The Department of Comparative Medicine provides for the health and welfare needs, care, and housing of research animals throughout the OHSU central and waterfront campuses, and supports research innovations of OHSU Investigators.
The Veterinary Surgical Technician 2 provides general technical and nursing support for the veterinary surgical program including surgical and equipment preparation, anesthesia monitoring, surgical assistance and post-operative patient care of veterinary patients within the animal care department. This classification is the second level of a three level series. It is distinguished from the lower level by providing more technical support including anesthesia monitoring, nursing support, preparation of animals for surgery, dispensing of medications, performing surgical assistance to the research team. It is distinguished from the higher level by providing a less coordination of the surgical activities and the need for a higher level of supervision.
5 years of experience caring for animals in a veterinary hospital or laboratory animal facility including 2 years in a surgical setting OR equivalent combination of experience and training
State certification through the Veterinary Medical Examining Board as a Veterinary Technician
Certification or ability to obtain certification from the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science at the Laboratory Animal Technician level
Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
Strong written and verbal abilities
Veterinary anesthesia, analgesia, peri-operative care
Operating room maintenance and prep
Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds of varying educational levels
Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills
High School Diploma or GED. Completion of an AVMA-accredited degree or certificate program in veterinary technology
Experience with swine, sheep or other agricultural species; ferrets, guinea pigs, or other exotic animals/pocket pets; mice, rats, canines, or other traditional laboratory animal species
Familiarity with animal welfare guidelines and regulations
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Exposure to animals, animal tissue and fluids, and designated biohazards.
Busy environment with constant interruptions, multiple demands, and interactions with people from diverse backgrounds of varying educational levels.
Ability to work overtime and weekends.
Ability to report to work early on occasion.
Physical demands & equipment usage:
Ability to carry and lift up to 40 pounds.
Ability to stand for long periods of time.
Ability to sit at a computer for extended periods of time.
Use of computers and multi-line telephones.
Use of anesthesia machines, positive-pressure ventilators, and physiologic monitoring equipment
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