Animal Health & Train Tech AHTEmployment Type: Staff - RegularEmployee Class: Classif'd Full Time AFSCME HSCBargaining Unit: AFSCMEShift: 1Work Hours: 8 - 5Hours Per Week: 40FTE: 1Location: All LocationsDepartment: Dept of Lab Animal ResourcesNumber of Openings: 1Salary Range: $ 18.40 - 19.77Grade: Classified AFSCME HSC - C1261Float: N/ARotate: N/AOn Call: N/ATravel: N/AWeekend/Holiday: N/ARequisition ID: req3427Position Control Number (PCN): 935533Posting Period: 8/13/21- Open To fillPosition Description:
Providessupport to the veterinary staff in collecting biological samples, performsdiagnostic laboratory procedures, provides pre- and post-operative care ofanimals, and assists in surgery. Operates and maintains equipment such asanesthesia machines, diagnostic laboratory equipment, and other specializedinstruments. Administers medications andmedical treatments. Maintains and storesinventories of medical and diagnostic supplies. Assists with department training and documentation of training. Performs husbandry as needed. Qualifications:
All employees must adhere to the following atall times:
Employee is expected to adhere to UTMC Service Values including iCare standards at all times.
Adheres to hospital policies and procedures as well as addresses human/animal patient safety, performance improvement, and quality of care issues. (List operational departmental focus for patient safety).
Employee attends and follows safety education and training and has the ability to recognize safety issues in the department and handles incidents per institutional and/or departmental policies and procedures.
Department education and training focus has a direct impact on animal patient’s safety and reduces unsafe working conditions for employees and animals.
Employee accepts responsibility for the care and use of animal involved in all research and educational activities conducted under the auspices of this institution.
Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology or science degreeWorking Conditions:
5 years’ experience
Laboratory Animal Technician “LAT” certification, if not LAT certified must obtain LAT certification within probationary timeframe
Knowledge of proper use of veterinary, surgical and caging equipment, diets, methods and routines of animal colony management
Knowledge of research animal biology and husbandry
Knowledge of safety practices
Knowledge of sanitation practices
Knowledge of surgical practices
Coaching skills, particularly researcher/student/employee training and development
No health or physical conditions that would prevent working with animals in a research setting
Communication and other skills:
Advanced knowledge of animal research and breeding procedures and practices.
Advanced knowledge of the methods, materials and equipment used in animal care and laboratory activities.
Ability to lift 50 lb objects routinely and otherwise perform physical labor
Ability to understand and carry out written and oral directions
Ability to cope with variable workloads and prioritize tasks
Ability to work weekends and holidays; exceptional attendance record
Ability to read and write common vocabulary and perform simple math
Ability to work independently or in isolation
Ability to work in personal protective equipment
Ability to safely and efficiently handle animals
Ability to complete workload in a timely manner and then perform additional ancillary duties in support of regulatory compliance
Possess good interpersonal skills and ability to cooperate and work well with others
Possess attention to detail; high quality of work expected
Frequent exposure to animal urine and feces, dust, water, sanitation chemicals, high temperatures and humidity. Potential exposure to animal bites, steam, animal diseases, infectious organisms, carcinogens, and radioactive materials. Weekend and holiday shifts routinely required; some early morning or late afternoon shifts may also be required. Research projects typically require working outside of typical shift hours.
The above list of duties is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties performed by the people so classified, nor is it intended to limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct and control the work of employees under his/her supervision.The University of Toledo is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. The University of Toledo does not discriminate in employment, educational programs, or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, military or veteran status, disability, familial status, or political affiliation. The University of Toledo provides reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you require accommodation to complete this application, or for testing or interviewing, please contact the Human Resources Department at 419-530-4747 between the hours of 8:30AM and 5:00PM or apply online for an accommodation request
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