Research Animal Resources is seeking a Veterinary Surgery Technician.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Prepare animals for surgery by pre-anesthetic administration, IV placement, intubation, clipping and scrubbing animals, anesthetic administration and monitoring
Act as the operating room nurse and surgical assistant
Provide post-operative monitoring and care
Set up and break down surgical facilities including cleaning and disinfecting the surgical suite and cleaning, packing and autoclaving instruments
Prevent and handle anesthetic emergencies and perform CPR
Endotracheal intubation of difficult species including marmosets, macaques, rabbits and pigs
Maintain all clinical and surgical equipment including x-ray and anesthesia machines, ECG, cautery, autoclaves, etc.
Operate special equipment including mechanical ventilators, invasive blood pressure monitoring, x-ray machine, and syringe pumps for CRI administration
Assist investigators in various research protocols, including maintaining large animal species under anesthesia while performing MRIs, PET scans, and other research studies.
Clinical Care & Health Maintenance:
Administer medications for treatment via multiple routes including oral and parenteral.
Obtain diagnostic samples from all species including but not limited to blood, urine, and feces.
Perform health maintenance for dogs, cats, pigs and rabbits, including but not limited to hoof and nail trims and collecting routine weights.
Teach investigators, fellows and technical staff to perform various technical procedures.
Train personnel in routine clinical care, daily maintenance of animals under medical treatment, maintenance and monitoring animals during all phases of anesthesia, including proper dosage and proper route of anesthesia for a variety of species.
Stock pharmacy with veterinary supplies and drugs.
Keep controlled substance log.
Order supplies and equipment for surgery and animal health care.
Perform pre-release examination on all non-human primates in quarantine including final chest x-ray, body weight check, general physical, TB testing and blood work.
Supervise movement of anesthetized animals to housing area
Develop and maintain standard operating procedures for the surgical suite.
Maintain animal records (paper and electronic).
Schedule surgery and technical service procedures.
Prepare bills for services provided.
Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
Associate's Degree in Veterinary Technology and some related experience required.
Additional experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.*
*JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for the required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.
Classified Title: Veterinary Surgery Technician Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CD Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: 40 Hours M-F Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: School of Medicine Campus Department name: SOM Admin Research Animal Resources Personnel area: School of Medicine
Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.
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