The College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking a Research Nurse Coordinator. This position is necessary to implement an accredited occupational health program to support the Veterinary Medical Center and UT Institutional Animal Care and Use programs. It designates a professional healthcare provider to implement and maintain the occupational health program. It is necessary to protect the health of individuals working with animals in research and teaching and is a requirement in order to meet compliance standards. As there are hazards associated with research and teaching animals, and it is imperative that the health of the individuals working with animals is evaluated and that a rapid post-exposure management 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 mitigation strategies to reduce exposures, injuries, and disease transmission. Knowledge of vaccination recommendations and schedules and the skill set to recommend/order vaccinations as indicated. Teaching skill set to inform individuals of work associated risks. Ability to establish and maintain a tracking system for all personnel working with animals/tissues/specimens within the system. Knowledge and skill to coordinate post exposure management and provide a rapid response to address medical issues following an exposure event. Ability to identify and track work related injuries and provide mitigation strategies to reduce injuries.
Internal Number: 190968
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