Registered Veterinary Technologist

University of Alberta

This place is part of the Non-Tutorial Employees Affiliation (NASA).

This place has a time period size of 1 12 months plus 1 day from the date of rent and presents a complete advantages package deal which could be seen on our Advantages Overview web page .

Location – Work primarily takes place at North Campus Edmonton.

Working for the College of Alberta

The College of Alberta acknowledges that we’re situated on Treaty 6 territory, and respects the histories, languages and cultures of First Nations, Métis, Inuit and all First Peoples of Canada, whose presence continues to complement our vibrant neighborhood.

The College of Alberta is teeming with change makers, neighborhood builders, and world shapers who lead with function every day. We’re residence to greater than 40,000 college students in 200+ undergraduate and 500+ graduate packages, over 13,000 college and employees, 260,000 alumni worldwide and have been acknowledged as one among Canada’s Greenest Employers for over a decade.

Your work may have a significant affect on a captivating cross part of individuals—from our college students and stakeholders, to our famend researchers and innovators who’re fairly actually curing illnesses, making discoveries and producing options that make the world more healthy, safer, stronger, and extra simply.

Working for the Division of Surgical procedure

The Division of Surgical procedure has 15 divisions and presents packages in undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate research.  The division additionally contains many different analysis teams who contribute to leading edge development in areas comparable to transplantation, joint preservation and regeneration and surgical simulation know-how.  Based in 1922, the division has been a pacesetter in its subject, striving to attain a steadiness between know-how and the human factor that defines the artwork of surgical procedure.  The overarching mission of the division is to revive well being by way of surgical intervention, and to keep in mind that affected person dignity and luxury are integral to total well being.  Additional info on the division could be discovered at procedure .


The Ray Rajotte Surgical Medical Analysis Institute requires a Registered Veterinary Technologist who’s educated and skilled within the coordination of small and enormous animal facility surgical procedures. Reporting to the Director and Facility Supervisor, the technologist will help researchers by offering technical providers from accredited Animal Use Protocols. The Technologist shall be accountable for the scheduling of working rooms and preparation of animals for surgical procedure, from pre-medication, administering and monitoring of anesthesia by way of to euthanasia, if required. The technologist should be expert and assured in performing numerous technical procedures, and have a agency understanding of methods comparable to Aseptic Approach and Complete Intravenous Anesthesia, in addition to familiarity and troubleshooting experience with a wide selection of apparatus utilized in a surgical setting. That is an thrilling alternative for a person who thrives on working independently, is open to studying alternatives and aiding in new approach improvement.


Technical Procedures – 75%

  • Technical Procedures.
  • TIVA utilized in giant animal fashions.
  • Educated, educated, skilled with restraint methods used for dealing with numerous giant or small animals, correct administration of treatment, accustomed to the final anatomy and physiology of the animals throughout surgical procedure.
  • Prepares animals for surgical procedure, i.e. pre-medicate, anesthetize, incubate, shave and put together aseptically.
  • Screens all important indicators and use correct anesthetic ranges to make sure no ache or struggling happens throughout surgical procedure and determines the well being standing of the animal.
  • Practices humane and proper strategies for euthanasia of animals
  • Maintains a number of working rooms and station areas within the RRSMRI.
  • Performs giant animal anesthesia by gasoline inhalation and injection anesthetic administration and help monitoring to offer optimum situations for restoration.
  • Troubleshoots any tools issues utilized in surgical procedure and experiences any malfunctions to the Facility Supervisor. Acquainted with the usage of Ventilators, Screens, Electrocautery and Harmonic Scalpel Models, Anesthetic Machines, Laparoscopic Tools, Instrument Washer, Steam and Ozone Sterilizers, Surgical Tables, C-Arm X-ray machine, Water Baths, Surgical Devices, I.V. Infusion pumps, Freezers, Biochemistry Analysers, Computer systems, Vacuum Pumps.
  • Educated with Aseptic Approach so as to keep a sterile subject previous to and through restoration surgical procedure; presents technical help with publish transplanted animals, together with metabolic testing, glucose monitoring and injections as required.
  • Sterilizes all surgical devices, calculates, prepares numerous concentrations of options, cleans all working room areas, scrubs devices used, repacks and re-sterilizes them when mandatory.
  • Retains a listing of managed medicine utilizing correct storage, orders oxygen and different gasoline cylinders
  • Processes diagnostic biochemistry on blood samples for liver and kidney features, gather, analyze blood samples.
  • Prepares, types and tracks laundry.
  • Carry out-basic surgical methods on accredited animal use protocol.
  • Could also be required to study new surgical or procedural methods in help of an accredited animal use protocol.
  • Acquainted with the usage of teleconferencing tools to broadcast and/or file procedures within the working room and convention room.

Documentation – 15%

  • Prepares billing for provides, tools and technical requests and submits to Facility Supervisor for processing.
  • Maintains documentation for Hospital Provides, Medication and Tools. Tracks utilization and ensures sufficient provide, re-order as required.
  • Maintains in-use inventory ranges of provides.
  • Distributes tools for rental primarily based on tools requests from researchers to be used in initiatives. Determines product availability, period of use and facilitates return.
  • Performs routine upkeep of technical tools and experiences deficiencies to Facility Supervisor.
  • Prepares the RRSMRI animal use protocols and SOPs and be accustomed to protocols of the researchers, programs and courses.
  • Laboratory samples and outcomes; ensures documentation of study and distribution to requesting analysis lab.
  • Experiences in-house laboratory outcomes to the Facility Supervisor after evaluation and information outcomes.
  • Receives exterior laboratory outcomes and processes them as per accredited RRSMRI SOPs or researcher’s requests.
  • Maintains information of samples taken to be analyzed upon assortment and high quality of all samples collected and experiences insufficient samples to the Facility Supervisor.
  • Assessment scholar documentation to make sure pre-requisite course completion earlier than registering college students within the course Aseptic Strategies and Primary Surgical Expertise. Create certification paperwork and file with the Analysis Ethic Workplace. Advise college students on pre-requisite programs that should be accomplished.
  • Present month-to-month abstract of facility use when required.

Arrange and Decontamination of Working Rooms – 5%

  • Arrange and upkeep of surgical suites, anesthetic machines, pulse oximetry, fluid remedy, working room tools, specialised surgical tools or microscopes and different tools.
  • Upkeep of surgical services, together with the final cleansing and decontamination, as required.         

Extra Duties/ Particular Initiatives – 5% As assigned, together with (however not restricted to):

  • Assists Principal Investigators with initiatives as assigned which can embody new approach improvement.

Minimal {Qualifications}

  • Two-year Animal Well being Expertise Diploma and a Registered Veterinary Technologist by the ABVMA is obligatory.
  • Member in good standing of the AAAHT.
  • WHMIS coaching required and offered by the employer.
  • U of A laboratory and biosafety programs required and offered by employer.
  • Transportation of Harmful Items Certificates offered by employer if wanted.
  • Should be competent in performing the technical procedures and abilities.
  • Working information of common workplace tools and computer systems together with Microsoft Workplace and/or Google Purposes and/or in-house software program, as required.
  • Anesthetic and/or analgesic preparation, administration and monitoring information required.
  • Familiarity with scientific biochemistry instrumentation to investigate blood samples is required.
  • Some heavy animal transportation and lifting is required.
  • Good communication abilities, each verbal and written, are required.

Most well-liked {Qualifications} 

  • Registered Laboratory Animal Technician (CALAS) standing is most well-liked.

Word: On-line functions are accepted till midnight Mountain Customary Time of the cut-off date.

We thank all candidates for his or her curiosity; nonetheless, solely these people chosen for an interview shall be contacted.

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