1. Observes and evaluates animals for signs of illness and stress and deviations in animal conditions. Feeds, houses, and handles animals in accordance with institutional, local and Federal regulations. 2. Performs animal care with veterinary oversight which may include specialized drug administration, sample collection, and pre and post procedural care. Maintain records of treatments. 3. Provides husbandry and specialized services for animals in animal colonies. Maintains, sanitizes, and decontaminates animal rooms and facilities within low to moderate hazardous areas, e.g. BL2. 4. Performs rodent euthanasia services according to established standards and practices and/or assist in non-rodent species euthanasia. 5. Maintains required records according to institutional, local and federal regulatory standards. 6. May train and/or instruct staff on sanitation, animal handling, restraint and care techniques appropriate to level. 7. Performs periodic decontamination, maintenance and rotation of equipment in facility washing centers. Operates animal care processing equipment on either clean or dirty side and/or specific washing center; diagnoses mechanical, technical and/or process problems. 8. Maintains inventory of supplies. 9. May act as a driver; operating vehicle in order to pick up and deliver animals and materials to assignment locations, applying proper animal handling and care protocols. 10. Performs additional related tasks as necessary.
Posting Position Title: Animal Technician 3
Required Skill/ability 3: Ability to understand and use short notes, basic written instructions and forms; ability to understand complex and detailed protocols.
Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
University Job Title: Animal Technician III
Required Skill/ability 1: Ability to follow YARC Standing Operating Procedure.
Required Skill/ability 4: General knowledge of computer use and ability to monitor email.
Required Skill/ability 2: Ability to recognize signs of well-being, illness and abnormalities.
Four years of related work experience, two of them in the same job family at the next lower level, and a high school level education; or two years of related work experience and an Associate's degree; or an equivalent combination of experience and education.
Internal Number: 56632BR
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