Faculty in Small Animal Internal Medicine (Nephrology and Interventional Endourology)
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University
Location: North Grafton, Massachusetts
Type: Full Time
Salary: $125,000 - $170,000
DVM or equivalent
The Department of Clinical Sciences in Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University invites applications for an assistant clinical professor in small animal internal medicine to deliver interventional endourology and extracorporeal therapy services as part of a three-clinician service.
We seek an enthusiastic, team-oriented clinician who will provide outstanding patient care, client care, and service to our referring veterinarians in the Foster Hospital for Small Animals. The applicant should have been trained in the most common endourologic procedures such as cystoscopy, fluoroscopy, laser, stenting, SUB and PCCL. The applicant should also have trained or have a strong interest in extracorporeal therapies. We are fully equipped to provide interventional endourology and other minimally invasive procedures. Extracorporeal therapy is provided with a Fresenius 2000HT, a Prismaflex and a Carpe Diem for PIRRT/CRRT and TPE, and a hemoperfusion unit.
The successful candidate will work with a team of six ACVIM diplomates. The candidate will share the responsibilities for the urology and nephrology service (outpatient and inpatients), handling the medical cases, the cases requiring endourologic procedures, and the cases requiring extracorporeal therapies with two ACVIM diplomates with expertise in urology/nephrology. On call duties after hours during the week and weekends for emergency endourologic procedures and extracorporeal therapies will be evenly shared between the three service clinicians. Seven small animal internal medicine residents are trained in extracorporeal therapy and rotate on call with oversight by the nephrology faculty. There are dedicated hemodialysis technicians and a dedicated special procedure technician for interventional procedures. The preferred applicant would be supported in their pursuit of board certification and fellowship training in ACVNU.
The FHSA has a robust clinical caseload (~35,000 cases/year), excellent student teaching and house officer training programs, and supports clinical research programs. Additional features of the FHSA include VECCS Level 1 emergency service, an interventional radiology suite, two dedicated rooms for medicine special procedures, Olympus and Storz endoscopy, bronchoscopy and cystoscopy scopes with image capturing, a dedicated ultrasound machine, a 3T MRI, a helical multi-slice CT, a fully equipped nuclear medicine suite, C-arm fluoroscopy, portable radiography, laparoscopy/arthroscopy, and Varian linear accelerator with cone beam CT, a multi-leaf collimator and stereotactic radiotherapy.
The position responsibilities will include 32-35 weeks of assigned clinical activity, with time allocated for formal education activity, research and scholarly activity, and administrative activity. The successful applicant will also be responsible for teaching and supervising veterinary students and house officers; advising and consulting with referring veterinarians and clients; and engaging in clinical trials research. Clinical track faculty are expected to engage in sufficient scholarly activity to remain current in their discipline.
Must hold a DVM or equivalent degree. Completion of a residency program in internal medicine approved by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) or the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine by the effective date of appointment is required. Board certification is required at, or no later than two-years following, the date of hire. Demonstrated proficiency in interventional endourology is required. Experience in extracorporeal therapy is considered an asset. For those without significant experience, a willingness to learn is required. Demonstrated interest and aptitude in teaching at all levels is required. Experience with clinical trials research and an interest in continued engagement in clinical scholarly activity is considered an asset.
Review of applications will begin January 15, 2024, and the search will be continued until a suitable candidate is identified. Start date is negotiable, but should be no later than August 30, 2024. Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae and a cover letter describing their qualifications, clinical experience and interests (including experience in nephrology and urology), scholarly interests, and teaching experience. Please address your strengths/experiences in diversity and inclusion as it relates to teaching, research, and/or service in your cover letter. The names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references should be provided. Applicants should submit materials through Interfolio (https://apply.interfolio.com/137447). For questions about the application process please contact Dr. Leslie Sharkey at Leslie.Sharkey@tufts.edu.
Cummings is situated in Grafton, MA on a 600-acre pastoral campus, forty-five minutes west of Boston and next door to Worcester, the second largest city in Massachusetts. There is a regional rail service stop adjacent to campus and easy access to cultural and sporting events. The campus is a short drive from beautiful beaches, mountains, and other unique features of New England. The area is a hub of biotechnology and higher education. The K-12 education system is excellent. Housing is readily available close to campus or in any number of surrounding towns.
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