Oregon Health & Science University

Clinical Veterinary Technician 1

Job Locations US-OR-Beaverton
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
AFSCME union represented
Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC)
Salary Range
$18.65 - $24.87
5 days a week, schedule includes one weekend day and may require overtime work as needed
7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
HR Mission
Drug Testable

Department Overview

The Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC) is located 12 miles west of the OHSU main campus, and sits on 162 acres of land featuring forested areas, research and administration buildings, indoor and outdoor animal housing, a pond, and 2-mile perimeter walking path. Our mission is to improve human health and the quality of life through the support of nonhuman primate research programs that advance our knowledge of the causes, preventions, treatments, and cures of debilitating diseases.

Function/Duties of Position

**New hires are eligible for up to a $1,500 hiring bonus**


The Veterinary Technician 1 is the first level of a three-level series. It is distinguished from the higher-level classifications with increased supervision and reduced responsibility for performing complex animal care protocols and veterinary diagnostic and treatment procedures.  At this level, there is an emphasis on animal health, hospitalized patient care, and training, with increased supervision of techniques and decision-making processes. This position assists in providing clinical care, nursing support, and husbandry for a variety of USDA covered laboratory research animals including those typically housed in a BSL2+ laboratory and may also involve an ABSL3 facility.

The successful candidate for this position will have experience caring for animals in a veterinary hospital or a laboratory animal, including time in a clinical position utilizing the proper techniques to safely perform standard veterinary and clinical care procedures. Demonstrated competency in wound management, IV fluid therapy, and the accurate calculation of medication dosages. This position requires a positive, productive attitude with the ability to communicate effectively in written and oral formats, be able to work with a variety of diverse individuals, which includes leadership, veterinary, scientific, technical staff, and within a team. Additionally, it is important to have the ability to prioritize multiple tasks, projects, and competing deadlines.


This is a position that if you bring your passion for animals, research, and a desire to advance your veterinary career, the opportunities are limitless.

Required Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED AND 1-year experience caring for animals in a veterinary hospital or a laboratory animal facility including 6 months experience in a clinical position; AND
  • State certification through the Veterinary Medical Examining Board as a Veterinary Technician; AND Certification by the American Association for Lab Animal Science at the Assistant Lab Animal Technician (ALAT) level within one year of employment.
  • Perform work in areas where there is potential risk of exposure to hazardous chemicals and sanitizing chemicals, exposure to zoonotic agents through injury, by direct contact with animals or their tissues and body fluids, or by contact with equipment contaminated by animals or their tissues and body fluids.
  • Ability to lift and carry objects weighing up to 23 kg (50lbs), and lift objects weighing approximately 19 kg (42lbs) to approximately shoulder height, with or without accommodation.
  • Valid Driver's License and the ability to drive ARRS/ONPRC vehicles on and off-campus.
  • Must be able to complete an FBI security risk assessment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in the health care of experimental animals in a research setting.
  • Demonstrated experience operating a variety of equipment used in clinical practice including, but not limited to gas anesthetic machines, ventilators, pulse oximeters and CO2 monitors, IV fluid pumps on a wide variety of animals.
  • Veterinary nursing skills for intensive care patients.
  • Excellent eye-hand coordination.

Additional Details

Please be sure to upload a cover letter, CV/resume and references.

Generous Benefits Package Including:

  • Vacation - up to 200 hours per year pending length of service for full-time employees
  • Sick Leave - 96 hours per year, prorated for part-time employees
  • 8 paid holidays per year
  • Comprehensive medical, dental & vision care plans. Covered 100% for full-time employees and 88% for dependents
  • $25K of term life insurance provided at no cost to the employee
  • Retirement: Choose between pension plan or employee matching voluntary savings plan
  • Substantial Tri-met and C-Tran discounts
  • Tuition Reimbursement 
  • Innovative Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Employee Discounts

All are welcome

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.

As an organization devoted to the health and well-being of people in Oregon and beyond, OHSU requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.


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