Senior Surgeon

Company: Namsa
Position Type: Full Time
Work location: On-Site
Job Type: Research & Development
Degree: Bachelors
Experience: 6-10 years
Industry: Preclinical Research
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Job Description

Looking for an amazing career to really make an impact on both human and animal life? We have it! NAMSA is hiring a Senior Surgeon. In this position, the Associate:

  • Provides assistance for most surgical procedures as required by NAMSA clients.
  • Performs routine large animal surgical procedures as required by NAMSA clients.
  • Performs accurate and timely record-keeping consistent with the maintenance of all quality standards and client expectations.
  • Assists in the preparation of study protocols, developing animal models for clients and writing reports.
  • Assists in training surgical Associates with respect to surgical matters and techniques.
  • Assists in the maintenance of selected inventory levels, including veterinary and surgical supplies and equipment.
  • Ensures surgical room procedures are carried out in compliance with regulatory agencies’ policies and institutional guidelines.
  • Provides operator feedback to clients on the performance of test materials, as required.
  • Assists in promoting programs to potential clients.
  • Performs and provides assistance for major surgical procedures as required by NAMSA clients.
  • Administers prescribed medications as directed by the Veterinarian and/or in accordance with client protocols.
  • Develops animal disease models where appropriate to test the efficacy of new therapies.
  • Assists scientific Associates with protocol development.
  • Assists with conducting training to new Associates with respect to surgical matters and techniques.
  • Assists with the development and implementation of plans and operations to streamline procedures, maximize efficiencies and reduce costs within the surgery rooms
  • Reviews protocols and provides guidance on suitable animal models and appropriate technical procedures.
  • Performs as a lead trainer for new Associates with respect to surgical procedures and techniques.
  • Directs SOP or Protocol driven cardiac and emergency medications as required during surgical procedures.
  • Functions as a subject matter expert for NAMSA and clients in development of new surgical models and enhancement of existing surgical procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications & Technical Competencies:

  • Seven years’ experience in an animal laboratory environment with surgical assisting responsibility is required.
  • Strong working knowledge of AAALAC, USDA, FDA and GLP regulations as they pertain to surgical services preferred.
  • Bachelor degree in biological sciences or a Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT) certification or Surgical Research Specialist (SRS) certification is required. DVM or MD preferred.

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