Requisition Number: 03024039 Final Filing Date: 06-20-2019 Closing Date: Payroll Title: ANIMAL HEALTH TECHNICIAN III Number of Positions: 1 Salary: $23.33 to $35.29/Hr. Salary to commensurate with experience. Appointment Type: Career Appointment Description: 100% Fixed appointment. Schedule TBD Overtime Eligible (FLSA): Non-Exempt Union/HEERA Representation: This position is covered by a collective bargaining unit
Department: PRIMATE CENTER - 061095 Department Description: The California National Primate Research Center (CNPRC) is an Organized Research Unit which conducts interdisciplinary research programs on significant human health related problems where non human primates are the animal models of choice. In addition to its major efforts in the area of research, the CNPRC is also committed to its missions of teaching and service.
Location: Davis Allow Applicants to Attach: Resume Cover Letter
Job Summary: Under the supervision of Staff Veterinarian Surgeons assigned to the Anesthesia and Surgical Services, provide anesthesia, analgesia and surgical support for a wide array of experimental projects and colony clinical procedures in the care of non-human primates.
Provide anesthesia support and support for surgical procedures; ranging from but not limited imaging scans (include MRI, CT, PET- both onsite and offsite), pulmonary function testing, EMGs, endoscopic procedures (including bronchoscopy, gastroscopy, jejunoscopy, vasectomies, colonoscopy with and without biopsy), laproscopic procedures, surgeries (soft tissue to neurosurgeries). Provide long-term anesthesia and surgical support for routine and complex procedures. Induce and maintain general and prolonged anesthesia as required for surgical procedures, and monitor, maintain and recover anesthetized animals.
Perform emergency/critical and post-operative care procedures, venipuncture, catheterization, and intubation and wound management. Create anesthetic protocols and provide a broad spectrum of technical support for the Anesthesia and Surgical services. Maintain records on usage of drugs and supplies for recharge activities. Provide post-operative care for all procedures performed through the Anesthesia and Surgical Services.
Work with animals/tissue infected with the HIV/SIV virus and other biohazardous agents or diseases. Document activities related to animal care, procedures, and hospitalized animals and surgical records; transport animals and equipment to off-site locations, provide off site anesthesia and support to research projects. Work with animals (includes fluids and/or tissues) that are infected with infectious agents. Category BSL 2 Agents such as Simian Immunodeficiency Virus (SIV) /Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), Zika, CMV, Measles, and Herpes's Simples Virus (HSV).
Physical Demands: Provide health care technical support to nonhuman primates housed in 407,148 square feet in BSL 2-3 animal spaces that include indoor housing, outdoor field corrals, outdoor corn crib housing, inhalation therapy, and animal testing space. -Employee is required to work with animals/tissue that is infected with the HIV/SIV virus, or other infectious agents such as Zika, adenovirus. -Work with large and small nonhuman primates. Substantial animal contact, which includes restrain animals (sometimes fractious) weighing up to 40 lbs. . Work with animals that may be either naturally or experimentally infected with potentially hazardous diseases such as HIV, SIV, Herpes B virus, Zika, and adenovirus. -Required to wear protective clothing and respirator in circumstances that require personal protection from infectious diseases and animals. The incumbent is regularly required to stand or walk; and to use hands to manipulate, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; and to reach with hands and arms. Perform diversified tasks that may require squatting, kneeling, bending, stooping, and work standing for prolonged surgical procedures that are estimated between 6 to 16 hours. -Move and lift equipment/building materials weighing up to 50 pounds. -Move and lift loaded animal transfer cages weighing up to 35 pounds and up to cage elevations 7 feet high. -Lift and move equipment and animals that may weigh up to 70 lbs. Handle, move, and transport animals. -Substantial contact with animals, includes administering treatments and medications, restraint of animals that may weigh up to 35 lbs. -Wear protective clothing for extended periods of time including: gown, coveralls, gloves, masks, PAPR, face shields, goggles, sleeves and head covers.
Work Environment: Perform duties in BioSafety Level (BSL) 2 or 3 facility where nonhuman primates may be either naturally or experimentally infected with potentially hazardous infectious agents such as HIV, SIV or Herpes B -Measles vaccination or proof of illness required. This position is subject to Medical Surveillance procedures and review in accordance with Federal and State Laws and Regulations and University Policy. -Required to work weekends and holidays and on call shifts. Work schedule is subject to change with only 12-24 hours notification. Work required overtime and varied lunch hour on short notice (including covering animal; emergencies requires anesthesia and surgical support or monitoring, unit staff shortages and holiday shifts). -Restricted vacation during peak workload periods required to work extended overtime hours as part of normal shift assignment (Mon-Fri), weekends, and holidays when needed. -Work in high traffic areas, confined, or small spaces, noisy environments and tolerate unpleasant odors. -Must be willing to perform assigned duties in a BioSafety Level (BSL) 2 or 3 facility where non-humans primates may be either naturally or experimentally infected with potentially hazardous diseases such as HIV, SIV, or Herpes B virus. -Work under regular exposure to zoonotic diseases, anesthesia, cleaning chemicals and exposure to radioactive patients. -Independent of supervision in a hospital setting, as a significant part of daily duties, responsible for treatment of patients with life-threatening illness or injury, whose conditions are likely to change on a moment-to-moment basis, and inducing and monitoring anesthesia. -UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco free campus effective January 1, 2014. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) will be strictly prohibited on any UC Davis owned or leased property, indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space. -California National Primate Research Center employees are directly or indirectly engaged in the performance of work on Federal or State contracts and grants as well as periodically come into contact with controlled substances; and are expected to abide by the UC Policy on Substance Abuse, the Federal Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, and the State Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1990.
Background Check Required: Yes
Minimum Qualifications: -Current California Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) license or the ability to obtain within 6 months from the date of hire. RVT exam eligibility requirements include graduation from an AVMA-accredited veterinary technician program and a passing score on the National Veterinary Technician Exam.
-Completion of an accredited training program from an AVMA fully accredited Veterinary Technician program or equivalent combination of training and experience with induction and maintenance of long-term anesthesia and surgical support in a veterinary hospital or research environment with attention to project needs and clinical demands.
-Experience inducing, maintaining and recovering critically ill animals from anesthesia independent of supervision.
-Experience using anesthetic delivery, support and monitoring equipment.
-Applied experience and professional knowledge of fluid therapies for intraoperative use (i.e. LRS, hetastarch, hypertonic saline, plasma, whole blood) and properly calculate volumes and rates.
-Experience in surgical preparation and positioning of patients.
-Experience preparing and maintaining anesthesia equipment and supplies in a hospital operating room, and performing complex procedures under the indirect guidance of professional veterinary staff.
Experience performing standard veterinary medical procedures including but not limited to venipuncture, IV catheterization, intubation, endotracheal intubation, placing vascular catheters, bandaging, and performing physical examinations.
-Experience as scrub technician with instrument handling, providing exposure of organs or structures, tissue handling and homeostasis during surgery.
-Applied experience and knowledge of applied medical terminology, basic pharmacology, mammalian anatomy and physiology.
-Experience calculating drug dosages and administering medications intravenously, subcutaneously, intramuscular or orally.
-Applied knowledge and experience with surgical asepsis related to direct contamination of patients, instruments and sterile supplies.
-Skills to instruct veterinary students, residents, and technicians.
-Skills to effectively use computer applications such as spreadsheets, word processing, and electronic calendar, e-mail and database software in performing work assignments.
-Thorough knowledge of the use and functions of the various types of anesthesia equipment, including blood-gas analyzers; good knowledge of basic aseptic and sterile techniques.
General mechanical skill to perform routine repair and maintain on anesthesia related equipment.
-Ability to understand medical terminology and relate it to the equipment and supplies used in the administration of anesthetics and analgesics.
Preferred Qualifications: Certification as a Veterinary Technician Specialist in Anesthesia and Analgesia. Animal Technologist (LATG) certification. OR American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) technician certification with primate medical care training and experience.
-Experience responding to emergencies and providing CPR.
-Experience following both written and oral medical care instructions in a veterinary research setting.
-Experience assessing non-human primates for physical/behavioral abnormalities.
-Experience initiating emergency medical treatment of non-human primates.
-Skills to troubleshoot a diverse array of medical equipment including radiology units, anesthetic machine, autoclave (sterilizer), dental equipment, digital camera, EKG machine, pulse oximeter, blood pressure monitor, nebulizer (thermo-care unit), fiberoptic endoscope and bronchoscope.
-Applied knowledge and experience of USDA regulations and AALAS practices and protocols pertaining to primate non-human animal models; and handling and caring for nonhuman primates.
-Interpersonal and communication skills to interact with a diverse group of people to include, but not limited to investigators, visitors, veterinarians, students and staff.
-Ability to perform extensive and thorough cleaning following established hospital protocols. Initiate restocking supplies, checking inventory, cleaning equipment, mopping floors, emptying trash and biohazard bins.
-Knowledge of standard maintenance surgical instruments and equipment as well as anesthetic machines to operate and perform routine maintenance.
-Applied knowledge and experience of a variety of surgical procedures to anticipate what supplies and equipment are needed for their surgical set-up; and anticipating surgeons and patient needs during surgery and providing requested instrumentation and equipment
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