TA215829- Winter 2022-VETM*4540 Surgical Exercises

Teaching Assistant Work Assignment
Posting Details
Type of Work Assignment and Bargaining Unit: 
GTA, Unit 1
Academic Unit: 
Clinical Studies
Semester(s) of Assignment(s): 
Winter 2022
This Work Assignment(s) may be assigned to fulfill the terms and conditions of a guaranteed Job Security Period: 
Course Details
Course Number: 
Course Name: 
Surgical Exercises
Course Format: 
Course Description: 
See Course Calendar
Other Course Description or Assignment Information: 
: IMPORTANT NOTICE: The duties and responsibilities will involve predominantly face-to-face teaching in a live animal laboratory setting. Courses may be required to pivot to alternate delivery format in the case that requirements placed on the University and its employees by public health bodies, local, provincial and federal governments necessitate such a mid-semester transition. Should this occur, TAs will be required to continue to support the course in its alternate format.
Projected Class Enrolment: 
Level of Appointment for GTA, GSA-1 UTA(s)
The following is an estimate of number and levels of available appointments at the time of posting. This may change (increase or decrease) at the time of assignment contingent on departmental needs.
This Posting includes Multiple Work Assignments: 
Number of Available 0.5 (70 hour) Work Assignments: 
Number of Available 0.75 (105 hour) Work Assignments: 
Number of Available Full 1.0 (140 hour) Work Assignments: 
Total Number (Load) of Assignment(s) Available: 
Duties and Responsibilities
Anticipated Duties and Responsibilities: 
Student Consultation
Conducting Labs/Seminars
Other Duties Described: 
Support phase 3 student's experiential learning for spay and neuter laboratories of healthy canine and feline patients. The duties will include assisting with administration of general anesthesia with anesthesiologist support, as well as surgical preparation. The TA will be directly involved with instructors to assist students to maintain sterility, and patient safety during surgery. Other required duties will include post-operative monitoring of animals, cleaning of surgical instruments, the surgical suite, preparation areas, kennels, cages, walking dogs, and discharging patients. Assistance for admission of animals on Monday/Wednesday afternoons may also be required if schedule flexibility exists but is not mandatory.
Required Qualifications: 
Must be enrolled as a graduate student. The following are also required: 1. Demonstrated ability to handle dogs and cats of various temperaments safely and humanely. 2. DVM with small animal some training in anesthesia and surgery. 3. Work empathetically with a group of students. 4. Documentation of an adequate antibody titre against rabies measured within the past two years.
Preferred Qualifications: 
Applicants with a DVM degree will be given priority. For equally qualified DVM’s, preference will take into consideration type(s) and extent of past small animal anesthesia and surgical experience. Training in teaching, communication, giving feedback, and/or assessment would be an asset.
Days Required and Wages
Days and Times Required: 
Tuesdays and Thursdays (excluding February reading week-February 21-27, 2022). 7:00 am to 1:00pm up to 140 hours/semester. As outlined above, some flexibility to these days and times may arise but acceptance of these changes is at the discretion of the applicant.
Period of the Work Assignment (Start Date and End Date): 
January 10, 2022 to April 7, 2022
Wage Rate (per hour, per semester, per Full-load 1.0 Work Assignment): 
GTA $42.94/hr; $6014.68/semester effective 2021/22
Other Posting Information
Application Deadline (All postings will automatically expire at 11:59 pm on this day): 
Wednesday, February 9, 2022
Posting Email Contact: 
Hiring Contact Information: 
Shannon Cote, Interim Operations Manager for Clinical Studies, scote01@uoguelph.ca

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Teaching Assistant work assignments are unionized with CUPE 3913 and their terms and conditions of work are covered by the Unit 1 Collective Agreement between the University and CUPE 3913 (email contact: president@cupe3913.on.ca).