Medical Technician: Florida

Dolphin Research Center
Grassy Key, FL
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DRC is a not-for-profit education and research facility dedicated to teaching, learning and caring for marine mammals and the environment we share. We are home to a colony of Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins and California Sea Lions. Functions/Expectations Assist in medical procedures, treatments, and monitoring animal health. Assist in coordination and administration of treatment plans. Collect diagnostic samples and perform routine laboratory procedures (cytology, microbiology, hematology) Clean and maintain medical equipment. Organize and maintain inventory of supplements, medicines, and medical supplies. Maintain accurate medical records,procedures manual, and government documentation. Collect and analyze data from medical and husbandry records. Research sources and specifications of drugs, supplies, and equipment. Participate in assessment and rescue of manatees. Assist in necropsies. Assist in administrative duties including budget preparations, note taking, and correspondence.
Qualifications: Position requires a highly motivated, energetic, versatile, and flexible team player, with a BS or BA, certification as a veterinary technician, or equivalent experience. Excellent technical, organizational, interpersonal, and communications skills a must. Computer skills a must (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). Requires attention to detail and a strong desire to learn. Must be able to manage own time, work independently, and have the ability to identify and solve problems of varying scope and complexity. As with any position in the medical field, hours must be flexible and based on the needs of the animals. Must be able to work weekends and more than eight hours per day. Experience in radiology and ultrasonography a plus. Interest or experience in complementary/alternative therapies also a plus. Physical Demands: Must be physically fit and comfortable working in the water. Must be able to lift 50 pounds.
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