The Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory is seeking applications to join the Diagnostic Medicine Internship Program. The purpose of the position is to offer quality of after-hours testing performed by the clinical pathology laboratory while at the same time train veterinarians who want to advance their diagnostic skills and/or those who are hoping to pursue advanced training in the field of veterinary diagnostic medicine.
This position provides after-hour services in the veterinary diagnostic laboratory. Duties include:
Log-in samples into the laboratory
Operate the Siemens Advia Hematology Analyzer to generate partial CBC results
Operate the cobas C501® Chemistry Analyzer to generate serum chemistry results
Operate the NOVA Stat Profile® Analyzer to generate blood gas and other chemistry results
Complete partial urinalysis results (physical and chemical components)
Operate the Coulter® Z2™ Analyzer to generate cell count results for pleural, synovial and peritoneal fluids
Prepare blood films and cytologic preparations for analysis by medical technologists or pathologists
Undergo extensive training in the methods of sample handling, processing, and analysis
Retrain in sessions which may be held at the discretion of the laboratory supervisor or pathologist
Other duties logically associated with Clinical Pathology
Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
Assist in the receiving and delivery of dead animals to the necropsy "in-coming" cooler for cases brought to the Emergency Desk of the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital
Assist in the receiving and delivery of large packages containing diagnostic specimens by putting them in the "incoming" cooler of the necropsy area.
Set up cultures submitted by the VMTH after hours
When called to perform after-hours services, the employee must arrive to perfume the duties within 20 minutes of being paged.
Intern will rotate between the laboratories within the veterinary diagnostic lab and will be expected to attend rounds. The intern will be first author for at least one publication and one presentation.
To apply, please submit an application along with a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references at http://careers.k-state.edu/cw/en-us/job/500091/clinical-pathology-intern-veterinary-diagnostic-laboratory.
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment. Screening of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine or equivalent
Requirements include: interest in veterinary diagnostic medicine, excellent written and verbal communication skills and attention to detail.
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