ULAR Staff Anesthesia/Senior Anesthesia Veterinary Technician
Job location: Veterinary School
Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-02-17
University OverviewThe University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.Posted Job TitleULAR Staff Anesthesia/Senior Anesthesia Veterinary TechnicianJob Profile TitleTechnician, Veterinary Anesthesia SeniorJob Description SummaryProvide specialized veterinary clinical care to all species housed in ULAR managed facilities. Under minimal supervision, provide anesthesia to high risk and critical cases including placement of IV catheters, intubation, and evaluation of anesthetic depth, medication administration and extensive use of physiologic monitors and interpretation of their parameters; may be able to run anesthesia independently based on experience. Assist with aseptic surgery, assure sterile conditions are maintained during procedures. Utilize extensive 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.Job Description
PRINCIPAL POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES :
- 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. Maintain anesthesia records
- Consult with clinical veterinary staff and laboratory personnel on treatment and anesthesia options.
- Familiarity with IACUC protocols and assure investigator adherence to approved protocols. Trouble shoot new protocols to assure an understanding of what is required.
- Assure sterile conditions are maintained during procedures. Operate sterilization equipment and prepare surgical instrument packs.
- Provide care to critical animals in Intensive Care Unit and the colony. Triage and assess animal health, provide immediate care to emergency cases. Administer medications by oral, topical and injectable routes of administration. Maintain animal health records.
- Collect specimens such as blood and feces and perform diagnostic testing on samples such as parasite checks and identification
- 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 and radiograph area. Perform microbiological surface testing, assure facilities are maintained in accordance with current SOP’s
- Perform additional duties as assigned
Graduation from an accredited animal health technology program or equivalent, with at least 2 years of 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 for Anesthesia Veterinary Technician; 5 years of experience as above for the Senior Anesthesia Veterinary Technician. 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.
ULAR provides essential 24/7 services for the University of Pennsylvania. The ULAR Staff Anesthesia/Senior Anesthesia Veterinary Technician position is designated as "essential" and you are expected to work when normal campus operations are suspended (e.g.: inclement weather) or if there is an emergency impacting ULAR. In addition, you may be expected to work outside of your regular schedule during peak activity periods (e.g.: overtime, weekends). To the extent possible, managers will provide timely notice of modified work schedules.
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