The Research Veterinary Technician (RVT) position oversees surgical procedures, data collection and regulatory compliance. Under minimal supervision, the RVT’s main role will be to facilitate the collection of data and maintain a healthy working relationship with the research staff, animal care techs, DAC veterinarians and DAC veterinary technicians. We seek a dedicated individual with a long-term commitment to growing with our team.
Our team of faculty, fellows, students, and staff are making new discoveries every day – discoveries that enrich our understanding of biological processes and provide the foundation for new insights into the causes, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of human diseases.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Induce and maintain anesthesia for surgical and non-surgical procedures
- Assist with monitoring, recovery, and record keeping – per lab protocol and Institutional SOPs
- Ability to communicate with researchers and assist them with their veterinary procedure needs
- Maintain a schedule of procedures in the animal OR
- Shared participation in daily animal health and welfare checks with Department of Animal Care Veterinary Technician
- Provide guidance and training as needed in surgical, regulatory, record keeping and medical treatments.
- Follow and implement Institutional safety protocols and SOPs.
- Recommend improvements to established techniques and/or protocols.
- Maintain inventory of surgical supplies.
- Provide appropriate written regulatory documentation of procedures.
- Maintaining the cleanliness, sanitization level, and organization of surgical suite
- Participate in facility inspections.
- Maintain use of autoclave, gas sterilizer, and anesthesia machines; monitor for safety issues.
- Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education is required
- Veterinary Technician and 2 years of experience are preferred
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community necessary.
- Prior experience in veterinary care is necessary.
- Prior experience with animal research is preferred.
- Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities is strongly preferred.
- Company: Veterinary Technician
- Position Type: Offered/Available
- Employment Type: Full Time
- Industry: Academia
- Location: Nashville, TN, United States