Posted: Sunday, February 11, 2018 8:35 PM
The position will report to the Associate Director, Animal Resources at Children's Hospital Boston (ARCH) and will be responsible for overseeing the Surgical Veterinary Technicians in the Enders animal facilities as well as the animal health, care and welfare of the large animal surgery program. The individual will contribute to and participate in the facility animal health care program, as well as peri and post:procedure animal care. The position will contribute to the documentation of animal health and communicates with research staff. The individual will provide training to both research and animal facility staff, and serve as an information and technical resource for the institutional animal research community. The individual will maintain performance levels consistent with and according to ARCH professional standards and requirements.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.
:Reviews, complies with all policies pertaining to the animal care program.Cares for and maintains laboratory animals in accordance with USDA Animal Welfare Act and policies, the "Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals," and other applicable regulations and policies.
:Works closely with the Veterinarian(s) to perform daily health assessments of laboratory animals in the colony and maintain all records as needed and associated with this monitoring.Provides animal treatments as instructed by the Veterinarian(s).
:Oversees the Veterinary Technicians located in both animal facilities.Provides guidance regarding observations and diagnosis as well as communication with research and ARCH staff.
:Provides veterinary nursing, surgical assistance, anesthesia administration and monitoring as well as pre:, peri:, and post operative care.
:Provides training to Veterinary Technicians in animal health and diseases, as well as Children's Hospital policies and procedures and all aspects their positions cover.
:Contributes to the preventative animal health program and the animal health surveillance program as needed, such as specimen collection and documentation, processing samples, providing summaries, conducting written and telephone communications with diagnostic laboratories, serves as a contact for intra:institutional animal transfers and related responsibilities.
:Performs technical functions required by research protocols, such as daily clinical observations and health examinations of sick animals, prior to reporting adverse findings to Veterinarian responsible for that area.
:Provides technical training to the research community in support of IACUC: approved research protocols, e.g. animal handling and restraint, weaning, tail snips, ear tagging, blood and other tissue sample collections, injections, treatments, surgical preparation, pre:, peri:,and post:operative observations, euthanasia, and assists with research procedures as directed.
:Actively interacts with research staff to provide technical assistance.
:Coordinates and processes orders for animal medications (drugs, anesthetics, analgesics, etc.), documents distribution of same, and provides guidance on recordkeeping requirements.
:Prepares and submits written reports, monthly billing summaries (drug orders, overcrowded cage charges) charts, logs and inventories as requested by Supervisor.
:Provides training for the ARCH staff as it relates to animal care, health and regulations.
:Attends and participates in Management staff meetings, as well as staff meetings, Animal Tech meetings, etc. as required.
:Operates equipment and uses supplies according to safety guidelines; performs general housekeeping and ad
• Location: Boston
• Post ID: 56031632 boston