Provides medical services in support of the health of animals. Including, prescribes medications, perform daily assessment of animal welfare, pain assessment, ensures appropriate monitoring/treatment of research animals, development of treatment plans for animal health issues with input from PI/other veterinarians and assessment of cases presented by animal welfare staff.
Requires current knowledge of; various lab animal species, new developments in lab animal veterinary medicine, surgery, and related sciences and awareness of current changes in animal husbandry practices.
Interfaces with various divisions and serves as internal consultant to the research community through the performance IACUC protocol reviews with researchers.
Serves as an expert resource to Veterinary Services personnel on matters related to the veterinary care of laboratory animals.
·Policy & Procedure Development
As requested develop guidance/procedures for routine/common procedures performed by research personnel and/or veterinary services staff.
·Regulatory and Compliance
Applies veterinary principles, theories and concepts to the field and maintains knowledge of regulatory compliance requirements. Participate in internal (IACUC/ORCRA) and external (USDA/OLAW/AAALAC) facility inspections, as requested by Veterinary services leadership.
Using time efficiently and productively; prioritizing multiple tasks properly to meet deadlines; recognizing time constraints and adjusting work schedule to address them
Meticulously keeping track of details without becoming overwhelmed by them; being exacting, precise, and accurate; spotting minor imperfections or errors and taking action to correct them
Using inductive and deductive reasoning to formulate general rules or principles and apply them to work; identifying flaws in logical reasoning; understanding complex conceptual relationships; accurately detecting underlying themes or patterns in data
Ability to independently work through details of a problem to reach a positive solution
Ability to ensure that work areas are organized and present a safe, accessible, effective and efficient environment for employees, patients and families; ability and motivation to attend required Cincinnati Children's safety training sessions and apply lessons learned
Recognizing when sufficient information has been obtained to make a decision; evaluating available alternatives and using sound thought processes and relevant experience to make the optimal choice in a timely manner; making difficult decisions even in highly ambiguous situations
Working cooperatively with others to achieve group goals; proactively adjusting one's style and efforts to complement those of others on the team; being pleasant, agreeable, and easy to work with; valuing group success as much or more than individual success
Knowledge of related regulatory requirements and standards
Effectively applying job, organization, and industry knowledge to accomplish work; providing expertise to others
Taking responsibility for one's actions and work; accepting the consequences of one's behavior; admitting mistakes
·Independence and teamwork
Ability to work both independently and in a team environment
Showing consistency between one's values and behavior; choosing ethical courses of action; being truthful and direct; protecting sensitive or confidential information; building credibility and gaining others' trust
Consistently honoring promises, fulfilling obligations, and meeting deadlines; always being at work when expected; dependably arriving to and leaving work and meetings at the scheduled times