Animal ER of Southwest Florida is looking for a veterinary Medical Director
Have you thought about relocating to a warm and sunlit environment, where outdoor activities are year-round and the sandy beaches are always comfortable?
Maybe you’re looking for a change of pace, or maybe you’re tired of the monotony general practice often results in.
Perhaps you have always wondered about the excitement an ER can provide.
Whatever your motivation is, we would love to hear from you!
The Medical Director is an experienced veterinarian who serves as a clinical leader in an emergency hospital, specifically overseeing the veterinarians. They provide direction, oversight, review, and continuous development of all components of clinical practice within the ER. The primary goal of the Medical Director is to lead others in fulfilling the mission, vision, goals and objectives of the hospital, while ensuring that the best possible medical care is provided to all patients.
The Medical Director must be able to effectively and accurately manage, delegate, or perform the following duties that include but are not limited to:
Conducts themselves as a leader:
Practices ethical medicine at all times, and ensures the same from associate doctors
Ensures positive communication with clients and between doctors. This includes the proper transfer of patient care responsibility between doctors
Establishes a culture of collaboration among colleagues for the benefit of patient care
Takes information obtained from clients, staff, and other sources, discerns that which is credible, and assesses the hospital and/or situation objectively
Comfortably and confidently confronts difficult issues with co-workers and is a skilled communicator at multiple levels
Demonstrates flexibility, open mindedness, and adaptability to a rapidly changing environment
Leads through example and works to inspire others based on their specific talents and interests
Displays good time management skills paying particular attention to utilization of staff
Contributes to the hospital’s vision to be current and relevant, with respect to the medical services and products provided to clients:
Contributes to SOPs and best practices in order to ensure a consistent level of care is given to all clients and patients
Sources the latest advances in treatment and oversees the implementation of new policies, procedures, or medical techniques/equipment within the practice
Assists the Practice Manager in ensuring each staff meeting has relevant topics, presenting a medical topic if needed, and participates proactively in the meetings
Ensures that the clinical practices of the veterinarian staff abide by all policies, procedures, and laws to ensure that the best interests of the organization are kept in mind while providing high quality health care
Regularly reviews/audits the quality and content of medical records including SOAPs, communication log, and all aspects of written records
Communicates the vision, mission, and values of the practice to the emergency team and actively encourage behaviors that align with and support the goals of the practice
Creates an environment where team members are inspired to perform at their best, are acknowledged for taking initiative to grow, and reward those who exceed expectations
Understands the financial aspects of managing a clinic with appropriate goals and milestones required of each doctor in order to be successful
Meets department production goals by establishing mutually beneficial relationships with referring veterinarians and earning the trust of the referral community
Assists management in assessing and addressing client or referring veterinarian complaints regarding clinical recommendations and/or care provided
Provides regular feedback and conducts annual performance reviews for emergency veterinarians
Works with Shareholder’s Board and Practice Manager to onboard and mentor new veterinarians
Works with management in assessing and addressing any conflict within the patient care team that affects the quality of medical care provided
Is capable of, and willing to work the hours necessary to accomplish the required responsibilities and ensure the smooth operation of the hospital
Must have a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from an AVMA-accredited veterinary school
Must have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in an emergency veterinary setting
Must be licensed to practice in the state of Florida
Must have a Florida DEA License
Three (3) shifts per week
Weekly meeting with Practice Manager (schedule can be determined at discretion of parties involved)
Monthly meeting with doctors (schedule can be determined at discretion of parties involved)
Attend monthly board member meetings
Compensation and Benefits:
Base Salary as Staff Veterinarian: $125,000 annually
1.15% of monthly Gross Revenue as compensation for managerial duties
$5,000 annual stipend to cover professional expenses
$1,500 annual CE allowance
About Animal ER of SW Florida
The Animal ER of Southwest Florida is an after hours emergency clinic dedicated to providing the best and most thorough care for our patients.