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Equine Specialist at The Meadows-TN

Equine Specialist

The Meadows-TN Wickenburg, AZ Full-Time
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General Purpose of the Equine Specialist Position:

Assists in the facilitation of equine experiential. May assist with challenge course activities. Monitors the safety of patients. Cleans horse stalls and completes other stable maintenance needs as required.

Primary Responsibilities of the Equine Specialist Position (include but are not limited to):

    • Assists in assessment of patient needs and provides activities for patients that are appropriate to age, development, needs and interest.
    • Instructs patients in grooming and horse handling procedures of and equitation skills.
    • Documents activity sessions in the patient record.
    • Acts to preserve patient safety during activities.
    • Communicates with clinical, medical and nursing any change in a Patient’s status, including health or behavior.
    • Follows horse training procedures to maintain standard equine performance levels necessary to ensure the safety and suitability of horses used in program.
    • Monitors health and behavior of horses, reporting any concerns regarding health to the Equine Program Director.
    • Cleans stalls and complete other stable maintenance needs as required.

Education, Skills and Experience Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or General Education Diploma (GED) required. Bachelors Degree preferred.
  • EAGALA Certification preferred.
  • CPR / First Aide and CPI required.
  • Minimum of three years equestrian experience required.
  • Prefer three years experience facilitating group equine activities in a patient care setting.
  • Three years experience facilitating group recreational activities preferred.
  • Three years experience in facilitating challenge course activities preferred.
  • Ability to provide excellent service to internal and external customers.
  • Ability to effectively listen, process received information, and express ideas both orally and in writing in English.
  • Ability to initiate action, take personal responsibility, suggest improvements, and solve problems within scope of job without being asked.
  • Ability to understand and comply with government, regulatory, and company rules.
  • Ability to record, report, and maintain confidentiality of information and respond to requests for information.
  • Ability to get assigned work done in an acceptable manner, in the time allotted, with minimal prompting or reminders.

Physical / Working Conditions and Requirements of the Equine Specialist Position:

  • 20% time sitting (computer and telephone use, attending meetings)
  • 30% time standing (greeting visitors, copying, faxing, filing)
  • 25% time walking (touring grounds, distribution)
  • Up to 25% time bending (access files/reports/supplies)
  • Up to 50 pounds weight lifted/carried
  • Ability to use telephones extensively; ability to relay clear written messages; ability to use computer keyboard and calculator extensively.
  • Ability to effectively read, write and process information; ability to input/retrieve information to/from computer and files.
  • Ability to converse with others to give, take and process information in English; extensive use of telephone. Ability to hear alarms and pages.
  • Ability to converse in English with others to give, take and process information; extensive use of telephone. Ability to maintain confidentiality of information, multi-task, coordinate projects and record/transcribe general and specific meeting minutes. Ability to work independently and collaboratively. Communicate with other staff to relay concerns and observations involving patient safety.
  • Occasional/limited exposure to: Infection and to the risk of blood-borne diseases; hazardous agents, body fluids and wastes; unpleasant patient or departmental elements; to potentially violent/aggressive patients/staff/visitors, critical incidents, and/or sentinel events.
  • Occasionally needed to work irregular hours or additional hours.

Recommended skills

Stall (Enclosure)
Horse Training
First Aid
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
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