Necropsy Assistant- CARE

Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Nov 10, 2020
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job no: 515071
Work type: Staff Full-Time
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Agriculture/Life Science/Vet Medicine
Department:28334050 - VM-NECROPSY/DISPOSAL

Advertised: 30 Nov 2020 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: 07 Dec 2020 Eastern Standard Time

Classification Title:

Necropsy Assistant- CARE

Job Description:

The University Of Florida Veterinary Hospital Necropsy/Disposal Service is looking to fill a position for a Veterinary Necropsy Assistant. The Necropsy/Disposal Service is responsible for handling all animal remains to process for both the College of Veterinary Medicine and the Veterinary Hospitals. Duties include but not limited to assisting with necropsy cases from intake through processing, keeping laboratory supplies ready and maintaining lab cleanliness, filing of samples and related materials from completed cases, computer entry of results, QC entries and digester load runs, empty and clean a computerized tissue digester used for the disposal of animal remains. This is a full-time 40-hour CARE position with hours that will vary depending on coverage needed. Typically, these will be shifts between 7:00 am and 7:00 pm Sunday through Saturday. May require weekend coverage.
The position requires a good level of customer service skills and the ability to solve problems while following procedures.

1. Loading and unloading tissue digester and working with various equipment
o Using a hoist to load and unload a tissue digester
o Cleaning the equipment after loading
o Cleaning the coolers
o Cleaning the necropsy area with disinfectants

2. Tissue Processing
o Assisting in the necropsy and disposal process. This includes showing students basic necropsy techniques and assisting the pathologist and residents during a necropsy
o Processing patients for cremation and working closely with outside cremation companies
o Participates in infectious disease necropsies and taking samples to the Alachua County Health Department when needed
o Sharpening knives with a wet stone and steel
o Preparing various chemical solutions

3. Customer assistance and administrative support
o Working with computers (scanning inventory) and bagging tissue
o Stocking lab areas with specific supplies when needed
o Talking to potential and current clients to assess needs and resolve issues

4. Other duties as required

Expected Salary:

$15.00 per hour, commensurate with experience and education

Minimum Requirements:

High school diploma or equivalent and one year of experience, including customer service and computer records maintenance

Preferred Qualifications:


Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please provide a cover letter, resume, and references in your application package

This is a CARE position offering limited benefits including health insurance and paid time off.

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

This position is eligible for veteran’s preference. If you are claiming veteran’s preference, please upload a copy of your DD 214 Member Copy 4 with your application for consideration. See our Veteran's Preference Page for more specific information.

Health Assessment Required:


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