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University of Pittsburgh Team Lead-Veterinary Technician in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Team Lead-Veterinary Technician Job Summary

Oversees animal care and assists veterinarians and other technicians in conducting complex procedures and transplant procedures. Assesses patients, develops radiographs, and performs complex laboratory procedures and testing to assist in diagnosis and treatment. Dispenses and administers medications as directed, ensures adherence to all federal and state health laws, and maintains sanitization. Distributes work to other technicians and serves as area coordinator and conducts administrative duties.

Essential Functions

Oversees animal care and assists veterinarians and other technicians in conducting complex procedures. Assists, as directed, with transplant procedures, which includes post-operative care, blood draws, running anesthesia, placing catheters, and cell infusion. Assesses patients by taking vital signs, samples, and recording their medical history; develops radiographs and X-rays. Follows proper protocols and ensures adherence to federal and state animal health laws and regulations, including the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Reports regulatory issues to senior staff. Collects specimens and performs complex laboratory procedures and tests in hematology, biochemistry, chemistry, microbiology, urinalysis, and serology to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of animal health problems. Dispenses and administers medications, vaccines, serums, and treatments as prescribed and directed by the veterinarian. Cleans and sanitizes equipment, patient care areas, and operating or examination rooms. Distributes work and trains other Veterinary Technicians as directed. Serves as area coordinator and conducts administrative duties such as scheduling procedures, archiving/filing documents, and ordering/monitoring inventory.

Physical Effort

Position can be labor intensive. Will be required to handle large animals.

The University of Pittsburgh is committed to championing all aspects of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility within our community. This commitment is a fundamental value of the University and is crucial in helping us advance our mission, which includes attracting and retaining diverse workforces. We will continue to create and maintain an environment that allows individuals to discover, belong, contribute, and grow, while honoring the experiences, perspectives, and unique identities of all.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets.

Assignment Category: Full-time regular Job Classification: Staff.Team Lead - Veterinary Technician Job Family: Research Job Sub Family: Animal Research Campus: Pittsburgh Minimum Education Level Required: High School Diploma/GED Minimum Years of Experience Required: 2 Will this position accept substitution in lieu of education or experience: Combination of education and relevant experience will be considered in lieu of education and/ or experience requirement. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Work Arrangement: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Hiring Range: TBD Based Upon Qualifications Relocation_Offered: No Visa Sponsorship Provided: No Background Check: For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check Child Protection Clearances: Not Applicable Required Documents: Resume Optional Documents: Not Applicable PI238629453