Surgical Technician/ Surgical Training Technician

at The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine, United States

Job Description

The Surgical Technician provides support for the surgical service and/or the surgical training program including preparing mice for surgery, sterilization of surgical instruments, completing post operative health checks, maintaining the training space/surgical suites, stocking surgical supplies, maintaining inventory counts of supplies, equipment maintenance and performing mouse husbandry such as unpacking training mice. In addition, the incumbent may perform minor surgeries such as incision repair and provide training in perioperative procedures such as post operative health checks and anesthesia.

Key Responsibilities:
Performs surgical support tasks such as prepping mice for surgery, aiding post operative recovery and completing post operative health checks.
Maintains surgical spaces: stocks supplies, sterilizes surgical instruments, unpacks training mice, cleans/organizes surgical spaces and coordinates/performs routine equipment maintenance.
May provide trainings in topics such as anesthesia, wound reclosure and post operative care.
Documentation: Maintains accurate, consistent, and complete surgical, training and inventory records.
Works to develop and refine training proficiency and expand expertise in perioperative procedures.
Works to develop surgical skills such as skin incision repair and performs other duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications:
Ability to work with rodents.
Ability to learn to perform minor survival surgical procedures such as skin incision repair on mice utilizing a microscope.
Ability to work a flexible work schedule (including rotating weekend/holiday coverage) and travel occasionally.
Ability to perform confident, responsible animal handling and a variety of biomethods.
Proven and consistent high level of attention to detail.
Able to prioritize task assignments and communicate progress with team.
Actively seeks to improve skills, facilitate learning, and understand job related items.

Compensation Grade: F

Please submit a cover letter and resume with your application.

About JAX:
The Jackson Laboratory is an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institution with a National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center and nearly 3,000 employees in locations across the United States (Maine, Connecticut, California),Japan andChina. Its mission is to discover precise genomic solutions for disease and empower the global biomedical community in the shared quest to improve human health.

Founded in 1929, JAX applies over nine decades of expertise in genetics to increase understanding of human disease, advancing treatments and cures for cancer, neurological and immune disorders, diabetes, aging and heart disease. It models and interprets genomic complexity, integrates basic research with clinical application, educates current and future scientists, and provides critical data, tools and services to the global biomedical community. For more information, please visit.

EEO Statement:
The Jackson Laboratory provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, age, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition, gender, sexual orientation, genetic information, ancestry, marital status, national origin, veteran status, and other classifications protected by applicable state and local non-discrimination laws.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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Job Posting: 934366

Posted On: May 24, 2023

Updated On: Jul 14, 2023

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