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Diagnostic Laboratory Intern (Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory)

Apply now Department: 3670080080 Veterinary Diagnostic Lab
Job no: 502718
Work type: Internship
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Medical, Veterinary Medicine

General Description of Position: The Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory invites applications for two 1-year, term internship positions.  The purpose of these positions is to offer quality of after-hours testing performed by the clinical pathology laboratory while at the same time train veterinarians who want to advance their diagnostic skills and/or those who are hoping to pursue advanced training in the field of veterinary diagnostic medicine. 
Diversity and Inclusion: Kansas State University embraces diversity, and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university actively seeks candidates whose commitments and contributions will advance the University's commitment to the Principles of Community. 
Job Description:

These positions will provide after-hour services in the veterinary diagnostic laboratory. Duties will include the following,

Clinical Pathology:

• Log-in samples into the laboratory

• Operate the Siemens Advia Hematology Analyzer to generate partial CBC results

• Operate the cobas C501® Chemistry Analyzer to generate serum chemistry results

• Operate the NOVA Stat Profile® Analyzer to generate blood gas and other chemistry results

• Complete partial urinalysis results (physical and chemical components)

• Operate the Coulter® Z2™ Analyzer to generate cell count results for pleural, synovial and peritoneal fluids

• Prepare blood films and cytologic preparations for analysis by medical technologists or pathologists

• Undergo extensive training in the methods of sample handling, processing, and analysis

• Retrain in sessions which may be held at the discretion of the laboratory supervisor or pathologist

• Other duties logically associated with Clinical Pathology

Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory:

• Assist in the receiving and delivery of dead animals to the necropsy “in-coming” cooler for cases brought to the Emergency Desk of the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital

• Assist in the receiving and delivery of large packages containing diagnostic specimens by putting them in the “incoming” cooler of the necropsy area.

• Set up cultures submitted by the VMTH after hours

When called to perform after-hours services, the employee must arrive to perform the duties within 20 minutes of being paged. 

Intern will rotate between the laboratories within the veterinary diagnostic lab and will be expected to attend rounds. The intern will be first author for at least one publication and one presentation.

Required Minimum Qualifications: - Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine or equivalent 
Additional Requirements: - Interest in veterinary diagnostic medicine

- Excellent written and verbal communication skills

- Attention to detail

- Ability to arrive to perform afterhours tests within 20 min. of being paged

Preferred Qualifications: - General practice experience is preferred 
Special Instructions to Applicants: Please submit an application along with a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references.   
Screening of Applications Begins: Screening of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. 
Salary Range / Pay Rate: $ 29,692 annual salary
Equal Employment Opportunity: Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.
Background Screening Statement: In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee. 

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