GDIT s military health team is HIRING a Veterinary / Animal Surgical Technician to support the 59th Medical Wing (MDW), located at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.
The 59th Medical Wing Science and Technology (ST) office advises and conducts clinical and translational research on matters pertaining to the medical aspects of the Air Expeditionary Force and the health of Air Force (AF) personnel and beneficiaries. In order to support the required research, ST offices conduct translational research in the areas of emergency medical care, combat casualty care, force health protection, restorative medicine, clinical and rehabilitative medicine and specialty centers.
Assists as a sterile or non-sterile member of the Surgical Research Team and acts as the non-sterile circulator during surgical procedures. Serves as an assistant to the veterinary anesthetist with responsibility to assess the biologic and physical status of any animal to be anesthetized. Provides critical care assistance to the veterinary surgeon during veterinary research protocols and training projects and safely and effectively restrains, handles, and transports animals.
Performs general functions in the surgical suite, post-op recovery area, or animal housing facility.
Handles and prepares surgical specimens (tissue/blood samples, etc). Assists supervisor with tasks and procedures involving use of determining or selecting the most efficacious approach to varied and diverse situations.
Operates steam sterilizers and ultrasonic cleaner and maintains sterility of surgical supplies and instruments through proper storage. Operates/assembles surgical equipment to include but not limited to physiologic monitors, electric or pneumatic saws, drills, defibrillators, anesthesia machines, hypo/hyperthermia units, electro-surgical machines and amps.
Assists in safely transporting, handling, and restraining animals according to established department operating instructions. Assists in performing behavioral tests on animals using various procedures as identified in specific research protocols. Supports hyperbaric medicine operations by assisting in the preparation of animal subjects for research procedures.
Compiles and enters data into computer databases as required by specific protocols.
Assists in the preparation of material for publication and presentation as required.
What You’ll Need (required):
Two years of experience performing surgery required.
One year experience as a sterile surgical scrub tech required.
Experience of mathematics to perform such tasks as dose calculations.
Experience of infection control as it relates to cleaning, disinfection, and sterilization in the surgical environment.
Experience of database creation and maintenance using computer based spreadsheets or databases (i.e., Microsoft Excel/Access).
Shall have knowledge of sound research design and implementation and be able to help the research team identify problems and formulate solutions.
The Contractor Personnel shall have and maintain a current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.
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