GENERAL SUMMARY/OVERVIEW STATEMENT
The Senior Clinical Veterinarian provides and oversees preventive and supportive veterinary care for laboratory animals at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), in concert with other doctoral and senior staff in the Center for Comparative Medicine (CCM). This person also provides professional expertise in a collaborative research manner to investigators at MGH and elsewhere for animal model development and proper care and use of animal subjects. The position involves daily exposure to laboratory animals and their waste products. PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Following Duties are required:
- Provide service to and training for research staff on various components of proper animal use, preparation of animals for surgery, anesthesia, surgical technique, post-operative monitoring, injections, and sample collection;
- Advises CCM staff on preventive health programs, such as quarantine evaluation of new arrivals, sentinel surveillance of rodent colonies, annual physical examinations and semi-annual tuberculin testing of non-human primates;
- Perform routine clinical rounds in vivaria throughout MGH and extramural satellite facilities where MGH animals are maintained;
- Lead vendor partnership efforts including regular site visits, expansion or enhancement of services provided and opportunities for new alignments;
- Provide weekend/holiday/after-hours coverage for veterinary emergencies, in concert with other professional staff in CCM;
- Participate in establishing, implementing and monitoring policies and procedures involving laboratory animal care and use in compliance with federal and state laws and regulations and current accreditation standards (including, but not limited to, serving as a voting member or alternate on the MGH Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee);
- Lead veterinary-related continuous improvement initiatives as determined by departmental strategic planning, by customer feedback or by obvious deficits/needs in the practice of laboratory animal medicine.
- Comply with and follow CCM and MGH policies and procedures.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Doctoral degree in veterinary medicine from an AVMA-accredited institution.
- Licensed to practice veterinary medicine in a state in the United States (Massachusetts preferred)
- Eligible for USDA veterinary accreditation (accreditation preferred)
- Board-certification in laboratory animal medicine by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine or another veterinary specialty preferred; documented eligibility to sit for the applicable board examination required.
- A record of independent and collaborative biomedical research.
- Written and spoken proficiency in English and basic scientific terms.
- Proficient in verbal and written English, mathematics, word processing, spreadsheets, e-mail.
- Has a customer-focused attitude and enjoys working with similarly dedicated persons in a team fashion within a high-energy research environment.
- Communicates well with a variety of levels of employees and outside parties.
- Willing to pursue continuous improvement in the duties described above, including but not limited to additional training and continuing education opportunities as they may arise.
The animal facility has a variety of environmental conditions. Specifically, employees may be exposed to noise, dust, chemicals, extreme heat, and animal waste products. The duration of exposure to any of the above is dependent on the assigned duties. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY
No direct reports anticipated. FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY
- Seek most cost-effective strategies to perform above duties.
Posting ID: 559420329Posted: 2020-06-03