Provides efficient and quality veterinary care on a daily basis and maintains animal lab.
Performs daily animal husbandry including but not limited to feeding, watering, monitoring health and cage sanitization. (25%)
Maintains husbandry equipment inventory, storage areas and animal lab according to departmental standards and regulatory compliance guidelines. (25%)
Provides veterinary healthcare assistance including but not limited to medication, special diets, exams and restraints of animals. Collects samples and performs various tests in parasitology hematology, microbiology, etc. according to departmental and regulatory standards. (25%)
Documents and maintains accurate records of animal health and regulatory data including environmental protocol to support current research studies. (25%)
Provides front-line supervision of day to day facilities tasks. Trains and instructs preclinical technicians and husbandry assistants in appropriate animal husbandry and facility procedures.
Coach, train and lead the preclinical technical and husbandry staff in their daily husbandry responsibilities. Provide direct supervision, employee evaluations and disciplinary action to preclinical technicians and husbandry assistants. (40%)
Inventory and supply ordering of medications, medical supplies, PPE and husbandry needs. (15%)
Ensure daily documentation and maintain daily animal inventory records, animal husbandry room logs and room maintenance records. (10%)
Interface directly with research investigators and staff with regard to daily husbandry operations such as breeding programs, diets or special housing/husbandry requests. (10%)
Monitor husbandry practices and activities of the husbandry and preclinical veterinary staff, including assistance with QC/sentinel program. Provides input on streamlining operations to provide efficiency and fiscal responsibilities. (10%)
Generate and maintain various reports and databases related to preclinical facility operations. (10%)
Perform preclinical technician duties as required. (5%)
Graduate of a veterinary technician program or verification of impending graduation from current school for students required.
Knowledge of standard animal husbandry equipment operation.
Possess knowledge of current animal welfare policy and regulations.
Should be computer literate.
Animal health technician licensure preferred.
AALAS (technician level) preferred.
Supervisor - Pre Clinical Tech
Graduate of a veterinary technical program
5 years’ experience in laboratory animal care
Internal Number: J145404 & J142289
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For decades, the hospitals of Allegheny Health Network have been providing people with exceptional healthcare. Care that helps people to live healthy lives and care that we deliver throughout their lifetimes. Today, we continue this tradition by using the latest medical innovations to treat our patients. Gaining knowledge through research to constantly improve how we prevent, diagnose and treat illness. And staffing our hospitals with experienced, expert and compassionate physicians, nurses and other health-care professionals who are dedicated to medicine, people and healing.We are committed to giving patients the right care, at the right place, at the right time. This means that our doctors from various specialties work as a team to coordinate patients’ care from start to finish. We explore every possible option for treatment. We establish medical facilities in communities throughout the region so patients have convenient access to care. And we work around patients’ schedules to help maintain their quality of life while they receive treatment and therapy.As a health network, we can extend our reach to more people than ever and offer them a broad spectrum of care and services. We h...ave eight hospitals: Allegheny General, Allegheny Valley, Canonsburg, Forbes, Jefferson, Saint Vincent, Westfield Memorial and West Penn; and more than 200 primary- and specialty-care practices. And we have approximately 2,400 physicians in every clinical specialty, 19,000 employees and 2,000 volunteers. Together, we provide world-class medicine to patients in our communities, across the country and around the world.Our physicians continually explore and develop new treatments that allow us to bring medical discoveries from the laboratory directly to patients. These breakthroughs help to save lives and give patients access to the latest treatments for disease and medical conditions. Allegheny Health Network is also committed to educating and training the next generation of doctors by serving as the clinical campus for both Temple University School of Medicine and Drexel University College of Medicine.We have received accolades from numerous organizations, including Thomson Reuters, AARP, Healthgrades, and Consumer Reports. These accolades recognize our dedication to excellence, but they also strengthen our ability to tackle the diseases that confront us today so that we may find a cure for tomorrow.