The Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory invites applications for two 1-year, term internship positions. The purpose of these positions is to offer quality of after-hours testing performed by the clinical pathology laboratory while at the same time train veterinarians who want to advance their diagnostic skills and/or those who are hoping to pursue advanced training in the field of veterinary diagnostic medicine.
These positions will provide after-hour services in the veterinary diagnostic laboratory. Duties will include the following,
Log-in samples into the laboratory
Operate the Siemens Advia Hematology Analyzer to generate partial CBC results
Operate the cobas C501® Chemistry Analyzer to generate serum chemistry results
Operate the NOVA Stat Profile® Analyzer to generate blood gas and other chemistry results
Complete partial urinalysis results (physical and chemical components)
Operate the Coulter® Z2™ Analyzer to generate cell count results for pleural, synovial and peritoneal fluids
Prepare blood films and cytologic preparations for analysis by medical technologists or pathologists
Undergo extensive training in the methods of sample handling, processing, and analysis
Retrain in sessions which may be held at the discretion of the laboratory supervisor or pathologist
Other duties logically associated with Clinical Pathology
Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory:
Assist in the receiving and delivery of dead animals to the necropsy “in-coming” cooler for cases brought to the Emergency Desk of the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital
Assist in the receiving and delivery of large packages containing diagnostic specimens by putting them in the “incoming” cooler of the necropsy area.
Set up cultures submitted by the VMTH after hours
When called to perform after-hours services, the employee must arrive to perform the duties within 20 minutes of being paged.
Intern will rotate between the laboratories within the veterinary diagnostic lab and will be expected to attend rounds. The intern will be first author for at least one publication and one presentation.
REQUIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
- Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine or equivalent
- Interest in veterinary diagnostic medicine
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Attention to detail
- Ability to arrive to perform afterhours tests within 20 min. of being paged
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