Under the supervision of the Animal Facility Supervisor or Designee, the Animal Care Technician performs a variety of duties related to the care of laboratory animals. Primary responsibilities are to maintain a clean and healthy environment for laboratory animals and observe animals for their general health and wellbeing. The position is considered essential, and as such requires weekend, holiday and off hour s coverage as needed.
Observe animal health and behavior, record and report atypical findings of the environment or physical plant. These observations include but are not limited to sick animals, maintenance problems, safety hazards, and reporting animal welfare concerns
Perform animal husbandry duties; e.g., feeding, watering, cage/pen cleaning of all laboratory species
Prepare and distribute routine medications as directed; e.g., medicated drinking water or feed
Perform routine maintenance and sanitization of rooms and associated equipment within the vivarium
Operate commonly used equipment including machines used for washing and sterilizing items
Maintain validation records of equipment and room maintenance records of assigned areas
Keep assigned work areas stocked with supplies needed for routine operation of the area
Collect and dispose of waste
Record accurate documentation necessary for regulatory compliance
Ensure compliance with all UMMS policies and local, state and federal laws governing the use of research animals
Performs other duties as requred.
High school diploma or equivalent
Valid driver's license
Basic computer skills e.g. familiar with Microsoft office and related hardware
Bending, stooping, and lifting (Must be able to lift 60 lbs.)
Use of PPE is required: scrubs, disposable gown, exam gloves, shoe covers, head/beard cover, surgical/N95 mask. Showering may be required. Exposure to animal allergens, anesthetic gases, biohazards, radiation, MRI, and sharps
Shower may be required..
Associated topics: blood collection, medical, medical laboratory science, microbiology, mls, sample collection, services, sterile processing technician, technician ii, testing
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