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Posting # 48179 - [ Non-Union ]
Animal Care Attendant, Lawson Health Research Institute - 1 position
Lawson Health Research Institute
St. Joseph's Hospital - London, ON
Temporary Casual Part Time


** Temporary position, anticipated to extend until May 14, 2023, subject to the availability of work.


The successful candidate will work under the direction of Lawson’s Animal Care Facility Supervisor in the role of Animal Care Attendant. The Animal Care Attendant is engaged in many aspects of facility operations including husbandry, record keeping, supply monitoring, assisting and training researchers, equipment maintenance. This role requires careful attention to regulatory requirements to ensure compliance. This role liaises with researchers, staff, and veterinarians in support of facility operations. This position is temporary, casual part time (0 -20 hours per week).



Essential Qualifications

  • 2 years of experience in an animal health setting
  • Demonstrated excellence in animal husbandry
  • Requires excellent interpersonal, supervisory, organizational and planning skills to work effectively in a highly regulated environment and have the ability to deal with confidential matters
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Ability to work independently and problem solve. Demonstrates Good judgment, initiative, tact and professional attitude in the workplace
  • Adaptable, flexible and resourceful. Ability to work flexible hours and weekends
  • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines
  • Demonstrated organization and time management skills
  • Demonstrated attention to detail and accuracy
  • Successful completion of skill testing
  • Knowledge of a Safety Culture in a Health Care Setting in compliance with the OHSA
  • Must be eligible to work in Canada
Preferred Qualifications
  • Registered Laboratory Animal Technician (RLAT) completed, or in progress
  • Experience contributing to and overseeing compliant animal research procedures
  • Experience caring for multiple animal species
  • Familiarity with relevant legislation and guidelines e.g. Canadian Council on Animal Care Guidelines for the Care and Use of Experimental Animals, Animals for Research Act,
  • Familiarity with Western University and Lawson animal care policies and standard operating procedures an asset
  • Ability to review animal use protocols to determine facility operational requirements
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in teams, e.g. including facility staff, faculty, research staff, students and residents;
  • Proficiency in French would be an asset
Teaching and Research
  • St. Joseph's Health Care London through its affiliation with Western University and Fanshawe College is a leading research and teaching hospital. As an employee of St. Joseph's you will be expected to engage in role related teaching and research activities in addition to any of your clinical duties
Immunization Requirements
  • Provide documentation you have received two doses of the Covid-19 vaccine and a written commitment to follow any future Public Health recommendations and St. Joseph's Health Care London policies and processes related to Covid management in the workplace
  • Provide vaccination records or proof of immunity against measles, mumps, rubella and varicella (chicken pox)
  • Provide documentation of the Tuberculosis skin testing

Posting date: May 05, 2022
Submission deadline: May 18, 2022

Julie Neilans, Human Resources

Your interest in this opportunity is appreciated.
Only those under consideration will be contacted.
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