Managing DVM at Feline-Specific Practice | Walnut Creek, CA
Civic Feline Clinic
January 2, 2018
Walnut Creek, California
Type & Experience Level:
Full Time - One to seven years
DVM or equivalent
Civic Feline Clinic is looking for a Managing Veterinarian to join our well-established feline only practice in Walnut Creek, California.
We are dedicated to providing the best possible care for our patients. Our staff is friendly, compassionate, enthusiastic, well-trained, and highly skilled in cat handling and treatment. We take pride in providing high quality medical and surgical care with an emphasis on diagnostic work-ups and client communication. We offer a positive work environment, with long-term employee retention and a loyal, motivated client base. Veterinarians receive a generous compensation package, consistent with our emphasis on healthy work/life balance.
For more information, please visit our website at: http://www.civicfelineclinic.com/
ABOUT THE HOSPITAL:
Modern, well equipped facility includes:
· Large treatment room with dental station, including digital radiograph unit
· Complete in-house Idexx lab; we perform much of our diagnostic testing in house and also work closely with external laboratories for more specialized testing
· Nearby emergency clinic and local veterinary specialists provide referral and after hours support
· Separate boarding and hospitalization areas
· Close to UC Davis for tertiary referral and excellent CE opportunities
ABOUT THE AREA:
Walnut Creek is a beautiful area, located in the East Bay of Northern California, convenient to San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, and San Jose. In the shadow of Mt Diablo, Walnut Creek itself offers many outdoor activities, as well as world class shopping and restaurants. The city also enjoys easy BART and freeway access to the rest of the Bay Area, so professional sports (baseball, football, basketball, hockey, and soccer), collegiate sports (Stanford and Berkeley), and numerous cultural opportunities abound. Snow sports and camping are close by in the stunning Lake Tahoe area, just a couple of hours' drive away. The city is served by three major international airports.
The Managing Doctor is responsible for providing medical leadership for the hospital, managing associate veterinarians, and assuring regulatory compliance relating to the practice of veterinary medicine. The Managing Doctor is also responsible for creating an environment of teamwork in which quality medicine and exceptional client service are delivered.
In partnership with the Hospital Manager, the Managing Doctor is responsible for the financial performance and general operations of the hospital under the guidance of Divisional Leadership. In addition, the Hospital Manager and Managing Doctor are responsible for cultivating a supportive and collaborative team environment.
Duties and Responsibilities
Advancing Medical Care
Oversees surgical and medical cases for all doctors, ensuring positive outcomes, accurate estimates, and client communication and education.
Answers client questions and concerns regarding medical and surgical procedures.
Provides oversight and direction of medical standards, quality of care and inventory.
Establishes medical protocols.
Oversees transfer of medical cases from doctor to doctor.
Minimizes waste and controls costs relating to medical supplies, surgical instruments, and drug inventories.
Leading Staff and Practice
Participates in the recruiting and interviewing process for Doctors, and when appropriate general staff members.
Monitors Doctor performance and production.
Develops and monitors hospital-specific client compliance protocols and procedures.
Participates in technician appraisal and medical counseling sessions.
Ensures all medical staff receive applicable training, including the mentoring of new graduates.
Supports the Hospital Manager with staff training programs and tracking CE and DVM licensure.
Drives revenue and hospital contribution growth, which includes managing all hospital expenses.
Assists in the preparation of an annual planning strategy, operating budget and capital budget.
Monitors key financial reports.
Growing the Practice
Drives patient visits and encourages community involvement.
Embraces change and supports innovative programs within the hospital.
Monitors client service, marketing, and NVA growth initiatives.
Seeks out ways to innovate operational practices that improve the growth of the practice.
Skills and Basic Qualifications
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree, or equivalent, from an accredited university.
Licensure in good standing to practice in the state in which applicant is to be employed.
Commitment to practicing the highest standard of medicine and upholding the veterinary code of ethics.
Demonstrates excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Delegates tasks and achieves results with hospital team members.
Makes decisions confidently and effectively.
Leads employees by coaching, correcting, developing, and motivating them to achieve success.
Manages time and tasks appropriately.
Models a professional and courteous manner with staff and clients.
Equal Employment Opportunity
It is the policy of the company to afford equal opportunities to all applicants and employees regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, non-disqualifying disability or status as a disabled or Vietnam era veteran.