LABORATORY TECHNICIAN III

Job description

Posting Number:

S05426P

Working Title:

LABORATORY TECHNICIAN III

Department:

Vet Med Athens Diagnostic Laboratory

About the University of Georgia:

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (http://www.uga.edu/). UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department:

The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, founded in 1946, is dedicated to training future veterinarians, providing services to animal owners and veterinarians, and conducting investigations to improve the health of animals as well as people. The college benefits pets and their owners, food-producing animals, and wildlife by offering the highest quality hospital and diagnostic laboratory services. Equipped with the most technologically advanced facilities located on a university campus, the college is dedicated to safeguarding public health by studying emerging infectious diseases that affect both animal and human health.
The College of Veterinary Medicine values all members of the university community, recognizing that differences in experience and culture can only lead to a more well-rounded, accepting academic environment. We have an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in our Principles of Community.

College/Unit/Department website:

Ugavetlab.org

Posting Type:

External

Retirement Plan:

TRS

Employment Type:

Employee

Benefits Eligibility:

Benefits Eligible

Full/Part time:

Full Time

Additional Schedule Information:

Monday – Friday, 8:00 – 5:00
Occasional weekends and Holidays

Advertised Salary:

Negotiable

Posting Date:

11/19/2020

Open until filled:

Yes

Proposed Starting Date:

01/04/2021

Location of Vacancy:

Athens Area

EEO Policy Statement:

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]).

Classification Title:

Laboratory Paraprofessional/Professional

FLSA:

Non-Exempt

Job Family:

Research And Lab

FTE:

1.00

Minimum Qualifications:

Requires technical knowledge in the field acquired through an apprenticeship, a 2-year degree, or professional certificate. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

Position Summary:

This position will be based in the Necropsy Laboratory of the Athens Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. The main responsibilities will include assisting pathologists in conducting necropsy examinations on a variety of animal species, maintaining the Necropsy Laboratory, and processing (trimming) formalin-fixed animal tissues for histologic examinations.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

Excellent communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills are required.
Computer skills (including working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel) and experience with digital photography highly desirable.
Accurately enter numerical data into the laboratory information system.

Physical Demands:

Manual dexterity to lift up to 50 pounds.

Is driving a responsibility of this position?:

No

Is this a Position of Trust?:

No

Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?:

No

Does this position require a P-Card? :

No

Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? :

No

Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?:

No

Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications):

No

Credit and P-Card policy:

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.

Duties/Responsibilities:

Receive and log in animal carcasses submitted for necropsy.
Assist pathologists, residents, and veterinary students during necropsy, process and dispose of animal tissues and remains.
Prepare reagents and order laboratory supplies.
Clean and maintain the necropsy facilities.
Write necropsy standard operating procedures as needed.

Percentage of time:

60

Duties/Responsibilities:

Organize and trim formalin-fixed tissues for further histologic processing.
Data entry into laboratory information system and distribution of biopsy cases to pathologists.
Perform formalin recycling and periodically dispose of tissues.

Percentage of time:

30

Duties/Responsibilities:

Daily pickup of packages from Campus mail
Perform weekend/holiday necropsy duties as assigned.
Other duties as assigned by Section head.

Percentage of time:

10

 

 

 

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Posted: 11/20/2020
Application Due: 2/18/2021
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