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VETERINARY TECHNICIAN II
Job Title: VETERINARY TECHNICIAN II
Job Code: 0889
Job Level: 10
Revised Date: 03/05/2018
Job Family: JF 05
Train, coordinate and participate in a variety of routine and complex technical procedures and activities related to the care of various animals.
Manage, coordinate and perform technical animal procedures for researchers; interact with researcher in scheduling and performing duties; maintain records and write reports in accordance with general laboratory procedures.
Train University technical and professional staff in methods of Animal Technology and procedures by instruction and demonstration.
Monitor health status surveillance for all dogs, cats, rabbits and non-human primates. Anesthetize laboratory animals as required and serve as a circulating nurse during procedures requiring anesthetized animals; assist in surgery.
Administer post operative treatment to research animals; assist in diagnostic laboratory, performing routine hematologic and parositalogic tests.
Assist in necropsy and trim tissues for use in histopathology. Assist in experimental studies to discover or elucidate the causes of disease in laboratory animals.
Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein. The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.
Required Qualifications at this Level
Work requires Associate's Degree in Veterinary Technology with RVT. Obtain LAT within 24 months of hire, ALAT desirable.
Work requires two years of experience in a laboratory, animal care facility or related setting (at least one of which was in a lab animal facility, desirable).
OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
1. Clinical observations & evaluations of animal health status
2. Assist in surgery
3. Anesthetize and intubate dogs/cats
4. Administer daily treatments and medications
5. Basic animal restraint techniques (excluding primates)
6. Basic diagnostic lab techniques
7. Basic radiograph techniques
8. Participate in enrichment plan
9. Anesthetize and intubate swine
10. Basic NHP's restraint techniques
11. Large animal technical skills
12. Rodent, guinea pig, rabbit, etc health evaluation and treatment
13. Ability to follow and enhance enrichment plan for NHP and other species
DLAR Refining Skills:
1. Large animal handling skills
2. Rodent, guinea pig, rabbit, etc handling
4. Placing catheters
5. Prepare surgical packs
6. Intensive care and emergency care
7. Antibody Production process
8. Able to train PI staff in lab animal technical skills
The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.
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