Surgical Technician
Charles River Laboratories 107 reviews - New Jersey

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Organizes and restocks emergency drug carts with drugs, syringes, fluids, and other necessary supplies.
Organize and restock surgery carts with ECG leads, lap sponges, gauze, catheters, scalpels, syringes, fluids, suction, etc.
Orders supplies for the surgical group through ARIBA and various other vendors, including:
Develop and maintain system for ordering/reorder limits
Develop and maintain system for reviewing expiration dates.
Inspects anesthesia machines (tubing, valves, oxygen) and ensures calibration is completed biannually.
Educates study participants on animal welfare, surgical equipment, and laboratory policies. Serves as study coordinator / or study director as required.
Creates, maintains, and archives Equipment Logbooks for surgical equipment on an annual basis as necessary.
Provides veterinary technical support for including, but not limited to:
Performing surgical procedures with and without investigator or veterinarian immediate oversight
Collection of tissue samples post-operatively
Multi-species surgical technical support (e.g. animal handling and restraint, aseptic surgical preparation, pre-, peri-, and post-operative observations, anesthesia, venous catheter placement, administer injections and assist with research procedures as directed).
Basic and advanced microsurgery techniques (approach, procedure and closure)
Maintenance of surgical suite in ready capacity
Develop and maintain surgical packs to match procedures
Develop surgical and maintenance procedures for the CRC surgical suite
Maintenance of surgical, and anesthetic equipment
Set up operating rooms for multiple species and multiple procedures
Establishes and maintains accurate, thorough and detailed records of animal surgery and care.
Reviews, comprehends and ensures staff compliance with all SOP's and quality assurance standards pertaining to specific area. Ensures care and maintenance of laboratory animals in accordance with Animal Welfare Act and the “Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, USDA and AAALAC regulations and other pertinent regulations and policies.
Comply with safety policies and procedures and MSDS guidelines, including those related to biohazards and radioactive substances.
Maintain required attendance level and adherence to work schedule in accordance with required staffing levels in order to ensure that assigned duties are completed.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science or Biology.
Experience: Five years experience performing veterinary technical and surgical procedures in a research environment,
An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted for the requirements as listed above.
Certification/Licensure: SRA, SRT or SRS certifications preferred; AALAS certification at the Assistant Technician level (ALAT) or above will also be considered. Charles River Laboratories is an equal opportunity employer who values diversity in the workplace.

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107 reviews
Chickens and rats have an important part to play in Charles River Laboratories International's specialty portfolio of medical products....