Temporary Worker -Behavioral Nurse (Penn Vet) at University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Posted in Other 3 days ago.

Job Description:

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Posted Job Title
Temporary Worker -Behavioral Nurse (Penn Vet)

Job Profile Title
Temporary Employee - Non-Exempt

Job Description Summary
Ryan Veterinary Hospital is seeking a temporary part-time Behavioral Nurse to work 16 - 24 hours per week.

Job Description

Responsibilities will include the following:

  • Restraint (+/- venipuncture) utilizing minimal stress handling techniques for patients (dogs and cats)

  • Client communication

    • Monitoring/manning behavior service email 'BeClinic@vet.upenn.edu'

    • Providing behavior service information for appointment inquiries and addressing basic client questions/concerns

    • Handling medication refills

    • Obtaining medical records and completed client questionnaires prior to scheduled appointments

    • Coordinating with the appointment desk and clinicians on scheduling/rescheduling appointments

Once comfortably trained:

  • Discussing behavior modification techniques with clients

    • In-person after their appointment with their clinician

    • Via email

    • Via nursing appointment, in-person or virtual

  • Assisting with student teaching

    • Minimal Stress Handling rounds

    • Training rounds

  • CHOP dog evaluations


  • Must be a CVT

  • Minimum of one year of experience is required

  • Prior experience with behavior a plus but not required

  • Interest in Behavior Techniques

  • Low stress handling experience

  • Ability to restrain large dogs

Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School
School of Veterinary Medicine

Pay Range
$7.25 - $155.75

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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