Technician, Veterinary Senior
Job location: Veterinary School
Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-03-31
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ULAR provides essential 24/7 services for the University of Pennsylvania. The Technician, Veterinary Senior 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.Job Description
Principal Position Responsibilities/Duties:
- Under minimal supervision, triage and assess animal health, provide immediate care to emergency cases. Utilize knowledge of pharmacology and drug calculations. Maintain animal health records
- Consult with clinical veterinary staff and laboratory personnel on treatment options. Use computer to communicate clinical treatments to staff.
- Administer medications by oral, topical and injectable routes of administration. Collect specimens such as blood and feces and perform diagnostic testing on samples such as parasite checks and identification.
- Operate sterilization equipment and prepare surgical instrument packs. Perform facility cleaning, maintenance, stocking, and inventory
- Prepare daily treatment roster and bills for services, using the computer.
- Perform weekly satellite wellness checks
- Familiarity with IACUC protocols and assure investigator adherence to approved protocols and provide necessary documentation to IACUC.
- Perform additional duties as assigned
Graduation from an accredited animal health technology program or equivalent plus 1-3 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience working with animals in a research or clinical setting is preferred. AALAS certification at the Laboratory Animal Technician level or a demonstrated commitment to attaining that certification within the time frame established by AALAS. 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 familiarity with Microsoft Excel and Word programs. Ability to work l0am-7pm or 7:30am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday on a rotating basis. Some weekend and holiday coverage required.
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