Mar 30, 2021

Veterinary Tissue Bank Technician

$17.00 - $21.00 hourly
  • Veterinary Transplant Services
  • Kent, WA, USA
Full time Veterinary Technician Healthcare & Medical Other

Job Description

POSITION / PURPOSE:

Assist in the day-to-day operations of Veterinary Transplant Services, Inc. by providing technical and laboratory support for acquisition and processing of tissues, contacting and interacting with clients, associates, and potential donors, and general program maintenance and development. This person is responsible for performing procurement and processing activities, including planning, preparation, processing, packaging, clean-up and maintaining general readiness for procedures; as well as monitoring inventory levels of processing supplies and transplant grafts. It will also involve some laboratory testing, facility maintenance, management of documentation, audit procedures, and other quality control activities.

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

-Assist in the recovery and processing of cells and tissues

-Assist in graft production planning to maintain the necessary inventory levels of transplantable inventory

-Maintain documentation and organization of records

-Participate in writing, reviewing, and revising technical manuals, protocols and other procedures

-Utilize inventory and tracking systems for all grafts during various stages of production

-Create and maintain process documentation records, and perform some data entry

-Maintain lab, including:

-Run various equipment such as the freeze-dryer, residual moisture balance, processing equipment, etc.

-Participate in monitoring and maintaining needed supplies and equipment

-Sterilization of equipment and supplies

-Participate in regular maintenance of Clean Room and Laboratory facility

-Perform basic lab testing such as pH, residual moisture measurements, etc. and preparing and sending appropriate samples out for testing according to our established protocols.

-Assist with packing and verifying graft orders for customers

-Perform periodic audits of physical inventory

-Position may involve periodic “on call” responsibilities.

-Other general duties, as assigned

REQUIREMENTS:

2 years of college or technical school

Reliable transportation

Ability to stand for prolonged periods of time

Able to lift up to 25lbs unassisted

Familiarity with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Adobe Reader, networking, general computer use etc.)

Excellent communication skills and attention to detail absolutely required

Ability to work independently or with a team and exercise good judgement

RECCOMENDED:

College degree in Biology or related field, or demonstrated interest and ability to perform tasks as described

Experience in tissue banking, basic laboratory procedures, and/or sterile OR/clean room techniques

Vet tech experience helpful

Willingness to step in and help as needed

Experience with and awareness of Universal Precautions desired

Quality assurance/Quality control experience desired

Job Type: Full-time, Monday through Friday, 8:30am-5pm

Pay: $17.00 - $21.00 per hour

COVID-19 considerations: Veterinary Transplant Services is following and adhering to all CDC guidelines related to COVID 19


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