VETERINARY TECHNICIAN II

Location
Durham, NC
Posted
Sep 14, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

diversity employer



VETERINARY TECHNICIAN II
Lab Animal Resources


The Division of Laboratory Animal Resources is actively seeking an experienced Veterinary Technician II for a full-time position to support operations in Veterinary Services.

Position Description

Administer post operative treatment to research animals; assist in diagnostic laboratory, performing routine hematologic and parositalogic test.

Anesthetize animals as required and serve as circulating nurse during procedures requiring anesthetized animals; assist in animal surgery as requested; administer routine, post-operative and daily treatments to animals as instructed, prescribed, and/or required; assist in diagnostic treatments such as performing routine hematologic and parasitological test and collecting blood and other diagnostic specimens.

Perform technical skills such as venipuncture, surgical assistance, animal restraint, radiology and injections; perform antibody production in a variety of species, which requires knowledge of antigen boosting and blood collection techniques; report or take action to correct changes in environmental conditions which effect the well-being of the animals; formulate and adminster special diets to ensure adequate vitamins and trace mineral elements; determine animal food needs and place regular food orders with vendors, ensuring optimum cost and variety in diet; feed and water animals according to schedule; ensure complete and accurate maintenance of all animal records; assist in processing health inspections and related requirements for interstate and international shipment of animals; transport animals, supplies and materials; operate motor vehicles as required.

Assist in the organization and scheduling of events to facilitate the performance of procedures related to research projects; coordinate and participate in the performance of routine and standardized tests to include weighing animals, obtaining specimens, and observing behavioral patterns.

Serve as liaison to the Veterinarian in providing health care to the animals; administer daily treatments and medications for animals as instructed or required; assist in or provide routine and emergency medical treatment.

Manage, coordinate and perform technical animal procedures for researcher; interact with researcher in scheduling and performing duties; maintain records and write reports in accordance with general laboratory procedures.

Ensure complete and accurate maintenance of all animal records.

Ability to work flexible working hours/shifts as the need arises, required. Weekend/holiday work as assigned. Position is "Essential" as defined by Duke University Severe Weather Policy.

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities Needed

Clinical observations & evaluations of animal health status
Assist in surgery
Anesthetize and intubate dogs/cats
Administer daily treatments and medications
Basic animal restraint techniques (excluding primates)
Basic diagnostic lab techniques
Basic radiograph techniques
Participate in enrichment plan
Anesthetize and intubate swine
Large animal technical skills
Experience with Nonhuman Primates
Rodent, guinea pig, rabbit, etc. health evaluation and treatments
Ability to follow and enhance enrichment plan
Large animal handling skills
Rodent, guinea pig, rabbit, etc handling
Phlebotomy
Placing catheters
Prepare surgical packs
Intensive care and emergency care
Antibody production process
Able to train PI staff in lab animal technical skills



Requisition Number
401283859

Location
Durham

Duke Entity
MEDICAL CENTER

Job Code
889 VETERINARY TECHNICIAN II

Job Family Level
09

Exempt/Non-Exempt
Non-exempt

Full Time / Part Time
FULL TIME

Regular / Temporary
Regular

Shift
First/Day

Minimum Qualifications
Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employercommitted to providing employment opportunity without regard to anindividual's age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender expression, gender identity, national origin, race, religion,sexual orientation, or veteran status.Essential Physical Job Functions:Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System mayinclude essential job functions that require specific physical and/ormental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests forreasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

Education

Work requires Associate's Degree in Veterinary Technology with RVT.Obtain LAT within 24 months of hire, ALAT desirable.

Experience

Work requires two years of experience in a laboratory, animalcare facility or related setting (at least one of which was in a labanimal facility, desirable).OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

Auto req ID

91402BR

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender expression, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

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