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SoBran is seeking a Veterinary Technician III to serve at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland (LARC 11).
OVERVIEW: This person is expected to have a general familiarity with day-to-day activities in multiple facilities working with multiple species. We encourage the Veterinary Technologist III - Float Technician to be forward thinking and able to use their knowledge of basic facility and technical practices to accomplish tasks in a wide array of positions and assignments. They create and assist in developing plans to enhance the learning abilities and performance of the staff working on this contract. The Veterinary Technician III must possess strong verbal communication and teaching skills. They will assist the Program Management in the efficient allocation of the budget, write and maintain reports and develop and maintain an effective relationship with the Government staff.
This position’s responsibilities include:
Understand and follow all Standard Operating Procedures and Quality Assurance Standards
Assist the veterinary staff with examinations and procedures, and alert them to emergencies or other animal related problems
Administer clinical treatments as directed (Topical, PO, IM, SQ, IV, ID)
Monitor the health status of all animals
Safely and correctly handle and restrain animals for observation and procedure
Operate complex laboratory equipment required for this position
Able in identifying basic operating problems (troubleshoot) of lab equipment and make repairs
Calculate drug dosages and administration frequencies
Identify and communicate signs of abnormal health and behavior in multiple species
Maintain medical records accurately
Assist the veterinary and research staff with surgical preparations and procedures
Collect, preserve and prepare blood, urine, stool, and tissue samples for testing and shipment
Place and maintain all forms and methods of animal identification in all species
Participate in all required trainings (topics may include: animal specific information and technical procedures, medical care, OSHA, regulatory, ASP support, and standard operating procedures).
Achieve and maintain a proficiency score of at least 95% within one year of appointment, and each year thereafter
Provide technical guidance and training to level I and II staff
Maintain breeding colony management and recordkeeping
Collect post-mortem specimens for shipment or evaluation
Supervise caretakers during weekend shifts.
Participate in weekly technical or SOP training
Perform miscellaneous duties as assigned
Schedule Requirements: Shifts typically occur between 6:00 am and 8:30 pm weekdays. This assignment may include working on weekends and holidays, in which the hours are between 6:00 am to 6:30 pm.
SoBran, is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and prohibits employment discrimination for employees and applicants based on his or her age, race, color, pregnancy, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, citizenship, or because he or she is an individual with a disability, protected veteran or other status protected by federal, state, and local laws.
Required Education: Employees’ appointed to the position of Veterinary Technician III must meet one of the following standards prior to appointment:
An Associate’s degree in Veterinary Technology
A Bachelor’s degree in one of the Physical Sciences, Animal Sciences, or related discipline.
Certification: Employees must hold an AALAS certification at the LATg level.
Required Experience: 7 years as a Veterinary Technician working in the Laboratory Animal field working with multiple species preferred.
Internal Number: 17271
About SoBran inc.
SoBran, Inc. is a rapidly growing technical and professional services company, serving government and industry for 20 years. We partner with customers to solve problems affecting critical missions such as biomedical research, defense, homeland security, environmental protection, and national energy policy. Core SoBran strengths include biomedical research support, engineering, logistics and supply chain management, mail sanitation and screening, and program management support. Our biomedical services professionals support world class research that impacts the health of people around the world.