Associate Animal Care Technician

  • Northwell Health
  • Manhasset,NY
  • 2023-11-19T21:43:02Z
Job Description

Assists in providing sanitization and sterilization of caging and associated equipment required for laboratory animal housing and care; provision of clean housing, access to food and environmental enrichment of the animals. Identifies and reports injured and ill animals. Assists in responding as essential personnel for declared disasters.

Job Responsibility

  • Processes and assembles caging and equipment in preparation for sanitizing; ensure no live animals remain in caging before sanitizing.
  • Logs information pertinent to cage and equipment to ensure proper maintenance.
  • Identifies and notifies veterinary staff of ill or injured animals.
  • Provides research-specific specialized diets, treated water, and specialized housing arrangements, when needed; records related information as required by approved procedures.
  • Assesses condition of caging equipment, and makes recommendations for equipment replacement or repair.
  • Maintains inventory of stock entering and leaving the facility; decontaminates rooms and supplies.
  • Logs information pertinent to autoclaves to ensure sanitation and sterilization processes are maintained.
  • Ensures eye wash station and fire extinguisher inspections are current and in working order.
  • Cleans work area, washes and waxes flooring, walls, ceiling, and lighting fixtures in the animal holding rooms, cage wash areas, and associated corridors.
  • Performs related duties as required. All responsibilities noted here are considered essential functions of the job under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Duties not mentioned here, but considered related are not essential functions.

Job Qualification

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.
  • Current Lab Animal Technician (AALAS) Certification in New York State preferred.
  • 1 year of relevant experience, preferred.

*Additional Salary Detail
The salary range and/or hourly rate listed is a good faith determination of potential base compensation that may be offered to a successful applicant for this position at the time of this job advertisement and may be modified in the future.When determining a team member's base salary and/or rate, several factors may be considered as applicable (e.g., location, specialty, service line, years of relevant experience, education, credentials, negotiated contracts, budget and internal equity).