SoBran, Inc. is seeking an Veterinary Technician II to serve at the National Institutes of Health, Laboratory Animal Research Contract (LARC) in Dickerson, Maryland.
OVERVIEW: Responsibilities of this position are that of a Veterinary Technician II for SoBran's animal care contracts.
Duties (non-inclusive list):
Understand and follow all Standard Operating Procedures and Quality Assurance Standards.
Assist the veterinary staff with examinations and procedures, and alert them to emergencies or other animal related problems.
Administer clinical treatments as directed (Topical, PO, IM, SQ, IV, ID).
Monitor the health status of all animals.
Safely and correctly handle and restrain animals for observation and procedure.
Collect and record physiological data (pulse, respiration, heart rate, body temperature, etc.).
Collect, preserve and prepare blood, urine, stool, and tissue samples for testing and shipment.
Calculate drug dosages and administration frequencies.
Identify and communicate signs of abnormal health and behavior in multiple species.
Maintain all logs, electronic medical records and documentation accurately.
Completes animal treatment updates and communicate changes with veterinary staff
Assist the veterinary and research staff with surgical preparations and procedures.
Place and maintain all forms and methods of animal identification in all species.
Responsible for cleaning and sanitization of procedure areas and carts
Achieve and maintain a technical proficiency score of at least 95% within one year of appointment, and each year thereafter.
Provide technical guidance and training to level I and II staff
Assist with the coordination of daily tasks to ensure everything is completed in a thorough, efficient, and timely manner.
Develop and foster effective teamwork among the staff and management team.
Keep an open line of communication so that management is aware of all ongoing issues.
Collect post-mortem specimens for shipment or evaluation
Perform embryo transfers or related activities
Supervise caretakers during weekend shifts.
Participate in weekly technical or SOP training.
Perform miscellaneous duties as assigned.
* Duty schedules are set at the discretion of the unit supervisor and/or SoBran Management to meet the requirements of the contract. Shifts typically occur between 7:00am and 3:30pm weekdays, and 5:30am to 2:30pm weekends and holidays. In addition, employees may be required to work beyond their scheduled shift or on non-scheduled days when unanticipated or emergency situations arise.
SoBran, is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and prohibits employment discrimination for employees and applicants based age, race, color, pregnancy, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, citizenship, disability, protected veteran or other status protected by federal, state, and local laws.
EDUCATION & CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
Employees’ appointed to the position of Veterinary Technician II must meet one of the following standards prior to appointment:
An Associate’s degree in Veterinary Technology.
A Bachelor’s degree in one of the Physical Sciences, Animal Sciences, or related discipline
Combination of experience and education.
Employees must hold an AALAS certification at the LATg level or hold LAT certification and successfully complete the LATg certification within one calendar year of appointment.
2-3 years as a Veterinary Technician working with multiple species, including non-human primates.
Internal Number: 17987
SoBran, Inc. is a rapidly growing technical and professional services company, serving government and industry for 20 years. We partner with customers to solve problems affecting critical missions such as biomedical research, defense, homeland security, environmental protection, and national energy policy. Core SoBran strengths include biomedical research support, engineering, logistics and supply chain management, mail sanitation and screening, and program management support. Our biomedical services professionals support world class research that impacts the health of people around the world.