The Barn Test Assistant collections specimens of blood and/or urine before or after race; follows property protocol as directed by the company and by the assigned racing commission; maintains a clean and safe working environment; provides labor support to higher level staff; and performs related tasks within area of assignment
(These function are intended as a general illustration of the work performed in this job classification and are not all inclusive for this position)
Assume responsibility for the collection of specimens that include blood and/or urine before or after race.
Maintains logs and activities performed including all collections and verifies packaging of specimens; enters data into system.
Ensures all paperwork pertaining to collection performed is completed properly including horse name and time of collection; turns in all receipts, paperwork and samples to the proper designated area.
Maintains a clean and sanitary worksite that will be utilized; wears required uniform and safety materials as needed.
Attends and participates in professional group meetings; maintains awareness of new trends and innovations in the field of Veterinary Phlebotomy.
Performs related duties and responsibilities as required.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: (Licenses, Certifications, Testing, etc.):
Possession of, and ability to maintain a valid Texas Racing Commission License.
Must successfully pass background check
Must successfully pass an alcohol and drug screening
Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age
Must be willing to work weekends, Friday and Saturday nights, and holidays if needed
PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:
Operations, services and activities of a Veterinary Phlebotomy operation; specimen collection and knowledge of thoroughbred racing testing; barn operations; pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations.
Collect specimens in a clean and safe manner; ensure documents and specimens are labeled correctly and turned into the appropriate locations; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; and establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; prepare clear and concise reports; interpret and explain policies and procedures; interpret and apply federal, state and local policies, laws and regulations.