Assistant Veterinary Technician

Dixon, CA 95620

Posted: 09/12/2019 Employment Type: Contract Industry: Clinical & Scientific Job Number: 16409

Bayside Solutions is seeking an Assistant Veterinary Technician to be part of our client’ s team in Dixon. This is an opportunity to work with the largest privately held pharmaceutical corporation in the world and ranks among the world' s 20 leading pharmaceutical corporations.

Our Client’ s culture is highly collaborative, offers an environment that encourages employees to expand their knowledge in order to make a profound impact on patients’ lives. This could explain why their company has been recognized as one of the “ Top Twenty Employers” in biotechnology and pharmaceuticals by Science Careers.

Our Company Bio:  Bayside Solutions was founded in 2001, Bayside was recognized as one of the fastest growing professional staffing companies in Northern California. The numbers tell the story: We have close to a 100% client retention rate, 700% growth in four plus years and over 95% repeat business. Our dedication to building partnership relationships with both our clients and our recruits is the key to our phenomenal success.

You can find additional information on our company website at www.baysidesolutions.com.

Assistant Veterinary Technician

Job Benefits:
  • An opportunity to join a patient-focused organization that is driven to develop, manufacture and commercialize medicines to treat life threatening conditions.
  • Work for a company that is local to the bay area and recognized as a leader of innovation.
  • Competitive compensation commensurate with experience.
  • This position is eligible for medical, vision, dental benefits, paid sick time, and 401K.

Summary of Responsibilities:
  • With limited supervision, the successful candidate will function as part of the veterinary team that is responsible for maintaining and implementing quality assurance programs to provide animal health and care according to established procedures within Animal Resources department. This includes providing clinical veterinary care of laboratory animals, health monitoring and diagnostics, necropsy, post-operative support, dosing and experimental sampling and related support functions.
  • This position is within the veterinary staff, but also supports the Reproductive Technology and Animal Care groups.
  • Responsibilities include performing rodent colony management tasks (e.g., hormone preparation and injections, set-ups for mating, plug checks, perinatal screens, and tissue collections, maintain RTG surgery room, etc.), assisting with routine husbandry
  • Duties including health observations and monitoring, and performing basic laboratory techniques, assisting and supporting the laboratory staff, entering data and utilizing various database systems, and other duties as assigned.
  • The incumbent will train with the veterinarians and veterinary technician and assist in providing veterinary care. When the veterinarians and veterinary technician are not on site, the incumbent will monitor the health records database for new and ongoing health cases, examine patients, complete medical records, generate differential diagnosis, and develop an interim management/treatment plan.
  • The incumbent will regularly meet and present clinical cases with the clinical veterinarian(s) for case rounds. In addition, the incumbent will be responsible for clinical gross necropsies, submission of clinical samples, performing in-house clinical lab work, ordering and maintaining veterinary supplies, and triage and prioritization of clinical reports. The incumbent will assist with the sample collection, scheduling, coordination, and recording of the sentinel animal health program. In addition, the incumbent will assist with import/export of animals and biologic materials (including physical exam and sample collection for animal exports) and quarantine functions for the facility. The successful candidate will be required to critically evaluate complicated cases and make decisions with a good understanding of the complex biological and pathway processed that have been genetically manipulated within our rodent research models.
  • Familiar with clinical case management in a research or veterinary hospital setting
  • Experience with computers and data management systems
  • Experience with rodent biomethods such as intraperitoneal injection and blood/tissue collection
  • Understanding of the role of the veterinary care program in a laboratory animal facility, as described in “ The Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals”
  • This position may include activities that might pose potential risks, such as working with and around biological agents, chemical carcinogens, human tumor lines, radioisotopes, and other potentially hazardous materials

Summary of Qualifications:
  • Postsecondary education in biological sciences (completed or in progress), preferably equivalent to a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Animal Science, Biology or related program or a registered Veterinary Technician Associate in Science (AS) degree (completed or in progress)
  • Required qualification:
    • Available and willing to work evenings, weekends, holidays, and an irregular work schedule
    • Proficient in rodent handling and restraint
    • Ability to study independently, using textbooks or other resources, to expand clinical knowledge
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
    • Proven ability to successfully work independently and in a team
    • Ability to balance the considerations of animal welfare and research objectives
    • Excellent organizational and time management skills
    • Must be able to lift and move a maximum of 50 lbs
    • Must be capable of standing, lifting, kneeling, bending, reaching, repetitive motions etc. for extended periods of time
    • May be required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) or other special equipment to perform job duties
  • Desired Qualifications
    • Familiar with clinical case management in a research or veterinary hospital setting
    • Experience with computers and data management systems
    • Experience with rodent biomethods such as intraperitoneal injection and blood/tissue collection
    • AALAS Certification (ALAT, LAT, or LATg)
    • Understanding of the role of the veterinary care program in a laboratory animal facility, as described in “ The Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals”

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