Job Schedule: Full Time Standard Hours: 40 Job Shift: Shift 1 Shift Details: Standard hours 7:00am-4:30pm, Requires evening , weekend and holiday coverage
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Hartford Hospital is one of the largest and most respected teaching hospitals New England. We are a Level 1 Trauma Center that provides cutting edge treatment to its patients. This is made possible by being home to the largest robotic surgery center in the Northeast and the Center for Education, Simulation and Innovation (CESI), one of the most-advanced medical simulation training centers in the world. When hospitals cannot provide the advanced care, expertise and new treatment options their patients require, they turn to us.
Oversees and provides support to the research facility by performing a wide range of multi-skilled tasks. The tasks require proficiency, competence, and independent judgment to ensure that the program of lab care is followed in the course of providing service to the department’s customer base.
Key areas of responsibility
Provides efficient, accurate and timely clinical support that contributes to the success of the facility. Responsibilities are varied, and may include: routine examination of animals and provide treatment as prescribed by the attending or consulting veterinarian, collect clinical specimens, perform routine and specialized diagnostic lab tests, preparation of the operating room for surgery, animal preparation, drug administration, surgical procedures, cannulations, peri-operative monitoring. Veterinary duties may include: administer medications, assess clinical signs and symptoms and routine examination of animals.
Provides animal husbandry for all facility species to ensure animal health and welfare. Animal care duties may include: receive and transport laboratory animals, provide food and water, groom, exercise, enrich environment, clean and sanitize caging and equipment, monitor physical environment of animal rooms, maintain feed, bedding, equipment and procedure room areas.
Work is performed in accordance with good laboratory practices, facility standard operating procedures, study protocols, and the institutional animal care and use committee. Animal care is performed in accordance with the USDA and State of Connecticut regulations and the Guide for the Care and Use of Animals.
Assist in lab preparation, organization, and setup, cleaning and maneuvering of human cadaver/specimens as needed in accordance with organization guidelines, standard operating procedures (SOPs), specific instructions and established work methods.
Receive and prepare human cadavers/specimens for scheduled programs in the lab.
Support daily operations of the lab areas including setting up and cleanup of equipment and supplies prior and after the course.
Maintain adequate inventory of laboratory supplies to support scheduled activities as well as stocking incoming orders while keeping the work and storage areas neat and organized.
Ensure all required equipment, instruments and supplies are available and in good working condition.
Maintains all required records/forms/logs in a complete and accurate manner as required by the function of the work area to ensure the facility is prepared for accrediting and regulatory agencies.
Operates various equipment and performs routine maintenance and/or quality control checks in alignment with standard operating procedures (SOPs).
Reviews protocols prior to implementation, writes and reviews SOPs to ensure that the relevant phases of assigned protocols are conducted properly and all records maintained in accordance with study design, SOPs and Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) requirements.
Works effectively as a team member within the department and with customers to provide quality service through communication, cooperation and collaboration.
Accountable for own advancement (formal or informal) for continuous personal-professional growth in field.
Able to provide education (in your areas of expertise) to peer group using coaching and mentoring leadership behaviors.
Capable of working independently yet demonstrates good judgment in seeking advice when necessary. Capable of working with a team to compete all daily tasks.
Supports CESI with additional departmental needs; skills to be learned may include operation of the mannequins, skills stations and AV equipment.
Bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Technology (or similar) or Associate’s degree with extensive experience will be considered
Minimum of two years’ experience Veterinary Technician / Technologist or similar background in a research setting.
At least four years of the experience with an Associate degree will be considered.
Previous experience with cadaveric specimens
Must read, write, speak English proficiently
Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT) or Laboratory Animal Technician (LAT) certification. If not held at the time of hire, required to obtain within 2 years of hire.
Certification as a Veterinary Technician/Technologist.
Must read, write, speak English proficiently
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With locations around the state, Hartford HealthCare offers exciting opportunities for career development and growth. Here, you are part of an organization on the cutting edge – helping to bring new technologies, breakthrough treatments and community education to countless men, women and children. We know that a thriving organization starts with thriving employees-- we provide a competitive benefits program designed to ensure work/life balance. Every moment matters. And this is your moment.