Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists (GCVS) is looking for a qualified Hospitalist to join our team of emergency doctors and specialists to assist in providing excellent in-house patient care. The hospitalist will work closely with the emergency doctor team, assisting in the intake and management of hospitalized patients and facilitating transfers to the appropriate specialty service as needed. The hospitalists will be responsible for managing hospitalized emergency patients, creating and recommending treatment plans, maintaining and updating medical records and communicating with clients. The hospitalist will communicate with specialists and facilitate transfers to specialty services as needed.
Hospitalist will engage in full-time attendance during their scheduled shift to receiving transfers from the emergency veterinarians that require hospitalization. Patients may be transferred the same day to specialists or the following day. Patients may also be discharged by hospitalist on the following day.
Hospitalist will receive minor follow up appointments that come through as “same day emergencies” as well as low acuity same-day These will be the “fast track” emergencies.
The Hospitalist may also receive minor follow up appointments that come through as “same day emergencies” as well as low acuity same-day emergencies.
Provide Excellent patient care
Create and recommend treatment plans
Update patient information in medical records with the latest findings and treatments
Order diagnostic tests for health care staff to administer
Review and interpret test results
Prescribe pharmaceuticals based on diagnostic results and physical exam findings
Respond to questions from patient owners regarding their care and well-being
Discuss patient lab results with owners
Work with both emergency doctors as well as specialists to provide optimal patient care
Provide timely discharge summaries (24 hours) to referring veterinarians and provide referring DVM updates
Attend daily rounds
DVM or VMD licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the state of Texas
Active DEA license
Minimum of 5 years of practice experience
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
This position comes with a competitive salary, health insurance, continuing education allowance, licensure and dues allowance, pet services discounts, and 401k matching. Other available employment benefits include dental, vision, short-term disability, long-term disability, and life insurance.
Founded in September 2014, Compassion-First Pet Hospitals is revolutionizing how hospitals connect with one another. Seen as a group practice rather than a corporate practice, Compassion-First is a collaborative family of hospitals that retain their equity, uniqueness, integrity and medical decisions. At Compassion-First, hospitals gain the benefit of working together, maximizing their resources, and are united by a common passion to put pet owners and their pets at the center of care.