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Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 58-27030
Posted Job Title VET NURSE ASST B
School Name School of Veterinary Medicine
Org Widener Hospital
Posted to the Web 10/07/2017
Posted Job/Salary Grade 022
Employment Type Non-Exempt
Hours 36.00
Position Type Full Time
Position Schedule 8/80,on call,ot, shift
Months 12
Position Length Ongoing
Position End Date
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.

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.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

School/Center Overview

The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine is a global leader in veterinary education, research, and clinical care. Founded in 1884, the School is a proud member of the One Health initiative, linking human, animal, and environmental health.


The primary function of this position is to provide assistance to the nursing department, as well as veterinary students on campus and veterinary staff. The nursing assistant has vital duties that help maintain the hospital, including helping with patient care, teaching and general hospital maintenance.


We are looking for a highly motivated individual to join our patient care team, with minimal of a high school diploma or equivalent. Individual must have at least 1 year of experience in either caring for horses in a stable or barn (even if they are your own) , or another veterinary hospital. Previous veterinary experience is not required, but will be seen as an advantage when filling this position. The individual must be comfortable handling all types of horses, including stallions, racehorses, and foals. Experience with other large animal species such as cows, sheep, goats, and cammelid species will also be advantageous for this position. The individual must be able to work independently, and able to communicate well with colleagues. Current available shift is overnight, from 10pm-7:30am , for an average of 4 days a week, including at least two weekends a month.POSITION LOCATED IN KENNETT SQ. NO PUBLIC TRANS> AVAIL.

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 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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Posting Supplemental Questions

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  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
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    • Contacted by a Penn Recruiter
    • Referred by a Penn Employee
    • Referred by a friend or family member
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)
    • Inside Higher Ed
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    • Professional Affiliation/Trade Website
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    • Heard about it at a conference or career fair
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    • Recruitment and/or staffing agency
  2. * What is your highest level of education completed?
    • Less than high school education
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • Vocational or Technical School
    • Associate's Degree or Two Year College
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree
    • PHD/MD/JD or equivalent doctoral degree
  3. * How many years of experience do you have related to this position?
    • 0 to 1 Year
    • 1 to 2 Years
    • 2 to 3 Years
    • 3 to 5 Years
    • 5 to 7 Years
    • 7 to 10 Years
    • Over 10 Years
  4. * Do you have at least one year of experience in either caring for horses in a stable or barn (even if they are your own)?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Have you previously worked at a veterinary hospital?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Do you have experience working with other large animal species such as cows, sheep, goats, and camelid species?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Are you comfortable handling all types of horses, including stallions, racehorses, and foals?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter