Job Information

University of Utah Veterinary Tech I in Salt Lake City, Utah

Details

Open Date 03/25/2022

Requisition Number PRN29909B

Job Title Veterinary Tech I

Working Title Veterinary Tech I

Job Grade D

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

VP Area President

Department 00717 - Office of Comparative Medicine

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

Under direction, provides clinical care to research animals. Participates in all aspects of the health and welfare of laboratory animals, including daily monitoring and treatment, maintaining accurate health records, and providing requested technical services.

Responsibilities

  • Performs veterinary procedures such as, but not limited to, blood collection, parenteral and oral administration of materials, animal restraint, anesthesia, etc.
  • Must be able to identify and clearly communicate all health problems to veterinarians in oral or written form, and must understand verbal and written directions of the veterinarians and/or supervisor
  • Conducts daily observational rounds and health checks
  • Accurately maintain both written and electronic animal treatment records
  • Establishes working relationships and communicates effectively with the OCM animal care staff, veterinarians and research staff
  • On a rotating basis, must work weekend and holidays as well as during natural disasters to provide continuity of exceptional care to the research animals. May be required to work nights or alternative hours as needed
  • Assist investigators with appropriate treatments for research animals
  • Provide pre, peri and post-operative care including, but not limited to: shaving and skin preparation, animal transport, administration of anesthesia and analgesia, intubation, bandaging, or any other treatment as directed by the veterinarian.
  • Participates in the management and maintenance of OCM veterinary drugs and supplies
  • Clean, prepare, pack, and sterilize surgical instruments/equipment
  • Accurately document use of controlled substances
  • Participate in inventory checks to ensure are drugs and supplies are in date and available when needed
  • Participates in specific technical services provided by OCM
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned

Work Environment and Level of Frequency that may be required:

  • Nearly Continuously : Standard vivarium environment; with typical vivarium environmental hazards and concerns. Standard laboratory environment; Safety shoes are required to be worn by all employees working in animal facilities
  • Seldom : Occasionally handles/works with biohazards or risks for potential job-related injury, rarely coming in contact with hazardous materials.

Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required:

  • Nearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking, walking.
  • Often: Bending, reaching overhead, twisting.
  • Seldom: Lifting – up to 50 pounds, kneeling, squatting.

Minimum Qualifications

  • GED or HS Diploma
  • Four years’ related experience or a related Associate’s Degree.

Preferences

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112

801-581-8365

oeo@utah.edu

Online reports may be submitted at oeo.utah.edu

For more information: https://www.utah.edu/nondiscrimination/

To inquire about this posting, email: employment@utah.edu (%20employment@utah.edu) or call 801-581-2300.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.