University of Saskatchewan - Clinical Associate in Radiation Oncology

Date Posted: 
April 11, 2013 - July 10, 2013

Contact Information: Dr. Cindy Shmon, Head, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK S7N 584; Fax: (306)966-7174; Telephone: (306)966-7099: E-mail: cindy.shmon@usask.ca

Western College of Veterinary Medicine
Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences
Clinical Associate - Radiation Oncology

The Western College of Veterinary Medicine is offering a one-year term clinical appointment in radiation oncology beginning July 1, 2013 (or start date negotiable), with a possibility of extension or becoming permanent

SALARY HIRING RANGE: $59,517.00 to $92,996.00 CON (salary is commensurate with experience).

PRIMARY PURPOSE: To assist in the development of the veterinary radiation oncology program at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine, and to manage radiation oncology patient referrals and consultations, and primary patient care of animals undergoing radiation.

NATURE OF WORK: Reporting to the department head of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, this position will establish and maintain open professional communication between the teaching hospital and referring veterinary hospitals across Canada and the United States; develop the relationship of the radiation oncology service with other services within the teaching hospital; educate clients and veterinary practitioners about the indications for and outcomes of radiation therapy. This position will require the ability to work with the families of patients in an emotionally charged environment and a high volume of interaction with the general public and referring veterinary professionals. Occasional after hours duties are required for the care of patients in treatment.

ACCOUNTABILITIES: Patient consultation under supervision of the veterinary radiation oncologist; case management of inpatient and outpatient radiation patients; ensure patient treatments are completed in a timely manner; oral and written communication and maintenance of a trusting, professional relationship between the radiation service and referring practitioners; daily phone consultation with clients; orientation and instruction of veterinary students to the radiation service; assist in the instruction and training of veterinary radiation oncology residents; 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 training in radiation oncology or medical oncology is considered desirable. A minimum of one year experience as a DVM in small animal practice is desirable. Strong interpersonal and written and verbal communication skills; ability to exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality during interaction with referring veterinary professionals and with 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.

APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED UNTIL APRIL 30, 2013, OR UNTIL THE POSITION IS FILLED.

Please send curriculum vitae, letter of intent, photocopies of credentials, and the names, addresses and email addresses of three references to:

Dr. Cindy Shmon, Head
Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences
Western College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK S7N 584
Fax: (306)966-7174; Telephone: (306)966-7099: E-mail: cindy.shmon@usask.ca

The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diversive 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.