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Research Veterinary Technician

Actalent

02/22/2022

Posting ID: JP-002662745

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Description: Performs surgical preparation, and provides care for laboratory animals during surgical preparation and surgical recovery in support of interventional and surgical studies in accordance with SOPs and study protocols while adhering to GLP and non-GLP study guidelines as required.

- Maintains knowledge of applicable Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in order to successfully perform job duties, and GLP regulations as they apply to the preclinical research environment and individual protocols.

- Monitors animals during the initial post-operative critical recovery phase during the first day immediately following surgery, including performing TPRs (temp, pulse, respiration), auscultation of the heart and lungs, assessing pain of animals at incision sites, changing wound dressings and administering medications.

- Prepares animals for surgery including anesthetic calculations, performing sedation and induction, intubation, IV catheter placement, monitoring anesthesia, specimen collections and surgical site preparation.

- Performs and documents a variety of activities, including but not limited to monitoring and charting of physiological data during surgical prep and recovery, documentation of medication administration, etc.

- Dispenses medications as prescribed by veterinarian and/or protocol specifications.

- Collects necessary lab work such as blood, fecal and urine collection and processing, etc.

- Communicates with veterinary staff, supervisor and study directors regarding medical status of animals and recovery process.

- Operates, cleans and maintains gas anesthesia machines, autoclave and other surgical equipment routinely utilized.

- Maintains an efficient and clean work area by organizing surgical prep and recovery areas.

- Assists with other duties as assigned.

Additional Skills & Qualifications:

- Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in veterinary, biology, or other animal science-related field is required, and a Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT) or ALAT certification is preferred.

- Technical, hands-on experience with some variation of job duties listed above.

- An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.

About Actalent:

Actalent connects passion with purpose. Our scalable talent solutions and services capabilities drive value and results and provide the expertise to help our customers achieve more. Every day, our experts around the globe are making an impact. We’re supporting critical initiatives in engineering and sciences that advance how companies serve the world. Actalent promotes consultant care and engagement through experiences that enable continuous development. Our people are the difference. Actalent is an operating company of Allegis Group, the global leader in talent solutions.

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.

Contact Information

Recruiter: Jean Chambers

Phone: (410) 579-3072

Email: jchambers@careercircle.com

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