The primary goal of our Occupational Health Nurse is to help prevent illness and other conditions potentially caused by animal research-related activities. The specific duties include updating and revising the health assessment tool as needed and using it to assess the health of all researchers and staff members (animal care staff, graduate students, post-docs, principal investigators, technicians, undergraduates working in animal labs or animal facilities) as it relates to their animal research activities. Ongoing medical surveillance for animal research-related health alterations in addition to facilitating the rapid and appropriate treatment for animal research-related occupational health illnesses and exposures. This position will also be actively involved in researcher and staff training in conjunction with the Occupational Health and Safety Specialist, Institutional Biosafety Officer (BSO), and Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) Director. This position is expected to participate in IACUC protocol review, and to review all Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the safe handling and management of hazardous and/or infectious materials and animals used in animal research. The person in this position will also serve as a voting member on the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC), to review all biohazard plans for containing and managing biological agents used in research.
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Registered Nurse with the State of Colorado by date of hire.
Three years of professional experience as a registered nurse with occupational health and infectious disease control experience, familiarity with biological/animal research protocols including field-based protocols.
Basic functional digital literacy (experience with Windows-based systems).
Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.
Additional Salary Information: The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass.
Internal Number: 28620
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