Small Animal Surgery Specialty Internship, Clinical Science Department

Mississippi, United States
30 May 2019
End of advertisement period
30 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

POSITION TYPE: Full-Time 12-Month
DEPARTMENT: 184000 - CVM Clinical Science Department
LOCATION: Main Campus - Starkville, MS
CATEGORIES: Professional

Area of Specialization:

Small Animal Surgery

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The Small Animal Surgery Specialty Internship is a one-year staff position within the Department of Clinical Sciences.  Responsibilities will include, but may not be limited to:

1:  Clinic Duty:  The surgery intern will be assigned clinic duty on the small animal surgery service when not participating with other teaching or research responsibilities.   Clinic duty will include assisting residents / faculty with patient receiving, in-hospital patient management, surgical procedures, student instruction, weekend patient care, and after-hours emergency surgery (on a rotating basis).  Surgery interns may have primary case responsibility with faculty supervision depending on the caseload. 
2:  Sophomore Surgery Laboratory:   During the fall and spring semesters, the intern will assist faculty with instruction of the sophomore surgery lab.  The lab schedule varies, but generally meets twice weekly with associated patient care days.  Intern responsibilities will include assisting with didactic laboratories, preoperative patient assessments, after-hours patient concerns, surgical laboratories, post-operative patient care, medical record completion, and student evaluations.  
3:  Emergency Duty:  The surgery intern will, on a limited rotating basis with surgery residents, have primary on-call case responsibility for treatment of surgery emergencies.  The intern will always be supervised by a surgery faculty member.  The intern will not be assigned primary after-hours or weekend emergency duty.  
4:  Research:  It is expected that the intern will be available to assist faculty and residents with ongoing research projects.  Interns may also complete a research project as the principle investigator with faculty guidance.  Exposure to research and publication are primary goals of the intern position.

Minimum Qualifications:

Prerequisites for the position include a veterinary degree recognized by the AVMA, US citizenship, and prior successful completion of either a small animal rotating internship or equivalent practice experience.

Instructions for Applying:

All applicants must apply online. Please include resume and cover letter.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, disability status, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.