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To promote the health and safety of our university community, UC currently has a mandatory mask requirement for all buildings on campus for faculty, staff, students, and visitors. Additionally, successful applicants for this position must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Vaccine verification will be required by November 15, 2021. Newly hired individuals will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination. There is an opportunity to request an exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical reasons, sincerely held reasons of conscience, or religious beliefs.

Veterinary Technician I

Current UC employees must apply internally via SuccessFactors > http://bit.ly/UCEMPL

 

You are invited to submit an application to be considered for a position with more than one opening. The number of positions varies depending on the needs of the department.

 

Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati embarks upon its third century – building on the past and defining the future by leading urban, public universities into a new era of innovation and impact through its strategic direction, Next Lives Here. Underscoring the power of creativity, ingenuity, invention and inclusion, what’s Next will accelerate our unrivaled momentum, evidenced by eight straight years of record enrollment and rankings that include placement among America’s top 100 public universities by U.S. News & World Report. Home to a diverse student body of nearly 47,000 and more than 4,200 distinguished faculty, the university combines its Research 1 (Very High Research Activity) Carnegie Classification with a physical setting that The New York Times recently acclaimed as “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.

About the Department

LAMS is responsible for husbandry and veterinary care of all vertebrate animals on the University of Cincinnati (UC) campus. LAMS is committed to providing high-quality services to meet the needs of the researchers. In addition, LAMS is responsible for assisting researchers in model development, animal usage, humane animal treatment, and compliance with University policies and procedures and governmental regulations.
 

Job Overview

The Office of Research Laboratory Animal Medical Services (LAMS) department is seeking to fill two (2) Veterinary Technician 1 positions. This position will require someone who has self-starting abilities, excellent written and verbal communication skills, the ability to effectively plan, organize work and set priorities, values diversity and works harmoniously with all, is customer service driven, projects a positive image of the Institution and is dependable. 

 

A resume and cover letter are required as part of the application process. Attach these documents before submitting your application.

 

Opportunities

  • An attractive compensation package, including base salary and excellent benefits (e.g., retirement, medical/dental, tuition remission);
  • An outstanding professional opportunity to work with highly talented and committed colleagues and contribute to the growth of a world-class organization and fulfillment of the overall mission of the institution;
  • Growth potential within the university.

Essential Functions

  • Assess health and well-being of all species; perform the following:  appropriate housing, handling, and restraint techniques; venipuncture and diagnostic laboratory procedures; administration of drugs/substances; euthanasia. 
  • Administer and monitor anesthesia; troubleshoot anesthetic complications; prepare animals for aseptic surgery; maintain drug and product inventory; assist during surgery.
  • Prepare and present findings from animal health assessments, room rounds and IACUC protocol reviews. Prepare and maintain animal health records; process service requests and submit billing for services; assist with development and implementation of policies, procedures, and guidelines; interpret information from IACUC protocols. 
  • Provide training for LAMS and research staff; report animal and personnel issues and concerns to the appropriate level.
  • Perform routine equipment cleaning and maintenance.
  • Participate in an on-call rotation.
  • Perform related duties based on departmental need. This job description can be changed at any time.

Required Education

  • Associate’s Degree of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology.
  • Two (2) years of relevant work experience and/or other specialized training can be used in lieu of education requirement.

Required Experience

Combination of experience as a veterinary technician in a clinical setting and/or education in animal care.

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Hearing, listening - Often
  • Talking - Often
  • Standing - Often
  • Walking - Often
  • Sitting - Seldom

Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range of $31,475.40 - $44,038.54 for this role, depending on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on-campus activities and services.

 

The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.

 

As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).

 

The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.

 

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Veterinary Technician I

Date:  Oct 3, 2021
Location: 

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus


Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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