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Columbia University Veterinary Technician in New York, New York

Job TitleVeterinary Technician

Job Code Title 510214

Job Requisition Number 097025

Department 7508- P&S Inst of Comparative Medi

Location Medical Center

Job Type Support Staff Full-Time Regular

Bargaining Unit 1199 / SSA Area

If temporary, indicate duration

Hours Per Week 35

Job Family Research Support (Laboratory and Non-Laboratory)

Salary Grade Technical 5-075

Salary Range $26.91/hour

Advertised Summary Job Description Provide general technical assistance to the veterinary staff and researchers; provide care for research animals. Position is 35 hours per week. Mandatory weekend/holiday coverage as scheduled on a rotating basis. Perform routine health care procedures and conduct daily animal health evaluations. Evaluate animals within assigned area, or as assigned and report abnormal findings to an ICM veterinarian. Provide necessary treatment as directed by the veterinarian. Communicate findings and plan with the responsible researcher and building husbandry supervisor. Document animal health abnormalities, diagnostic plan, diagnosis, treatment plan, and treatments. Provide veterinary technical support to researchers as per the protocol including, but not limited to: euthanasia, necropsy and tissue harvest. Assist in training courses on the safe and humane handling, restraint and manipulation of research animals. Administer the sentinel animal/colony health monitoring program and collect the necessary samples for sentinel testing. Maintain an inventory of technical and medical equipment and supplies, maintain and order supplies (disposable items) keep records of annual equipment services for equipment such as anesthetic vaporizers, etc.. Responsible for maintaining the isoflurane machines (ex. weighing the F/air canisters). Maintain the cleanliness of all prep/procedure rooms and surgical areas; assist with the development of standard operating procedures and guidelines; operate and use equipment and supplies according to SOP's to ensure proper bio security and safety. Perform other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications for Grade

Applicant MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant Bachelors or associate degree; Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT) or Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT)

The candidate selected for this position is required to undergo a drug screening test prior to a final offer of employment being made.

Additional Position-Specific Minimum Qualifications

Applicant MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant Bachelors or associate degree; Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT) or Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT). AALAS certification as an Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT).

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Preferred Qualifications

Essential Functions

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Special Indications

This position works with: Bloodborne pathogens



Radioactive materials

Laboratory animals

Infectious agents/lasers

Respiratory protection

HIPAA Compliance training required Yes

Participation in Medical Surveillance required Yes

What type of posting? Is this a waiver request? Standard Posting

Requisition Open Date 03-11-2019

Requisition Close Date Open Until Filled

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EEO Statement Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer --Race/Gender/Disability/Veteran.

Local Hiring Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.

This organization is a federal contractor subject to the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as amended by the Jobs for Veterans Act of 2002, 38 U.S.C. 4212 (VEVRAA). The final rules now require contractors and subcontractors to invite applicants to self-identify as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities.

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