Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Prepare animals for surgery by pre-anesthetic administration, IV placement, intubation, clipping and scrubbing animals, anesthetic administration and monitoring
Act as the operating room nurse and surgical assistant
Provide post-operative monitoring and care
Set up and break down surgical facilities including cleaning and disinfecting the surgical suite and cleaning, packing and autoclaving instruments
Prevent and handle anesthetic emergencies and perform CPR
Endotracheal intubation of difficult species including marmosets, macaques, rabbits and pigs
Maintain all clinical and surgical equipment including x-ray and anesthesia machines, ECG, cautery, autoclaves, etc.
Operate special equipment including mechanical ventilators, invasive blood pressure monitoring, x-ray machine, and syringe pumps for CRI administration
Assist investigators in various research protocols, including maintaining large animal species under anesthesia while performing MRIs, PET scans, and other research studies.
Clinical Care and Health Maintenance:
Administer medications for treatment via multiple routes including oral and parenteral.
Obtain diagnostic samples from all species including but not limited to blood, urine, and feces.
Perform health maintenance for dogs, cats, pigs and rabbits, including but not limited to hoof and nail trims and collecting routine weights.
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 and drugs.
Keep controlled substance log.
Order supplies and equipment for surgery and animal health care.
Perform pre-release examination on all non-human primates in quarantine including final chest x-ray, body weight check, general physical, TB testing and blood work.
Supervise movement of anesthetized animals to housing area
Develop and maintain standard operating procedures for the surgical suite.
Maintain animal records (paper and electronic).
Schedule surgery and technical service procedures. Prepare bills for services provided.
Associate’s degree in veterinary technology and some related experience required.
Additional experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) 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.
Starting Salary Range: $16.26 - $22.35 (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Fulltime
Employee Status: Non-Exempt
Schedule: Monday-Friday –8:30am-5:00pm 40hrs/Wk – no travel
Location: 720 Rutland Avenue, Baltimore, MD
Department name: 10003430-SOM Admin Research Animal Resources
Personnel area (School): SOM – School of Medicine
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