Laboratory Animal Clinical Veterinarian
Ke`aki Technologies - Fort Detrick, MD

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Ke`aki Technologies, LLC, headquartered in Honolulu, Hawaii, is a Native Hawaiian Organization (NHO) owned business. A premier government services company, Ke`aki Technologies offers a full spectrum of solutions that improve the performance and operational effectiveness of our government and Department of Defense customers. Our mission synchronized solutions are designed to deliver exactly what our customers need, when they need it. From base and range operations to biomedical defense support to telecommunications and IT services, we deliver the exact talent, tools and technologies needed to meet mission requirements.

Ke`aki Technologies has an exciting opportunity for a Laboratory Animal Clinical Veterinarian working in the Veterinary Medicine Division (VMD) of the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) at Fort Detrick, Frederick, Maryland. Candidates must be US Citizens.

The U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) at Fort Detrick, Maryland conducts basic and applied research to develop products, information, procedures, strategies, and training programs, and provides for medical defense against biological threats and naturally occurring infectious diseases of military significance that require bio-containment.

The Veterinary Medicine Division (VMD) is a multidisciplinary organization that performs a wide variety of professional, technical, and service functions for the Institute and its scientists. The primary mission of the VMD is to provide: support, research, and consultation in laboratory animal medicine; attending veterinary care; comprehensive animal husbandry; training in laboratory animal medicine, science, and animal care and use procedures; and review of research protocols for proper and lawful animal use.

DUTIES INCLUDE:
Assist military veterinarians in providing clinical medicine services for laboratory animals, with primary emphasis on non-human primates, but including rodents, rabbits and large animal species. Clinical medicine services include routine physical examinations and evaluation, and diagnosis and treatment of illnesses and injuries.

Provide clinical and research support at various levels of bio-containment, including animal bio-safety levels (ABSL) - 2, 3, and 4. In order to safely carry out the laboratory research mission, certain FDA licensed vaccines will be required to be taken by personnel accessing ABSL-2, -3 or -4 laboratories, or at risk for exposure to biologically hazardous material in the course of normal work performance.

Contract employee must meet biological personnel reliability (BPRP) and Select Agent requirements in accordance with Army Regulation 50-1, FBI risk assessments, fingerprinting and CDC registration.

Perform surgical procedures as required for treatment of research animal illnesses or injuries and in support of research protocols .

Provide clinical oversight of veterinary technicians to ensure proper clinical procedures are followed.

Perform/assist with imaging procedures such as radiography and ultrasound.

Provide instructions to veterinary technicians and animal caretakers for any required treatments or other follow-up procedures or observations.

Document clinical and surgical procedures in animal medical records and surgery log books using the forms provided.

Document medical evaluations and treatments in animal medical records in the Subjective-Objective-Assessment-Plan (SOAP) format using the forms provided.

As required by specific animal research protocols, documentation shall be performed to standards required by the Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) regulations.

Immediately notify the Task Order Contracting Officer Representative (TOCOR) of any treatment, diagnostic, or surgery failures so follow-up actions can be initiated.

Monitor certification/maintenance dates on medical equipment and notify the TOCOR and Medical Maintenance personnel in a timely fashion of certifications that are coming due.

Provide training to USAMRIID personnel as requested by TOCOR. Some areas of instruction may include, but are not limited to physical examination and observation of animals, collection of various bio-samples, safe work practices, and procedures and topics of interest in the animal research environment.

Notify the TOCOR and VMD personnel assigned to clinical sections of medical supply and instrument needs.

Maintain a safe workplace ensuring that he/she is aware of and observes appropriate safety and occupational health rules and regulations. Candidate shall attend all safety training relative to his/her position and report any infractions of safety procedures to the TOCOR immediately.

REQUIREMENTS:
A minimum of 8 years’ experience in Veterinary clinical medicine is required. The preferred candidate will have experience in a bio-containment animal research environment (Animal Biosafety Level 3 and/or 4).

Bachelor’s degree in a related field (Zoology, Veterinary Medicine, etc.) required.

Must be a US Citizen.

Must be knowledgeable in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Documentation attesting to citizenship, submitted appropriate level basic background investigation (National Agency Check with Local Agency Check and Credit Check, NACLC), proof of education, training, experience, and professional certifications (must maintain current state licensure to practice veterinary and medicine).

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
In order to safely carry out the laboratory research mission, certain FDA licensed vaccines will be required to be taken by personnel accessing ABSL-2, -3 or -4 laboratories, or at risk for exposure to biologically hazardous material in the course of normal work performance.

Candidates may be requested to work variable work hours, to include 24/7 coverage, evenings/nights, weekends to meet project requirements.

TRAVEL:
Travel to local (75 mile radius) research facilities to observe and learn surgical techniques or develop novel clinical approaches to facilitate animal care at USAMRIID. Attendance at one local or national continuing education veterinary conference annually, as approved by Director, VMD (examples of acceptable conferences are AALAS, NAVC, AVMA, ACVIM, etc.).

JOB TYPE: Full-Time

FLSA STATUS: Exempt

Ke`aki Technologies LLC is a fast growing government service provider. Employees enjoy competitive salaries; a 401K plan with company match; medical, dental, disability, and life insurance coverage; tuition reimbursement; paid vacation and sick time; and 10 paid holidays.

For additional information on Ke`aki Technologies, LLC, please visit www.keakitech.com .

Ke`aki Technologies, LLC is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer (EEO/AA) and applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, disability, national origin, marital status, or genetic information.

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