Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
The department of Radiology for the School of Medicine is seeking to hire a Veterinary Surgery Technician.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Prepare animals for imaging, minimally invasive procedures, and/or surgery by performing manual restraint, pre-anesthetic administration, IV placement, intubation, clipping and scrubbing animals, anesthetic administration, anesthetic monitoring, patient positioning.
Prepare tissue, blood, and urine samples for submission and shipping to third party labs for evaluation.
Place central arterial and venous access lines.
Act as the operating room nurse, surgical assistant, lab manager or anesthetist.
Provide post-operative care including pain management, cleaning, and animal comfort.
Set up and break down surgical & imaging facilities including cleaning and disinfecting the suite and cleaning, packing and sterilizing instruments.
Prevent and handle anesthesia emergencies, mechanical ventilation, and CPR.
Endotracheal intubation of difficult species including birds, rabbits, and pigs.
Imaging and operative room assistant including basic operation of imaging equipment (X-ray fluoroscopy and MRI), physiological monitors, and anesthesia machines.
Maintain all clinical and surgical equipment including x-ray and anesthesia machines, ECG, cautery, autoclaves, etc.
Perform intake and discharge of veterinary clinical cases.
Provide communication with referring veterinarians, clients, faculty, staff, and security personnel.
Assist with lifting companion animals weighing 50-100+ pounds.
May not have contra-indications to working in MRI or CT environment.
Assist investigators in various research protocols, including maintaining animals under anesthesia while performing imaging scans and other varied research studies.
Assist with the collection of tissues for histopathology, submission of tissues for processing, and limited histopathological staining.
Draft animal protocols and health, safety, and environment documents pertaining to the laboratory.
Maintain inventory and supplies used in lab.
Maintain general cleanliness and organization of laboratories.
Maintain logs that adhere to standards for JHU, JHMI, USDA, and NIH policies.
Clinical Care and Health Maintenance:
Administer medication for treatment through multiple routes including oral and parenteral.
Obtain samples from multiple species including but not limited to blood, urine, feces and lavage fluids.
Perform health maintenance for dogs, cats, pigs and rabbits.
Teach investigators, fellows and technical staff to perform various technical procedures.
Train personnel in routine clinical care, daily maintenance of animals under medical treatment, maintenance and monitoring animals during all phases of anesthesia, including proper dosage and proper route of anesthesia for a variety of species.
Stock pharmacy with veterinary supplies, lab supplies and drugs.
Keep controlled substance log and perform quarterly inventory of controlled substances.
Order supplies and equipment for imaging, surgery, and animal health care.
Develop standard operating procedures.
Maintain anesthesia log books, clinical trial log books, and electronic records.
Schedule imaging/surgery and technical service procedures. Prepare bills for services provided.
Perform weekly preventative maintenance on imaging and laboratory equipment.
Maintain and schedule all licensure, safety and mandated laboratory requirements.
Provide direct supervision of all procedures performed inside ERRL and VCTN.
Perform scheduling of support staff.
Plan and oversee NIH-funded research studies including the investigative team performing the study.
Associate’s degree in veterinary technology and some related experience required.
Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula:
* JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job. *
Registered veterinary technician in the state of Maryland.
Classified Title: Veterinary Surgery Technician Working Title: Veterinary Surgery Technician Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CD Starting Salary Range: $16.26 - $22.35; commensurate with experience Employee group: Casual / On Call Schedule: Monday-Friday, Hours Vary, Up to 27 hrs/ week Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus Department name: 10003174-SOM Rad MR Research Personnel area: School of Medicine
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