Senior Surgical Technologist

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assists with and may perform routine surgical procedures as assigned by the Supervisor and/or attending veterinarian. May monitor anesthesia and vitals during procedure
  • Set up surgery for assigned studies. Includes preparing surgical packs, instruments, and gowns. Prepares ancillary documents and all necessary supplies for termination of assigned studies.
  • Prepares all testing/test article and animals according to written instructions and protocols.
  • Performs routine calculations, interprets results, and can route all positive results or unusual testing occurrences to Management.
  • Assist with training of new associates or associates learning a new skill/task.
  • May prepare and maintain reagents required for testing.
  • Maintain ancillary records (logbooks, worksheets).
  • Independently conduct routine studies according to written instructions and protocols.
  • Participate in the development and improvement of documents, test systems, quality systems, and workflow.
  • May stock supplies for testing.
  • May perform environmental monitoring and trend data.
  • May review reagent preparation worksheets, raw data, and documentation as applicable per primary department.
  • Administer the test article or extract at appropriate dose.
  • Conduct daily health observations.
  • May conduct necropsies.
  • Provide suitable care for the welfare of the animals according to written instructions and protocols.

Technical Competencies

  • Awareness of applicable guidelines and regulations appropriate for primary department, these may include USDA, USP, Tripartite, FHSA, CTFA, FSA, ICH, EP, and/or JP.
  • Knowledge of research animal physiology, pharmacology, and general animal care.
  • Knowledge of metric system, scientific applications, experimental design, and data evaluation.
  • Can write technical documents and communications (SOPs, protocols, Trackwise records) with minimal management input.
  • Proficient at applicable NAMSA systems (LIMS, Trackwise, MasterControl, etc.) as appropriate per primary department.
  • Ability to work in GMP/GLP environment.