Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Internal Number: 108896-en_US
We are seeking an Animal OR Manager who will ensure that the Johns Hopkins facilities and personnel are compliant with Federal, State, and local laws and regulations, and the standards set forth in the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, Public Health Service Policy, and AAALAC International. Research Animal Resources maintains multiple operating rooms and supports a wide array of animal research projects and species, including but not limited to pigs, nonhuman primates, sheep, rabbits, dogs, and cats. The Animal OR Manager has two primary responsibilities. First is to manage the scheduling and daily operations of the operating rooms overseen and staffed by Research Animal Resources. This includes scheduling labs for surgeries and technical services within central facilities, supervising the team of Veterinary Technicians providing these services, coordinating veterinary support as needed, and management and delegation of other necessary tasks such as ordering supplies and drugs, cleaning spaces and instruments, and maintaining a successful OR. Second is to coordinate and oversee technical support of animal procedures performed in laboratory spaces not managed by RAR. This includes tracking scheduled procedures and coordinating RAR technical support or oversight as needed, collecting and reviewing procedural records for accuracy and completeness, and collaborating with labs to ensure continued compliance with established protocols and necessary high standards of animal care.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
- Manage a team of Surgery Technicians to ensure outstanding animal care, safe and efficient operations, and a collaborative work environment.
- Ensure that all necessary supplies, drugs, and anesthetic agents are available.
- Assist with personnel management, including performance management, corrective and disciplinary action, and involvement in the new hire selection process and onboarding.
- Establish work assignments, monitor workflow, and maintain adequate inventory of facility-related supplies.
- Provide customer service to researchers to support their research needs as they relate to animal husbandry, supply requests, facility orientation, access, etc.
- Assist in the development, review, and implementation of SOPs as relating to animal care OR operations.
- Provide staff training to ensure proficiency in areas of responsibility and adherence to standard operating procedures.
- Help maintain records and reports, schedule equipment maintenance, manage billing and budgeting.
- Help ensure a safe work environment and promote a culture of safety.
- Other duties as assigned.
Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills required; must be able to communicate effectively with and relate to various personnel throughout the University.
- Excellent organizational skills and ability to multi-task required.
- Successful candidate will be self-motivated and able to work both independently and as part of a team.
- Must be proficient in a variety of software programs (word processing, spreadsheet and/or database applications).
- Familiarity with surgical & imaging facilities and equipment.
- Bachelor's Degree in Animal Husbandry, Biology, or related field and five (5) years of relevant experience.
- Associate's Degree in Animal Husbandry, Biology, or related field and seven (7) years of relevant experience.
- Additional education may substitute for experience and additional experience may substitute for education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
- Experience in the animal care or veterinary fields.
- Management/supervisory experience strongly.
Classified Title: Animal Care Manager
Working Title: Animal OR Manager
Starting Salary Range: $56,850 - $78,090 - $99,320 (Commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: M-F 7:30-4:00
Exempt Status: Exempt
Location: School of Medicine - East Baltimore Campus
Department name: 10003430-SOM Admin Research Animal Resources
Personnel area: School of Medicine
The referenced salary range is based on Johns Hopkins University's good faith belief at the time of posting. Actual compensation may vary based on factors such as geographic location, work experience, market conditions, education/training and skill level. Johns Hopkins offers a total rewards package that supports our employees' health, life, career and retirement. More information can be found here: https://hr.jhu.edu/benefits-worklife/
Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines:
JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.
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