Animal Care Technician
At PCOM, we espouse to grow a culturally competent workforce to
advance healthcare that touches the lives of underserved
communities. Diversity and inclusion is the core component of our
institutional identity and a key pillar of PCOM’s strategic vision.
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine affirms that diversity
and inclusion are crucial to the intellectual vitality of the
campus community. It is through freedom of exchange over different
ideas and viewpoints in supportive environments that our graduates
develop the critical thinking and citizenship skills that will
benefit them throughout their lives.
Since 1899, PCOM has trained highly competent, caring physicians,
health practitioners, and behavioral scientists who practice a
“whole person” approach to care - treating people, not just
symptoms. As the field of medicine has changed, we've changed with
it - adapting our program offerings to better meet the needs of
healthcare providers and the communities they serve. At the main
campus in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (PCOM), the branch campus in
Suwanee, Georgia (PCOM Georgia), and our newest location in
Moultrie, Georgia (PCOM South Georgia), PCOM students learn to
approach problem-solving in a more professional, more team-oriented
manner, which prepares them to work successfully in integrated
healthcare settings with other health professionals. At
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine you will be part of a
caring, professional, and committed community focused on making the
PCOM experience the best possible for our students.
We are currently seeking to fill our Animal Care Technician
position at the Georgia campus with a highly qualified and
Job Title: Animal Care Technician
Department: Animal Colony
Location: PCOM Georgia
Status (Exempt/Non-Exempt): Non-Exempt
Reports to: Shaunda Bell
Responsible for the daily husbandry care and welfare of lab animal
as well as record keeping in compliance with all IACUC
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Change rodent cages as scheduled or when needed
· Ensure animals have adequate food and water
· Monitor the health of animals, reporting all abnormalities to the
Facility Manager or Veterinarian
· Operate cage washer and autoclave
· Maintain appropriate logs, documenting tasks completed
· Collects and maintains animal census records
· High school diploma
· 0 – 2 years
· Heavy physical effort (lift/carry up to 50 lbs)
· Lifts supplies/equipment.
· Pushes/pulls or moves/lifts heavy equipment/supplies.
· Considerable reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling and
· Yearly physical examination to detect known allergies to animal
fur, dung and dandruff.
PCOM is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified
applicants will receive consideration. We adhere to a policy that
prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic
origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any
other legally protected class.