Research Animal Tech - Animal Resources Core
Research Animal Technician
Full time Non-Exempt: Main Campus; Mon-Fri 1st shift, expected to work holiday and weekend on a rotating basis
We are seeking a Research Animal Technician - The Research Animal Technician is responsible for providing daily husbandry of laboratory animals. This includes feeding, watering, sanitation of animal enclosures, and administration of treatments. The Technician will be expected to work closely with Operational and Husbandry Managers, Veterinary Staff, Husbandry Floor Leads, Researchers, and other Animal Resource Core Staff. All tasks are required to be accomplished in compliance with institutional, state, and federal regulations. The position is expected to work holidays and weekends on a rotating assignment basis or as required by Management.
Why Nationwide Children's Hospital?
Why Nationwide Children’s Hospital
The moment you walk through our doors, you can feel it. When you meet one of our patient families, you believe it. And when you talk with anyone who works here, you want to be part of it, too. Welcome to Nationwide Children’s Hospital, where Passion Meets Purpose.
Here, Everyone Matters. We’re 12,000 strong. And it takes every single one of us to improve the lives of the kids we care for, and the kids from around the world we’ll never even meet. Kids who are living healthier, fuller lives because of the knowledge we share. We know it takes a Collaborative Culture to deliver on our promise to provide the very best, innovative care and to foster new discoveries, made possible by the most groundbreaking research. Anywhere.
Ask anyone with a Nationwide Children’s badge what they do for a living. They’ll tell you it’s More Than a Job. It’s a calling. It’s a chance to use and grow your talent to make an impact that truly matters. Because here, we exist simply to help children everywhere.
Nationwide Children’s Hospital. A Place to Be Proud
What Will You Be Doing?
Observing each cage of animals daily to assess health status of animals and ensuring there is an adequate supply of feed, water, and clean bedding or housing. This includes performing cage change of animal enclosures on a bi-weekly basis.
Observing, reporting, and documenting animal health and associated responsibilities with exceptional attention to detail.
Cleaning and maintaining laboratory facilities and equipment on a routine basis.
Reading, understanding, and executing tasks as per Institutional SOPs and Policies.
Maintaining thorough written and verbal communication with Researchers, Veterinary Staff, Managers, and co-workers.
Ancillary Duties and Responsibilities:
Operating rack washers and autoclaves to sanitize or sterilize animal cages, racks, and other related equipment.
Identifying repairs and assists in troubleshooting and maintenance of racks, caging, and equipment.
Assists in observing and recording environmental and pest monitoring.
What Are We Looking For?
To fulfill this role successfully, you must possess these minimum qualifications and experience:
High School Diploma required with two years’ experience working with animals; Associate degree or higher preferred
This position will be expected to achieve certification by the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS), at the Assistant Technician level, once AALAS length of employment eligibility requirements has been met.
Maintains a working knowledge of the policies and procedures as outlined in the National Research Council's Guide for The Care and Use of Laboratory animals; the Animal Resources Core and The Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital Policies and SOPs.
Ability to use Microsoft Word and Outlook (email).
Your Benefits, Your Wellness:
As an employer, Nationwide Children’s recognizes the importance of the benefits we offer. We also recognize the importance of balancing your work and personal needs. Our benefits and Employee Wellness package is designed to:
Empower you to be a conscientious health care consumer through educational and wellness activities
Establish a work environment that promotes health and well-being
Support your financial protection and security in retirement
Most of our positions are benefits’ eligible from day 1.
Minimum Physical Requirements:
Must test negative or medical clearance for Tuberculosis on an annual basis
Must have the ability to frequently bend and stoop and must be able to lift 50 lbs. to waist level.
Must have a high degree of manual dexterity and ability to be on feet for most of the work shift.
The above list of duties is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this classification. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties performed by the individual so classified, nor is it intended to limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his/her supervision.
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