Hospital Assistant with Surgery Track

Employment Opportunity: Hospital Assistant with Surgery Track
Employer: Brendan W. Furlong, M.V.B., Equine Veterinarian, P.A. (d/b/a B.W. Furlong & Associates)
Employment start date: Immediate

Who are we?

For over 35 years, B.W. Furlong & Associates has provided world-class equine veterinary services in Oldwick, NJ with additional locations in Ocala and Wellington, FL and Middleburg, VA. 

We pride ourselves on being progressive leaders who deliver the ultimate in veterinary care with a team of 17 highly skilled clinicians, including specialists in internal medicine, reproduction, sports medicine, and surgery. The backbone of our practice are our support staff, including veterinary assistants and technicians, who work to ensure that patients receive the highest level of veterinary care. 

We invest in our team, fostering growth and skill development in a supportive atmosphere, and can proudly identify a number of technicians who have advanced into new roles throughout their time working in the practice. We encourage strong relationships through advanced training, team building activities, events, and a culture of open communication. 

Where are we?

New Jersey is the east coast’s best kept secret, with our headquarters located in the idyllic countryside of Hunterdon County. The area offers easy access to New York City, Philadelphia, and the Jersey Shore along with hundreds of miles of hiking, biking, and riding trails and endless outdoor activities. Our facilities house advanced diagnostic imaging services, a rehabilitation center, surgery suites, and a full service hospital. 

 

What will you be doing?

B.W. Furlong & Associates is looking to fill an entry-level hospital assistant role within our hospital, with a growth opportunity to assist on the surgical team. This position is ideal for someone who is looking to begin a career in equine veterinary medicine but first needs to develop or expand technical skills. Hospital Assistants work alongside our world class technicians and doctors in a supporting role. The role will provide exposure to all facets of the hospital: emergency care, general practice, internal medicine, reproduction, imaging, rehabilitation, and laboratory services. The right candidate may also support the surgical team by: preparing surgical suites pre/post procedure, becoming familiar with surgical instruments and sterilization protocols, and understanding the workflow of a surgery. Upon mastery of these and other skills, the incumbent may be considered for promotion to a Hospital or Surgery Technician role.

The ideal candidate has exceptional horsemanship skills developed by working, riding, training, and caring for a variety of horses. They will enjoy working with a team, learning something new every day, and will have a passion for providing world class care for our patients and clients. In the surgery role, they will thrive working in a fast paced environment where they can use their training to work independently while thinking critically about their actions. 

This position is scheduled for 40 hours, Mon-Fri from 8-5 with a 1 hour lunch break. Additional hours, including on-call shifts or extra shifts, may be available depending on the needs of the hospital. Upon promotion to a Technician role, the employee will be required to participate in the on-call rotation.

 

Our compensation package includes: hourly compensation that starts at $17/hr, health and welfare benefits include medical, dental, and vision insurance, a student loan repayment program, 401k with 3% employer contribution, profit sharing, Paid Time Off (annual and CE), Employee Assistance Program, Long Term Disability insurance, license and association membership fees, CE annual allowance with paid time off, logo wear, and discounted veterinary products and services.

Brendan W. Furlong, MVB, Equine Veterinarian, P.A, d/b/a B.W. Furlong & Associates, provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, age, disability, gender identity, results of genetic testing, or service in the military. Equal employment opportunity applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leave of absence, compensation, and training.

Please submit your cover letter and resume via email to Kim Reitmeyer, Human Resources & Administrative Manager, at hiring@bwfurlong.com.

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About Us

At B.W. Furlong & Associates, we are progressive leaders delivering the ultimate in veterinary care to our equine patients and clients in both the hospital and ambulatory setting. We have several associated practices offering exemplary care and services in New Jersey, Florida, and Virginia