Vet Tech II in Saint Paul, MN at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 10/23/2018

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Job Description

Apex Life Sciences is looking for a qualified Vet Tech!  This position is with a large medical device company located in the Arden Hill, MN area!  For immediate consideration please send updated resume too!

Shift:  Tuesday - Saturday 9am - 6pm

Pay: 25.50/hr

Description: Job Purpose & Key Responsibilities:
-  Follow all safety and security policies during shifts by maintaining a working knowledge of applicable regulations and complying with all applicable SOPs, regulations and other internal requirements.
-  Ensure that all appropriate regulations, procedures and data collection protocols are being followed throughout the course of a study and delay studies, if necessary, until manager and/or study director can be notified.
-  Clean and maintain assigned areas of lab by assisting with kennel and animal care as needed and communicating any animal health status issues to attending DVM and study director/sponsor.
-  Accurately maintain and backup all necessary records to ensure compliance with all applicable regulations, including animal treatment records, data forms, and drug logs, by carefully recording data, problems noted, resources consulted and action taken.
-  Coordinate inventory management with other lab staff by pursuing information on new/updated supplies and equipment with appropriate vendors and consulting with manager on any new supply/equipment issues.
-  Assist with anesthesia, monitor physiologic status and take appropriate action for animals on acute or chronic studies with support from higher level technicians or DVM.
-  Assist research or other outside groups with ongoing studies as necessary, including anesthesia, data collection, animal monitoring, instrumentation, surgery, necropsies, and euthanasia with support from higher level technician or DVM.
-  Maintain up to date knowledge of all equipment, support instruments, test equipment, products, and routine and advanced veterinary techniques by consulting appropriate journals and attending appropriate training.
-  May assist with acute and survival surgical procedures per protocol, and all clinical laboratory and radiographic procedures, under the direction of the attending DVM.
-  Maintain animal health throughout the study through consultation with DVM on diagnosis and treatment, administering prescribed therapy and monitoring response to treatment. May include providing basic animal care and first or second scrub duties on sterile procedures as needed.

-  Assist with pre-study assignment physical and vaccination history examination and communicate the suitability of each shipment of animals to DVM and animal vendor.
-  May assist with necropsies under the direction of the attending DVM/pathologist, by properly labeling and documenting specimens, photographing gross pathology, providing physical assistance during the necropsy procedure, cleaning and maintaining the necropsy area and logging histopathologic reports immediately upon completion of necropsy.
-  May assist in pathology assessments by preparing, sending and receiving specimens to/from contract labs according to GLP guidelines.
-  May assist in compiling SOPs/DOPs related to pathology services and responding and implementing responses to audit observations.
-  Assist with colony maintenance including administering treatments and medications.
-  Participate in weekend and holiday coverage (may include overtime).
-  Other duties as assigned by RTC management.

**Pre-Screen physical for the RTC lab in Arden Hills will be required**

Quality Systems Duties and Responsibilities:
-  Build Quality into all aspects of their work by maintaining compliance to all quality requirements.

Qualifications & Additional Job Specific Requirements:
-  Graduate from accredited technical program with certification (state or national), minimum 2 years clinical or research experience, general technical skills in animal restraint, anesthesia, surgery, medicine, lab, and radiology.

EEO Employer

Apex is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at 844-463-6178.