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Washington University of St. Louis Veterinary Technician III - Comparative Medicine - 52126 in St. Louis, Missouri

Job Type/Schedule This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week. Rotational work on weekends and holidays is required. Department Name/Job Location This position is in the Department of Comparative Medicine. This position is for the Medical School Campus. Essential Functions POSITION SUMMARY: Conducts daily rounds to monitor health and provide surgical support and medical treatment for multiple species of laboratory animals. Documents and communicates findings about animal health. Prepares animals for surgery and monitors anesthesia during surgery. Collects biological samples from animals and administer treatments under the supervision of veterinary staff. Conducts work according to departmental SOPs, IACUC policies, and the regulations of the Animal Welfare Act and the Public Health Service. PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Independently conducts daily rounds (including weekends)and examines, evaluates, treats, and documents health issues and their related service charges in research animals. 2. Prepares animals for surgery, including calculating and administering doses of drugs, anesthetizing, intubating, preparing and draping, and monitoring vital signs. 3. Monitors and documents the psychological well-being of animals and provides environmental enrichment. 4. Prepares, maintains and cleans surgical suite and anesthesia equipment in accordance with established policies and regulations. 5. Under the direction of the veterinarians, provides hands-on training to other veterinary and husbandry technicians and to research staff. 6. Performs other duties as assigned. Required Qualifications * Associate degree in veterinary or animal science. * LVT (licensed veterinary technician). Preferred Qualifications * LVT, associate degree and two years of experience. * Ability to handle animals. * Proficiency at in veterinary techniques, including animal anesthesia, surgical preparation, blood collection, and dosing. * Ability to comprehend written and spoken English terms used in a biomedical research environment. * Ability to comprehend and follow SOPs and written instructions from veterinary, supervisory, and research staff. * Ability to communicate medical issues in written animal medical records, verbally, and via email. * Ability to maintain a conscientious attitude and concern for quality and animal welfare. Salary Range The hiring range for this position is $15.46 - $20.88 per hour. Pre-Employment Screening All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening. Benefits This position is eligible for full-time benefits. Please click the following link to view a summary of benefits: https://wustl.box.com/s/8wkhs25yssf0775x9d6nd6vqa7obpth7 Applicant Special Instructions WORKING CONDITIONS: * Works in laboratory animal facility. * May work with animals and tissues experimentally exposed to hazardous agents, such as radioisotopes, chemical and infectious agents. * Must be able to lift 50 lbs and pass a pre-employment physical exam. EOE Statement Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status. Job Title: Veterinary Technician III - Comparative Medicine - 52126 Job ID: 52126 Location: Medical School Full/Part Time: Full-Time Regular/Temporary: Regular