• Clinical Skills - Lead Vet Tech/Nurse

    Location KN-St. Kitts
    Job ID
    2018-106052
    Institution
    Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine
    Department
    Academics
  • Opportunity at a Glance

    The DVM program at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM) comprises seven semesters of integrated preclinical training on the island of St. Kitts in the Caribbean, and an additional year of clinical training at one of 32 affiliated, AVMA-accredited veterinary schools. The goal of the program is to provide students with a hands-on, student-centered, outcome-based preparatory training experience that adequately meets the clinical year expectations and addresses clinical competencies appropriate for practice-ready graduates.


    To support the program, RUSVM is committed to recruiting candidates that are dedicated to teaching and the delivery of an innovative and effective curriculum. RUSVM operates a dedicated Clinical Skills Laboratory where many of the basic surgical and procedural skills are taught, and support for model development and validation is provided. The successful candidate will be the Lead Vet Tech/Nurse of the Skills Laboratory, providing direction for personnel and enhancing the RUSVM curriculum with teaching and model development aimed at refining clinical competencies of students.

    The successful candidate will report to the Assistant Dean for Competency-Based Veterinary Education. In collaboration with the Assistant Dean, the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Director of Research and Innovation in Veterinary and Medical Education and Director of IT the candidate will develop, maintain, refine and validate strategies for clinical skills training, while also being directly responsible for clinical skills laboratory budget, operations, staffing, space and the purchase/development of technology and models.

    Responsibilities

    • Manage Clinical Skills Laboratory as described above.
    • Contribute to development of clinical skills strategy and insure implementation.
    • Implement creative solutions and novel approaches to improving students’ clinical competency, working collaboratively with the Essential Veterinary Skills program and other lab-based courses within the RUSVM program.
    • Assist faculty in development and evaluation of models or other appropriate modalities and validate their use for teaching, learning, and assessment.
    • Collaborate with Information Technology professionals to design and deliver onsite, web-based or distance learning simulation experiences.
    • Work with the Assistant Dean for Competency Based Veterinary Education to ensure collection of outcomes assessment data on the RUSVM curriculum clinical competencies as defined by AVMA, and assist with use of data to inform quality assurance monitoring; accreditation requirements; and other related reports.
    • Work with Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Director of Research and Innovation in Veterinary and Medical Education in seeking funding, and grant support for new initiatives as well as enhancement of the current clinical skills program.
    • The position also carries out additional duties and responsibilities assigned by the Head of the Department of Clinical Sciences as needed
    • Other duties as assigned. 

    Qualifications

    • Certified/Credentialed Veterinary Technician or Nurse
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Leadership/Management training or experience
    • Experience in teaching clinical skills and preferably experience in developing and evaluating models or other strategies for teaching veterinary clinical skills
    • Ideally, a record of publications and conference contributions in the area of simulation, model development and validation, use of emerging technology in supporting clinical skills training.


    We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing. Thank you for applying for this outstanding opportunity today.

    Who We Are

    Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM) offers a unique program of training on the island of St. Kitts in the Caribbean.  A cutting-edge curriculum, with innovative use of technologies and simulations, provides the best possible training for tomorrow’s veterinarians.  Students benefit from seven semesters of integrated preclinical and clinical studies at our St Kitts campus, and one year of clinical training at our affiliate veterinary teaching hospitals in the United States, Canada, Europe and Australia. 

     

    Our ongoing research focuses on key issues strategically relevant to One Health in tropical and developing countries and includes zoonotic diseases, food safety and security, environmental health, and conservation medicine. We prioritize recruitment of talented faculty and are now seeking a key new member of our team to join us as we develop new programs to best prepare our graduates to face the global opportunities and challenges of veterinary medicine in the 21st century.

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