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Queen's University
Published
May 7, 2024
Expires
June 22, 2024
Location
Kingston
Category
Job Type
Casual  
Salary or Hourly wage
$25/hour
Hours per week
14
# of positions available
1
Geographical Area
  • Downtown Kingston

Description

Queen’s University is seeking a dedicated and compassionate Part-Time Veterinary Technician to work weekends and holidays (approximately 14 hours every other week) in Animal Care Services.

Hourly Rate: $25/hour + 4% vacation pay = $26/hour

Scheduled shifts. Not call in, so you can plan other things in your life.

Job Duties:

• Provides guidance and/or training to students and other casual staff.
• Provide daily care, feeding, and husbandry for laboratory animals.
• Prepare and dispense the correct diet for specific species according to the animal’s biological needs, using scales, volumetric devices and including sterilization procedure.
• Recognize and record deviations from normal health and behaviour, reporting any abnormalities to the Senior Technician or On-Call Veterinarian.
• Accurately identify, handle, and restrain animals during procedures or examinations.
• Handling and providing for the needs of special husbandry cases:
>Biohazards
>Sterile environment
• Lifting heavy animals and equipment e.g. bags of food, paper, cleaning fluids, caging, and food containers
• Provide animal treatments under veterinary guidance.
• Other duties as required in support of the department.

Job Requirements

• Applicants must be a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT). New graduates are welcome.
• The incumbent must have a patient, humane, and caring attitude towards all animals, combined with the strength and knowledge to handle them successfully and be aware of the basic principles of sterility, quarantining, conditioning and epidemiological control.
• Ability to observe animal appearance and activity for general physical condition, obvious signs of illness, disease and discontent.
• Knowledge of laboratory procedures and techniques
• Initiative in carrying out assignments independently.
• Work effectively as part of the Animal Care Services team.
• Ability to lift 18 kg (40lbs)
• Regular attendance and timeliness, and the ability to multi task are essential functions in order to fulfill the requirements of this position.
• Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills
• Effective communication skills, both verbal and written
• Knowledge of the Canadian Council of Animal Care (CCAC), the Canadian Association for Laboratory Science (CALAS), the Animals for Research Act and the University Animal Care Committee is an asset.

How to apply

Competition Number:J0524-0377 Apply online

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