Transplantation Surgery is seeking a Veterinary Technician whose primary responsibilities are to provide sedation and anesthesia in the peri-operative, operative and post-operative setting for the care of lab animals, including non-human primates.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Prepare animals for surgery by calculating anesthetic drugs, pre-anesthetic drug administration, IV placement, intubation, clipping and scrubbing animals, anesthetic administration and monitoring.
Act as the operating room nurse and surgical assistant.
Possess knowledge and expertise on anesthesia and care of different species including macaques, baboons, and pigs.
Provide and document post-operative care.
Set up and break down surgical facilities including cleaning and disinfecting the surgical suite and cleaning, packing and sterilizing instruments.
Prevent and handle anesthesia emergencies, perform trouble-shooting, and perform mechanical ventilation and CPR.
Be able to operate special equipment including syringe pumps for constant rate infusions and setting up invasive blood pressure monitoring.
Maintain clinical and surgical equipment as needed, including anesthesia machines, monitoring equipment, cautery machines, sterilizers, etc
Assist investigators in various research protocols, including scheduling research activities, assisting with animal procurement, obtaining necessary supplies and equipment, and maintaining accurate records.
Attend lab meetings as needed.
Clinical Care and Health Maintenance
Administer medication for treatment through multiple routes including oral and parenteral.
Perform routine monitoring of animals pre- and post-operatively to identify any clinical concerns.
Obtain study samples including but not limited to blood, urine, and feces.
Report clinical concerns to the Research Animal Resources veterinary staff.
Teach investigators 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 lab with necessary supplies and drugs.
Maintain inventory of all drugs and supplies.
Manage controlled substance logs.
Maintain medical, surgical, and research records.
Schedule surgery and technical procedures.
Manage labels for billing purposes and confirm accuracy of accounts.
Develop and implement schedules for equipment maintenance, as well as handle equipment servicing and repair through warranties and contracts.
Review and update SOPs as needed.
High School Diploma or graduation equivalent. Associate's degree in Veterinary Technology, Animal Science or Biology preferred.
One year of related experience.
Additional education may substitute for required experience to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
Classified Title: Veterinary Technician Working Title: Veterinary Technician Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CC Starting Salary Range: $15.00 - $20.40 - $25.50 (commensurate with experience) Employee group: Casual / On Call Schedule: Casual Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: School of Medicine - East Baltimore Campus Department name: 10003182-SOM Sur Transplant Surgery Personnel area: School of Medicine
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