BluePearl Overnight Kennel Assistant - Emergency in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Overnight Kennel Assistant - Emergency
BluePearl Specialty + Emergency Pet Hospital in North Hills, Pittsburgh is seeking a dedicated Kennel Assistant primarily for our Emergency Department, with the ability to circulate to other departments as needed.
This overnight position is for 3 days a week / 12-hour shifts.
Pay: $15.00 - $18.15 / hour
This pay band is a starting point and is dependent on experience and advancement through CareerTrax leveling system .
* Candidates with VTS credentialing are eligible for compensation commensurate with experience*
We also offer competitive shift differential pay for eligible hours worked for nights and weekends.
*Shift differentials are based on a 4-hour minimum.
Mon – Fri: 6pm to 8am = $3.00 Shift Differential
Sat & Sun: 6pm to 8am = $4.50 Shift Differential
Sat & Sun: 8am to 6pm = $3.00 Shift Differential
A Kennel Assistant attends to the basic needs of animals that are patients of the hospital and cleans the hospital facility, equipment, and tools. The role may include assistance with basic patient care such as the safe restraint of patients during treatment.
As a Kennel Assistant, you will:
Observe patients for obvious signs of health concerns and report any findings to senior staff.
Clean and disinfect areas of the hospital as often as is necessary to maintain high standards of care.
Prepare patient meals, clean patient cages, and bedding, and maintain litter boxes.
Safely approach and restrain cooperative patients as needed during treatments.
Provide routine attention to patients, including walking dogs.
Effectively clean and maintain hospital equipment and tools.
Quantify patient voids and report findings to senior Veterinary Assistant or Technician.
Remove and wash soiled laundry and keep clean laundry stocked.
Patrol facility regularly to ensure cleanliness.
Our passion is pets. We offer Trupanion pet insurance and discounts to our associates for pet treatments, procedures, and food.
We encourage you to grow with us. Our technicians are leveled by their skillset and move up in level as they gain more skills and experience. We are focused on developing our associates into leaders through talent development programs and leadership workshops. As a member of Mars Veterinary Health, our associates have endless opportunities to advance in his/her career.
In order to transform and lead the industry through innovative quality medicine and care, we understand the importance of continuous learning. We offer annual continuing education allowance, free continuing education sessions, our own BluePearl University for training, and our clinicians have access to over 2,000 medical journals.
A regional licensed social worker who can provide guidance, advice, and tips/tricks on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle while working in a fast-paced emergency and specialty care environment.
Lyra; Access to 12 mental health care sessions annually at no charge to you, and other well-being resources through Lyra- an online mental health support platform
We promote a family-like culture in our hospitals. We are all in this together. We believe in working together to lead the industry by enriching lives through remarkable care for pets.
Our Continuing Education Plan includes $500/year reimbursement for CVT and $750/year for VTS. The Continuing Education allowance can roll over up to $1,500 for CVT and VTS associates. Non-Credentialed, full-time Paraprofessionals are eligible for an annual CE stipend of $150. Full-time CVT associates also receive 8 hours of CE paid hours each year. Full-time VTS associates receive 12 hours of CE paid each year. Paid CE hours can be carried over year to year up to a maximum of 24 hours. Newly hired associates will receive a pro-rated amount of any CE benefit for which they are eligible.
Company-paid Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
Parental Leave Benefits
Health, dental, vision, and life insurance options
Paid Time Off and Floating Holiday Plans
Health Savings Account
Flexible Savings Account
401(k) Retirement Plan
Annual Scrub Allowance: full-time associates receive $200/year in BluePearl store credit.
Referral Bonus Program
State licensure reimbursements
Additional VTS benefits – pursuing & established VTS technicians.
BluePearl is committed to a diverse work environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. We are an equal opportunity employer and you will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, creed, sex, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace.