SoBran is seeking a Veterinary Technician I to serve at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland (LARC 11).
OVERVIEW: Responsibilities of this position are that of a Veterinary Technician I for SoBran’s animal care contracts.
Responsibilities include (non-inclusive):
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.
Collect and record physiological data (pulse, respiration, heart rate, body temperature, etc.).
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.
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.
*All employees are expected to perform their duties as assigned, arrive to work at 7 am and depart at 3:30 pm M-F. You will be required to work on the weekends as scheduled. The weekend hours are from 8 am to 12 pm. In addition you will be expected to work extra hours during an emergency situation or if any unexpected situation arise until work is completed
SoBran, is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and prohibits employment discrimination for employees and applicants based on age, race, color, pregnancy, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, citizenship, disability, protected veteran or other status protected by federal, state, and local laws.
Required education: An Associate’s degree in Veterinary Technology or
A Bachelor's degree in Physical Sciences, Animal Sciences or related discipline
A combination of work experience and/or AALAS certification may be substituted for a degree
Certification: Existing ALAT certification; complete LAT certification within 1 year of hire/eligibility
2 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.
Internal Number: 17707
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.