Animal Caretaker Floor Lead – 63012

Company Name: Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia

Location: Philadelphia, PA, US - 19104

Job Duration: 2021-06-11 to 2021-07-11


Location: LOC_COLKET-Colket Translational Research 

Req ID: 123314

Shift: Days

Employment Status: Regular – Full Time 

Job Summary

This person will be familiar with the day-to-day activities, employees, and concerns within the facilities. Responsible for providing a variety of animal husbandry services; serves as subject matter expert providing consult and support to team members.

Job Responsibilities

  •  Experience caring for animals in a laboratory or veterinary environment.
  •  Assist in monitoring compliance on daily husbandry requirements, technical services and/or clinical support for assigned areas.
  •  Daily and weekly quality assurance inspections for assigned areas.
  •  Performs daily animal health checks and reports any abnormal animal conditions to the veterinary technician and /or management.
  • Provides animal husbandry and cage cleaning as needed
  •  Assists animal facility supervisors to achieve daily/weekly metrics
  • Assists animal facility supervisors to ensure required daily tasks are completed as assigned to the staff
  •  Assists with animal receipts and census scanning as needed.
  • Maintains inventories of technical supplies such as medications and procedure room and hallway supplies.
  •  Assists investigators with basic technical procedures (treatments, blood withdrawal, tissue collection and sampling) as requested.
  • All work will be performed as per facility SOPs.
  •  Performs all other duties as assigned.

Job Responsibilities (Continued)

Job Responsibilities (Continued)

Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations

Achieve AALAS ALAT certification within one year of placement into position.

Required Education and Experience

Required Education: High School Diploma / GED

Required Experience: At least three (3) years of experience in a laboratory animal or zoo animal setting

Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

Preferred Education: Associate’s degree in Animal Science or Veterinary Technology

Preferred Licenses/certificates/registrations: Veterinary Technician Certification or Certification at the ALAT level

Additional Technical Requirements

All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its patients, family members, visitors and employees. In an effort to achieve this goal, employment at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, other than for positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, is contingent upon an attestation that the job applicant does not use tobacco products.

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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CHOP Careers Contact 

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2716 South Street, 6th Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19146