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Medical Director - $15K Sign on Bonus

VCA
Farmingville, NY
13 days ago: VCA

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Company Info: VCA Inc. owns, operates, and manages the largest network of freestanding veterinary hospitals and veterinary clinical reference laboratories in North America, with over 900 hospitals located in the U.S. states and Canada, and more than 55 clinical laboratories. VCA is also a leading supplier of diagnostic imaging equipment to the veterinary industry, as well as operating a franchisor of premier dog daycare facilities.
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VCA Farmingville Animal Hospital is a small animal practice in Farmingville, New York—located on Long Island.
Farmingville Animal Hospital is seeking a Medical Director to lead our small animal practice in Farmingville, New York—located on Long Island.
Farmingville Animal Hospital has been an integral part of the community since 1972. Since that time, the hospital has evolved into a multi-veterinarian, full service small animal hospital.
We provide compassionate veterinary medical, surgical and dental care to our patients. Our doctors, nursing and technical staff practice the highest standard of veterinary medicine in a friendly and caring environment.
Our mission is to improve the quality of life for our patients by educating our clients about proper health care and disease prevention. We offer state of the art veterinary medical, surgical and diagnostic services, all on site in our well-equipped hospital.
We’re situated in the heart of Long Island and is close to both NYC and the vineyards of Eastern Long Island. Farmingville would appeal to both young professionals and families alike with a variety of luxury rentals and homes with local shopping and dining options.
The Medical Director (MD) under direction of the field management team, is responsible for establishing the medical quality and patient care practiced by all doctors in a given hospital. The MD achieves this through strong leadership and serving as a mentor and role model for the associate veterinarians and staff. A MD should demonstrate a strong work ethic, integrity, and a consistent positive attitude. The MD is also an integral part of the hospital management team responsible for the overall financial performance of the hospital, and helps create and drive the overall direction for the hospital that will achieve positive results. The MD also fulfills all of the duties of a staff veterinarian in addition to the specific responsibilities of Medical Director.
_Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:_
Well-developed interpersonal skills. Ability to take information obtained from clients, staff, and other sources, discern that which is credible, and assess the hospital and/or a situation objectively. Ability to multi-task and deal with high levels of stress in an environment of changing priorities. Is able to take charge, initiate actions, hold people accountable, and delegate responsibilities in such a way as to achieve positive results. Comfortably and confidently confronts difficult issues with co-workers and is a skilled communicator at multiple levels within VCA. Is capable of, and willing to work the hours necessary to accomplish the required responsibilities and ensure the smooth operation of the hospital.
_Education and Experience:_
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine or equivalent from an accredited university. Stays up to date with changes in veterinary medicine, fulfils VCA requirements for attending local VCA hosted CE, and completes a minimum of 30 hours of accredited CE per calendar year. Maintains a current DEA license
_Duties:_
_Standards of Care:_
+ Strives to meet or exceed the VCA and AAHA standards of care.
+ Medical records are complete, detailed, and signed per VCA guidelines.
+ Demonstrates commitment to professional integrity and pursuit of excellence.
+ 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.
+ Implements information from CMO, RMD, ROD or their representatives.
+ VCA email and correspondence is processed and addressed on a daily basis.
+ Is the primary liaison with Antech Diagnostics and maintains an appropriate level of in-house vs. outside lab sample submission.
_Patient/Client Management:_
+ Treats all patients & clients with care and compassion, remembering that the patient’s well being is the top priority.
+ Oversees administration and case review of client medical complaints and resolves the problems when possible, while keeping the RMD and ROD informed of progress.
_Staff Management: Professional Staff:_
+ Implements and maintain consistent medical standards and guidelines within the hospital.
+ Evaluate quality medical/compliance reports on a monthly basis and take steps to improve areas of poor performance.
+ Organize systems for daily medical rounds and ensure they are consistently conducted.
+ Review patient records for completeness and accuracy and use as a tool to promote medical excellence.
+ Regularly discuss cases with doctors and/or staff to optimize patient care.
+ Ensure that credit for procedures is accurately appropriated, and review the detailed orders to ensure that charges are captured and properly assigned.
+ Ensure CE requirements are met by all doctors, and that CE attended is relevant to the service mix and needs of the hospital. Conduct regular doctor meetings. Work with hospital manager to have a doctor’s schedule made available no less than four weeks prior to beginning of month.
+ Coordinate doctor coverage to make sure the hospital is covered at all times.
+ Assist the Recruiting & Professional Relations Director (RPRD) and field management team in the hiring, disciplinary process, and the firing process of doctors as requested.
+ Actively manage all doctors to ensure that they meet expected performance.
+ Administer yearly reviews and development plans for all associate doctors under the direction of the RMD or ROD.
+ Appropriately manage controlled drugs (see VCA Controlled Substances Guidelines).
_Staff Management: Technicians/Assistants and Receptionists:_
+ Assist the Hospital Manager in ensuring each staff meeting has relevant topics, presenting a medical topic if needed, and participate proactively in the meetings.
+ Encourage all staff to increase knowledge through learning opportunities. Review staff scheduling with the hospital manager’s attention to assure maximum productivity and optimal client service.
_Responsibilities as part of the hospital leadership team:_
+ Works with the Hospital Manager and staff to deliver a consistent medical message and consistent client experience to each client.
+ Responsible for auditing hospital production for accuracy via chart audits and other fee capture methods.
+ Represents the hospital to the professional community and the general public as requested.
+ Evaluates the need for new medical equipment and works with the Hospital Manager to prepare and submit new equipment proformas to the ROD or their representatives.
+ Brings to the Hospital Manager’s attention any problems with physical plant cleanliness, safety, or repairs.
+ Participates in meetings or conference calls as requested by field management staff. Participates in employee disciplinary procedures, and enforces VCA and individual hospital employee rules and policies.
_Financial Responsibilities:_
+ Review the P&L monthly and work with the hospital manager to increase profitability by increasing revenue and limiting expenses.
+ Work with the HM to prepare and submit the yearly budget (budget forecast, operating plan, cap-ex expenditures) and participate in the evaluation process with field management.
+ Support the implementation of VCA marketing programs. Review and approve requests for alternatives of additional drugs and medical supplies. Submit to the RMD or their representative, for approval. Assist the medical supplies ordering personnel to maintain a hospital pharmacy; assisting in evaluating reasonable reorder points, generic alternatives, and eliminating underused and redundant drugs.
As a member of the VCA family, your passion for medicine and compassion for pets and people is matched with a commitment to your professional growth. Among the reasons to consider joining VCA are:
+ Network of 3,800+ doctors, including more than 600 Specialists.
+ Largest provider of Private Practice Internships and Residencies in the U.S.
+ WOOF University, offering abundant CE for Doctors and Staff.
+ Robust Clinical Studies program.
+ Opportunities to give back through strong Shelter partnerships and VCA Charities.
VCA Farmingville Animal Hospital adds value to your compensation package with the following:
+ Competitive salary plus bonus potential.
+ Medical, Dental & Vision insurance.
+ Generous CE allowance.
+ Opportunity to teach and mentor.
+ 401(k).
+ Life and Long Term Disability insurance
+ Professional Liability coverage.
Benefits: We offer competitive compensation along with a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision and paid vacation/sick days, 401(k), generous employee pet discounts and more!
The information in this position description indicates the general nature and level of work to be performed. It is not designed to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Management reserves the right to revise the job description or require that other tasks be performed when the circumstances of the job change (for example, emergencies, change in personnel, workload, or technical development).
VCA began in 1986 as a privately owned company with one animal hospital. Today, we are the largest family of animal care providers nationwide. Despite unprecedented growth, VCA has never abandoned its devotion to compassionate, comprehensive pet care. Take a look at our open positions throughout the U.S. and Canada! We’re always looking for top notch talent to join the VCA family!
Company Info: VCA Inc. owns, operates, and manages the largest network of freestanding veterinary hospitals and veterinary clinical reference laboratories in North America, with over 900 hospitals located in the U.S. states and Canada, and more than 55 clinical laboratories. VCA is also a leading supplier of diagnostic imaging equipment to the veterinary industry, as well as operating a franchisor of premier dog daycare facilities. If you are a current employee, you need to apply through our internal career site. Please log into Workday and click on the Career worklet on the landing page or search for Find Jobs. You can...