Ophthalmology Veterinary Technology Canine NBC

Location
Pennsylvania, United States
Posted
04 May 2020
End of advertisement period
03 Jul 2020
Ref
JR00015406
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Veterinary Science
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

University Overview

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.

Job Profile Title
Research Specialist A

Job Description Summary

Seeking ideal candidate (Certified Vet Tech or eligible to sit for VTNE) whom has a strong interest in Ophthalmology and is self motivated and enthusiastic self starter to work closely with veterinarian performing Ophthalmology procedures in the dog model to evaluate visual function.

Candidate will be trained to perform:

  • Electroretinography (ERG)
  • Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)
  • Confocal Scanning Laser Ophthalmoscopy (CSLO)
  • Other Ophthamological procedures as required.
  • Candidate must have experience performing anesthesia in dogs (induction to extubation). Transfer data collected to excel spreadsheets. Position located in Kennett Sq., no public trans. avail.

Job Description

  • Candidate will be trained to perform:
  • Electroretinography (ERG)
  • Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)
  • Confocal Scanning Laser Ophthalmoscopy (CSLO)
  • Other Ophthamological procedures as required.

Perform anesthesia in dogs for routine cases, including IV catheter placement, induction, intubation, evaluation of anesthetic depth, extubation, medication administration, maintenance and recovery. 

Requires computer skills and the ability to transfer data results to excel spreadsheets.

Provide on call assistance on weekends as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

An Associate’s or Bachelor Degree in Veterinary Technology from an AVMA Accredited school. Certified Veterinary Technician or eligible to sit for the VTNE within 1 year of hire. 1-2 years experience as a vet tech. Flexible schedule and ability to multi-task. Requires meticulous organization and planning skills. Must have good communication skills and the ability to work in a team environment as well as independently. Will adhere to IACUC, USDA and ARIES protocols.  Position contingent upon grant funding.  Position located in Kennett Square, PA with NO transportation available.Candidate must have experience performing anesthesia in dogs (induction to extubation). Transfer data collected to excel spreadsheets.

Working Conditions
High noise environment
On-Call/ Alternative work schedules
Requires protective devices

Physical Effort
Occasional lifting 25-50 lbs.
Typically standing or walking
Typically bending, crouching, stooping

Job Location - City, State
Kennett Square, Pennsylvania

Department / School
School of Veterinary Medicine

Pay Range
$35,568.00 - $57,600.00

Affirmative Action Statement

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements

Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

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