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The Veterinary Technician Lead is responsible for assisting the Veterinary Technician Supervisor in overseeing the quality of the work in the canine facilities, and for directly overseeing the Veterinary Technicians in performing routine and skilled animal care duties and custodial care for research animals and facilities. The position also performs technical duties of animal care requiring knowledge of contamination, disease processes and biohazard containment, and conducts routine husbandry tasks if needed. The Veterinary Technician Lead will assist the Veterinary Technician Supervisor to ensure overall compliance of the facilities to applicable animals care and use and environmental health and safety and labor regulations, policies and guidelines pertinent to animal research activities at the facilities. This position will be expected to operate specialized equipment and to perform specialized procedures as required to provide adequate veterinary care or support animal manipulation segments of research protocols. Completion of these tasks will be expected to be conducted independently without direct supervision. A clear understanding of research protocols is required for work on animal manipulation segments of the protocols. The Veterinary Technician Lead has a primary assignment at one of the canine facilities at any given time, but must be familiar with other canine facilities and will be expected to rotate to any of the canine facilities when requested. The Veterinary Technician Lead may be expected to assist with animal care and husbandry duties in the CM small animal facility. The Veterinary Technician Lead reports directly to the Veterinary Technician Supervisor.
**This is a Friday - Tuesday Shift**
The Veterinary Technician Lead has input into the hiring and evaluation of subordinate technical staff. The Veterinary Technician Lead will be expected to function in a working line leadership role with responsibilities for training of (in conjunction with the Veterinary Technician Supervisor), as well as oversees technicians performing technical animal care and custodial duties.
The Veterinary Technician Lead has the ability to independently adjust work schedule to complete duties for absent technicians. The routine husbandry work load for this position may vary from week to week depending upon the type of need in the resource. The Veterinary Technician Lead will be expected to rotate into the lead role at any of the canine facilities when requested, and to share call duties with other leads and supervisors.
a) Two years experience as a Veterinary Technician III with a superior performance evaluation, or:
b) Three years experience as an Veterinary Technician II with a superior performance evaluation, or:
c) Licensed Veterinary Technician or equivalent and 3-5 years of relevant veterinary and supervisory experience.
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