Comparative Medicine Unit (CMU) Supervisor

Location
Washington, District of Columbia-Washington
Posted
Oct 21, 2020
Closes
Nov 20, 2020
Ref
200001ZE
Function
Nurse
Industry
Healthcare
Hours
Full Time
The position supervises the day-to-day operations within the Comparative Medicine Unit animal care and technical services program under the direction of the CMU Operations Manager. This position schedules work of several animal care groups, supervises the feeding, cleaning, and general welfare of assigned animals, ensures that physical and health examinations are performed on animals on a routine basis, and coordinates animal health program with the attending veterinarian. The Supervisor will also ensure animals are properly received and housed and that work area is maintained in a clean and safe manner. The Supervisor will interview and screen employment applicants and determines personnel requirements and initiates personnel actions. In this position, the CMU Supervisor will train animal care personnel to include standard operating procedures, company policies and procedures. The CMU Supervisor may perform a wide variety of technical procedures required for the maintenance of laboratory animal colony following appropriate regulations, departmental standard operating procedures, and Company policies and procedures. This position is split on average between 80% RAF administration and 20% direct animal care. The position may have supervisory oversight over CMU facilities at the Sheikh Zayed (SZ) and Children's National Research and Innovation (CNRIC) campuses.

Qualifications

Minimum Education
High School Diploma or GED

Minimum Work Experience
5 years

Required Skills/Knowledge
Expertise in the area of lab animal medicine. Strong knowledge of regulatory agency requirements (OLAW, USDA, AAALACi). Demonstrated leadership and management skills including budget preparation, financial monitoring and personnel administration. Excellent written and verbal communication skills Computer Skills - Excel, Microsoft Word, Access, & PowerPoint.
Experienced in department budget and personnel communication preferred.

Functional Accountabilities

Responsible Conduct of Research
1. Ensures compliance with standards for the responsible conduct of research
2. Plans, conducts, and manages research projects within the federal and institutional regulations and policies under the direction of the principal investigator
3. Responsible for appropriate use of research funds and resources

Department Strategic Planning
1. Contributes to the strategic plan for department services, including short-term and long-term objectives
2. Provides customer service functions to effective assist the researchers
3. Collaborates with upper management to incorporate findings into plans of modifying the animal care program
4. Implements strategic plan through management of day-to-day operations of department

Program and Service Administration and Implementation
1. Schedules work of several animal care groups
2. Supervises the feeding, cleaning, and general welfare of assigned animals
3. Ensures that physical and health examinations are performed on animals on a routine basis, and coordinates animal health program with responsible veterinarian
4. Ensures animals are properly received and housed
5. Ensures that work area is maintained in a clean and safe manner
6. Trains animal care personnel to include standard operating procedures, company policies and procedures, and training on microisolator technique and the proper handling and disposal of chemical and biological materials
7. Supports research requirements as needed
8. Communicate effectively, supervise personnel, and lift and carry up to 40-50 lbs.
9. Perform a wide variety of technical procedures required for the maintenance of laboratory animal colony
10. Ensures compliance with CNMC policies and procedures, and regulatory standards (OLAW, USDA, and AAALACi)
11. Demonstrates proficiency in the use of administrative and research information resources and decision-support tools (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
12. Demonstrates proficiency in compiling and analyzing data to support upper management decision-making

Management of Human Capital and Organizational Relationships
1. Hires, trains, develops and directs assigned staff to meet operational objectives
2. Provides timely coaching and performance feedback
3. Develops staffing plan/schedule and deploys staff appropriately to optimize productivity and ensure quality facility operation

Children's National Health System is an equal opportunity employer that evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender, identity, or other characteristics protected by law.

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