Small Animal Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation
Description of Work Unit
The Department of Clinical Sciences mission is to assure the health and productivity of animals to meet societal needs through high quality educational programs for professional veterinary medical students, graduate veterinarians, and the public through a faculty and veterinary medical center of excellence, and to advance and disseminate comparative biomedical knowledge in an environment of interdisciplinary collaboration.
The Small Animal Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Service, Department of Clinical Sciences at the CSU-VTH is currently conducting several canine clinical trials. We are evaluating factors influencing muscle recovery after surgery as well as various treatments for osteoarthritis. These trials involve common duties of a veterinary technician such as animal handling, blood draws and sedation procedures, but also constant coordination with the pet-owner to ascertain that owners return for all recheck visits. The trials also frequently include rehabilitation therapy as part of the treatment protocol. Our current team is unable to perform all duties on time which is holding back our enrolment. We therefore are looking for a third Research Associate to join our team.
Required Job Qualifications
- General bachelors degree or higher AND 2+ years of experience directly related to the position responsibilities (clinical duties including owner communication, animal handling, blood draws and monitoring of dogs under sedation as well as research duties including proficiency in word, excel) OR Bachelors degree or higher in animal science or a closely related field.
- Proficient in Outlook, Word, Excel, and other similar software and organizational programs
- Excellent communication, interpersonal skills, and customer service
- Ability to make decisions and to work independently, as well as, work as a member of a team
- Exemplary organizational and time management skills
Preferred Job Qualifications
- CVT or CCCRP or CCRT certification
- Experience and/or a strong interest in the field of small animal rehabilitation and lameness diagnosis/treatment
Personal or professional commitment to diversity as demonstrated by persistent effort, active planning, allocation of resources and/or accountability for diversity outcomes.
Job Duty Category Clinical Case Client Handler Duty/Responsibility
- Animal handling, blood draws, performing sedation (under the guidance of DVM)
- Performing rehabilitation treatments (including range of motion, LLLT, TENS, etc.)
- Scheduling and organizational tasks (such as contacting owners interested in enrolling in a clinical trial, coordinating the recheck schedule etc.)
Percentage Of Time 60 Essential Duties
Job Duty Category Clinical Trial Data Acquisition Duty/Responsibility
- Assistance with data acquisition for multiple clinical studies including gait analysis, joint injections, rehabilitation exercises, owner questionnaires etc.
Percentage Of Time 30 Essential Duties
Job Duty Category Administrative Duties Duty/Responsibility
- Communication with veterinary faculty and staff involved in clinical studies/cases
- Other duties as assigned by Dr. Duerr
Percentage Of Time 10
Special Instructions to Applicants
Interested applicants must submit a cover letter that addresses the minimum and preferred qualifications, a curriculum vitae or resume, and the names of three references along with their contact information. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates. Applications must be received by 11:59 pm (MT) May 14, 2018 to receive full consideration.
Search Contact Cheryl Webb, cvmbs-clinsci_hr@Mail.Colostate.edu
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