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Intern - Diagnostic Medicine (Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory)

Apply now Department: 3670080080 Veterinary Diagnostic Lab
Job no: 511838
Employment type: Internship
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Veterinary Medicine, Medical
Pay Grade: 001

About this Role:

The Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory is seeking applicants for a Diagnostic Medicine Intern. The purpose of the position 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.

The successful candidate is one with an interest in veterinary diagnostic medicine, has excellent written and verbal communication skills, attention to detail, and the ability to arrive to perform afterhours tests within 20 minutes of being paged

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and promotes inclusion.  The University actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others.  The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

Duties / Responsibilities:

To 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 and/or packages containing diagnostic specimens to the necropsy “in-coming” cooler for cases brought to the Emergency Desk of the Veterinary Health Center outside of normal KSVDL business hours.
  • Occasionally, opening a package that contains rabies suspect materials to retrieve the submission form may be necessary.
  • Set up cultures submitted by the Veterinary Health Center after hours when called to perform after-hours services.
  • The intern must arrive to perform duties, or communicate a reasonable estimated ETA when delayed due to work demands, within 20 minutes of initial request.
  • There may be occasions when the intern will be asked to participate by attending and/or teaching within the KSU veterinary professional curriculum.

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 by May 2022

Citizenship Requirements:

This position requires citizenship of the U.S., Canada or Mexico, Nationals of the U.S., or aliens authorized to work in the U.S. at the time of application. At this time, we regret we cannot accept applicants outside of these countries.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • General practice experience is preferred

Other Requirements:

All K-State employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (unless granted an exemption by the university) by their first day of employment.  To learn more about this requirement and potential exemptions, please visit K-State’s COVID-19 website.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please submit 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:

$ 34,000 - $ 36,500 annual salary

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

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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