Position Summary: The Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH) at Colorado State University (CSU) seeks to fill a flexible after hours position for the Anesthesia service. The individual in this position will be dedicated to providing after hours/ weekend anesthesia coverage. The primary responsibility is to cover anesthesia for emergency procedures in all species 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 the anesthesia resident. With 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. The ability of the applicant to vary their schedule is essential to their success in this position.
Responsibilities/Duties: • Physical presence may be required and/or on call beginning at 4:30 pm on weeknights to oversee cases/recovery of patients transitioned from anesthesia swing shift. o Providing and supervising students in administering appropriate support and monitoring of patients who are still anesthetized at 4:30 pm in both large and small animal anesthesia areas. o Transitioning and supervising students in transitioning the care of these patients to the appropriate services or the Critical Care Unit. o Guiding students and clinicians in the selection of appropriate post-operative analgesic drugs or techniques. • Emergency Coverage o Be available (by PTT or cellular telephone) and within 20 minutes of the hospital at all times when on duty to provide emergency anesthesia coverage o Perform and assist the student in performing a thorough and expedient patient evaluation including obtaining the patient history, performing a physical examination, and assessing laboratory finding. o Select and guide the student in selecting an appropriate anesthetic and analgesic protocol. o Select and guide the student in selecting appropriate monitoring equipment for the patient. o Select and guide the student in selecting an appropriate supportive care plan for patient care. o Be able to provide and guide the student in providing appropriate technical support to meet the objectives stated in above bullets • Equipment Maintenance and Set-up o Ensuring the equipment and area is appropriately cleaned and secured at the conclusion of the final case o Providing a set up for additional coverage • Schedule; o 4:30pm – 7am : Monday through Friday o 7am – 7pm and 7pm –7am : Saturday and Sunday • Training o Approximately 2 months o Flexible schedule Day shift Night shift
Education/ Work Experience: Minimum qualifications for this position include a Bachelor’s degree and two years of primary anesthesia experience. A doctor of veterinary medicine is preferred. Preference will be given to individuals with a background in anesthesia or critical care case management. Personal or professional commitment to diversity as demonstrated by persistent effort, active planning, allocation of resources and/or accountability for diversity outcomes preferred.
This position reports directly to Dr.Pedro Boscan and Amy Rodriguez. Effective communication skills are required to articulate patient management and treatment, and case transfer faculty, staff and other personnel.
Send electronic application to Kathie.Sexton@colostate.edu and include cover letter explaining how experience fits job description/duties, resume, and names and email/phone information for 3 references. For full consideration, applications must be received by May 12, 2014. Position will remain open until filled. References will not be contacted without prior notification of applicants.
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