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SoBran is seeking a Veterinary Technician II to serve at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland (LARC 11).
OVERVIEW: Responsibilities of this position are that of a Veterinary Technician II for SoBran’s animal care contracts.
Duties (non-inclusive list):
Understand and follow all Standard Operating Procedures and Quality Assurance Standards
Assist the veterinarian with examinations and procedures, and alert them to emergencies or other animal related problems
Administer clinical treatments as directed (PO, IM, SQ, IV)
Monitor the health status of all in-house animals (to include pigs, dogs, sheep, rats and mice)
Operate mechanical ventilators, anesthesia equipment, ECG, capnography or related equipment
Provide pre and post monitoring of vital signs (respiration, heart rate, body temperature, pulse, etc.) of animals scheduled for surgical procedures
Provide treatments to animals in supported facilities (to include non-human primates, mice, rabbits and guinea pigs) during weekend shifts and occasional weekday evenings
Surgically (aseptically and anesthetically) prepare and transport animals to surgery and recover upon return
Supervise caretakers during weekend shifts
Report personnel problems to Lead Veterinary Technician
Provide training or mentoring to level I and II staff
Participate in weekly technical or SOP training
Perform miscellaneous duties as assigned
Schedule Requirements: Duty schedules are set at the discretion of the unit supervisor and/or SoBran Management to meet the requirements of the contract. Shifts typically occur between 6:00 am and 8:30 pm weekdays, and 6:00 am to 5:30 pm weekends and holidays are highly variable. However, employees may be required to work beyond their scheduled shift or on non-scheduled days and times as dictated by support requests and unanticipated or emergency situations.
Required Education: Employees’ appointed to the position of Veterinary Technician II 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 LAT level and must be eligible to take the LATg exam. Candidates who are not LATg certified at the time of appointment must successfully complete this certification within 6 months of appointment.
Required Experience: 5 years of experience as a veterinary technologist in the Laboratory Animal field working with multiple species preferred, will consider candidates with comparable experience and length of service in companion animal practice.
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.
Additional Salary Information: SoBran offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefit package that begins on your first day of employment.
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.