Are you interested in working with happy clients day in and day out? Are you looking for a hospital that allows you to be part of the collaborative process in helping animals recover? The Animal Therapy Center is currently looking to add a talented Medical Director to our established team. Our privately owned, 5,000 sq ft stand-alone facility is centrally located in the Lehigh Valley, and has a sole focus on animal rehabilitation. Our facility offers 2 underwater treadmills, a resistance pool, class 4 LASER, electrical stimulation, therapeutic ultrasound, thermal imaging, and a large gym with various exercise equipment.
Our work culture is team oriented, friendly, and inviting with an emphasis on patient care and client communication. The hospital is well-staffed with a strong support staff to assist with daily therapies. We have an excellent clientele and a well-established referral base. Our ideal candidate will have a strong desire to expand their knowledge base and skill set, be enthusiastic, and will work to ensure that all major functions of personnel, patient/client production and financial management are organized. This is an excellent opportunity for a DVM with management aspirations while still being able to practice medicine!
The Medical Director must have a minimum of 3 years of experience as a licensed veterinarian (DVM) with management experience, CCRP/CCRT/CCRA certification required.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. The Medical Director must have a general knowledge of quality assurance and performance in veterinary medicine and may act in an advisory role in helping establish and supervise medical protocols of the practice. Below are the daily functioning duties:
Summary: The Medical Director has the primary responsibility for managing the quality of veterinary medicine and implementing medical strategy to achieve operational and financial goals of the practice. The Medical Director is the immediate supervisor of the veterinary technician/rehabilitation staff. While adhering to all segments of the veterinarian contract and hospital protocols, the following are representative of day to day duties and responsibilities.
This job opening is an exempt salary compensation position with an anticipated weekly commitment of a minimum of 40 hours. The duties will be divided among such duties and services as agreed upon by Employer and Employee.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Set medical protocols and oversee compliance with rehabilitation technicians
Ensure that all patients are treated in a timely manner
Ensure that all technicians offer best patient options to every client
Ensure rounds are performed twice weekly
Ensure that hours of appointments are appropriately meeting client needs
Ensure that business is supported with appropriate contact hours to fulfill client needs as stated in contract
Ensure that administrative work days are appropriately scheduled with manager
Ensure that all technicians fully document patient medical records to support care offered and facilitate easy communication
Ensure all medical records are legibly completed in a timely manner
Teamwork & Efficiency
Coordinate with management and department supervisors to ensure proper communication, establishing standardized processes and consistency
Assist in keeping appointments running on time
Communicate pertinent information to colleagues for efficient case management
Meet with all technicians for informal check-ins on a monthly basis, provide management with overview of discussions for employee records
Assist in maintaining financial performance of the practice by meeting with our financial team on a monthly basis
Identify areas to improve revenue, manage expenses and coordinate protocol implementation with management
Participate in monthly financial discussions with an eye for solutions
Address any client concerns professionally in cooperation with manager
Use client feedback resources to improve doctor and lay staff performance
Guide technicians in clearly communicating appropriate treatment options
Ensure that all doctors develop clear clinical communication skills and relationship building techniques
Continuing Education Responsibilities
Offer insight on lacking areas for training of technicians and lay staff and coordinate training goals with manager and department supervisors
Regularly schedule and attend veterinarian meetings and market ATC
Use continuing education provided benefits to ensure that ATC is properly being supported. Provided benefits should be used for rehabilitation and management education in addition to general veterinarian knowledge.
The Medical Director has direct supervisory duties over the medical team and leads the medical care of our patients by directing technical and kennel personnel in patient care in an efficient and respectful manner.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Medical Director must possess strong leadership traits that encourage accountability in everyone who works with this individual. Works collaboratively with the hospital manager as part of the management team establishing direction for practice success.
Education and/or Experience:
Veterinarian degree (DVM) from accredited college or university and current Pennsylvania veterinary license must be maintained. Must demonstrate desire to continue learning in veterinary care and in leading rehabilitation technicians and lay staff. Certification in Rehab is required and/or in the process of obtaining certification.
Ability to legibly and thoroughly write medical records and correspondence. Ability to read and interpret documents such as laboratory reports, medical records from other doctors, hospital policy and procedure manuals. Ability to speak effectively before small groups of customers or employees of the hospital. Ability to graciously deal with client complaints. Ability to successfully communicate with diverse personality types.
Must be proficient with basic computer operations, very email and online communication friendly. Able to work with Microsoft Word, Excel, and the Internet. Experience with Impromed veterinary software helpful.
The Animal Therapy Center is a facility specializing in canine rehabilitation and integrative medicine with a staff that is dedicated to promoting overall wellness, and enhancing quality of life for your animal companions.