Clinician in Small Animal Anaesthesia

University of Glassgow
June 26, 2024
Offerd Salary:£48,350 - £56,021
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Contract Type:Open-ended
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Clinician in Small Animal Anaesthesia

Job Purpose

To deliver an efficient and effective veterinary anaesthesia service by providing expertise and clinical activity in the School of Biodiversity, one Health and Veterinary Medicine. To enhance and develop the delivery of clinical teaching to undergraduates, clinical scholars and to undertake clinical scholarship, thereby contributing to the School objectives relevant to national and international excellence in clinical service, teaching and research.

Main Duties and Responsibilities


1. To provide an anaesthesia service by providing a high quality service and appropriate advice to the clinical services within the School of Biodiversity, one Health and Veterinary Medicine, as well as advice to referring veterinary surgeons, to help support the commercial, teaching and scholarship activities. 2. To support the development of novel approaches and techniques to aid diagnosis and treatment and exploit the opportunities to enhance the income generation capability of the service. 3. To participate in the out-of-hours service, ensuring adequate cover is available for the provision of direct supervision, advice and expertise when required. 4. To provide scholarship and mentorship to staff associated with the anaesthesia and other services, and assist with the planning, organisation and delivery of training requirements of the clinical scholars, by supervision of clinical duties and research projects, with a view to their successful completion of appropriate Board examinations. 5. To participate in practical/professional and/or clinical practice bodies related to the service area at national and international level as appropriate. 6. To ensure compliance with the continuing professional development requirements of the appropriate speciality and the RCVS. 7. To participate in promotional activities and events relating to the Small Animal Hospital. 8. To Contribute to the ongoing development of the academic discipline of the Division, by developing links with colleagues in external bodies as appropriate so that the highest professional standards are maintained


9. To engage in the planning, organisation and delivery of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching activities, and the Clinical Scholar didactic programme within veterinary medicine in accordance with established programme.

10. To support and encourage the development of creative and innovative approaches to teaching and learning, in accordance with the University's Quality Enhancement Strategy, so that the educational opportunities available to students are maintained or improved. 11. To deliver a range of assessment activities and engage fully in the examination process as appropriate, (using a variety of methods and techniques) and provide effective, timely and appropriate feedback to students to support learning.

Clinical Scholarship:

12. To conduct personal scholarship of an external reputation and maintain a consistent output of publications in high quality refereed clinical journals and/or textbooks. 13. To collaborate in appropriate clinical scholarship projects/trials through a portfolio of individual/joint research projects and to present findings at national and international meetings to ensure a high profile for the School, as well as the University of Glasgow. 14. To attend and actively participate in national/international events/research seminars/conferences within the service area.


15. To contribute to the administrative work of the Hospital/Division as assigned by the Clinical Director/Head of Division. 16. To contribute to the performance and development review processes as appropriate in accordance with university strategy.

For appointment at level 9 the post holder would be expected to demonstrate leadership in Anaesthesia as evidenced in:

17. Undertaking and developing clinical services. 18. Participating in national/international, high quality clinical scholarships and research-led education. Contributing to academic development in the School through: clinical scholarship, training and teaching, and 19. contributing at national level through external association.

Knowledge, Qualifications, Skills and Experience


A1 Veterinary degree registerable with RCVS.

A2 Prior training and experience in veterinary anaesthesia

A3 Further post-graduate specialist clinical qualification relevant to anaesthesia. Postgraduate clinical qualification in veterinary anaesthesia (European, American or Australian) – RCVS diploma.


B1 Masters, PhD (or other evidence of research training).

B2 Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy.



C1 Expertise across the field, corresponding to training and qualifications, and ability to provide advice to clinicians, external veterinary surgeons, research bodies and organisations.

C2 High standard of communication skills both orally and written.

C3 Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

C4 Self-motivated, able to plan for contingencies and think strategically.

C5 High standard of presentation skills.

For appointment at Grade 9:


C6 Ability to accept collegiate responsibilities and act accordingly

C7 Proven leadership and motivational ability in teaching and the ability to actively lead clinical teams as appropriate

C8 Understanding and experience of databases and other IT applications/packages


D1 Understanding and experience of statistics, databases and other IT applications/packages.



E1 Post-graduate clinical experience in veterinary anaesthesia of a sufficient standard to meet the credentials of a clinical accrediting board.

E2 Teaching experience relevant to the HE sector.

E3 A track-record of clinical publications

For appointment at Grade 9:


E4 Extensive experience in veterinary anaesthesia.

E5 An established reputation as an advanced clinician in veterinary anaesthesia.

E6 An established reputation in clinical research and a major contributor in the anaesthesia disciplines.

E7 Successful supervision/career development of post-graduate students studying for clinical diplomas


F1 Successful supervision/career development of post-graduate students studying for clinical diplomas.

F2 Record of award of competitive grant funding for clinical research

Terms and Conditions

Salary will be Grade 8/9, £48,350 - £56,021/ £57,696 - £64,914 per annum.

This post is full time and open ended.

As part of Team UofG you will be a member of a world changing, inclusive community, which values ambition, excellence, integrity and curiosity.

As a valued member of our team, you can expect:

1 A warm welcoming and engaging organisational culture, where your talents are developed and nurtured, and success is celebrated and shared.

2 An excellent employment package with generous terms and conditions including 41 days of leave for full time staff, pension - pensions handbook https: // www., benefits and discount packages.

3 A flexible approach to working.

4 A commitment to support your health and wellbeing, including a free 6-month UofG Sport membership for all new staff joining the University https: // www.

We believe that we can only reach our full potential through the talents of all. Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of our values. Applications are particularly welcome from across our communities and in particular people from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community, and other protected characteristics who are under-represented within the University. Read more on how the University promotes and embeds all aspects of equality and diversity within our community https: // www.

We endorse the principles of Athena Swan https: // www. and hold bronze, silver and gold awards across the University.

We are investing in our organisation, and we will invest in you too. Please visit our website https: // www. for more information.

Vacancy Ref : 147350 Close Date : 26-Jun-2024 23:45

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