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Surgical Skills Instructor

Colorado State University

Posting Details
Position Information

Classification Title Temporary Hourly
Employment Category Temporary
Is this an Hourly position? Yes
Work Hours/Week 0-40
Overtime Eligible? Yes
Position Location Denver, CO 80231
Does this position qualify for hybrid or remote work? Yes
Description of Work Unit The Department of Clinical Sciences mission is to assure the health and productivity of animals to meet societal needs through high quality educational programs for professional veterinary medical students, graduate veterinarians, and the public through a faculty and veterinary medical center of excellence, and to advance and disseminate comparative biomedical knowledge in an environment of interdisciplinary collaboration.
Search Contact Email [email protected]
Position Summary Act as the supervising veterinarian or veterinary technician/nurse, and fulfill the associated duties, to support the execution of the Fundamentals of Surgery Laboratory (FSL) program when the primary FSL instructors fall ill, become injured, or require other such coverage. The FSL rotation is a one-week surgical skills training program for third-year CSU DVM students that focuses on practicing core skills associated with surgical procedures in models, cadavers, and live animals. Core skills include aseptic technique (patient, surgeon), instrument identification and handling, suture selection and handling, and execution of various suture patterns appropriate to the procedure and patient. This position will be in person, on site at the Dumb Friends League (DFL) in Denver, CO at 2080 S Quebec Street (80231). The DFL portion of the rotation (occurring Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday of outlined weeks of the fall/spring semester) provides live animal reproductive surgical experience (spay/neuter) in unowned shelter cats and dogs. The outlined weeks in the fall/spring semesters will be provided in advance to a successful candidate to ensure coverage can be achieved. Current scheduled spring semester (2023) dates include: Feb 8-10, Feb 15-17, Mar 1-3, Apr 12-14. 
Position Minimum Qualifications
  • DVM/VMD degree from an AVMA accredited school.
  • Active Colorado DVM license in good standing.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in high-quality high-volume spay/neuter and/or anesthesia and soft tissue surgery
  • Strong technical skills.
  • Teaching experience or desire to teach.
  • Experience working in an animal welfare organization, including working with a variety of unowned small animals with unknown medical/behavioral history.

Posting Details

Working Title Surgical Skills Instructor
Posting Number 202300002T
Department Clinical Sciences
Salary Range $62.50-$75.00
Employee Benefits Visit CSU’s Human Resources website for detailed benefit plan information for temporary employees in the following University benefit area:
Close Date 01/17/2023
Special Instructions to Applicants Candidate will need to supply a Resume/CV and Cover Letter that address the required and preferred qualifications listed and the names and contact information for three references. References will not be contacted without prior notification to applicant.
Background Check Policy Statement Colorado State University strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks for the finalist before a final offer. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will also be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the University, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.
EEO Statement Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, or pregnancy in its employment, programs, services and activities, and admissions, and, in certain circumstances, marriage to a co-worker. The University will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity and equal access institution and affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.
The Title IX Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Title IX Programs and Gender Equity, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-1715, [email protected] .
The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836, [email protected] .
The Coordinator for any other forms of misconduct prohibited by the University’s Policy on Discrimination and Harassment is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, Co. 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836, [email protected] .
Any person may report sex discrimination under Title IX to the Office of Civil Rights, Department of Education .
Diversity Statement Personal or professional commitment to diversity and inclusion as demonstrated by persistent effort, active planning, allocation of resources and/or accountability for diversity and inclusion outcomes.

Essential Job Duties

Job Duty Category Supervision
Duty/Responsibility Provide oversight, guidance, and support to third-year CSU DVM students in anesthesia and reproductive (spay/neuter) surgery, including any combination of the following: feedback and coaching on anesthesia and surgical skills, aseptic technique, surgical approach, anatomy, and interpersonal skills, grading recommendations and commentary.
Percentage Of Time 50
Job Duty Category Support
Duty/Responsibility Provide direct technical support for the FSL program in anesthesia and/or reproductive (spay/neuter) surgery, including any combination of the following: anesthesia administration (e.g., patient restraint, parenteral vaccination and medication administration, intravenous catheter placement, endotracheal intubation), surgical preparation and monitoring, soft tissue surgery, and complication management (e.g., recognition and intervention for surgical or anesthesia complications, including knowledge and ability in CPCR).
Percentage Of Time 50


Minimum References Required 3
Maximum References Required 3

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