Faculty position in emergency and intensive care (1.0 FTE)

Are you interested in working in and contributing to the many aspects of an academic veterinary environment?

The Department of Clinical Sciences of Companion Animals, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at Utrecht University invites applications for a full-time faculty position in the Section of Companion Animal Emergency and Critical Care (ECC). The successful candidate will join two board-certified ECC faculty members to strengthen the team and develop the growing Section of ECC, which is comprised of an emergency service (ES) and intensive care unit (ICU). The applicant will be appointed with a primary focus on supporting and training the members of the ES, including students, Technicians, Veterinarians, residents and support staff from other departments. The applicant will contribute to the development of the clinical aspect of the veterinary ECC curriculum. The Section of ECC runs its own residency programme and contributes to those of other specialties. The candidate will also play an important role in the future development, expansion, and quality control of the ES specifically, and the ECC section in general. Additional responsibilities will be determined in accordance with the academic priorities and the candidate’s areas of expertise within the specialty of emergency and critical care medicine. Contribution to independent and/or collaborative research is encouraged. Interaction with colleagues across a range of specialties will give you further support and stimulation to develop your interests and ambitions.
Clinical duties require flexible working hours that may include daytime, evening, and weekend responsibilities. As our new colleague you will supervise the 24-hour ES and participate in the primary care of critically ill patients in the 8-cage intensive care unit (ICU). The ICU is closed style with all specialty services contributing to patient care through teamwork. Both the ES and ICU are staffed 24 hours a day with licensed veterinary technicians with a mission for excellence in patient care. The ECC team is supported by an ES manager, highly motivated emergency vets (15 including ECC interns, and residents from different specialties rotating through the service. The candidate should have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work cooperatively with other specialties in order to optimize case management.

Qualifications for the position include training in emergency and critical care (preferably, but not restricted to, Dip. E/ACVECC or board eligible) or board certification ( or board eligible) in a different specialty with a strong interest in ECC. Non-residency trained applicants would be considered based on their level of clinical experience. The successful candidate must be interested in working in an academic environment and contributing to the many aspects of an academic veterinary teaching hospital including clinical teaching and didactic and laboratory instruction of veterinary students and house officers on critical care skills and knowledge. Management experience and interest is also a plus. The candidate must also be fluent in written and spoken Dutch, or willing to learn this language (for which we will provide financial support).

We offer a position (1.0 FTE), initially for a period of one year, which will be extended upon satisfactory performance. The position is available per April 2021, but the starting date is negotiable. The gross salary - depending on previous qualifications and experience - ranges between €3,746 and €5,127 (scale 11 according to the Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities) per month for a full-time employment. Salaries are supplemented with a holiday bonus of 8% and a year-end bonus of 8.3% per year. In addition, Utrecht University offers excellent secondary conditions, including an attractive retirement scheme, extensive time off, CPD allowance, a savings plan, (partly paid) parental leave and flexible employment conditions (multiple choice model). More information about working at Utrecht University can be found here.

A better future for everyone. This ambition motivates our scientists in executing their leading research and inspiring teaching. At Utrecht University, the various disciplines collaborate intensively towards major societal themes. Our focus is on Dynamics of Youth, Institutions for Open Societies, Life Sciences and Sustainability.

The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine is the only academic institution in the Netherlands that trains students to become Veterinarians. The faculty is one of the European leaders in the fields of education, research and patient care. It is accredited by the Dutch-Flemish Accreditation Organisation (NVAO), the European Committee of Veterinary Education (ECOVE), the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA).

The multidisciplinary team of the department consists of 235 persons, including 80 veterinarians. All EBVS certified specialties are represented at the department. The ECC team provides education to the students during their Bachelor's and Master's track, conducts clinical and fundamental research and offers care to patients and their owners. Each year, the department conducts over 15,000 clinical consultations and performs over 3,700 surgeries. The teaching and referral hospital offers state-of-the-art facilities and equipment (24/7 ES and ICU, medium care, six OR’s, 17 consulting rooms, endoscopy, ultrasonography, 64-slice CT-scan, 1.5 Tesla MRI, radiotherapy).

The Department of Clinical Sciences of Companion Animals includes a training institute, a research institute and an academic veterinary teaching hospital.

The Utrecht University campus, including the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, is located directly east of the town of Utrecht, which is famous for its architectural delights and is easily accessible by any type of transportation. As Utrecht is located in the centre of the Netherlands it is at a driving distance of many in- and outdoor activities (e.g. 30 minutes from Amsterdam), of which the Netherlands has plenty to offer. Utrecht is a small but vibrant town with art museums, theatres, and restaurants that offer food from around the world. As a typical university town it breaths a warm and intimate atmosphere with lots of green and lush parks.

Are you interested in joining our team? For more information, please contact Dr Joris H. Robben (Chair) (j.h.robben@uu.nl; +31 30 253 17 84) or Dr Chiara Valtolina (c.valtolina@uu.nl; +31 30 253 97 17).
Please do NOT send your application to these email addresses.

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