Requisition Number: 03024215 Final Filing Date: 07-16-2019 Closing Date: Payroll Title: STAFF RESEARCH ASSOCIATE I Number of Positions: 1 Salary: $21.36-$25.49/hr Appointment Type: Career Appointment Description: 75% Variable. Wednesday through Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm (1/2 hour lunch). Saturday 8:00am - 2:00pm (no lunch) Overtime Eligible (FLSA): Non-Exempt Union/HEERA Representation: This position is covered by a collective bargaining unit
Department: VET MED TEACHING HOSPITAL - 072105 Department Description: The Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH) is a unit that provides clinical case material in support of the teaching programs throughout the School of Veterinary Medicine on a 24-hour basis. Its primary objectives are to train professional (veterinary) students, graduate clinical students (interns and residents), and graduate academic students; to provide veterinary services to the public; to serve as a referral center for practicing veterinarians, and to advance veterinary medical knowledge.
Location: Davis Allow Applicants to Attach: Resume Cover Letter References
Job Summary: Under supervision of the Anatomic Pathology Service Manager, and direction of the Senior Necropsy Diener, function independently as Necropsy Diener for the Anatomic Pathology Service to oversee technical issues, organize and run the daily Necropsy facility service activities. Assist with, and learn to perform, highly technical laboratory techniques with regard to diagnostic necropsy of avian, aquatic and mammalian species, maintenance and infectious disease control, management of supply and equipment inventory. Act as liaison with faculty (led by Pathology Service Chief) and residents to solve technical problems, investigate new procedures and ensure that the necropsy service collectively delivers high quality results in a timely manner. Organize the daily necropsy routine by wearing many hats throughout a given day.
Physical Demands: - Maneuver/lift equipment and materials weighing up to 50 pounds.
- Lift 70lbs four feet off the ground to assist with handling, restraining, and disposal of animal carcasses.
-Able to tolerate strong odors and the sight and feel of exposed animal tissues and blood products.
-Ability to operate power saws, electric and manual hoists, and university vehicles (including fork lift).
-No eating, drinking or smoking allowed in work area.
-Must be able to tolerate standing and bending over for long periods of time.
-Store and retrieve chemicals and formalin fixed tissues from a 6-8' high shelving unit using a footstool or ladder.
-Ability to properly connect 54 gallon drums of formalin and alcohol in and out of our automated chemical dispensing system.
Work Environment: -Work various hours on short notice (including covering staff shortages and holiday shifts).
-Work under Medical Surveillance procedures and review in accordance with Federal and State Laws and Regulations and University Policy.
-Work under regular exposure to zoonotic diseases, anesthesia, cleaning chemicals and exposure to radioactive patients.
- Will be required to wear protective clothing for extended periods of time including: scrubs, gowns, coveralls, lab coats, gloves, masks, face shields, safety glasses, sleeves, head covers, N95 masks and full face respirators while performing various tasks.
-Require working with or around areas with sick animals, hazardous materials, and/or infectious diseases, dead animals, putrid smells, and potentially pathogenic infectious organisms and distraught clients.
-Handle animal tissues preserved in carcinogenic fixatives while wearing protective PPE.
-Work in a bio-safety cabinet to perform necropsy procedures as needed.
-Work in a cold or wet room environment to complete various tasks.
-Employee is personally responsible for following health and safety guidelines/instructions.
-Work in other related areas on an as needed basis.
-UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco free campus effective January 1, 2014. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) will be strictly prohibited on any UC Davis owned or leased property, indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.
Background Check Required: Yes
Minimum Qualifications: -Experience maintaining orderly and accurate numerical records which are easily accessible.
-Knowledge of safe work practices for cleaning hand and power tools.
-Experience interpreting cleaning protocols in maintaining the sanitation of each area of the facility.
-Experience trouble-shooting the condition of equipment and instruments adequate enough to identify whether repair or maintenance is required to maintain safe working conditions for facility users.
-Skill to understand and follow written instructions in making fixative and preservative solutions and observing safe use of protective wear and equipment.
-Skill to prioritize work assignments, problem solve, and provide training & supervision for student employees.
-Experience relating to the retrieval and delivery of supplies, parcels, carcasses and documents.
-Skill to operate a computer.
Preferred Qualifications: -Experience operating a forklift.
-Knowledge of avian, aquatic and mammalian anatomy adequate enough to understand direction from faculty members, residents and graduate students during necropsy procedures.
-Knowledge of a diagnostic necropsy facility.
-Experience handling and utilizing necropsy facility equipment.
-Experience handling and disposing of waste solvents and potentially dangerous biological hazardous materials.
-Experience working with blood and dead animals.
-Safety skills to prevent contaminating self and others with bio-hazardous materials.
-Knowledge of infectious pathogenic organisms in regard to human health hazards.
-Ability to follow written protocols for proper identification, storage and disposal of potential suspect animals.
-Knowledge of VMTH sample submission protocols.
-Knowledge of proper protective measures to work safely with animal tissue preserved in carcinogenic fixatives, which exude noxious fumes.
-Experience with the operation of a 35mm camera and related equipment to produce representative material for necropsy case reference.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
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