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Duties: Provide specialized veterinary clinical care to all species housed in ULAR managed facilities. Provide anesthesia to high risk and critical cases on an independent basis. Evaluation of anesthetic depth, medication administration and extensive use of physiologic monitors and interpretation of their parameters. Utilize in-depth knowledge of pharmacology and drug calculations. Maintain anesthesia records. Ability to independently function quickly and react to stressful situations involving patient care. Familiarity with IACUC protocols and assure investigator adherence to approved protocols. Operate sterilization equipment and prepare surgical instrument packs. Provide care to critical animals in Intensive Care Unit. Triage and assess animal health, provide care to colony cases. Perform colony treatments and administer medications by oral, topical and injectable routes of administration. Consult with clinical veterinary staff and laboratory personnel on anesthesia and treatment options. Collect specimens such as blood and feces. Prepare bills for treatments and medications used to provide clinical care. Prepare daily treatment roster of on-going cases using the computer. Maintain surgical facility in accordance with current SOP's.

Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited animal health technology program or equivalent, with at least 5 years experience working with animals in a research setting and with at least 3 years of primary responsibilities in animal anesthesia management, or equivalent combination of education or experience. AALAS certification at the Laboratory Animal Technologist level or a demonstrated commitment to attaining that certification within the time frame established by AALAS. The successful candidate should demonstrate excellent organizational and communication skills. Should exhibit familiarity with drug pharmacology and with an extensive variety of anesthetic protocols and should have the ability to respond to changing circumstances by being innovative and altering behavior to better fit different situations. Ability to lift 50 pounds. Computer skills including Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word

Reference Number: 83-29612

Salary Grade: 025

Employment Type: Non-Exempt


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Job Family: 3-Animal Care




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Posted: 8/12/2018
Application Due: 1/10/2019
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