Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week. On-call weekend and holiday assignments will be required on a rotation with other veterinary technicians.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Comparative Medicine. The position is located at the Medical School Campus.
Position performs routine and specialized clinical procedures with a variety of laboratory animal species under the supervision of a staff of veterinarians.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Animal health and welfare monitoring
Animal physical examinations
Animal medical treatments
Anesthesia, surgery, and post-surgical support
Perform other clinical procedures and treatments, as assigned by veterinarians
Clinical support and training for research faculty and staff
Support environmental enrichment program
Health surveillance of experimental rodent colonies
Maintenance and operation of medical equipment
Generating service tickets
Weekend and holiday rotations
Other duties as assigned
Equivalent of High School and 2 years animal care experience, with ability to gain certification as licensed veterinary technician or certified AALAS technician.
Associate degree from an accredited veterinary technician program
Certification as an AALAS technician or willingness to work toward this goal
Experience in companion or large animal anesthesia support and post procedural care
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Computer skills in Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel
Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
Offers made for this position are contingent upon the successful completion of all required pre-employment screens, including a criminal background check, hair sample drug screen, and verification of required professional licenses, registrations, or certifications.
-Retirement Savings Plan -22 vacation days -8 Paid Holidays -Sick Time -Tuition benefits for employee, spouse and dependent children -Free Metro Link/ Bus pass -Free Life Insurance -Health, Dental, Vision -Health Savings Accounts (HSA) -Long Term Disability Insurance -Flex Spending Plan -Other Benefits
Med School HR website (medschoolhr.wustl.edu)
The hiring range for this position is $13.79 to $18.62 per hour.
Internal Applicant Instruction:
This position is grade R06.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
Applicant Special Instructions:
Candidates should posses a strong medical knowledge base, good oral and written communication skills. Attention to detail and excellent work ethics are highly valued. Candidates should be able to work independently, as well as with others in a large department. Data collection for clinical case reports may be required. Access to biohazard facilities may require vaccination.
Washington University in St. Louis, a medium-sized, independent university, is dedicated to challenging its faculty and students alike to seek new knowledge and greater understanding of an ever-changing, multicultural world. The University offers more than 90 programs and almost 1,500 courses leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in a broad spectrum of traditional and interdisciplinary fields, with additional opportunities for minor concentrations and individualized programs. The faculty is composed of scholars, scientists, artists and members of the learned professions. They serve society by teaching; by adding to the store of human art, creativity, understanding, and wisdom; and by providing direct services, such as health care.