Job Overview

Summary

US Army Veterinary Services operates as a subsidiary of Public Health Command. Their mission is to provide military veterinary services in support of United States Army Medical Command and Department of Defense missions. The civilian function of the Veterinary Services is a supplemental mission which exists to assist soldiers and their families in the field of animal health and care.

 

This is a Part-time position with the Camp Lejeune Veterinary Treatment Facility. The Camp Lejeune VTF is a rapidly expanding clinic that focuses on wellness care and minor sickcall. We are looking for an outgoing, hardworking individual that places heavy emphasis on client communication and generating a healthy, positive working environment. The individual will oversee all supply and retail ordering, monthly inventory, end-of-day activities and all associated paperwork. The ideal candidate would be outgoing, hard working, and able to maintain a positive sense of camaraderie with their team in step with the VTF’s philosophy of “Healthy Patients, Happy Clients”. Work schedule to be determined after hire. VTF is operational from 0800-1600 M-F. No TDY, weekends, shift work, or holidays.

 

You can apply for this position using the following options (you must have a resume or use the NAF Optional Application http://armypubs.army.mil/eforms/pureEdge/A3433.XFDL to apply):

 

1.  Preferred - Apply electronically via USAJOBS - https://usajobs.gov/. This will ensure faster processing of your application.  You will also receive faster status updates. 

 

Please upload all required documents.  Uploaded documents will be processed through the system. You are encouraged to monitor your application status.  *You can download the USAJOBS.gov app to your smart phone for easy access and convenience!

 

2.  Fax your resume (and supporting documentation) to (478)757-3144.  The following link will take you to the cover sheet which must be included with the faxed resume or application http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf.

 

NOTE: Faxed documents take 2-3 business days to process before they are available in the system for HR to view.

 

To complete the job related questions obtain the Form 1203FX by going to the following link http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf. This form must be faxed as a part of your application package for you to be considered for a job.

 

You are highly encouraged to provide all supporting documentation prior to closure of the vacancy announcement.  This will speed up the process to consider you for the job if you meet the minimum qualification requirements.

 

Neglecting to respond to the job related questions will result in an ineligible rating. 

Duties

Assists veterinary personnel in providing care, management, treatment, and sanitary conditions for animals in a veterinary treatment facility. Positions and restrains animals for examination and treatment. Obtains medical history from owners or other responsible individuals. Measures and records animals' weight, temperature, pulse, and respiratory rate. Performs general physical examination of animals to detect obvious abnormalities and records and reports results to the veterinarian. Collects, preserves, and prepares blood, urine, feces, skin scrapings, postmortem tissue specimens, etc., for shipment and/or laboratory examination. Performs routine diagnostic laboratory tests (e.g., fecal smears and flotations, urinalyses, blood counts, etc.) and records results. Prepares animal for surgery as directed and functions as scrub assistant during aseptic surgical procedures. Administers oral, topical, and parenteral medications, treatments, and immunizations as directed by the veterinarian. Provides owner/handler with prescribed medications and treatment instructions. Provides emergency treatment as required. Annotates appropriate information in animal records and maintains them as required. Performs a variety of administrative and clerical functions. Utilizes office automation program for the daily operation of the clinic. Answers the telephone and schedules appointments in the appropriate time slots for vaccinations, sick call, and surgery. Greets and receives clients. Initiates, maintains, and files animal health records. Calculates charges and receives monies from clients. Maintains an accurate accountability of all monies and completes daily activity reports. Responds to customer inquiries and concerns, providing general information. Directs animal health questions to the veterinarian. Assists in inventory control and ordering as directed.