Mantel Technologies Veterinary Technologist / Project Assistant in Fort Collins, Colorado

Mantel is a technology startup operating in the defense and national securitymarkets. As a growing company, we're currently looking to add a part-timeveterinary research assistant to our technical team in Fort Collins CO.As a US Government contractor largely focused on developing technicalsolutions and providing technical services to support National Securityinterests, consideration for this position is limited to US Citizens capableof holding a security clearance. This position is subject to backgroundinvestigation.Applicants with prior military experience are strongly encouraged to apply.SummaryAs a member of Mantel's Veterinary Solutions team, you'll support one ormore research programs focused on developing, testing, and evaluatingtechnologies aimed at increasing survivability, quality of life, andmission effectiveness of military working dogs. Work scope will include: Utilize veterinary technical expertise and clinical competence,especially in canine medicine/husbandry, to support active researchprojects and protocols Initiate and assist with advanced medical procedures, anesthesia,and patient monitoring Monitor patients to assess health, welfare, depth of anesthesia,response to treatment or need to initiate treatment during research activitiesand medical procedures as well as within the kennel environment Coordinate and provide care of animals with the Veterinary Solutionsteam and extended collaborator team to include nursing care and technicalprocedures Communicate and coordinate with the team to facilitate research protocolprocedures and animal care treatments Facilitate coordination and communication between appropriatedepartments, laboratories, clients/sponsors, and project veterinariansto accomplish research protocol goals/objectives Practice and promote positive, professional interpersonal relationsand communications Teach and model quality nursing care Assist in orientation and training of new personnel, providingcoaching and feedback to ensure success Participate in professional development by attending assignedtraining, continuing education, in-service presentations, and self-studyDuties/Responsibilities: Organize and coordinate activities related to animal care, animalwelfare, and research procedures Prioritize animal care, animal welfare, and procedures Assume leadership in emergencies in absence of DVM Ensure completion and documentation of treatments in hardcopy orcomputer systems as necessary to meet IACUC, AAALAC, and research projectrequirements Monitor and enforce policies and procedures (including biosecurity andcontrolled substance regulations) Maintain supplies, equipment, and facilities Proactively teach and encourage in a supportive manner Provide medically-experienced triage/screening, and support Provide clinical and technical expertise such as intravenous catheterplacement (peripheral and central venous catheters), arterial, andurinary catheterization; fluid and drug administration; intravenous andarterial blood sampling Perform ECG and blood gas collection/interpretation; direct andindirect blood pressure monitoring/evaluation; pulse oximetry;capnography; operation and trouble-shooting of all specialty-relatedequipment; anesthesia; multi-parameter monitoring; positive pressureventilation; and initiating and directing CPR Present staff in-service training by illustrating new or reviewedspecialty topics and/or techniques related to proposed or on-going researchMinimum Qualifications Associate's degree from an accredited college or university inveterinary/animal health technology AND two years' experience in thedirect care of veterinary patients (e.g. canine and feline)o Education and Experience substitutions will be considered. Experienced USArmy Animal Care Specialists are encouraged to apply. US Citizenship with the ability to obtain and maintain a securityclearance when and if required.Desired Qualifications Certified Veterinary Technologist, Registered Veterinary Techn