Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in Veterinary Anaesthesia The University of Edinburgh, Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies United Kingdom

The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies is looking for a Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in Veterinary Anaesthesia (dependant on experience).

 

Joining a friendly and supportive team of six Anaesthesia Diplomates, four clinicians, four residents, two interns, three nurses and one animal care assistant, you will contribute to the provision of clinical anaesthesia in the School’s Small Animal Hospital and Large Animal Hospitals and combine clinical excellence with compassionate care.

 

The role will give you the opportunity to get involved in delivery and assessment of our BVM&S undergraduate degree programme as well as our postgraduate training and online education programmes.

 

The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies is situated on the Easter Bush Campus, 10 miles south of central Edinburgh on the edge of the Pentland Hills with easy access to a vibrant city centre. From here, you have easy access to the outdoors with an amazing choice of nearby beaches and regional parks, as well as the Scottish Highlands and the Northumberland National Park within easy travel distance.

 

The Easter Bush Campus houses outstanding teaching and clinical facilities, including our newly opened state of the art Equine Hospital, as well as the Roslin Institute, one of the world’s leading veterinary research centres.

 

Informal enquiries are encouraged and should be directed to Gudrun Schoeffmann on 0131 651 7478 or Gudrun.Schoeffmann@ed.ac.uk.

 

Senior Lecturer UE09

 

Job Purpose

To take a leading role in the operation and management of the Veterinary Anaesthesia Service within and out with normal University hours, to support and develop veterinary undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in veterinary anaesthesia and to make a significant contribution to the section’s research output at the clinical and applied level.

 

Main Responsibilities

Share with senior colleagues the day-to-day operation of the Service. This involves taking responsibility for cases at referral level and all aspects of clinical decision making. The post also involves practical training of undergraduates, principally Final Year BVM&S students on clinical rotation, and clinical scholars 60%(postgraduates)

To undertake research, preferably based around the current research themes of the Service and/or an independent area of research of high academic quality. Research activity should enhance the professional reputation of the Service and further the academic aims of the School, and facilitate other colleagues in the development of appropriate research output. Publication of research and its dissemination through speaking at national and international conferences is expected.

Involvement in the delivery of the online MSc in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia. Development and delivery of teaching material and assessment of students.

Teaching and training undergraduates and post graduate clinical scholars, involving lectures, small group tutorials and discussion forums and practical classes

 

Involvement in administrative duties within the Hospital and undertaking CPD to maintain up-to-date knowledge and expertise, to further personal development and the development of the Veterinary Anaesthesia Service. This will also include provision of appropriate CPD to referring practices (Points 2-4) 40%

 

Planning and Organising

• The job-holder will be a senior member of a medium-sized clinical team, who will take a lead in sustaining and developing the service in collaboration with senior colleagues from anaesthesia. In addition, the job holder will deal with all aspects of planning, diagnosis and treatment of individual anaesthetic cases.

• The job-holder is expected to contribute significantly to the ongoing research of the School and The Roslin Institute and to disseminate research findings in appropriate publications and at national and international conferences in collaboration with colleagues. The job-holder will be appointed as a Clinical Research Associate of the Roslin Institute, giving full access to the Institute’s facilities.

• The job-holder will contribute significantly to the development, application and maintenance of standards and techniques in their field of work and will be expected to contribute to the development and expansion of the Service.

• The job-holder will work within an organised rota, but will not be directly supervised in relation to clinical work. The job-holder must time-manage to ensure cases are appropriately managed and other duties are completed efficiently and to the highest established standards. This will include prompt and effective communication with clients and referring practitioners and appropriate case charging.

• In consultation with the Veterinary Teaching Organisation, the job-holder will plan elements of the teaching programme related to their clinical expertise.

 

Problem Solving

• The job-holder must provide a clinical solution to all case challenges presented, liaising with senior colleagues in other disciplines where appropriate.

• The role involves application of prior knowledge and experience to sustain and further improve the high standards of clinical practice established in the hospitals.

• The job-holder will

 

assist clinical scholars when required

balance practical, ethical and financial factors in deciding on appropriate care for individuals and groups of patients.

use knowledge derived from clinical work, external sources or previous experience to improve teaching practice.

help and advise junior staff and students as appropriate.

Decision Making

• The job-holder will be personally responsible for decisions of a clinical nature on individual cases. Complex cases may be discussed with senior colleagues in the Veterinary Anaesthesia Service and other disciplines but responsibility for the case, particularly in relation to liaison with the client, will remain with the job-holder.

• The job-holder may have to explain clinical decisions to referring practitioners and, or groups of students and clinical scholars.

 

Key Contacts/Relationships

• Veterinary Services administration, Heads of Services and clinical colleagues within and out with the Veterinary Anaesthesia Service.

• Other staff members, students, referring practitioners and external commercial contacts as appropriate.

• Clinical Scholars, to whom the job-holder will delegate cases and responsibilities and oversee their work to ensure it is effectively completed.

• Consulting and liaising with professional and government bodies (e.g. DEFRA/SEERAD) to ensure legal and regulatory requirements are fulfilled.

 

Person Specification - Knowledge, Skills and Experience Needed for the Job

• A degree registrable with the RCVS.

• Post-graduate experience and further qualification in Veterinary Anaesthesia, at ECVAA or ACVAA Diploma-holder level.

• Demonstrable research output (clinical and/or basic science/translational).

• Experience in teaching, learning and assessment in a veterinary school

• An ability to work alone but also to supervise and instruct students.

• Full valid UK driving licence is essential as there is a requirement to travel to the hospital out of hours to respond to emergency situations when public transport is unavailable.

• An ability to work alone but also to supervise and instruct colleagues and students

• A PhD (although this condition may be waived for a candidate with proven research output) in a topic of strategic interest and relevancy to the Roslin Institute

 

Job Context and any other relevant information

The Veterinary Anaesthesia Service has an international reputation in clinical research. The Service has 9 senior clinical academic staff, four residents, 2 interns, three nurses and an animal care assistant.

 

The job-holder will be expected to contribute to out-of-hours cover of emergency large and small animal cases on a pro-rata basis (currently 1 in 5 for full-time colleagues).

 

Lecturer UE08

 

Job Purpose

To assist in the provision of an anaesthesia service for the large and small animal hospitals, within and outwith normal University hours, to contribute to the teaching and research efforts of the Unit and assist in the development of the anaesthesia team.

 

Main Responsibilities

Approx. % of time

A share of the clinical anaesthesia caseload of the Hospital for Small Animals and the Equine and Farm Animal Hospitals. This involves taking responsibility for cases from first-opinion to referral level and all aspects of clinical decision-making. Assistance in the provision of intensive care to animals may be necessary. 60%

 

Training undergraduates and clinical scholars (postgraduates), involving lectures, small group tutorials and practical classes. The appointee will have input into the future development of the BVM&S programme, with responsibility for specific course units. The post-holder will also contribute to the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme offered by the anaesthesia unit 15%

 

To undertake research of suitable quality to permit contribution to the scientific literature in the discipline, to enhance the professional reputation of the service and further the academic aims of the School. 20%

 

Involvement in administrative duties within the Unit and undertaking CPD to maintain up-to-date knowledge and expertise, to further personal development and the development of the anaesthesia team. 5%

 

Planning and Organising

 

• The job-holder will work as part of the anaesthesia team, dealing with all aspects of planning the anaesthetic management of individual cases he or she assumes responsibility for.

 

• The job-holder will work within an organised rota, but will not be directly supervised in relation to clinical work.

 

• The job-holder must time-manage to ensure the surgery list and other duties are completed efficiently (given the concurrent responsibility to teach and perform clinical research) and to the highest established standards.

 

• In consultation with the line manager, the post-holder will plan elements of the teaching programme related to their clinical expertise.

 

• Planning of research activities and longer term planning for effective publication and dissemination of research findings.

 

Problem Solving

 

• The job-holder must provide a safe and practical solution to all anaesthetic challenges presented, seeking specialist assistance and, or input where appropriate.

 

• The role involves application of prior knowledge and experience to sustain the high standards of clinical practice established in the hospitals.

 

• The job-holder will assist residents in the clinics and their teaching when required.

 

• The job-holder will have to balance practical, ethical and financial factors in deciding on appropriate care for individuals and groups of patients.

 

• The job-holder will use knowledge derived from clinical work, external sources or previous experience to improve teaching practice.

 

• The job-holder will help and advise junior staff and students as appropriate.

 

Decision Making

 

• The job-holder will be personally responsible for decisions of a clinical nature on individual cases.

 

• Complex cases may be discussed with senior colleagues in anaesthesia and other disciplines but responsibility for the case will remain with the job-holder.

 

Key Contacts/Relationships

 

• Line manager

 

• Students, clients, staff members and external contacts as appropriate.

 

• Consulting and liaising with professional and government bodies (e.g. ECVAA or ACVAA, AVA, RCVS, HO, to ensure legal and regulatory requirements are fulfilled.)

 

Person Specification - Knowledge, Skills and Experience Needed for the Job

 

• A veterinary graduate with significant post-graduation clinical experience

 

• Member of (or eligible to become a member of) RCVS

• Post-graduation experience of, and ideally a further qualification in, anaesthesia.

• Experience in teaching, learning and assessment (and ideally clinical research) in a veterinary school

• Full valid UK driving licence is essential as there is a requirement to travel to the hospital out of hours to respond to emergency situations when public transport is unavailable.

• An ability to work alone but also to supervise and instruct students

 

Dimensions

 

Veterinary Services, the clinical, commercial Division of R(D)SVS, has over 200 staff and post graduate students, and an annual income of over £7 million.

 

Job Context and any other relevant information

 

The Anaesthesia Unit plays a crucial part in supporting the clinical work of the School, in particular in the Equine Hospital and the Hospital for Small Animals.

 

Salary

The role is either grade UE08 (£40,792 - £48,677) or UE09 (£51,630 - £58,089) dependant on experience for 35 hours each week. Salary is paid monthly by direct transfer to your Bank or Building Society account, normally on the 28th of the month. Salaries for part-time staff are calculated on the full-time scales, pro-rata to the Standard Working Week.

 

Pension Scheme

This role is grade UE08 or UE09 and therefore the post holder is automatically included in membership of the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS), subject to the USS membership criteria, unless they indicate that they choose not to join the Scheme.

 

For further information please visit our pension’s website: http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/finance/pensions/scheme-details/uss

 

Right to Work

 

In accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006 and Immigration Act 2016 the University of Edinburgh, as an employer, has a legal responsibility to prevent illegal working and therefore must check that all employees are entitled to work in the United Kingdom (UK).

To do so, the University requires to see original documents evidencing right to work in the UK before commencement of employment and this is normally carried out at interview. Details will be provided in any letter of invitation to interview.

 

For further information on right to work please visit our right to work webpage

 

If you are from outside the EEA and not currently eligible to work in the UK, there are visa routes that may be available to you, for example:

 

Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent): If you are an academic in the field of sciences; humanities; engineering; medicine; digital technology; or the arts, it may be possible for you to apply for a Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) visa. This route requires you to apply to be endorsed as an internationally recognised leader or emerging leader in your particular field by a designated competent body (Arts Council England, British Academy, Royal Academy of Engineering, Royal Society, Tech City UK). However, if you are applying for a senior academic role, e.g. Professor/Reader there is an accelerated route to endorsement. Further information can be found on the UKVI website

Tier 2: The University is a UKVI licensed sponsor and is able to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS) to successful candidates who are offered highly skilled roles and meet the eligibility criteria. The CoS enables candidates to apply for a Tier 2 (general visa).

Please note if you were last granted leave to stay in the UK in any Tier 2 category in the 12 months immediately preceding an application and the leave has

• ended or expired.

• the CoS which led to that grant of leave was issued for more than 3 months, and

• you are either:

o applying for entry clearance from outside the UK, or

o you are in the UK and had a previous period of Tier 2 leave, but then changed (‘switched’) into a different immigration category and now wishes to apply again under Tier 2.

You must wait 12 months before applying again.

 

Further information about whether you require a visa and other visa routes can be found at: www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa

 

Application Procedure

All applicants should apply online by clicking the “apply” button at the foot of this page. The application process is quick and easy to follow, and you will receive email confirmation of safe receipt of your application. The online system allows you to submit a CV and other attachments.

 

Closing date: 29 July 2019 at 5pm.

 

The University reserves the right to vary the candidate information or make no appointment at all. Neither in part, nor in whole does this information form part of any contract between the University and any individual.

 

The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies (R(D)SVS) (www.vet.ed.ac.uk)

The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, headed by Professor David Argyle, has an international reputation for its research, teaching and clinical services. In 2008, The Roslin Institute was incorporated into the University and became the R(D)SVS associated research institute. The School is consistently highly ranked by The Times Higher and the Guardian newspaper.

 

The School is accredited by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS), the European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education (EAEVE) and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and participates in the Veterinary Medical Colleges Admissions Service (VMCAS).

 

The School, (with The Roslin Institute) and Scotland's Rural College (SRUC), were part of a joint submission to the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. This submission to Unit of Assessment 6 (Agriculture, Veterinary and Food Science) was ranked as number 1 in the UK. The joint submission was the largest to UoA6, with over three quarters of the research outputs submitted judged to be "world leading" or "internationally excellent". Over 80% of the submitted impact studies were scored highly, in addition to which the research environment was scored as 100% at 4*. The REF results saw the School maintain its position as the number 1 ranked vet school for research in the UK.

 

The School is a global education provider and has nearly 1,000 undergraduate, postgraduate and research students from a number of different countries. We provide world-class education to improve the health of animals and human beings alike and are leaders in veterinary education, research, and clinical practice, at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. The Roslin Institute collaborates closely in delivering research-led teaching to undergraduate veterinary students, and promoting clinical veterinary research and translation. The unique association with leading medical and veterinary schools (through the University’s College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine) with a genuine commitment to the concept of One Medicine, also enables the translation of expertise and knowledge into human health and vice versa.

 

The School has recently established a new Global Academy of Agriculture and Food Security with £35M funding from the University. Its vision is to enhance sustainable development in global agriculture and rural land-based and aquatic economies. This will involve interdisciplinary teaching programmes intended to bridge theory, policy and practice, as well as basic and applied research that complements that of The Roslin Institute. It is forming partnerships across academia, commerce, government, civil society and local communities to form equitable relationships to improve food security.

 

The School holds a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of its commitment to advance the representation of women in veterinary medicine.

 

The College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine

The College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine The College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine traces its origins back nearly 500 years (Darwin, Simpson and Conan-Doyle were students here) and is internationally renowned for its research and teaching. Professor Moira Whyte is the Head of College, the only conjoint Medical and Veterinary Medical School in the UK. The College employs over 3000 academic and support staff. The College has two Schools, the Edinburgh Medical School comprising 3 Deaneries; Biomedical Sciences; Molecular Genetic and Population Health Sciences and Clinical Sciences and the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies.

 

The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies

 

Edinburgh Medical School: Biomedical Sciences

 

Edinburgh Medical School: Biomedical Sciences, Biomedical Teaching Organisation

 

Edinburgh Medical School: Molecular, Genetic and Population Health Sciences

 

Edinburgh Medical School: Clinical Sciences

 

The undergraduate medicine teaching programme in the College enjoys a high reputation nationally and internationally, with over 1,300 students enrolled on the MBChB and Intercalated courses and nearly 1000 on the Veterinary Sciences BVS and related programmes. In addition, approximately 2000 students are currently enrolled in the College’s taught and research post-graduate courses, including an extensive range of online distance learning diplomas and degrees. They are trained by over 1000 outstanding academic staff. Details of PhDs, research programmes and studentships are available through our interdisciplinary research institutes and centres.

 

The academic disciplines within Medicine are largely concentrated in the two teaching hospital campuses, the Royal Infirmary at Little France and the Western General Hospital. Both have extensive new infrastructure with major research institutes and state of the art research facilities on clinical sites. Edinburgh hosts a number of prestigious MRC and BHF Research Centres. The approach is interdisciplinary, with basic and clinical researchers working together at the laboratory bench and in our clinical research facilities to address major themes in basic, clinical and translational medicine.

 

The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies on the Easter Bush Campus houses outstanding teaching and clinical facilities as well as the splendid Roslin Institute, one of the world’s leading veterinary research centres. The College offers outstanding opportunities to address ‘One Health’ and Global Health problems of the highest international priority.

 

Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014

 

The College’s reputation as one of the world’s leading centres of medical and veterinary medical research has been reaffirmed by its UK REF2014 results. Medicine, the University’s largest submission, was ranked in the top 5 in the UK. Veterinary Medicine came 1st in the UK, and retained its position as the UK’s top Vet School. It made a joint submission with Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC). Neuroscience was ranked 3rd in the UK out of 82 submissions, representing a major advance. Overall, 84% of the College’s research activity was rated world leading or internationally excellent (3* and 4*). In terms of 'one medicine' research (human and animal medicine), the University of Edinburgh's research power (quality x volume) is the strongest in the UK.

 

The University of Edinburgh

For more than four centuries, our people and their achievements have rewritten history time and again. They’ve explored space, revolutionised surgery, published era-defining books, paved the way for life-saving medical breakthroughs and introduced to the world many inventions, discoveries and ideas from penicillin to Dolly the sheep. We have believed that anything is possible, we still do.

The latest Research Excellence Framework highlighted our place at the forefront of international research. This adds to our international reputation for the quality of our teaching and our student experience excellence. The University is proud of its success with online teaching initiatives, with 2550 students currently studying its online distance learning postgraduate programmes, and a total to date of more than 2 million enrolments for Edinburgh MOOCs.

 

As a member of staff, you will be part of one of the world's leading universities, with 20 Schools spread over 3 Colleges that offer more than 1600 undergraduate and 600 postgraduate programmes to over 41,000 students each year. Professional services are critical to this success as well as our world-class teaching, research and student facilities. In fact, we are one of the top employers in Edinburgh, with over 14,500 people spread across a wide range of academic and supporting roles.

 

As a world-changing, world-leading university, we offer an exciting, positive, creative, challenging and rewarding place to work. We give you support, nurture your talent, develop and reward success and integrate academic, professional and personal career goals, as well as give your career the benefit of a great and distinguished reputation. In addition, our employees benefit from a competitive reward package and a wide range of staff benefits, which include generous holiday entitlement, a defined benefits pension scheme, staff discounts and much more. Access our staff benefits page for further information and use our reward calculator to find out the total value of pay and benefits provided.

 

The University of Edinburgh holds a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment to advance gender equality in higher education. We are members of the Race Equality Charter and we are also Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champions, actively promoting LGBT equality. The University has a range of initiatives to support a family friendly working environment, including flexible working and childcare vouchers. See our University Initiatives website for further information.

 

University Family Friendly Initiatives

 

Equality Networks:

 

Staff Pride Network for LGBT+ colleagues and allies

Disabled Staff Network

 

The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in Scotland, with registration number SC005336.


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