Nationwide Children's Hospital

  • Veterinary Technician - Animal Resource Core

    Posted Date 1 month ago(2/6/2019 2:45 PM)
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  • Overview

    Full Time, Benefit Eligible


    Veterinary Technician: Assist veterinarian, veterinary team lead and senior veterinary technician in providing veterinary care for a variety of laboratory animal species and technical support for research protocols.


    Why Nationwide Children's? The moment you walk through our doors, you can feel it. When you meet one of our patient families, you believe it. And when you talk with anyone who works here, you want to be part of it, too. Welcome to Nationwide Children’s Hospital, where Passion Meets Purpose.

    Here, Everyone Matters. We’re 12,000 strong. And it takes every single one of us to improve the lives of the kids we care for, and the kids from around the world we’ll never even meet. Kids who are living healthier, fuller lives because of the knowledge we share. We know it takes a Collaborative Culture to deliver on our promise to provide the very best, innovative care and to foster new discoveries, made possible by the most groundbreaking research. Anywhere.

    Ask anyone with a Nationwide Children’s badge what they do for a living. They’ll tell you it’s More Than a Job. It’s a calling. It’s a chance to use and grow your talent to make an impact that truly matters. Because here, we exist simply to help children everywhere.

    Nationwide Children’s Hospital. A Place to Be Proud

    Job Duties:


    1.   Assist during surgical, imaging and diagnostics procedures.

    2.   Possess a basic understanding of injectable and inhalant anesthesia, airway maintenance, anesthetic monitoring and emergency intervention and pre and post-operative care.

    3.   Provide and follow up on treatments as prescribed or delegated by veterinarian or senior veterinary technician

    4.   Assist the Veterinary Team Lead in duties assigned including preparation/clean up/maintenance of supplies/equipment and operating room before and after procedures.

    5.   Provide weekend veterinary care on a rotational basis.

    6.   Responsible for initiation and maintenance of animal clinical case records.  Documentation should be accurate, timely, and complete.




    • Assist Veterinary Team Lead in facility audits and ensure inspection readiness. Help prepare the program for triennial AAALAC accreditation.



    • Completes required RINCH safety training and tuberculosis and occupational health screening on an annual basis.
    • Knowledgeable of the safety precautions practiced by animal technician personnel when dealing with the various research animal species.
    • Remains familiar with Animal Resources Core (ARC) procedures, including emergency response procedures.





    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    1.     Bachelor or Associate degree in a relevant subject (biology, animal sciences etc) is preferred.

    2.     ALAT/LAT or RVT certification preferred.

    3.     Ability to administer vaccinations, phlebotomy, handle, dose, and obtain biologic samples from rats, mice and large animals.

    4.     Knowledgeable in federal animal welfare regulations and AAALAC accreditation standards.

    5.     Ability to use Microsoft Word and Outlook (email).

    6.     Strong written and verbal communication skills.

    7.     The ability to work as a team member is required.


    Minimum Physical Requirements:

    Note frequency as constantly (67-100%), frequently (34-66%) and occasionally (0-33%) for each requirement.  Also note any lifting requirements with pound limit.


    Typing on computer - Occasionally (0-33%)

    Using phone - Occasionally (0-33%)

    Sitting - Frequently (34-66%)

    Standing - Constantly (67-100%)

    Lifting, Pushing, & Pulling up to 50 pounds - Occasionally (0-33%) 

    Walking - Frequently (34-66%)


    Pressure in this position will vary depending on the workload.  The workload will be heavy but manageable most of the time.  Pressure may arise due to deadlines associated with research type, personnel availabilities and constraints around investigative staff’s clinical and other commitments.


    The above list of duties is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this classification.  It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties performed by the individual so classified, nor is it intended to limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his/her supervision.


    EOE M/F/Disability/Vet



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