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The Department of Health Sciences Administration has an outstanding opportunity for the position of Temporary Veterinary Specialist 1.
The primary purpose of this position is to provide the appropriate environment to support outstanding biomedical research directed towards significant human health issues and nonhuman primate health and biology. In conjunction with our Mission Statement, these values link this position to our purpose as a Center:
•Commitment to Research •Teamwork •Accountability – Productivity •Communication
Under the general supervision of the Veterinary Services supervisor, this position provides veterinary care of nonhuman primates at the WaNPRC-Arizona Breeding Colony (ABC). This position requires technical skills, ability to maintain electronic records/databases, and direct interaction with diverse groups at WaNPRC.
This worker will have the primary duties to included but not limited to the following:
•Support of veterinary services by maintaining records, clinical disease diagnostics, processing procedures, administer medications, handle and restrain animals, sedation, collect samples/body weights, maintain equipment and procedure rooms. •Conduct screening test to monitor laboratory animal health, e.g. tuberculin testing in nonhuman primates, parasitology, etc. •Perform sedation and immobilization with controlled drugs under the direction of a veterinarian •Maintain equipment in accordance with specified standards and SOPs, such as, autoclaves, diagnostic equipment and monthly checklist •Maintain surgery suite in accordance with SOP and instructions by supervisor. •Perform set-up and clean-up for procedures, as directed by supervisor. •Track inventory and maintain supplies, as directed by supervisor. •Provide weekend and holiday coverage. •Perform other related duties as assigned.
•Conduct health monitoring for all animals on an assigned basis (daily). •Conduct on-going observations of animals under care to assess treatment response. •Work with AT staff to triage animals closer when needed
•Provide input to veterinarians on animal treatment response •Note any abnormal behaviors during routine duties in animal rooms, enter into appropriate databases and notify veterinary staff •Work with AT staff for BW and animal moves •Participate in other cross-trained duties as needed •May need to provide environmental enrichment when PWB staff is off •Sign for deliveries to ABC, make copies of invoices, and distribute original copies to appropriate parties. •Shipping specimens as indicated by supervisor
Other duties as assigned as indicated by supervisor
Associate Degree from an accredited school of animal technology; registration as an Animal Technician by the State of Arizona, and one year experience with the care and treatment of animals in a veterinary practice. •At least one year of experience working with nonhuman primates. •Must be familiar with observing non-human primate behavior and be committed to promoting primate well-being. •Desktop computing skills including word processing, spreadsheet design, making graphs, data sheet design, entering data into electronic records. (e.g., ARMS). •Demonstrated ability to work reliably and independently. •Strong written and oral communication skills.
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