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Clinical Track Radiology Job Description

Veterinary Radiologist
Job Description (Clinical-Track)

Department of Veterinary Large Animal Clinical Sciences
College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Texas A&M University

The successful candidate must be board certified in the American College of Veterinary Radiology, or be eligible to sit the examination. If the candidate has not completed board certification at the time of hire, this must be accomplished within 2 years of hiring date. This is a clinical track position, thus the successful candidate will be expected to be effective in institutional citizenship, teaching and scholarly activity, with the greatest time commitment and greatest expectation for excellence in teaching and the scholarship of applied medical sciences (providing advanced patient care and diagnostic services as further defined below).

I. Institutional Citizenship:

The successful candidate will participate actively in Departmental, College, University and specialty organization committee service and other leadership activities, and will demonstrate collegiality also in all aspects of the job.

II. Teaching:

The successful candidate will participate with other radiologists in teaching and mentorship of veterinary students, interns, and residents through the radiology and advanced imaging clinical services as well as through didactic lectures and laboratories related to imaging in the veterinary professional curriculum. The successful candidate will provide leadership that will enhance the quality and scope of the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital’s patient care program and provide guidance and mentorship in the radiology residency training program. Excellence in teaching is expected of all faculty members in this department.

III. Scholarship of Discovery, Integration, Application, and Teaching:

Scholarship, defined as creative intellectual work that is validated by peers and communicated, can encompass: Discovery, (research or the creation of new knowledge); Integration (dissemination of new knowledge whereby the relationship of knowledge and thought are considered and explained);Applied Medical Sciences (the practice of one’s art, science or discipline and the development of technology and the integration of the new knowledge into patient care); and Teaching (development of new teaching methods that are made available and adopted by others through peer-reviewed publications and other means of dissemination.)

The College expects that all faculty members demonstrate a level of scholarship that is commensurate to their assignment. While each faculty member will have opportunities and expectations in each area of scholarship, the primary emphasis area for clinical track faculty members will be the Scholarship of Applied Medical Sciences and the Scholarship of Integration. Participation in the Scholarship of Teaching and Discovery are highly valued but not required of faculty members in the clinical track.

This job description will be reviewed and may be amended by the Department Head in consultation with the faculty member according to the needs and interests of the department and professional goals of the faculty member.

The radiology service provides medical imaging services for small, large and exotic animals. These services encompass: large and small animal radiology, small animal ultrasonography, MRI, computed tomography, and nuclear medicine. The clinical assignments to the different imaging services will be based on clinical needs, professional interest and expertise of the radiology team. The typical effort appointment of patient care and clinical teaching for a clinical track radiologist is 70% to 75%. The successful candidate will have opportunity to provide leadership for the development and introduction of new techniques and concepts that will enhance the quality and scope of the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital’s patient care programs. Each radiologist has the opportunity to provide and participate in continuing education presentations in state, national, and specialty meetings.


 

January 17, 2014