Companion Animal Hospital

3720 Highway 431 North
Phenix City, AL 36867

(334)297-2316

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

 

Companion Animal Hospital is always accepting resumes from enthusiastic, hard working, dependable, team-oriented people interested in joining our team of veterinary health care professionals. Applications will be reviewed and put on file until positions becomes available.


 WE HAVE A PART TIME CLIENT SERVICE POSITION AVAILABLE
Please see Client Service Representative page for full job description

 

CLIENT SERVICE

Responsibilities include scheduling appointments, answering the telephone, setting up new clients and patients, preparing and maintaining medical records, admitting and discharging patients, filling some prescriptions, over the counter sales, mailings, computer operation, financial transactions, filing, front office and reception area maintenance.  

VETERINARY TECHNICIANS AND NURSES

Technicians and Nurses are responsible for assisting the doctors, laboratory procedures, radiology, client communication, medical procedures, pharmacy, operation and maintenance of instruments and equipment, inventory, daily treatment of hospitalized patients, rehabilitation, assisting in the operating room, and maintenance of the OSHA and Hazardous Materials programs.

KENNEL CARE ASSISTANT

Our kennel assistants are responsible for hospital maintenance, animal handling, bathing / grooming, cleaning, feeding, laundry, waste disposal, giving love and attention to our boarding and hospitalized pets.

Please mail or drop off your resume:

Companion Animal Hospital
3720 Highway 431 North
Phenix City, AL 36867
(334)297-2316

 

DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE POLICY

 

 

 

Purpose and Goal

 

Companion Animal Hospital is committed to protecting the safety, health and well being of all team members and other individuals in our workplace. We recognize that alcohol abuse and drug use pose a significant threat to our goals. We have established a drug-free workplace program that balances our respect for individuals with the need to maintain an alcohol and drug-free environment.

 

  • This policy recognizes that team member involvement with alcohol and other drugs can be very disruptive, adversely affect the quality of work and performance of team members, pose serious health risks to users and others, and have a negative impact on productivity and morale.

 

  • Companion Animal Hospital has no intention of interfering with the private lives of its team members unless involvement with alcohol and other drugs off the job affects job performance or public safety.

 

  • As a condition of employment, Companion Animal Hospital requires that team members adhere to a strict policy regarding the use and possession of drugs and alcohol.

 

  • Companion Animal Hospital encourages team members to voluntarily seek help with drug and alcohol problems.

 

 

 

Covered Workers

 

Any individual who conducts business for Companion Animal Hospital, is applying for a position or is conducting business on the hospital’s property is covered by our drug-free workplace policy. Our policy includes, but is not limited to executive management, veterinarians, managers, supervisors, full-time and part-time team members, interns, preceptors and applicants.

 

 

Applicability

 

Our drug-free workplace policy is intended to apply whenever anyone is representing or conducting business for the hospital. Therefore, this policy applies during all working hours, or whenever conducting business or representing Companion Animal Hospital and while on hospital property.

 

Prohibited Behavior

 

It is a violation of our drug-free workplace policy to use, possess, sell, trade, and/or offer for sale alcohol, illegal drugs or intoxicants.

 

Prescription and over-the-counter drugs are not prohibited when taken in standard dosage and/or according to a physician’s prescription. Any team member taking prescribed or over-the-counter medications will be responsible for consulting the prescribing physician and/or pharmacist to ascertain whether the medication may interfere with safe performance of his/her job. If the use of a medication could compromise the safety of the team member, fellow team member or the public, it is the team member’s responsibility to use appropriate personnel procedures (e.g., call in sick, use PTO or vacation time, notify practice manager) to avoid unsafe workplace practices.

 

The illegal or unauthorized use of prescription drugs is prohibited. It is a violation of our drug-free workplace policy to intentionally misuse and/or abuse prescription medications. No team member shall distribute a personally prescribed medication to another team member. Appropriate disciplinary action will be taken if job performance deterioration and/or other accidents occur.

 

 

Notifications of Convictions

 

Any team member who is convicted of a criminal drug violation in the workplace must notify Companion Animal Hospital in writing within five calendar days of the conviction. Companion Animal Hospital will take appropriate action within 30 days of notification.

 

 

Drug Testing

 

To ensure the accuracy and fairness of our testing program, all testing will be conducted off site at Physical Evaluation Services who will ensure the chain of custody. Prospective or current team members who test positive have the opportunity to provide a legitimate medical explanation, such as a physician’s prescription or letter for the positive result with a documented chain of custody.

 

All drug-testing information will be maintained in team members confidential records.

 

Each team member, as a condition of employment, will be required to participate in pre-employment, random, post-accident and reasonable suspicion testing upon selection or request of management.

 

The substances that will be tested for are: amphetamines, barbiturates, cannabinoids, cocaine and phencyclidine (PCP).

 

Testing for the presence of the metabolites of drugs will be conducted by the analysis of urine.

 

Any team member who tests positive will be terminated immediately. Subject to re-hire only if the condition set forth above is met.

 

A team member will be subject to the same consequences of a positive test if he/she refuses testing, adulterates or dilutes the specimen, substitutes the specimen with that from another person or sends an imposter, will not sign the required forms or refuses to cooperate in the testing process in such a way that prevents completion of the test.

 

 

Consequences

 

One of the goals of our drug-free workplace program is to encourage team members to voluntarily seek help with alcohol and/or drug problems. If, however, an individual violates the policy, the consequences are serious.

 

In the case of applicants, if he or she violates the drug-free workplace policy, the offer of employment can be withdrawn. The applicant may not reapply.

 

If a team member violates the policy, he or she will be terminated from employment. They will not be eligible for re-hire.

 

 

Assistance

 

Companion Animal Hospital recognizes that alcohol and drug abuse and addiction are treatable illnesses. We also realize that early intervention and support improve the success of rehabilitation. To support our team members, our drug-free workplace policy:

 

  • Encourages team members to seek help if they are concerned that they or their family members may have a drug and/or alcohol problem.

 

  • Encourages team members to utilize the services of qualified professionals in the community to assess the seriousness of suspected drug or alcohol problems and identify appropriate sources of help.

 

Treatment for alcoholism and/or other drug use disorders may be covered if you are enrolled in our Blue Cross Blue Shield Health Plan. However, the ultimate financial responsibility for recommended treatment belongs to the team member.

Confidentiality

 

All information received by Companion Animal Hospital through the drug-free workplace program is confidential communication. Access to this information is limited to those who have a legitimate need to know in compliance with relevant laws and management policies.

 

 

 

Shared Responsibility

 

A safe and productive drug-free workplace is achieved through cooperation and shared responsibility. Both team member and management have important roles to play.

 

All team members are required to not report to work or be subject to duty while their ability to perform job duties is impaired due to on- or off-duty use of alcohol or other drugs.

 

In addition, team members are encouraged to:

 

  • Be concerned about working in a safe environment.
  • Support fellow workers in seeking help.
  • Report dangerous behavior to their supervisor, practice manager or Dr. Cashwell.

 

It is the practice manager’s responsibility to:

 

  • Inform team members of the drug-free workplace policy.
  • Observe team member performance.
  • Investigate reports of dangerous practices
  • Document negative changes and problems in performance.
  • Counsel team members as to expected performance improvement.
  • Clearly state consequences of policy violations.

 

Communication

 

Communicating our drug-free workplace policy to all team members is critical to our success. To ensure all team members are aware of their role in supporting our drug-free workplace program:

 

  • All team members will receive a written copy of the policy.
  • The policy will be reviewed in orientation sessions with new team members.
  • The practice manager will receive training to help him/her recognize and manage team members with alcohol and other drug problems.