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Posted: 10/8/2019
Job Reference #: 20023-1
Keywords: clerical, office

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Job Title: Veterinarian Assistant

Closing Date: 10/21/2019
DEADLINE: Attach any required documents, i.e., Transcripts, Certificates, diploma and Motor Vehicle
Record, to your online application by midnight on the closing date. Late Applications or documents will not
be considered.
Job Number: 20-023
Job Type: Full-Time Regular

Department: Tribal Health Department

City: Sacaton, AZLocations: 433 W. Seed Farm Road

Area of Interest: Animal Health
Salary Type: DOE
Salary/ Hourly Rate: $13.68 Hourly

Tribal Driving Permit Required: Yes

The Veterinarian Assistant assists the Veterinarian during surgical procedures, including spaying/neutering of
dogs, cats, and pre-pubescent animals; assists in providing emergency and non-emergency care of sheltered
animals; and assists in evaluating health and vital statistics of impounded animals.

Schedules appointments for clients for exams or spay/neuter process and confirms appointments as
established; performs required tasks in preparation for exam or surgery.Input owner and animal information and any related reports/pictures into the Program’s database system.
Helps prepare animals for surgery or spay/neuter and monitors animals during recovery, records vitals and
informs the Veterinarian if trouble is suspected.Maintains medical charts (hard copies and automated) and as sists in tracking of information in order to submit
an end of month report; maintains pharmaceutical logs along with supply and equipment inventory as required.
Deal with all aspects of exam/ surgery room set-up, breakdown and maintenance.Prepares medications for patients, these include re?lls, post-examination, and post-surgery as directed by
Veterinarian.Responsible for the sterilization of all surgery related items and placing specific instruments into appropriate
clean wraps for use in future surgeries.Assist in the scheduling, set up and conducting of vaccination clinics; assist in the special events which may
involve weekend and evenings as needed.Clinic care to include cleaning kennels, laundry, trash, and other similar duties.Perform other related duties as assigned.REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:Knowledge of report preparation and record keeping.Knowledge of modern office practices and equipment, especially computers and computer software
(Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook).Skill in lifting and handling animals in preparation of exam and pre & post-surgery.Ability to lift a maximum of 50 lbs.Ability to understand and follow written and verbal instructions.Ability to maintain accurate records and prepare reports.Ability to perform a variety of general clerical work.Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, Community Officials
and the general public.
0 Ability to perform all physical requirements of the position and agree to maintain a Drug-free workplace.REQUIRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:
High School diploma or GED and one (1) year work experience in a general practice veterinary hospital or
veterinary clinic handling and caring for animals.


Required to pass a background check.Required to obtain a Tribal Driving permit. Valid state driver’ s license with a current proof of driving record
for the past 39 months will be required to qualify for a tribal driving permit. Proof of driving record must be
submitted with application and must not be more than 60 days old from the date of submission of the
application.Non-Supervisory, Hourly Position
Reports to Director or designee


- Medical - EPO or FPO Self-Funded Plan utilizing Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Network

- Prescription Program

- Dental - Plan is provided through CIGNA with no deductible for preventive services or $50 (individual)/$150
(family) deductible for basic and major services

- Vision - plan benefits are provided through SightCare of Arizona and carry a $10 co-pay for exams, zero co-

- Life and AD&D - We offer voluntary or supplemental life insurance for Employee & Dependents through
METLIFE Group Insurance. GRIC pays the full cost for your Basic Life and AD&D.Other Voluntary Benefits -

- Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
° Short Term Disability

- Long Term Disability

- Employee Assistance Program

- 12 Paid Holidays

- Vacation Leave

- Sick Leave

Preference in filling vacancies is given to qualified Indian candidates in accordance with the Indian Preference
Act (Title 25, US. Code, Section 472 and 473). The Gila River Indian Community is also committed to achieving
the full and equal opportunity without discrimination because of Race, Religion, Color, Sex, National Origin,
Politics, Marital Status, Physical Handicap, Age or Sexual Orientation. In other than the above, the Gila River
Indian Community is an Equal Opportunity Employer.If you are claiming Preference in one or more of the following categories please attach a copy of the
required documentation to the completed Employment Application.Preference for Community Members (with proof of enrollment)Preference for Native Americans (must meet membership requirement of a federally recognized Tribe.)
Preference point for Spouse of Community Member (with proof of spouse enrollment)Preference point for Veteran (must meet statutory requirements)


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