The Clinical Education Instructor and Clinical Field Liaison (CEI/CFL) position is a joint teaching and administrative support position. The CEI/CFL works as a member of the Clinical Academic Affairs team to ensure quality educational opportunities for Year 3 and Year 4 veterinary students at Western University of Health Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine (WesternU CVM). The CEI/CFL aids the Directors of Year 3 and Year 4 Curriculum in the delivery and assessment of student clinical training and assists the Director of Clinical Relations in oversight of external clinical sites. Instructional duties will account for approximately 60% of the position effort (0.6 FTE) and will include, but are not limited to, oversight of Year 4 selective rotations, assistance with Year 3 clinical course scheduling and evaluation, and instruction in the Veterinary Basic and Medical Sciences for Year 1 and Year 2. The position duties are focused on the clinical education that occurs at clinical sites with preceptors utilized in Year 3 and Year 4 clinical curricula but may include some Year 1 and 2 educational facilities. About 30% of the position (0.3 FTE) will be dedicated to functions related to oversight of clinical sites such as documenting compliance with the College Safety and Facilities policies for Year 3 and Year 4 clinical educational facilities, preparing annual reports, and assisting with recruitment of new sites and preceptors. The remaining 10% (0.1 FTE) of time will be spent assisting with essential College service functions.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Basic comfort and familiarity with veterinary clinical activities in hospital and ambulatory settings involving various animal species (including dogs, cats, horses, cows, birds, fish, and exotic animals) is required. The position requires skills and physical abilities to safely navigate through an active veterinary practice setting without disruption of activity inherent in these sites.
The position also requires the following skills and abilities:
1. Ability to communicate effectively with others, in writing and oral form, both in person and by alternate electronic means (e. g., email, videoconference, text, phone).
2. Ability to effectively interact with administration, faculty, staff, students and outside partners.
3. Ability to handle detail-oriented assignments with extensive follow-up and maintain confidentiality.
4. Organizational skills necessary in prioritizing workload and assuring efficiency in operation.
5. Proficiency with common computer software (word processing, spreadsheets, email, and virtual communication).
6. Ability to translate Cal/OSHA training into practical application at clinical sites.
7. Ability to travel by automobile, airplane, or other common conveyance to urban and rural locations.
An earned DVM or equivalent degree from an accredited University
Safety training and certification, (e. g., 30-hour Cal/OSHA certificate).
List comments regarding work hours:
Hours will vary and may include some evenings and/or weekends.