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|Sr. Veterinary Technician|
Company: University of Miami Health System
Location: Miami, FL
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 10/18/2021
Expire Date: 12/18/2021
Job Categories: Education
Sr. Veterinary Technician|
The Division of Veterinary Resources (DVR), Office of the Vice Provost for Research, has a job opening for a seasoned Sr. Veterinary Technician at the Medical Campus.
Base Pay Range: $19.23 - $34.62 Hourly, based on experience.
CORE JOB SUMMARY
The Sr. Veterinary Technician assists in managing staff that tend to the health of assigned animals. Specifically, the Sr. Veterinary Technician ensures the safety and well-being of the animals while complying with applicable rules and regulations. Works independently, interacts, and communicates effectively with members of the husbandry and veterinary staff to include Principal Investigators and their research staff. Assists in major surgeries and performs minor procedures, administer treatments, monitors animal health, and maintains equipment, supplies, and associated records. Maintains a significant responsibility for ensuring regulatory compliance and record ke eping with both internal and external regulatory agencies.
CORE JOB FUNCTIONS
Acts as lead in Rodent Health Surveillance or USDA procedures.
Conducts inventory, ordering, and dispensing of controlled substances for investigators.
Serves as liaison to the supervisor and veterinarians to troubleshoot emergency situations that may arise or in supervisorís absence.
Writes, reviews, and updates Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), as directed.
May be required to oversee rodent colony management and delegate associated tasks.
Leads the veterinary technicians and assistants in their area of focus, trains, and ensures follow through on task assignments, service requests, and obligations.
Responsible for the training of Principal Investigators (PIs) and research teams and maintenance of training logs.
Coordinates treatment schedules and assignments and administers routine medical treatment to clinical cases and animals in quarantine including tuberculosis testing and serology, as directed.
May assist in specific scheduled animal transfers and prepares health certificates for veterinary signatures.
Prepares, reviews, and maintains appropriate logs and medical records for accuracy and completeness of all tasks and assignments and informs the supervisor and respective personnel of any discrepancies found.
Responsible for processing and submission of veterinary billing for sponsors and investigators.
This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities as necessary.
High School diploma or equivalent required. Associates degree or Bachelorís degree highly preferred.
Certification and Licensing:
Credentialed veterinary Technician (e.g., CVT, LVT, RVT) highly preferred. AALAS certification as an LATG preferred.
Minimum 3 years of relevant experience in animal use research or laboratory animal medicine. Experience in clinical veterinary medicine is highly preferred. Must have experience and strong technical skills in surgical assistance, anesthetic administration, maintenance, and monitoring. Knowledge of veterinary terminology required. Designation as Essential P ersonnel required. Any appropriate combination of relevant education/or work experience may be considered.
Must be able to lift/carry/push/pull 50 lbs without assistance.
Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes:
Skill in completing assignments accurately and with attention to detail.
Ability to analyze, organize and prioritize work under pressure while meeting deadlines.
Ability to process and handle confidential information with discretion.
Ability to work independently and/or in a collaborative environment.
Knowledge and proficiency with basic veterinary techniques for animals in a research setting, such as SQ, IM, IP, IV, IC, bleeds, retro-orbital injections, oral gavage, cardiac puncture, phlebotomy, and intravenous catheter placement.
Knowledge of the handling and care of each common laboratory animal species.
Competency in veterinary medicine technical medicine, triage, and acute clinical troubleshooting.
Personnel management experience is desirable.
Excellent oral and written communication, organization, and attention to detail are required.
Understanding of how to operate and troubleshoot major equipment in DVR operating rooms.
Commitment to the Universityís core values.
Ability to work weekend/holiday/outside of regularly scheduled business hours.