miami is currently looking for an individual to join its high volume spay/neuter team in Cutler Bay, Florida. Under the supervision of the Chief Medical Officer, staff veterinarians and clinic manager, this person ensures that dogs and cats who were undergoing surgery are properly recovering, monitored and given compassionate care while they move through the spay/neuter surgical procedure.

Qualified applicants should submit a resume to janet@humanesocietymiami.org.


LEAD SHELTER TECHNICIAN

Under the supervision of the Chief Medical Officer, the Lead Veterinary Technician ensures that compassionate care, timely movement, and current vaccinations are maintained for all animals in the shelter. The Lead Veterinary Technician assists the Chief Medical Officer in the management, development and growth of the medical team. The Lead Veterinary Technician oversees that routine health examinations are performed on all animals entering the Humane Society of Greater Miami and will ensure that all protocols/procedures are strictly followed by the medical team while those animals are housed and cared for in our shelter. This is a full-time position, weekends may be required. Position may require occasional flexibility with schedules.

JOB RESPONSABILITIES

  • Supervision and training of shelter medical staff in proper preparation, calculation, and administration of all medications and confirmation of proper staff adherence to infectious disease protocols; ability to appropriately correct poor techniques
  • Daily audit of all treatment sheets to monitor medication schedule and diagnostics needed, and catching/assessing new occurrence of medical issues
  • Provide routine health care for animals housed at the shelter and being able to recognize, properly document and treat, if necessary, common medical conditions
  • Provide excellent patient care at all times
  • Maintain medical supplies inventory, including emergency drugs. Ensure that supplies are in-date. Stays current in knowledge of emergency drugs and protocols
  • Create surgical list to keep clinic staff informed of the number of animals in shelter that require sterilization and oversee the kennel staff regarding the pre-surgical preparations of animals
  • Oversee that all animal intake procedures are being followed by medical staff members
  • Give presentations/trainings to new and existing staff as directed
  • Perform administrative and other duties as assigned
  • Communicate in effective and professional manner with public and all Humane Society of Greater Miami staff members and volunteers. Represent the organization in professional and courteous manner at all times.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Must have a Veterinary Technician Certificate from an accredited college or technical school or two-years related experience and/or training. Will consider equivalent combination of education and experience.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIREMENTS

  • Must have an excellent understanding and working knowledge of veterinary medicine concepts including, but not limited to, vaccine protocols
  • Must possess strong leadership skills and excellent customer service skills
  • Must have the ability to lead and manage staff with different degrees of skills and abilities
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to interface with customers and their families
  • Must possess excellent animal handling skills in both cats and dogs
  • Must remain composed while working in fast-paced environment
  • Must possess basic computer skills, including Excel, Microsoft Office
  • Must be able to lift 40-plus pounds with assistance
  • Must possess the ability to work efficiently and calmly under challenging conditions
  • Work well both independently and cooperatively as part of team
  • Ability to re-prioritize tasks as needed as events of the day change with patient care and needs
  • Have a valid driver’s license and clean driving record
  • Must speak fluent English. Bilingual (fluent in English and Spanish) is a plus

Please send your application to dr.swan@humanesocietymiami.org.


SHELTER VETERINARIAN

The Humane Society of Greater Miami is hiring a full time Shelter Veterinarian. Must be able to perform 30-35 surgeries a day. Other responsibilities include client education in the clinic and oversight of the care for our shelter animals. Previous experience in shelter medicine is desirable. Excellent surgical skills necessary. Minimum one weekend day required. Must have strong leadership skills and the ability to manage and communicate with staff and volunteers. This is an exciting, fast-paced and challenging position. Competitive salary and excellent benefit package included. Relocation package not included. Florida license required.

Please send resume to dr.swan@humanesocietymiami.org.


Humane Society of Greater Miami is an AA/EO employer and actively seeks candidates from diverse backgrounds.

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