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Animal Attendant - Department of Comparative Medicine

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This position is located at The Michale E. Keeling Center for Comparative Medicine and Research in Bastrop, Texas.

MISSION STATEMENT
The mission of The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation, and the world through outstanding programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention, and through education for undergraduate and graduate students, trainees, professionals, employees and the public.

SUMMARY

The primary purpose of the Animal Attendant position is to provide for the care of animals and the associated facilities within the Department of Comparative Medicine. This position will primarily support the Rhesus and Baboon area(s) and may assist in other animal areas as needed. Works weekends and holidays on a scheduled, rotating basis; may work overtime as authorized by the Manager.  This position may be subject to working in biocontainment areas requiring compliance with specific protocols.

 

JOB SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES

Animal Husbandry and Facility Maintenance  
Performs daily husbandry and disposal of waste materials.
Operates cage sanitation equipment.
Prepares and distributes daily diet/enrichment.
May assist in transporting animals which may require specialized training or handling techniques.
Inspects lixit valves and water lines daily to ensure proper function.
Inspects assigned animal areas and maintain rooms, buildings, facilities, and equipment (including enrichment). Reports issues to Supervisor or Team Leader.
Performs basic housekeeping and restocks supplies.

Animal Healthcare 
Conducts animal health and behavioral observations. Reports changes in animal behavior and appearance to Supervisor.
May assist with infant care.

Administrative and Compliance  
Adheres to PPE requirements.
Works safely in close proximity to animals.
Ensures appropriate animal access to shelter, food, water and distance from other groups. Ensures proper cage and building lock procedures are followed.
Responsible for animal identification as required by area.
May need to respond in emergency situations.
Participates in SOP training and consistently follows SOPs and departmental policies. Responsible for adhering to AAALAC and IACUC standards and USDA/AWA regulations.
Provides timely and accurate documentation and recordkeeping of husbandry and healthcare data (including GLP).

Other duties as assigned.

 

REQUIREMENTS

Education: High school diploma or equivalent.

Preferred Education: None

Certification: None

Preferred Certification: American Association of Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician certification

Experience: None.
Preferred Experience: Some experience working with animals.

Onsite Presence: Is Required

WORKING CONDITIONS

 

Frequency

Deadlines
Electrical
Exposure to animals
Exposure to blood, bodily fluids, and/or tissue
Exposure to Radiation
Extreme Hot/Cold
Hazardous Chemicals and Materials
Humid/Dry
Lighting
Noise
Operating Equipment
Outside Work
Physical Proximity
Sedentary Environment
Wearing Protective Equipment
Wet Conditions
Working At Heights
Working on uneven/slippery surface

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Frequent 34-66%
Constant 67-100%
Frequent 34-66%
Seldom 3-10%
Frequent 34-66%
Frequent 34-66%
Frequent 34-66%
Frequent 34-66%
Constant 67-100%
Frequent 34-66%
Frequent 34-66%
Frequent 34-66%
Seldom 3-10%
Constant 67-100%
Frequent 34-66%
Occasionally 11-33%
Frequent 34-66%

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

 

Frequency

Weight

Arm/Hand Steadiness
Balancing
Bending/Stooping
Carrying
Climbing
Crawling
Depth Perception
Driving
Dynamic Flexibility
Eye/Hand Coordination
Fine finger movement
Foot Action
Glare Sensitivity
Handling
Hearing Sensitivity
Keyboarding
Kneeling
Lifting
Neck Movements
Night Vision
Olfactory Perception
Pushing/Pulling
Reaching
Sitting
Standing
Tactile Perception
Twisting
Visual Acuity
Visual Color Discrimination
Walking
Wrist Motion
Squatting

Frequent 34-66%
Frequent 34-66%
Frequent 34-66%
Frequent 34-66%
Frequent 34-66%
Occasionally 11-33%
Frequent 34-66%
Occasionally 11-33%
Occasionally 11-33%
Frequent 34-66%
Frequent 34-66%
Frequent 34-66%
Frequent 34-66%
Frequent 34-66%
Frequent 34-66%
Occasionally 11-33%
Occasionally 11-33%
Frequent 34-66%
Frequent 34-66%
Frequent 34-66%
Frequent 34-66%
Frequent 34-66%
Frequent 34-66%
Occasionally 11-33%
Constant 67-100%
Frequent 34-66%
Occasionally 11-33%
Frequent 34-66%
Frequent 34-66%
Constant 67-100%
Frequent 34-66%
Occasionally 11-33%

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COGNITIVE DEMANDS

Analytical Ability
Appropriate Behavior
Attention to detail
Comprehending
Critical Thinking
Following Instructions
Giving and Receiving Constructive Feedback
Interpersonal Skills
Memorizing/Remembering
Multitasking
Oral Communication
Organizing
Problem Solving
Reading Skills/Comprehension
Responding in emergency situations
Selective Attention
Working Alone
Written Communication

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.html

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