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Temporary Mobile Clinic Recovery Team Technician/Assistant

University of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Apr 23, 2024

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Health Services
Employment Level
Employment Type
Part Time

Temporary Mobile Clinic Recovery Team Technician/Assistant

University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn's distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning. As an employer Penn has been ranked nationally on many occasions with the most recent award from Forbes who named Penn one of America's Best Large Employers in 2023.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

Posted Job Title
Temporary Mobile Clinic Recovery Team Technician/Assistant

Job Profile Title
Temporary Employee - Non-Exempt

Job Description Summary
The School of Veterinary Medicine's Shelter Medicine Unit has an ongoing need for temporary Mobile Clinic Recovery Team Technicians/Assistants. This posting describes the basic responsibilities and requirements for this role. If you meet the qualifications outlined below and have an interest in being considered as positions become available, please apply to this posting. Your information will be reviewed, and you will be contacted if we would like to learn more about your background.

The shelter medicine team is seeking an applicant who takes initiative, is adaptable to changing situations, learns new skills quickly, and can remain calm in stressful situations. In this temporary position, you will be an important member of the clinical team that is responsible for facilitating the Mobile Clinic Surgery days. They will work alongside the Mobile Unit Lead CVT to assist with inventory, stocking, and cleaning the mobile unit. They will also be responsible for monitoring the recovery portion of the clinic day. This position works closely with veterinary students to assist them in successfully completing clinic tasks.

Job Description

Responsibilities include:
  • Assist with stocking, cleaning, and support patient care responsibilities on the mobile unit project under the Mobile Unit Lead CVT.
  • Direct involvement in anesthesia, monitoring, prep, recovery, and medication /vaccine management in a state of the art mobile clinic, as well as assist with maintenance of veterinary equipment on the unit.
  • Maintaining the recovery aspect of the clinic including set up, break down, and additional preparations and clean up for the clinic day. You should be comfortable identifying irregularities in patient recovery monitoring and alerting the Mobile Clinic Lead CVT and veterinarians of the need for support.
  • Have a role in teaching veterinary students in clinical settings and students involved in outreach activities.
  • Follow standard operating procedures (SOPs)
  • Assist with maintaining electronic medical records (EMRs).


Vocational or Technical School and 1-2 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. A licensed CVT in Pennsylvania is preferred, and experience with high quality, high-volume surgery is beneficial. Some experience in shelter medicine is required. Outreach experience to the community is also encouraged. Above average foundational veterinary technical skills are required including anesthesia, surgical monitoring, prep, restraint, behavior, radiology, instrument management, and dentistry. They should also be familiar with using electronic medical records. Experience with Clinic HQ is a positive, but not a requirement. Fear Free or Penn Vet CALM certification is also a positive, but not a requirement. Must be able to work independently, with a team, in tight spaces, identify and solve problems, and have above average technological skills. This individual will be expected to have respectful and professional interactions with others at Penn Vet and with partners and may have other responsibilities as designated by the Penn Vet Shelter Medicine Program. The individual will need to be able to lift patients, including large breed dogs and cats in humane traps, load supplies on and off the unit including into a high storage area, stand for ten-hour shifts, and sit for periods of time to do project work when appropriate. Weekly schedules can vary based on clinical workload and task priorities.

Job Location - City, State

Department / School
School of Veterinary Medicine

Pay Range

Salary offers are made based on the candidate's qualifications, experience, skills, and education as they directly relate to the requirements of the position, as well as internal and market factors and grade profile.

Affirmative Action Statement
Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements
Background check may be required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

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