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Hospital Assistant


Wildlife Conservation Society: Bronx Zoo

Closing Date
June 19, 2023

Position Title: Hospital Assistant
Location: Bronx Zoo
Job Type: Full-Time
Department: Zoological Health Program

About Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS):
WCS stands for wildlife and wild places. As the world’s premier wildlife conservation organization, WCS has a long track record of achieving innovative, impactful results at scale. We run field programs spanning 60 countries and the entire ocean. We build on a unique foundation: Our reach is global; we discover through best-in-class science; we protect through work on the ground with local and indigenous people; we inspire through our world-class zoos, aquarium, and education programs; and we leverage our resources through partnerships and powerful policy influence. Our more than 4,000 diverse, passionately committed team members in New York City and around the world work collectively to achieve our conservation mission.

POSITION OBJECTIVE: To assist in Wildlife Health Center procedures involving
hospitalized and quarantined animals


Feed and care of hospitalized and quarantined animals in the Wildlife Health Center facilities

Daily maintenance of incubators and other similar environmentally controlled enclosures.

Preparing regular and prescription diets and formulas as ordered by veterinarians

Assist with restraint (manual and chemical) of animals of all taxa during induction of anesthesia by veterinary staff

Care for ill animals with zoonotic diseases in isolation facilities.

Carry out instructions for medical care of animals.

Set up CDC and USDA mandated quarantine areas; perform CDC and USDA mandated quarantine procedures

Set up medical equipment and supplies prior to veterinary procedures; clean-up and putting away equipment after use

Assist with medical equipment maintenance, including compressed medical gasses

Oversee the proper handling and disposal of Regulated Medical Waste.

Provide logistical support for in-hospital and field procedures.

Assist in budgeting for, requisitioning, and keeping records of inventory supplies

Assist with necropsies and subsequent clean-up as needed

Operate incinerators and assist with CPS operation as needed

Implement and maintain infectious disease control procedures throughout the facility

Assist WHC employees with basic needs within their workspaces (moving furniture, maintaining labs etc.)

Clean, maintain and refuel the WHC vehicles

Perform related tasks and duties as required and/or assigned

Contribute to, enlarge and uphold the Society’s policies toward Equal Employment Opportunities for women, minorities, veterans, the handicapped and other protected groups.

Education and Pre-requisites

Bachelors of Arts or Science degree or Associates degree in Veterinary Technology.

Minimum one year experience in a veterinary clinic, research, zoo, or laboratory animal facility

Basic computer literacy necessary; drivers license; knowledge of medical equipment function and maintenance desirable

Ability to communicate effectively in written and oral English; ability to function effectively in a complex healthcare setting and to provide short term care to animals of different health status.

WCS is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to hiring and supporting a diverse workforce. We are committed to cultivating an inclusive work environment and look for future team members who share that same value. EOE/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled

Compensation and benefits

Salary: $43,000 – $46,000
Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, Pension Savings Plan, 15 Vacation Days, 13 Holidays, 12 Paid-Time-Off

Application instructions

Please Visit the Wildlife Conservation Society Job Board and Apply Here: