Nationwide Children's Hospital

IACUC Post-Approval Monitoring Administrator

Posted Date 1 month ago(6/29/2020 3:47 PM)
Requisition ID
2020-24246
Category
Research

Overview

IACUC Post-Approval Monitoring Administrator

Full time; Mon-Fri 8 AM – 5 PM

 

We are seeking a Post Approval Monitoring Administrator- The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) Post-Approval Monitoring Administrator (PAM Admin) is responsible for Post-Approval Monitoring program and supports administrative functioning of the IACUC at The Abigail Wexner Research Institute (AWRI) at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. This includes a strong commitment towards supporting principal investigators with assistance with training and post- approval monitoring activities and protocol compliance. The IACUC PAM Admin works with the IACUC Chair, the Attending Veterinarian, and the Training and Compliance Specialist to ensure animal practices are compliant with protocol along with institutional and federal regulations. This position also assists with the implementation of policies and procedures that support the IACUC and all regulatory requirements. This position is critical in insuring that AWRI promotes the most ethical and humane treatment of animals in the conduct of research.

Responsibilities

Why Nationwide Children's Hospital?

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 13,000 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.

What Will You Be Doing?

  • Support Regulatory Specialist, Attending Veterinarians, and IACUC Chair in coordinating monthly IACUC meetings, post-approval monitoring, semiannual facility and laboratory inspections, USDA inspection, and AAALAC site visit. 
  • Training of new and established investigators and laboratory staff in animal welfare and protocol preparation and compliance. 
  • Preparation and presentation of educational programs to research institute on research compliance. 
  • Coordination with Animal Resource Center veterinarians and veterinary technicians to provide practical training in research procedures involving animals 
  • Identify and apprise the IACUC of new regulations, or changes to existing regulations, related to animal welfare from government agencies, thorough current knowledge of federal regulations and NCH policies. 
  • Monitor and provide updates on best practices for implementing or revising IACUC procedures and functions in response to changes in regulation. 
  • Provide timely protocol pre-review to investigators during the submission process, with the goal of increasing protocol accuracy and consistency, and reducing the time from submission to approval. 
  • Coordinate post-approval monitoring (PAM) of protocols and record keeping. This includes scheduling PAM reviews with investigators and PAM team members, review of humane endpoint monitoring, surgical and post-surgical follow-up, and other records as required. 
  • Preparation of reports detailing PAM findings for researchers and the IACUC and tracking the progress of any actions mandated by the IACUC, is expected. 
  • Provide assistance for investigation of noncompliance or adverse events in coordination with the IACUC Chair, Attending Veterinarian, members of the IACUC Compliance subcommittee, and Director of Research Compliance. 
  • Ensure that recommended corrective actions including retraining are completed. 
  • Coordinate communication between the investigator, the IACUC Chair or designee, attending veterinarian, and Institutional Official, and regulatory agencies related to investigations of non-compliance. 
  • Assist with coordination and preparation for semi-annual program reviews and site inspections by USDA and AAALAC. This activity includes semi-annual review of the IACUC Program documents in coordination with IACUC members and the AV, and conducting facilities inspections.
  • Preparation, filing, and tracking of federally mandated submissions and follow-up communication. 
  • Review and update IACUC Standard Operating Procedures, and preparation of new SOPs, as needed. 
  • Other IACUC administrative duties as required.

Qualifications

What Are We Looking For?

To fulfill this role successfully, you must possess these minimum qualifications and experience:

  • Demonstrates ability to analyze and apply Federal, industry regulatory agencies, and AWRI’s policies regarding animal protection policies and procedures. 
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and initiative in collecting technical information from a wide variety of sources. 
  • Demonstrates written and oral communications skills. 
  • Ability to initiate and compose correspondence to investigators and to produce accurate committee meeting minutes. 
  • Demonstrates working knowledge of research terminology. 
  • Demonstrates ability to work both independently and in a team-oriented environment, to follow through on assignments with minimal directions, and to independently prioritize work. 
  • Ability to organize effective record keeping and information retrieval. 
  • Demonstrates advanced skill in operating personal computer utilizing Windows-based software including word-processing, spreadsheet, and database software. 
  • Demonstrates ability to coordinate and organize complex technical meetings. 
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and initiative in collecting technical information from a wide variety of sources. 
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of information and records with tact and discretion.
  • Working knowledge of and ability to interpret and apply ethical principles related to the use of animal subjects in research. 
  • Ability to structure and provide training sessions. 
  • Ability to deal with large numbers of variables and determine specific course of action. 
  • 2 or more years of experience coordinating various aspects of animal care operations. 
  • 2 or more years of technical experience working with animals in research. 
  • Prior supervisory experience preferred. 
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject (biology, animal sciences, etc.) is required.
  • Graduate degree or doctorate in veterinary medicine preferred.
  • Certified Professional IACUC Administrator preferred.  

     

    Your Benefits, Your Wellness:

    As an employer, Nationwide Children’s recognizes the importance of the benefits we offer. We also recognize the importance of balancing your work and personal needs. Our benefits and Employee Wellness package is designed to:

    • Empower you to be a conscientious health care consumer through educational and wellness activities
    • Establish a work environment that promotes health and well-being
    • Support your financial protection and security in retirement 
    • Most of our positions are benefits’ eligible from day 1. 

      Minimum Physical Requirements:

       
        • Constantly (67-100%)Frequently (34-66%) and Occasionally (0-33%) for each requirement.
        • Also note any lifting requirements with pound limit. Sitting Frequently Talking on phone/in person Frequently Typing on a keyboard Frequently Standing/walking Frequently Lifting 25 lbs Occasionally Pressure in this position will vary depending on the workload.
        • The workload will be heavy but manageable most of the time. Pressure may arise in the face of deadlines associated with meeting dates and regulatory site visits.
        • 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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