- Reference Number
- Garscube Campus
- College / Service
- COLLEGE OF MVLS
- SCHOOL OF VETERINARY MEDICINE
- Job Family
- Research And Teaching
- Position Type
- Full Time
- Salary Range
- £43,266 - £54,765/£51,630 - £63,463 per annum
To deliver an efficient and effective small animal neurology referral service by providing expertise and clinical activity in the Small Animal Hospital. To enhance and develop the delivery of clinical teaching to undergraduates, interns and residents. To undertake clinical research/scholarship within the neurology service thereby contributing to the School objectives relevant to national and international excellence in clinical service, teaching and research.
1. To provide a high quality neurology referral service and appropriate advice to external referring practices and owners that will consequently maintain a clinical referral workload necessary to support the commercial, teaching and research 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 advice and expertise.
4. To contribute to the implementation and validation of clinical quality assurance measures.
5. To support 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.
6. To participate in practical/professional and/or clinical practice bodies related to the service area at national and international level as appropriate.
7. To ensure compliance with the continuing professional development requirements of the appropriate speciality and the RCVS.
8. To participate in promotional activities and events relating to the Small Animal Hospital.
9. To engage in the delivery of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching activities, as directed by the Head of Division in consultation with the course leaders.
10. To support 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 engage in the delivery of 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.
12. To collaborate in clinical investigations and evidence based medicine of an external reputation and develop 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, to secure the funding required to under-pin the long term growth of the activity 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 participate in national/international events/research seminars/conferences within the service area.
15. To undertake divisional/school level administration as requested by the Head of School/Division.
16. To contribute to the performance and development review processes as appropriate in accordance with university strategy.
17. To contribute to the enhancement of the University's international profile in line with the Strategic Plan, Inspiring People: Changing the World
For appointment at level 9 the post holder would be expected to demonstrate leadership in Neurology by undertaking and developing clinical services and 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 contributing at national level through external association.
A1. Veterinary degree (or equivalent, registerable with RCVS).
A2. Appropriate postgraduate specialist clinical qualification in veterinary neurology (eg DipECVN, DipACVIM (Neurology)) that would allow the individual to register as an RCVS Specialist and a demonstrable reputation in the field of referral small animal neurology obtained since completion of that qualification.
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 expert advice to clinicians, external veterinary surgeons, research bodies and organisations.
C2. High standard of communication skills both orally and written.
C3. Self-motivated, able to plan for contingencies and think strategically.
C4. Ability to work independently and as part of a team
C5. Ability to accept collegiate responsibilities and act accordingly.
C6. High standard of presentation skills.
For appointment at Grade 9:
C7. Proven leadership and motivational ability in teaching and the ability to actively lead clinical teams as appropriate.
E1. Experience in referral veterinary neurology specialty.
E2. Teaching experience relevant to the HE sector.
E3. A track record of clinical research publications.
For appointment at Grade 9:
E4. Extensive experience in veterinary neurology specialty
E5. An established reputation as an advanced clinician in veterinary neurology specialty and major contributor to the treatment and management of diseases in this field.
E6. An established reputation in clinical research and a major contributor in the veterinary neurology disciplines.
E7. Record of award of competitive grant funding for clinical research.
F1. Successful supervision/career development of post-graduate students studying for clinical diplomas.
F2. Record of award of competitive grant funding for clinical research.
This is a very busy veterinary referral, first opinion and teaching hospital with > 18,000 visits per annum, of which ~1000 require surgical procedures per year within theatre plus 400 other procedures requiring the anaesthesia and critical care service and has a turnover in excess of £6M. The Neurology & Neurosurgery service is the largest clinical service in the SAH, with an income of £1.7M forecast for this financial year. There are ~ 40 veterinary undergraduate students within the hospital daily, on clinical rotations, requiring teaching or assistance. The hospital is serviced by approximately 42 nursing associated staff, 48 clinicians and 11 management/administrative staff, supporting over 10 clinical specialities.
The appointee will take responsibility for ensuring excellence in diagnostics and patient care within the service area, monitor joint working approaches to the care of patients and to the training of the small animal neurology workforce, deliver taught courses as appropriate at both undergraduate and postgraduate level in accordance with a fair distribution of divisional workload, produce joint publications developing clinical academic practice in the field of service area, deliver teaching (lectures, tutorials, practicals, exam marking and self-directed learning to undergraduate students) and CPD lectures (nationally and internationally) and mentor staff and students as directed.
Planning and Organising
Effective organisational skills to effectively manage time and prioritise tasks as appropriate.
Self-generation of work through scholarly pursuits, clinical service commitments and clinical research, plus innovation in teaching and administration.
Plan, prepare and update courses, teaching and assessment to comply with teaching timetables.
Plan, evaluate and design experiments with relevant clinical and research staff.
Integrating current internal activities with external commitments.
Guiding and developing the career paths of clinical scholars.
Assisting in clinical rota development in association with the Clinical Director and Head of Division.
Implement business plan(s), in collaboration with colleagues, for the small animal neurology service, ensuring that they accord with the Clinical Director and the Clinical Services Committee.
Prioritise own work, taking consideration of the full breadth of the job description and that of clinical scholars.
Clinical: decisions regarding treatment and management of patients in the service areas.
Teaching: exam questions, course and lecture content, type of delivery and contribution to decisions on curriculum in an ad-hoc fashion, to assist the relevant course leaders.
Research: objectives, experimental design, grant submission, publications, expenditure, appointments and contributions to research meetings.
External and internal examinations.
External involvement as referee for postgraduate studentship applications, research papers and strategic input into related areas.
Contribution to School/University in selection and recruitment.
Clinical Director, Head of Division, Head of School and other senior staff for exchange of information and advice and input into strategy.
Members of the Division for discussion of Divisional aims and objectives. Course coordinator for course and exam content.
Informal mentoring on research grant preparation and scholarship applications to colleagues in the School.
Clinical staff and scholars to advise, motivate and develop careers.
Undergraduate students for teaching support.
Academic support services for appropriate advice and for exchanging information.
Student support services, to exchange information, refer/support students.
Maintain links with key clinical and research players, nationally and internationally, in the development of veterinary medicine through a range of appropriate academic channels including professional bodies and grant funding bodies.
External bodies to develop and maintain collaborative partnerships in clinical service area and research subject area.
Other institutions in the UK and overseas in the role as external examiner or member of appointments committee.
Journal publishers and Editorial Boards.
To interpret clinical examination/data/information and prepare/present findings, diagnosis and management accordingly.
To give advice/problem solve to both internal clinicians and scientists and external veterinary practitioners and students as appropriate.
To resolve issues of an academic nature arising in research and scholarship.
To resolve student related issues i.e. missing deadlines etc.
To propose alternative strategies and negotiate alternative arrangements in overcoming crises.
This post requires a high degree of flexibility in order to manage and respond to operational issues, and the ability to mobilise and coordinate a number of staff. This requires excellent influencing skills.
Requirement to represent the University nationally and internationally, to increase the profile of the University overseas.
Career Paths and Responsibilities
The key tasks of the position are laid out above.
The University of Glasgow now offers two career paths for staff undertaking veterinary clinical work: clinical and academic track. The academic career path gives a clinician the opportunity to develop a research career, as well as participate in clinical service and teaching. The primary role of the clinical career track will be to enhance clinical service provision and clinical scholarship in their discipline, acting alongside and being supported by academic track staff, to provide complete clinical service cover and teaching. The creation of two distinct groups of staff, with clearly identified roles and responsibilities, each valued for their distinctive contributions, will allow a concentration on development of clinical service as a profit-making enterprise, ensure protected time out of clinics for academic career track staff and facilitate career development for clinical specialists (clinical career track) within the University environment.
The successful applicant will play a significant role in the delivery of specialist referral service within the Small Animal Clinical Sciences. The provision of advice to clients will be expected. As a member of a multidisciplinary team, the appointee will interact and collaborate with veterinary practitioners, clinicians, nurses, administration staff, laboratory personnel etc. The successful candidate will take responsibility for the validation and quality control of their veterinary surgical activities within the Small Animal Hospital and act in partnership with other staff to ensure an effective and responsive service.
Involvement in the School research activity will be determined by the track to which an individual is appointed. Induction awards for research can be applied for from the College/School for research orientated posts (academic track).
The appointee will be required to contribute to the teaching of relevant elements of the undergraduate curriculum and to develop specialist postgraduate training.
The salary will be on the Research and Teaching Grade, level 8/9, £43,266 - £54,765/£51,630 - £63,463 per annum, this post may be eligible for a clinical supplement and there is a generous allowance for out of hours work.
This position is open ended and full time.
The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Universities' Superannuation Scheme. Further information regarding the scheme is available from the Superannuation Officer, who is also prepared to advise on questions relating to the transfer of Superannuation benefits.
New entrants to the University will be required to serve a probationary period of 6 months.
For Appointment to Lecturer:
The successful applicant of this post will be enrolled onto the University’s Early Career Development Programme (ECDP). This will provide for you as an early career academic staff member to be developed and supported over a specified timeframe to facilitate the advancement of your academic career.
Information on the programme can be found on our website at: http://www.gla.ac.uk/services/humanresources/all/pay/ecdp/policy/
Informal enquiries can be made to Roberto Jose-Lopez, e-mail address: Roberto.Jose-Lopez@glasgow.ac.uk
Vacancy reference: M00835, Closing date: 27 May 2019.
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