Job Posting #815493
Krembil Discovery Tower/PMCCRT and other ARC Facilities as needed
Animal Resource Centre (ARC)
$48,458 to $60,587 per annum commensurate with experience and consistent with UHN
37.5 hours per week; 7 am to 3 pm, weekends and holidays, some weekday shifts
Temporary Full Time (3 month contract)
University Health Network (UHN) is looking for a detail oriented and highly organized team member to fill the key role of Veterinary Technician supporting the Animal Resource Centre (ARC).
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Veterinary Technicians, within University Health Network's Animal Resource Centre, are involved in basic animal husbandry of multi species of laboratory animals and are responsible for the health and welfare of animals in their care. This includes cage changing, water bottle changing, feeding, watering and maintenance of assigned animal rooms as well as health monitoring and treatments. Other responsibilities include: technical services such as weaning, DNA sampling, drug administration or blood sampling. Also Veterinary Technicians are involved in day to day communication with laboratory staff, contacting them by email with any issues involving animal health and welfare, acting as resources for laboratory staff in terms of technical expertise, various sample taking and assisting in anesthetic protocols for laboratory animals. Veterinary Technicians may also assist with administration of the facility: cage inventories, per diems charges, and other administrative details as assigned.
- Completion of a community college program in Veterinary Technology or recognized equivalent
- Registration with CALAS as a RLAT an asset
- Previous experience within a laboratory animal facility
- Experience handling laboratory animals; managing breeding colonies of mice
- WHMIS training; in-house Certified Shipper of Dangerous Goods (dry ice) course
- Ability to utilize Excel, Word and Outlook at moderate proficiency
- Ability to lift 50 lbs
- No known allergies to animals
- Exercise initiative and time management skills
- Effective organizational, interpersonal and communication skills
- Exercise initiative and good judgement with ability to multi-task
- Compliance with confidentiality requirements
- Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
- Ability to perform duties in a professional and courteous manner and produce high quality work while meeting deadlines
- Knowledge of applicable legislative, UHN and/or departmental policies
- Client service oriented, with the ability to effectively work with diversity and appreciate that people with different opinions, backgrounds and characteristics bring richness to the challenge or situation at hand
Vaccines (COVID-19 and others) are a requirement of the job unless you have an exemption on a medical ground pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code.
If you are interested in making your contribution at UHN, please apply on-line. You will be asked to copy and paste as well as attach your resume and covering letter. You will also be required to complete some initial screening questions.
May 5, 2022 Closing Date: May 19, 2022
For current UHN employees, only those who have successfully completed their probationary period, have a good employee record along with satisfactory attendance in accordance with UHN's attendance management program, and possess all the required experience and qualifications should apply.
UHN thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
UHN is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity and welcomes all applicants including but not limited to: all religions and ethnicities, LGBTQ2s+, BIPOC, persons with disabilities and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the Bona-fide requirements for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.