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Clinical Specialist in Veterinary Ophthalmology

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Department:  Small Animal Clinical Sciences

FTE:  1.0

Status:  Two-year term position beginning May 1, 2017

Competition No.:  17075-M

Salary Information:  The current salary range is $77,890 to $129,736 per annum (Specialist/Professional, Phase 3) for an individual with ACVO board certification.  This position comes with a comprehensive benefits package which includes pension plan, life insurance (compulsory and voluntary), sick leave, travel insurance, death benefit, dental plan, extended health and vision care plan, employee assistance program and flexible health and wellness spending program.   The successful candidate will be eligible for participation in the Clinical Earnings Supplement of the W.C.V.M. for after-hours work.  Licensing fees for the province of Saskatchewan will be covered.

Primary Purpose:  To assist in the development of the veterinary ophthalmology program at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine, to manage ophthalmology patient referrals and consultations, and to provide specialist patient care for animals managed by the service.

Nature of Work:  Reporting to the department head of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, this position will establish and maintain open professional communication between the Veterinary Medical Centre and referring veterinary hospitals across Canada and the United States; develop the relationship of the ophthalmology service with other services within the teaching hospital; educate clients and veterinary practitioners about the indications for and outcomes of ophthalmology treatment.  This position will require the ability to manage large numbers of referral ophthalmology cases in a busy specialty practice interacting with the general public and referring veterinary professionals. 

Accountabilities:  Referral patient consultations; case management of inpatient and outpatient ophthalmology patients; ensure accurate and timely patient diagnosis and management; oral and written communication and maintenance of a trusting, professional relationship between the ophthalmology service and referring practitioners; daily phone consultation with clients and referring veterinarians; orientation and instruction of veterinary students on the ophthalmology service; assist with research projects.

Qualifications:  Candidates must have a DVM degree (or equivalent) and must be eligible for licensure within the province of Saskatchewan.  Advanced residency training in veterinary ophthalmology and ACVO board certification is required.  Strong interpersonal and written and verbal communication skills; ability to exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality during interaction with referring veterinary professionals and clients; initiative, independent decision making and excellent organizational skills; ability to remain focused and accurately carry out case management in a busy work environment; interest in advancing knowledge in the specialty.

This position is in scope of the Administrative and Supervisory Personnel Association.

Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled.

Inquiries regarding this position can be directed to Cindy Shmon at (306) 966-7099.  

Be sure to apply online as emailed applications will not be accepted.

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The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

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