Animal Surgical Technician (A-00-0113-0B3) San Antonio, Texas

Animal Surgical Technician
The Animal Surgical Technician will provide Clinical Research Support in San Antonio, Texas, Department of Defense Military Treatment Facilities (MTF).
•Assist as a sterile or non-sterile member of the Surgical Research Team and act as the non-sterile circulator during surgical procedures
•Serve as assistant to the veterinary anesthetist with responsibility to assess the biologic and physical status of any animal to be anesthetized
•Provide critical care assistance to the veterinary surgeon during veterinary research protocols and training projects and safely and effectively restrain, handle, and transport animals
•Perform general functions in the surgical suite, post-op recovery area, or animal housing facility
•Handle and prepare surgical specimens (tissue/blood samples, etc.)
•Assist supervisor with tasks and procedures involving use of determining or selecting the most efficacious approach to varied and diverse situations
•Operate steam sterilizers and ultrasonic cleaner and maintain sterility of surgical supplies and instruments through proper storage
•Operate/assemble surgical equipment to include but not limited to physiologic monitors, electric or pneumatic saws, drills, defibrillators, anesthesia machines, hypo/hyperthermia units, electro-surgical machines and amps
•Assist in safely transporting, handling, and restraining animals according to established department operating instructions
•Assist in performing behavioral tests on animals using various procedures as identified in specific research protocols
•Support hyperbaric medicine operations by assisting in the preparation of animal subjects for research procedures
•Compile and enter data into computer databases as required by specific protocols
•Assist in the preparation of material for publication and presentation as required

•Two (2) years' experience in animal research surgery required
•Experience with mathematics to perform tasks such as dose calculations
•Experience with infection control as it relates to cleaning, disinfection, and sterilization in a surgical environment
•Experience with database creation and maintenance using computer based spreadsheets or databases (i.e., Microsoft Excel/Access)
•Knowledge of sound research design and implementation and able to help the research team identify problems and formulate solutions

About Decypher:
•Decypher is a full-service consulting firm with the sole purpose of making our clients and employees successful. Our Technology, Learning, Organization & Strategy solutions are provided to military, government, and commercial clients globally
•Recognized by Texas Monthly as "One of The Best Companies to Work for in Texas- 2012" and Diversity as "The Top 500 Women Owned Businesses in America - 2012"
•Decypher's list of awards and recognition continues to grow because of our talented and dedicated team of associates and consultants
•At Decypher, we strive to create an engaged culture that recognizes talent and promotes personal and professional growth

We offer competitive, company paid benefits, to include (but not limited to):
•Comprehensive Health Insurance (medical, dental and vision)
•Short Term and Long Term Disability
•Matching 401k Program
•Life Insurance
•Tuition Reimbursement
•Annual leave for medical and personal reasons
•Ten (10) Paid Holidays Annually

Decypher is an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V