Staff Clinician in Surgery

Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College
Baltimore, MD
United States
Job Description

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Job Posting Title:

Staff Clinician in Surgery


Position Type:

Professional / Unclassified



LSUAM VetMed - VTH - Admin - Non Clinical (Jayme Looper (00041886) (Inherited), Colin F Mitchell (00001599) (Inherited))


Work Location:

Veterinary Medicine Building


Pay Grade:


Job Description:

The staff surgeon at the School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM) at Louisiana State University is designed to act as a regularly scheduled staff surgeon that will participate in receipt and management of clinical patients presented to the VTH Small Animal Surgery service. As part of the clinical duties, working schedules may include nights, weekends, holidays, and disaster relief on an as needed basis in addition to or in lieu of normal daytime working hours. The clinician will participate in daily clinical teaching activities involving rotating house officers (interns, residents) and veterinary students. Clinical duties can be split between soft tissue and orthopedic surgery. This is a professional staff position of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

  • 75% Provide clinical care in the role of a veterinarian, i.e. examine patients, order tests, make diagnoses, prescribe treatments, perform surgeries, and communicate with clients and referring veterinarians, for patients presented to their Specialty Service. 
  • 15% Supervising and assisting 4th year veterinary students, house officers and clinicians with procedures and treatments ; and other duties as assigned
  • 10% Participate in emergency clinical services outside of typical working schedule (may include nights, weekends, holidays, and disaster relief) on an as needed basis. Participate in the on-call rotation with the Small Animal Surgery clinicians. Other duties as assigned. 

Minimum Qualifications:

Degree: Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine or equivalent

Specific Experience: Must have successfully completed a residency training program accredited by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) or the European College of Veterinary Surgeons (ECVS) & must be eligible for board certification by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) or the European College of Veterinary Surgeons (ECVS).

Preferred Qualifications:

Degree: DVM

Specific Degree: Preferred completion of a rotating internship or its equivalent clinical experience.

Preferred Licenses:

Diplomate in the American College of Veterinary Surgeons

Special or Physical Qualifications:

Essential Personnel - This position may be required to report to campus in time of emergency and/or closure per PS-18

Able to answer phone calls after hours from students for issues regarding department.  May be required to work a variety of shifts including nights, weekends, and holidays. 

Physical to be cable of lifting more than 50 pounds, standing or walking for prolonged periods, vision near sight, vision far sight, able to reach below the shoulder, pushing, pulling, grasping, bending, squatting, and/or twisting.

Safety and Security Sensitive Job - Safety and security-sensitive positions are defined as those positions where any form of substance abuse may affect University activities through unsafe work behavior/performance or error in judgment; or where substance abuse could jeopardize the safety and well-being of employees, other personnel, or the general public, or cause significant damage to University property. This includes positions requiring firearms, access to controlled substances, handling hazardous material, operating heavy equipment or machinery, etc. These positions are subject to drug screens per PS-67/FASOP HR-04.

Compensation/Benefits: Competitive base salary, dental, and vision insurance, , 401(k) with match, paid CE, license fees and membership dues, Paid holidays accrued up to 14 days per year, Annual leave accrued up to 14 days per year, Paid sick leave accrued up to 12 days per year, wellness and mentorship programs, and more.

To learn more about LSU Vet Med and Baton Rouge, please visit the links below:

We teach. We heal. We discover. We protect. Join us at LSU Vet Med as we make a profound difference in global health!


Additional Job Description:

Special Instructions:

Please provide your cover letter, resume, and three professional references including name, title, phone number and e-mail address. A copy of your transcript(s) may be attached to your application. However, original transcripts are required prior to hire.

Please attach ALL required documents under the "Resume/CV" section of your application.


Posting Date:

June 9, 2023


Closing Date (Open Until Filled if No Date Specified):


Additional Position Information:

Background Check - An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.

Benefits - LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement options; various leave options; paid holidays; wellness benefits; tuition exemption for qualified positions; training and development opportunities; employee discounts; and more!

Remote Work - Positions approved to work remotely outside the State of Louisiana shall be employed through Louisiana State University’s partner, nextSource Workforce Solutions, for Employer of Record Services including but not limited to employment, benefits, payroll, and tax compliance. Positions employed through Employer of Record Services will be offered benefits and retirement as applicable through their provider and will not be eligible for State of Louisiana benefits and retirement.


Essential Position (Y/N):


LSU is an Equal Opportunity Employer:

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HCM Contact Information:

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