ACDM ANIMAL CARE TECHNICIAN I
The Methodist Research Institute - Houston, TX

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JOB SUMMARY
Provide daily animal care and husbandry of laboratory animals in a research environment. Performs animal technical procedures and provides animal study support with supervision.

PATIENT AGE GROUP SERVED
NA

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Provides animal husbandry and care for a variety of laboratory animal species in accordance with TMHRI SOP's. Provides fresh feed and water, cleans animal cages and animal/procedure room sanitation procedures, cleans ancillary areas (hallways, cage wash areas, etc) according to schedules, participates in animal deliveries, recognizes normal environmental room parameters (temperature, humidity, light levels, air flow, etc). Reports abnormal conditions to the Vivarium Manager. Recognizes normal clinical appearance and behavior of animals and reports any concerns to the veterinary staff.
Performs technical procedures with veterinary staff supervision including but not limited to animal identification procedures and post-operative monitoring. Follows FDA GLP and GMP requirements if applicable.
Participates in holiday and weekend duty rotation of animal care and husbandry.
Performs other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
GED or HS diploma with no experience.

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
See above
Entry level Animal Care Technician

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED
None required

SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
Computer skills
Desire to learn new skills
Ability to work well with others

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Extended periods of walking and standing may be required.
Lifting, pushing or pulling required (minimum 50 lbs.)
An Activity Checklist (see final page)

WORKING ENVIRONMENT
Vivarium environment
Universal precautions required
Significant potential for exposure to Latex

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