Veterinary Technician

Pennsylvania, United States
23 Oct 2018
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23 Dec 2018
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Veterinary Science
Contract Type
Full Time

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

The Office of the Provost provides direction on all facets of the University’s academic mission, including education, faculty, research, online learning, global initiatives, admissions, athletics, student life, and arts and culture. The Provost’s Center aggregates programs and offices designed to support University operations, including: the Office of the Provost, the Office of the Vice Provost for Research and its reporting departments (Penn Center for Innovation, Environmental Health and Radiation Safety, University Laboratory Animal Resources, and Regulatory Affairs), the Office of the Chaplain, the Graduate Student Center and Family Resource Center, the Division of Recreation and Intercollegiate Athletics, College Houses and Academic Services, New Student Orientation, the Office of Student Conduct, the Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, the University of Pennsylvania Press, and all of the University’s arts organizations (Penn Museum, Institute of Contemporary Art, Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Arthur Ross Gallery, and University Art Collection). It also includes interdisciplinary academic centers and institutes that are more appropriately housed centrally than in an individual school, including the Laboratory for Research on the Structure of Matter, the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, the Center for Neuroscience and Society, the Penn Institute for Urban Research, the Center for Teaching and Learning, Kelly Writers House, and Weiss Tech House.

Assist in routine surgical procedures and perform anesthetic procedures on research animals with minimal supervision. Perform perioperative care of animals undergoing anesthetic procedures, including induction and maintenance of anesthesia, determination and controlling degree of anesthetic depth and providing supportive care following surgical procedures. Maintain up to date and adequate inventory of supplies in pharmacy and surgical suites. Provide supportive clinical care for all laboratory animals. Independently perform treatments and administer medications by all routes, including injections and blood withdraw. Evaluate animal health parameters and record clinical treatments and observations in animal health records. Recognize and report animals displaying abnormal behaviors indicating pain, distress, or life-threatening emergencies. Use computer effectively as a means of communication. The hours for this position are 7:30-4:30, M-F. Weekends, holidays and overtime as required.

Graduation from an accredited animal health technology program or equivalent, with two years experience working with animals in a research setting with primary responsibilities in animal anesthesia techniques, or equivalent combination of education or experience. AALAS certification at the Laboratory Animal Technologist level or a demonstrated commitment to attaining that certification within the time frame established by AALAS. The successful candidate will have the ability to respond to changing circumstances by being innovative and altering behavior to better fit different situations. Ability to lift 50 pounds. Computer skills including familiarity with Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word programs

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