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Pet Therapist - PRN - Nexus Neurorecovery Center - Conroe, TX

Description

Under the direct supervision of the Therapeutic Recreational Services Coordinator, the Pet Therapist will provide pet therapy to patients at Nexus Neurorecovery Center.

Job Specific Responsibilities:

  • Provides Pet Therapy services to our patient population.
  • Meets and follows all requirements for the registration with Pet Partners or local affiliate.
  • Ensures animals remain on leash or tether and in is the therapist’s possession at all times while on facility grounds.
  • Maintain patient confidentiality and reports any issues to supervisor.
  • Ensures animals have proper vaccinations records.
  • Maintain registration with Pet Partners or an approved local affiliate.
  • Documents treatment and outcomes daily according to accepted regulatory, corporate and professional guidelines.  Complete all required documentations of patient care to accepted regulatory, corporate and professional guidelines in a timely manner.
  • Animal must be current with immunizations and health requirements and deemed healthy by local Veterinarian including an annual negative fecal parasite screen and rabies vaccination in accordance to local laws.
  • The animal should be clean and well-groomed within 24 hours of visit.
  • Attends all required training and department meetings.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Position Qualifications:

EDUCATION:

  • High school diploma required.

EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum one (1) year experience as a Pet Therapist preferred.

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION:

  • All Pet Therapist handlers and their animals must be registered and currently certified by an approved and local affiliate (i.e., Pet Partners, AKC, Therapy Dogs International, etc.)
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