The College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking a ResearchNurse Coordinator.This position isnecessary to implement an accredited occupational health program to support theVeterinary Medical Center and UT Institutional Animal Care and Use programs. Itdesignates a professional healthcare provider to implement and maintain theoccupational health program. It is necessary to protect the health ofindividuals working with animals in research and teaching and is a requirementin order to meet compliance standards. As there are hazards associated withresearch and teaching animals, and it is imperative that the health of theindividuals working with animals is evaluated and that a rapid post-exposuremanagement response be in place in the event that an exposure occurs.
Knowledge, Skills,and Abilities Needed:
Knowledge and understanding of infectious diseases,including zoonotic disease, blood-borne pathogens, and methods of transmission.Ability to perform job risk assessments, identify hazards and mitigationstrategies to reduce exposures, injuries, and disease transmission.Knowledge of vaccination recommendations andschedules and the skill set to recommend/order vaccinations as indicated.Teaching skill set to inform individuals of work associated risks. Ability toestablish and maintain a tracking system for all personnel working withanimals/tissues/specimens within the system.Knowledge and skill to coordinate post exposure management and provide arapid response to address medical issues following an exposure event.Ability to identify and track work relatedinjuries and provide mitigation strategies to reduce injuries.
Internal Number: 190968
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