MD Anderson Cancer Center Student Extern - Bastrop, Texas in Bastrop, Texas
Student Extern - Bastrop, Texas
Location: United States, Texas, Bastrop, Bastrop at https://mdanderson.referrals.selectminds.com/jobs/12674/other-jobs-matching/location-only
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Requisition #: 116831
This is a temporary, full-time, non-benefits-eligible position that will end on or before August 31, 2018. This position does require some weekends, evenings, and holidays on a scheduled, rotating basis. This position is located in Bastrop, Texas within the Department of Veterinary Sciences.
The mission of The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation, and the world through outstanding programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention, and through education for undergraduate and graduate students, trainees, professionals, employees and the public.
The primary purpose of the Student Extern position is to perform routine husbandry/nursery activities for periods of less than four and one-half months in the Neotropical primate program within the department of Veterinary Sciences. Works weekends, evenings, and holidays on a scheduled, rotating basis; may work overtime as authorized by the Manager. This position may be subject to working in biocontainment areas requiring compliance with specific protocols.
JOB SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES
Animal Husbandry and Facility Maintenance
Performs daily husbandry and disposal of waste materials.
Operates cage sanitation equipment.
Prepares and distributes daily diet/enrichment.
May assist in transporting animals which may require specialized training or handling techniques.
Inspects lixit valves and water lines daily to ensure proper function.
Inspects assigned animal areas and maintain rooms, buildings, facilities, and equipment (including enrichment). Reports issues to Supervisor or Team Leader.
Performs basic housekeeping and restocks supplies.
Conducts animal health and behavioral observations. Reports changes in animal behavior and appearance to Supervisor.
Carefully monitor infant’s dietary needs and consult with clinical veterinarian and manager. Notify veterinarian of infant weight loss.
Assist with infant care. Record infant body weight and temperatures before first feeding and maintain infant feeding records, weight charts, and treatment records.
Reunite infants with either birth dam or foster dam according to individual infant’s needs.
Under the direction of the veterinarian or supervisor, may administer pre-made medication or fluid during feedings or as otherwise directed.
Administrative and Compliance
Adheres to PPE requirements.
Works safely in close proximity to animals.
Ensures appropriate animal access to shelter, food, water and distance from other groups.
Ensures proper cage and building lock procedures are followed.
Responsible for animal identification as required by area.
May need to respond in emergency situations.
Participates in SOP training and consistently follows SOPs and departmental policies. Responsible for adhering to AAALAC and IACUC standards and USDA/AWA regulations.
Provides timely and accurate documentation and recordkeeping of husbandry and healthcare data.
Other duties asassigned.
Education: High school diploma or equivalent. College bound or in-college students.
Preferred Education: Some College.
Preferred Experience: Some experience working with animals.
Onsite Presence: Is Required.
Exposure to animals
Exposure to blood, bodily fluids, and/or tissue
Exposure to Radiation
Hazardous Chemicals and Materials
Wearing Protective Equipment
Working At Heights
Working on uneven/slippery surface
Fine finger movement
Visual Color Discrimination
Attention to detail
Giving and Receiving Constructive Feedback
Responding in emergency situations
It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.html