Classification: This is a nonexempt position under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
Reporting Structure: The Groomer Assistant works under the direct supervision of the Groomer. Kennel manager, veterinary practice manager, veterinarians and veterinary technicians may provide specific instructions for grooming or special sanitary procedures. Recurring assignments are performed independently. Deviations or unfamiliar situations are referred to the supervisor.
Revision Date: 6/20/2016
Grooming Assistant Objectives: The purpose of the Grooming Assistant position is to provide support to the clinic and grooming department with performing baths and prepping patients for grooming appointments at The Pet Experts locations. In addition, employee will assure the constant cleanliness of cages, runs and grooming related areas within the grooming suite.
Position type and expected hours of work:
Education and Experience:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The job requires the following lifting requirements and/or exerted force be performed on the job.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust to focus.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to hazards associated with aggressive patients; hazards associated with infected animals and controlled substances; exposure to unpleasant odors and noises; exposure to bites, scratches and animal wastes; possible exposure to contagious diseases.
The Pet Experts follow federal and state animal health laws and regulations including OSHA and DEA.
**This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.**
The Pet Experts is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of the practice to prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type and to afford equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. The practice will conform to the spirit as well as the letter of all applicable laws and regulations. The practice will take action to employ, advance in employment and treat qualified veterans and disabled veterans without discrimination in all employment practices.
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