Animal Husbandry Technician I

Cleveland Clinic

Port Saint Lucie, FL

Job posting number: #7146684 (Ref:ccf18454216)

Posted: May 23, 2023

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Join the Cleveland Clinic team, where you will work alongside passionate caregivers and provide patient-first healthcare. Cleveland Clinic is recognized as the No. 4 hospital in the nation, according to the U.S. and World News Report. At Cleveland Clinic, you will work alongside passionate and dedicated caregivers, receive endless support and appreciation, and build a rewarding career with one of the most respected healthcare organizations in the world.

As an Animal Husbandry Technician I, you will be a part of Cleveland Clinic’s commitment to research and medical advancement. While working some weekends and holidays, you will be responsible for the wellbeing of the aquatics area of the Biological Resources Unit (BRU). This can include:

• Recirculating water system maintenance.
• Tank cleanliness.
• Water quality and chemistry.

The ideal future caregiver is someone who:

• Has great communication skills and works well in a team.
• Acts in a positive, professional, and helpful manner.
• Demonstrates a strong work ethic.

This role has great career potential and stability for those looking for a position in which they can learn, grow and advance. Our department supports cross training, gaining certifications, and we provide educational opportunities.

At Cleveland Clinic, we know what matters most. That's why we treat our caregivers as if they are our own family, and we are always creating ways to be there for you. Here, you'll find that we offer: resources to learn and grow, a fulfilling career for everyone, and comprehensive benefits that invest in your health, your physical and mental well-being and your future. When you join Cleveland Clinic, you'll be part of a supportive caregiver family that will be united in shared values and purpose to fulfill our promise of being the best place to receive care and the best place to work in healthcare.


  • Performs daily health observations and monitors the condition of research animals.
  • Provides custodial care, fresh feed, and fresh water to animals according to the standard operating procedures.
  • Receives animal shipments and completes required documentation.
  • Maintains and adequately supplies the areas used for technical procedures.
  • Transports supplies, equipment and animals to and from various locations.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Must be willing to be trained to properly handle all species of animals housed within the BRU


  • None required

Complexity of Work:

  • Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.
  • Must be flexible and complete the job before leaving work.
  • Animal care is a 7-day per week, 365-days per year job.

Work Experience:

  • Experience in the custodial care of animals preferred.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to lift and transport supplies, equipment, and/or animals weighing over 50 pounds; frequent standing, bending and walking; must be able to tolerate unpleasant odors, sights, animal bites and scratches.
  • May be required to work with biological, chemical, and radiation hazards after proper training

Personal Protective Equipment:

  • Follows Standard Precautions using personal protective equipment as required for procedures.

By embracing and understanding the diversity EVERY ONE brings, Cleveland Clinic has created an inclusive culture that promotes innovation, growth, and new ideas. This has enhanced our ability to attract the best global talent to provide the best patient experience possible. Cleveland Clinic is pleased to be an equal employment/affirmative action employer: Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities. Smoke/drug free environment.

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Job posting number:#7146684 (Ref:ccf18454216)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Cleveland Clinic
United States
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