Hospital Assistant

The GTHS Animal Hospital contains an Operating Room, Treatment Room, Examination Room, Pharmacy, X-Ray Room and a Hospital Intake / Recovery Area.

Having an onsite hospital ensures animals receive timely, thorough and comprehensive care, saves dozens of daily phone calls, reduces trips back and forth to veterinary clinics, dramatically decreases the stress on the GTHS animals, and leads to the additional benefit of earlier adoption availability; so these animals find their forever home quickly.

The GTHS Animal Hospital is one of the only accessible spay/neuter hospitals serving Bruce, Grey and part of Simcoe County that performs 3,000 surgeries annually (an average of 50 surgeries per week), and subsidizing ~$770K in veterinary costs each year.

To promote pet wellness and safety, 1,858 rabies vaccinations and 1,767 microchips are administered to GTHS animal residents and community clients on an annual basis.

Reporting to the Director of Medicine and Hospital Registered Veterinary Technician, the Hospital Assistant Volunteer will be responsible for maintaining the Operating Room and prep area, as well as overseeing the maintenance and packing of surgical instruments.
Time Commitment
Weekday shift: 1-4pm. A minimum commitment of 6 months is required.
Roles and Responsibilities
  • Wash / sterilize surgical instruments (by hand and / or using the autoclave)
  • Make up surgical packs in line with the next day’s surgeries
  • Maintain an orderly Surgical Room and Prep Room
    • Disinfect / sterilize surgical equipment
    • Store surgical equipment and instruments appropriately
    • Clean and disinfect cages, surfaces, counter tops and surrounding areas
    • Clean floors
    • Dispose of garbage and recyclables
    • Perform washing up and laundry tasks (washing, drying and folding linens)
  • Assist Hospital staff as required
  • Follow appropriate protocol, legislation and regulations
  • 18 years of age minimum
  • Punctual and reliable
  • Demonstrates understanding and passion for animal welfare
  • Diligent compliance with guidelines and protocols for personal and animal safety
  • Self-motivated and energetic, with proven ability to complete tasks with competency and accuracy
  • Able to work in a very fast paced environment
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Works cooperatively and effectively with others
Working Conditions: 
  • Physical demands of the position include bending, some kneeling, and working with surgical grade cleaning products
  • Training will be provided

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