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Req No. 2018-1886 Location US-WA-Everett Category Veterinary Type Regular Full-Time
The Veterinary Technician position works primarily under direct supervision. Veterinary Technicians perform various duties to facilitate and support the work and research of the Veterinarians, Study Directors, and clients by completing a variety of animal health activities in the areas of medicine, surgery, and drug therapy. At SNBL USA we work with many different animal models: non-human primates, rats, mice, guinea pigs, rabbits, swine and canine. As a team, the vet services staff is responsible for the treatment of all on-site ill and injured animals, and for the fulfillment of the preventive medicine program as determined by the Attending Veterinarian.
Who are we:
SNBL USA is renowned for its diverse range of safety assessment services and NHP expertise. Our enthusiasm for customized services that focus on the needs of our clients positions us as the uncommon CRO: uncommonly accessible, flexible and responsive. Located just north of Seattle, WA, our team of experts in Toxicology, Pathology, Exploratory Research and Bioanalysis make the client relationship a top priority. We believe the experience is as important as the science that drives it. We believe a better future is possible for everyone and we're using our nonclinical proficiency to support medical science advancements that will lead to pharmaceutical cures. Want to be a part of a dynamic team that provides continuous professional development opportunities? Work for SNBL USA and set your future in motion.
How You'll Contribute
Provides nursing care for all medical cases within the facility, under the guidance of the staff veterinarians and senior level technicians.
Performs basic diagnostics and screening tests, to include but not be limited to: body weights, BCS, Tb testing, malarial screens, hemoccult testing, urine dipstick analysis, fecal flotation, swab sample collection, blood collection, and others at the request of the veterinarians and/or more senior level technicians.
Performs routine and basic animal procedures, including animal handling and restraint of rodents, handling of NHP within the home cage, sedation, delivery of medications via the IM, SQ, topical, and PO routes, assessment of vital signs (TPR) on sedated animals, shaving of animals and preparation for surgical procedures, bandage application, basic wound care, and assessment of basic clinical signs of animals on treatment or under sedation.
Occasionally performs procedures on unsedated animals. May provide restraint for unsedated animals under supervision of the veterinarians or the senior level technicians.
Performs post-exposure protocols on non human primates (NHP).
Performs basic cleaning and preparatory procedures within the animal procedure and technical staffing areas, including cleaning medical instruments, wrapping surgical packs for autoclaving, cleaning the surgical suite or procedure area after animal activity, and others at the request of the veterinarians and/or more senior level technicians.
Performs dose calculations for medications to be given based on initial orders from a veterinarian or as per standard operating procedure (SOP) or study protocol, and may be responsible for ordering controlled substances from the pharmacy for planned procedures.Performs routine QC on all paperwork and performs computer entry and/or data retrieval as appropriate, to include scheduling of departmental tasks where appropriate.
Shares inventory and ordering responsibilities for supplies used by the department.
Shares responsibility for routine departmental cleaning and prep procedures, such as instrument care, pack wrapping, procedure room and procedure cart cleaning.
May perform routine maintenance on equipment within the veterinary staff department, including but not limited to: x-ray processors, microscopes, eye wash stations, etc.
What We Are Looking For
BA/BS, Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT), or completion of 2 year Veterinary Technician program preferred. Equivalent combination of experience may substitute for education requirements.
This position is expected to pursue ALAT certification. WA State Veterinary Technician License (LVT) preferred.
Basic to Advanced computer skills.
Requires general reading, writing, and verbal communication skills. The ability to quickly understand and act on complex instructions delivered either verbally or in writing, and the ability to communicate either verbally or in writing with a wide variety of individuals in a professional, respectful, and clear manner.
Requires the ability to accurately calculate doses, using algebraic equations.
Continual Good Laboratory Practice training and training on applicable procedures and SOPs within the department. Continuing education is required as needed to maintain licensure status.
Basic animal handling and medication administration skills are required.
What We Offer
Relaxed dress code
Paid Time Off
On-site cafeteria and gym
Company events, including happy hours, team building competitions, lunches and much more.