Postdoctoral Fellow Anesthesia

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
03 Oct 2016
End of advertisement period
01 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Position Summary

The individual in this position will be dedicated to providing after hours/ weekend anesthesia coverage. This positions primary responsibility is to cover on call for any anesthesia emergency (Small, Large, Exotic animal) presented to Colorado State University, Veterinary Medical Center. Yearly coverage for afterhours/on call anesthesia will be shared by this posted position, current on call employee and current anesthesia resident. The majority of yearly responsibility and weekly/weekend hours will be shared between this position and our current on-call employee. Holiday coverage will be expected and equally divided between all on-call individuals. This individual will also be responsible for covering any swing shift hours (starting at 4:30 pm weekdays) during their scheduled night of on-call. A flexible schedule of availability is expected of this applicant.

Required Job Qualifications

A doctor of veterinary medicine (DVM) degree is required for this position and two years of primary anesthesia experience.

Preferred Job Qualifications

Diversity Statement

  • Personal and professional commitment to diversity as demonstrated by involvement in teaching, research, creative activity, service to the profession and/or diversity/inclusion activities.

Essential Duties

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After Hours Patient Care


Beginning at 4:30 pm (physical presence will be required and/or on call) on weeknights, overseeing cases/recovery transitioned from anesthesia swing shift.

Be available (by PTT or cellular telephone) and within 20 minutes of the hospital at all times when on call to provide emergency anesthesia coverage.

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A. Assist the students in performing a thorough and expedient patient evaluation including obtaining the patient history, physical examination, and assessing laboratory finding.

B. Provide and supervise students in administering appropriate support and monitoring of anesthetized patients in both large and small animal anesthesia areas.

C. Supervise students in transitioning the care of patients to the appropriate services or the Critical Care Unit.

D. Guide students and clinicians in the selection of appropriate post-operative analgesic drugs or techniques.

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Ensures the equipment and area is appropriately cleaned and secured at the conclusion of the final case.

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Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants

A full job summary and application details may be found at:

For full consideration a cover letter, resume, names/contact information of three references must be received by 11:59 pm on 10/17/2016.

Please address all minimum qualifications in the cover letter.

This position will remain open until filled.

References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires), Essential Services Designation, Shift Work, On-call Status - Be available (by PTT or cellular telephone) and within 20 minutes of the hospital at all times when on call to provide emergency anesthesia coverage. Search Contact Amy Rodriguez EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

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