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For nearly 70 years, Charles River employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well:being of people across the globe. Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work e perform. In return, we'll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.
The position will report to the Associate Director, Surgical Services and will be responsible for overseeing animal health, care and welfare for the large animal Surgical Services Program at Childrens Hospital. The individual will contribute to and participate in the facility animal health care program, as well as peri and post:procedure animal care. The veterinary technician will contribute to the documentation of animal health and communicate 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 Childrens Hospital professional standards and requirements.

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 and 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 to perform daily health assessments of the large animals in the Surgical Services Program and maintain all records as needed and associated with this monitoring. Provides animal treatments as instructed by the Veterinarian.
:Performs technical functions required by research protocols, such as daily clinical observations, diagnostic testing, administering medications to post:operative animals and health examinations of sick animals, prior to reporting adverse findings to Veterinarian responsible for that area.
:Provides anesthesia support to all surgical cases. This includes placement of IV catheters, intubation, and administration of anesthetic agents. Provides surgical support to the research staff, e.g. animal handling and restraint, blood and other tissues sample collection, injections, and treatments.
:Responsible for maintaining sterile ORs by cleaning and breaking down at the end of cases. Responsible for making instrument packs, cleaning and autoclaving supplies. Prepares the OR for the next surgical case. Ensures equipment is in working order prior to the start of a case.
: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) charts, logs and inventories as requested.
:Provides training for the ARCH staff as it relates to animal care, health and regulations.
:Operates equipment and uses supplies according to safety guidelines; performs general housekeeping and adheres to safety procedures. Complies with safety policies and procedures and MSDS guidelines, including those related to biohazards and radioactive substances. Assists with the receipt, stocking and maintenance of supply inventories.
:Required to work weekends, holidays and evenings as assigned.
:Maintains required attendance level and adheres to work schedule in accordance with required staffing le


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