The Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University is excited to announce the creation of a new position in veterinary telehealth and invites applications for this clinical track faculty position. An applicant must hold a DVM or equivalent veterinary degree and must be licensed or eligible for regular or special licenses to practice veterinary medicine in Texas.
The successful candidate will be responsible for collaboratively developing and implementing an innovative telehealth program at Texas A&M. The successful candidate will devote the majority of time to telehealth program development and clinical service (patient care and clinical instruction) in the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH). Some of the elements of the telehealth program include a primary care electronic visit service and in-hospital digital solutions that enhance client and veterinarian communication, process management and work flow. We expect that the applicant would see patients primarily through electronic visits, but also through traditional face-to-face interactions in our Primary Care service. Additionally, they would be responsible for didactic and clinical education of students, exposing them to telehealth solutions.
The successful candidate will have the opportunity to interact with over 50 faculty members in the small animal hospital, and 35 interns and residents in the other medical and surgical services in the department. We also envision interactions with large animal hospital clinicians, rural health practitioners, our Veterinary Emergency Team, and also with the Center for Remote Health Technologies and Systems, the Engineering Innovation Center (Aggies Invent), the Center for Applied Technology, Biomedical Engineering, various units within the Health Sciences Center, and possibly within the Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas.
The VMTH is a spacious facility with sophisticated diagnostic and patient care equipment, including two modern digital radiography suites equipped with PACS image storage, an onsite 40-slice CT scanner and 3T MRI scanner, a TomoTherapy unit, surgical microscopy and image guidance, and clinical trials infrastructure. We also have a VMTH information technology team, which includes programmers and other staff. This team supports a native electronic medical record and client/referring veterinarian portal.
Texas A&M University is the oldest public institution of higher education in Texas and one of the nationâ™s largest and most dynamic universities. More than 60,000 students are enrolled in the Universityâ™s 10 academic colleges with approximately 9,000 pursuing graduate or professional degrees. Texas A&M University is a major research university with a growing international focus, and outstanding public and private support. The College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences has just celebrated its 100th year.
Interested candidates should submit a statement of career goals and professional interests, curriculum vitae, and the names of 3 individuals who have been requested by the candidate to provide letters of professional reference to the search committee chair. Application review will begin December 23, 2017 and applications will be considered until the position is filled. Please send applications to Dr. Stacy L. Eckman (Chair, Search Committee), Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University, 4474 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843-4474. Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Stacy L. Eckman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 979-845-2351.
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