Animal Care Technician - Sanford Research

Sanford Health Sioux Falls , SD 57101

Posted 2 weeks ago

Job Title: Animal Care Technician | Sanford Research | Sioux Falls

City: Sioux Falls

State: South Dakota

Department : ANIMAL RF - DIRECT

Job Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Days

Hours Per Shift: 8 hr

JOB SUMMARY

Provide daily husbandry for a variety of laboratory animals following specific experimental parameters. Must know and understand species specific needs and be able to follow established protocols when working with animals.

Animals may require specific experimental diets, daily medications delivered per os or injected. Administer any necessary experimental requirements and monitor and record environmental conditions. Should understand and be able to use aseptic technique when performing a cage change to minimize transfer of potential pathogens.

Responsible for developing and maintaining breeding programs for various genetically engineered strains of mice and rats. Observe animals for abnormal behavior. Must be educated on the experimental protocols to be able to distinguish between an abnormality and experimental protocol.

Will have skill in handling and restraint in order to change cages and/or make close observations. Have the knowledge and skill to apply identification to animals as needed and must have knowledge to interpret identification schemes used by the investigators and laboratory team. The technician must be able to maintain detailed records for animal care to meet federal regulations. The technician may be required to obtain experimental data for a research investigator.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

Processes large quantities of detailed information with high levels of accuracy. Works with common health information concepts and terminology.

Selects protective methods as required by particular working conditions. Utilizes available tools or approaches for increasing knowledge of self-motivation. Explores own motivation and initiative and how it relates to the workplace.

Uses organization's guidelines for writing reports, correspondence, documentation, etc. Speaks/writes using correct language, mechanics, and gestures. Applies the concept of 'critical path' in order to complete work in a timely manner and keep larger tasks on track.

Clean and maintain kennels, animal holding areas, examination or operating rooms, or animal loading or unloading facilities to control the spread of disease. Clean, maintain, and sterilize instruments or equipment. Supply, operate, or maintain personal protective equipment. Conducts hazard identification and observes universal precautions for injury prevention.

DEPARTMENT DETAILS

No additional department details required at this time.

QUALIFICATIONS

Registered Laboratory Animal Technician (RLAT) required within six months of hire, and must be maintained throughout the appointment. High school diploma or equivalency required. One year experience in laboratory animal husbandry and/or an interest in pursuing a career in scientific research preferred.

About Sanford Health:

At Sanford Health, we are dedicated to the work of health and healing.

Every day, we show that commitment by delivering the highest quality of care to the communities we serve.

We are leaders in health care and strive to provide patients across the region with convenient access to expert medical care, leading-edge technologies and world-class facilities.

In addition to strong clinical care, we are also committed to research, education and community growth.

We engage in medical research to not only discover innovative ways to provide care, but also cures for common diseases.

We continuously seek new ways to achieve our vision of improving the human condition here in your community,

across the region and around the world.

The entire team at Sanford Health recognizes the value of healthy families and communities.

We continue to gain momentum and expand our reach. Together, we can make a positive difference now, and in the future.

Sanford is an EEO/AA Employer M/F/Disability/Vet.

If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request an accommodation for help with your online application,

please call 1-877-673-0854 or send an email to talent@sanfordhealth.org .

In compliance with federal law requiring employers to verify new employees' U.S.

employment eligibility, Sanford participates in E-Verify. To learn more click here for English Version at https://e-verify.uscis.gov/emp/media/resourcesContents/EverifyPosterEnglish.pdf or here for Spanish Version at https://e-verify.uscis.gov/emp/media/resourcesContents/EverifyPosterSpanish.pdf .

City: Sioux Falls

State: South Dakota

Job Function: Research

Job Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Days

Req Number: req23558



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