Job: Veterinary Technician, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Everett, Washington



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Job title:
Veterinary Technician
Job location:
Everett, Washington 98203 United States

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Job Description


Everett, WA, USA Req #1315

Altasciences is a mid-size contract research organization with a unique focus on supporting drug development from lead candidate selection to proof of concept. With over 25 years of industry experience, we provide preclinical and clinical solutions to an international customer base of biopharmaceutical companies. Our full-service offering in this critical stage of drug development includes program management, preclinical safety testing, clinical pharmacology services, manufacturing and analytical services, medical writing, biostatistics, data management, and bioanalysis services tailored to specific research requirements. Altasciences has facilities in Montreal, QC; Kansas City, KS, Seattle, WA, Los Angeles, CA, and Philadelphia, PA.

Our team is made up of over 1,300 professionals from the medical and scientific fields who work together to achieve a common goal: to contribute to the advancement of life sciences. Bring your talents and forward-thinking approach to Altasciences and help us develop medicines for those who need them, faster.

Do you love working with animals? Do you like to work in small teams? Do you want to contribute to advancing human health science research? If you answered yes you may be the person we are looking. We are looking for a mid-level veterinary technician who can work both independently and underdirect supervision. This Veterinary Technician will perform various duties to facilitate and support thework and research of the Veterinarians, Study Directors, and Clients by completing a variety ofanimal health activities in the areas of medicine, surgery, and drug therapy. As a team, theLaboratory Animal Resources staff is responsible for the treatment of all on-site ill and injuredanimals, and for the fulfillment of the preventive medicine program as determined by theAttending Veterinarian.

Responsibilities

*Provides nursing care for all medical cases within the facility, under the guidance of the staffveterinarians and senior level technicians
*Performs most diagnostics and screening tests, to include but not be limited to: body weights, body condition score (BCS), Tb testing, malarial screens, hemoccult testing, urine dipstick analysis, fecal floatation, swab sample collection, blood collection, and others at the request of the veterinarians and/or more senior level technicians
*Performs routine animal procedures, including animal handling and restraint of rodents,handling of nonhuman primates (NHP) within the home cage, sedation, delivery of medications via IM, SQ, topical, and PO routes, assessment of vital signs (TPR) on sedatedanimals, shaving of animals and preparation for surgical procedures, bandage application,basic wound care, and assessment of all clinical signs of animals on treatment or undersedation
*Performs some advanced procedures under the supervision of veterinarians or senior leveltechnicians, to include but not be limited to: fluid therapy, including administration of IVfluids, anesthetic monitoring and induction, OG admin of meds, environmental enrichment(EE) treatment where appropriate, laceration repairs and tail or digit amputations, advancedwound care and bandaging, dental cleanings and basic extractions, euthanasia and confirmation of death, and preparation of animals/surgical assistance for major surgery (IV catheterization, aseptic technique, and proper provision of supplies to the surgeon whenneeded)
*Performs some procedures on unsedated animals or may provide some restraint for unsedated animals when required, usually under the supervision of the veterinarians or senior level technicians
*Performs post-exposure protocols on NHP
*Performs basic cleaning and preparatory procedures within the animal procedure and technical staffing areas, including cleaning medical instruments, wrapping surgical packs for autoclaving, leaning the surgical suite or procedure area after animal activity, and others at the request of the veterinarians and/or more senior level technicians
*Performs dose calculations for medications to be given based on initial orders from a veterinarian or as per SOP or Protocol and is responsible for ordering controlled substances from the pharmacy for planned procedures
*Performs routine quality control (QC) on all paperwork and performs computer entry and/or data retrieval as appropriate, to include scheduling of departmental tasks where appropriate
*Shares inventory and ordering responsibilities for supplies used by the department
*Shares responsibility for routine departmental cleaning and prep procedures, such as instrument care, pack wrapping, procedure room and procedure cart cleaning


Qualifications

*BA/BS, Licensed Veterinary Technician LVT, completion of a 2 year Veterinary Technician program preferred.Equivalent combination of experience and education may substitute
*2-4 years animal handling and medical/veterinary experience is required. Research experience is preferred
*This position requires ALAT certification, and is expected to pursue LAT certification.WA State Veterinary Technician License preferred. Equivalent combination of experience and education may substitute


Other details

*Job Family Valide Positions
*Pay Type Hourly
*Required Education Bachelor's Degree


Altasciences is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race,
color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, and protected veteran status, or disability status.

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Job Requirements


*BA/BS, Licensed Veterinary Technician LVT, completion of a 2 year Veterinary Technician program preferred.Equivalent combination of experience and education may substitute
*2-4 years animal handling and medical/veterinary experience is required. Research experience is preferred
*This position requires ALAT certification, and is expected to pursue LAT certification.WA State Veterinary Technician License preferred. Equivalent combination of experience and education may substitute

(Job number: 4046898)