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SoBran is seeking a Veterinary Technician I to serve at Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS) in Norfolk, Virginia.
OVERVIEW: Responsibilities of this position are that of a Veterinary Technician for the EVMS CompMed, Animal Care Project These responsibilities include all activities required for the proper care and maintenance of on-site animals.This person is expected to be familiar with the day-to-day activities, personnel and issues within the facilities. We expect the Veterinary Technician to be forward thinking and create and assist in developing plans to enhance the learning abilities and performance of the staff working on this contract. The Veterinary Technician will assist the Program Management in the efficient allocation of the budget and develop and maintain an effective relationship with the EVMS staff.
Primary duties may include the following:
Understands and follows all SOP's and Quality Assurance Standards
Performs daily animal health checks and reports any abnormal animal conditions to the Attending Veterinarian and/or Asst./Facility Manager and/or the Project/Program Manager
Assists the veterinarian with examinations and procedures. Alerts the veterinarian of emergencies or animal problems within one hour of discovery
Calculates drug dosages and provides treatments as directed
Monitors the health status of animals daily, identifies and communicates signs of abnormal or poor health
Operates and maintains equipment such as mechanical ventilators, anesthesia equipment, ECG, and x-ray
Provides pre, intra, and post-operative monitoring of animals
Maintains medical records accurately and files all closed records
Assists veterinarian, PI or Study Director with surgical procedures
Collects, preserves and prepares any biological samples such as; tissue, blood, urine, fecal samples and/or skin scrapings
Must be able to lift a maximum of 50 lbs; bend, stoop, climb and stand for a prolonged period
Maintains surgical and necropsy schedule
Maintains surgical and necropsy rooms in accordance with SOPs
Maintains inventory of all drugs and medical supplies, keeping all areas properly stocked at all times
Maintains inventory of laboratory gases. Ensures that the tanks are secure and the system is operational
Maintains controlled substances and log. Checks log monthly and reports any problems within 24 hours to the DEA license holder and provides a quarterly report to the DEA license holder
Perform any other duties as assigned
Required schedule: All employees are expected to perform their duties as assigned, arrive to work at 7:30 am and depart at 4:00 pm M-F. You will be required to work on the weekends as scheduled. The weekend hours are from 7:30 am-12:30 am.
Required education: Expectation of- A.A. in Veterinary Technology or B.S. in Biology, Animal Science or related discipline and LAT level or equivalent training or experience. Must complete training for Research Technician also.
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