Veterinary Technician I

Full-time Position, Available on: 2022-02-14

All CRF employees must provide a proof they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have a valid exemption from being vaccinated.

SUMMARY

Under general supervision, the Veterinary Technician is responsible for observing, reporting and monitoring the health and comfort of animals. Provides for the care of laboratory animals in a humane, safe and sanitary manner

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Provides for the care of laboratory animals in a humane, safe and sanitary manner using appropriate equipment and established procedures
Observes animals for clinical signs of diseases and behavioral changes and reports observations to Manager, Animal Care
Performs routine laboratory tests
Provides animal restraint for examination and anesthesia induction
Communicates any animal health issues with Manager, Animal Care or DVM
Assists in the preparation of animals for invasive and/or interventional procedures
Accurately maintains all necessary records to ensure compliance with all applicable regulations, including animal treatments, drug logs and other records as needed
Cleans, maintains, and sterilizes instruments and equipment
Cleans and maintains assigned areas of lab by assisting Animal Care Technician as needed
Coordinates inventory with other staff members
Induces and maintains anesthesia, monitors physiologic status and takes appropriate action for animals on acute or chronic studies
Attends in house training programs to advance knowledge of laboratory animal science and workplace safety
Additional duties as assigned.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES IN GLP STUDIES

Participates in the entire scope of veterinary care and husbandry.
Participates in animal procurement, receipt, placement and moving within the facility, as well as to and from the off-site housing as directed by the Manager, Animal Care.
Participates in the sanitization of the vivarium as directed by the Manager, Animal Care.
Prepares and anesthetizes animals for the procedures, monitors them during the procedures and recovers them from anesthesia.
Dispenses medications to study animals. Performs minor surgical interventions e. g. arterial access and closure.
Assesses health status for recording purposes and for making diagnostic and therapeutic decisions by the veterinary staff.
Makes entries in and reviews animal-related documentation and records.
Performs blood and other analytical tests necessary to assess the animal health, including but not limited to, arterial blood gases and ACT.
Reports issues with the equipment in the area of animal care to supervisors.
Documents any circumstance that may affect the quality and integrity of the study when they occur.
Reports any health or medical condition that may adversely affect a study to supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS

AS degree in Veterinary Technology or a related field required, BS/BA degree in life sciences preferred
AALAS certification at the ALAT or LAT level preferred
1-2 years animal experience preferred
Ability to perform heavy repetitive lifting and moving of animals and equipment on a daily basis
Ability to be alert and observe changes in the surrounding environment
Ability to conform to and follow established policies and procedures
Strong focus on flexibility, ability to multi-task, attention to detail, excellent organizational skills, good follow-up and judgment. Must be able to prioritize.
Must possess excellent communication skills, patience, professionalism and ability to effectively interact with staff and management alike
Ability to analyze complex information and solve problems relating to the proper care of laboratory animals

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

The employee is occasionally required to lift up to 100 pounds, along with members of his/her team.
Weekend and holiday coverage, as scheduled on a rotating basis.
Must not be allergic to animals, latex rubber, waste products, cleaning reagents, feed or bedding.
The work environment is an indoor, climate-controlled Vivarium. The noise level in certain animal areas can be above normal. There are hazards, and protective gear may be required to be worn or used.

BENEFITS

Choice of health plans include medical, dental and vision coverage. Company-paid short-term and long-term disability and life insurance. Health and dependent care flexible spending accounts. Pre-tax travel expenses through TransitChek program. 401(k) plan. Generous paid time off (PTO). Ten paid holidays each year.

CRF is an equal opportunity employer.

Company: Cardiovascular Research Foundation

1700 Broadway | Floor 9 | New York, NY 10019

Contact: Dellyn Lee
dlee@crf.org
(646) 434-4710