Medical Laboratory Technician
Position Number: 00060259
Primary Function of Organization Unit: The Department of Clinical Sciences (DOCS) is dedicated to excellence in educating and training veterinarians and comparative biomedical scientists, furthering health care and wellness through discovery and clinical research, providing outstanding and compassionate medical care to a diverse range of animal patients, effectively engaging animal-owning public, government and industry partners, and providing leadership in integrating biomedical sciences to advance One Health.
Essential Job Duties: The specific purpose of this position is to provide technical, organizational and managerial expertise for the teaching and research programs of the College of Veterinary Medicine. The technician will be responsible for organizing, assist in teaching and expediting the laboratory portions of selected Department of Clinical Sciences (DOCS) courses for veterinary students (e.g. principles of surgery) and continuing education courses for veterinary and/or other health professionals. The technician has the responsibility to maintain the teaching laboratory facility, the Perfect Pet (spay/neuter) ward space, and the supply room. This includes managing budgets, protocols, records, drug and supplies; equipment inventory, maintenance and repair of the teaching laboratory and equipment. The technician also organizes the procurement and housing of live animals. The technician orders and stores supplies and equipment for the surgery courses and selected other DOCS courses. The technician coordinates and arranges for collection of samples and cadavers for research and teaching. The technician schedules the teaching spaces needed for select DOCS courses. The technician supervises and instructs students in DOCS courses as directed. The technician is directly responsible to the department head for maintaining the budget associated with DOCS teaching equipment and supplies. The technician is directly responsible to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs on matters related to the care and use of the laboratory.
Department Required Skills: Self-starter who can effectively work independently. Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) and spreadsheet management. Excellent interpersonal skills. Experience in literature searches, information searches, spreadsheets, and data manipulations. Previous experience with physiological monitoring, anesthesia inductions and maintenance, aseptic technique, post-operative animal care. Previous experience working independently to identify problems and plan methods and techniques for solving technical or research problems. Ability to supervise students and assess their work. Able to handle and restrain horses, goats, dogs and cats. Teamwork and personal interaction skills in order to organize and maintain relations with the various shelter/rescue organizations, CVM community and the public involved in the Perfect Pet program. Must have personal interactions skills in order to work with faculty, other technicians, LAR personnel, referring veterinarians, CPL staff, outside companies, contracts and grants office, continuing education office, surplus suppliers, Physical Plan staff and the Academic Affairs Department. Must be able to lift up to 60 pounds frequently and 90 pounds occasionally.
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: Training/experience to include veterinary clinical medicine and surgery, experience in veterinary college, familiarity with medical terminology. Registered veterinary technician or equivalent training and experience.
Necessary Licenses and Certifications: N/A
AA/EOE: NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.
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