Animal Laboratory Health Technician
University of Southern California - Los Angeles, CA

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University of Southern California The University of Southern California, Department of Animal Resources is seeking a responsible, self-motivated, organized, and knowledgeable individual for a position as Animal Laboratory Health Technician. The Department of Animal Resources takes pride in providing optimal animal care for all animals housed at the university for the purposes of biomedical research and teaching. The Animal Laboratory Health Technician is responsible for providing animal health care under veterinary supervision. Job Summary: This individual will mainly coordinate all animal transfer shipments at this institution. Additionally, they will maintain records on animals under veterinary observation and treatment, perform routine clinical procedures on rodents and other laboratory animal species, assist veterinarians with procedures, perform diagnostic procedures, and coordinate animal health programs. Responsibilities/Outcomes: ? Coordinates the process of shipping and receiving animals from other institutions ? Collects and processes diagnostic samples, administers treatments and assists veterinarians with procedures ? Prepares and maintains equipment, and facilities for surgical use. Performs technical procedures including anesthesia and post-operative care ? Assists in performing physical examinations ? Maintains accurate paper and computerized records ? Maintains supply inventories. Maintains security and records for controlled substances ? Provides care and treatment to research animals under veterinary supervision ? Performs euthanasia under veterinary supervision ? Performs laboratory examinations including necropsy, clinical pathology ans microbiology ? Provides information for billing charges for services ? Will be responsible for animal care on weekends with veterinarian on call. ? Performs other related duties as assigned or requested within the scope of knowledge and abilities. The University reserves the right to add or change duties at any time Minimum Qualifications: ? Bachelor's Degree in a Life Science or Animal Health Technology degree with certification as a Registered Veterinary Technician preferred ? Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education/certification ? 3 or more years experience in animal handling, treatment, anesthesia, diagnostics, and surgical assistance in a veterinary hospital or university environment ? Basic computer software, internet, and E-mail skills ? Excellent skills in communication, recordkeeping, prioritizing multiple tasks, researching information, scheduling, and applying understood policies and procedures It's an exciting time at USC. We are world-renowned for our innovated education, academic excellence and path-breaking research in a vibrant region exploding with potential. As a part of a university that is on an upward trajectory, excellent development and advancement opportunities are possible here. Ultimately, you will support the university's expansive, humanity-centered mission: "The development of human beings and society as a whole through the cultivation and enrichment of the human mind and spirit." USC has excellent benefits, including health benefits for staff and their family with access to the renowned university medical network; eligibility for retirement plans with employer contributions after six (6) months of employment; tuition benefits for staff and their family; free Professional Development classes; central Los Angeles location with easy access to commuter trains, buses and free tram pick up services; discounts to football, basketball and other campus events. The University of Southern California is an Equal Opportunity Employer that Values Diversity.

Minimum Qualifications:
Minimum Education:
Related undergraduate study Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education

Minimum Experience:
3 years

Minimum Field of Expertise:
Courses in a Life Science or Animal Health Technology including: anatomy, physiology, radiology, microbiology, zoology, medical nursing and related animal sciences. Experience with animal handling, animal treatment, veterinary diagnostics, animal anesthesia and surgical assistance in veterinary hospital or university environment.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Education:
Bachelor's degree

Preferred Experience:
5 years

Preferred Field of Expertise:
Bachelor's Degree in a Life Science or Animal Health Technology degree. Certification or eligibility for certification as a Registered Animal Health Technician by the state of California.

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