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Staff Veterinarian, Wellness Clinic - Humane Society of Broward County

26 Oct 2020 1:29 PM | FAAWO (Administrator)

JOB SUMMARY

Performs wellness examination, dental cleanings and low-cost spay neuter. Diagnose medical conditions such as ear infections, skin infections and other similar conditions.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide skilled medical care for client-owned pets, including evaluation, case management, treatment decisions and direction of support staff procedures in a way that will deliver the highest quality care while minimizing patient stress and discomfort.
  • Communicate professionally and kindly with clients regarding their pet’s care and develop a rapport with clientele.
  • Promote preventative health and wellness care through education of clients and staff.
  • Provide vaccinations and basic wellness care.
  • Maintain thorough medical records in an efficient manner.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with local veterinarians and clinics as needed.
  • Build effective relationships through positive interaction and communication with the community, volunteers and staff.
  • Communicate with Outpatient Services Manager any problems or concerns.
  • Follow and uphold HSBC policies and procedures, including logging of controlled substances accurately and in a timely fashion
  • Work with the Outpatient Services Manager and Medical Director to develop standard operating procedures for the wellness clinic in the area of preventative medicine, low cost spay/neuter and dental cleanings.  
  • Any other duties that are assigned as needed

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assures that Wellness Clinic staff are complying with operational personnel policies.
  • Supervises and teaches Wellness Clinic Staff
  • Provides leadership to resolve disputes and mediates complaints at the lowest possible level.

NON-ESSENTIAL DUTIES 

  • Assists Outpatient Services Manager and Medical Director in other departmental functions and projects.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Outpatient Services Manager, Medical Director or SVP of Operations.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, and TRAINING 

  • Doctorate in veterinary medicine required from an accredited Veterinary School.
  • Licensed in the state of Florida.
  • Must have DEA distribution license. 
  • Work experience in developing, managing and motivating a team.
  • Demonstrated expertise in wellness clinics or private practice.
  • Recent proven medical and surgical experience.
  • Must be computer literate and experience with Windows based software and Chameleon/CMS© or an equivalent integrated software case management system.
  • USDA Accreditation 
  • Liability Insurance

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.

ABILITIES

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating instructions and procedure manuals.  
  • Ability to perform mathematical functions including the ability to understand and use units of measurement.
  • Ability to keep accurate and detailed records.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. 
  • Ability to process complex verbal and written instructions and translate them into a series of logical problem solving steps.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to fluently speak, write and understand English.
  • Ability to write legible on HSBC forms, reports and documents.
  • Ability to perform surgery duties as required by and in accordance with HSBC policies.
  • Ability to evaluate the health and well-being of animals and environmental conditions for various domesticated animal species.
  • Ability to accurately and legible record observations and information. 
  • Ability to maintain an inventory of surgical supplies in an organized manner.
  • Ability to adhere to disease management and safety protocols.
  • Ability to recognize infectious disease.
  • Ability to operate a desktop PC, 10 key calculator and related peripheral computer equipment. 
  • Ability to answer all questions effectively and in a pleasant manner. 
  • Ability to motivate a team and to use sound judgment when providing guidance to staff and volunteers.
  • Ability to interact productively with individuals at all levels within the organization.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and volunteers of diverse background and cultures regardless of race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability or political affiliation.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with the public and to a variety of audiences.
  • Ability to deal with confrontational situations and act professionally in dealing with the public and staff.
  • Ability to work in a team oriented environment that is frequently changing environment.
  • Ability to work under stress during company crisis or disaster situations.
  • Ability to provide and support the HSBC vision and direction.
  • Ability to work varied hours/days, including nights, weekends, and holidays, as needed. 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS  

  • While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand for long periods of time.
  • While performing the duties of this Job, the employee must be able to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk and hear for extended period.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • The employee must be able to utilize phone system, 10-key calculator, copier, scanner, desktop PC and related peripheral computer equipment.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this Job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. 
  • While performing the duties of this Job, the employee will be required to handle, restrain, lift and have contact with companion animals.  
  • While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to and comes in close contact with domestic animals; therefore, the employee cannot be allergic to these animals.
  • While performing the duties of this Job, the employee must be able to bend and use legs, arm and back muscles without discomfort.
  • The employee is required to adhere to company personal appearance policy and wear supplied uniform shirts/jackets when required. 
  • The employee may be required to work extended hours during an animal transport, company-defined crisis or disaster situation. 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to domesticated animals and susceptible to being bitten or scratched. 
  • Clerical aspects of job are performed in wellness clinical setting; however, at the main facility the employee may also work in kennels, cat areas, examination, training areas, and throughout the shelter and will have some exposure to wet or humid conditions (non-weather) while in the kennel areas.  
  • While performing the duties of this Job, the employee works closely with the medical team in a clinical and surgical environment.
  • While performing the duties of this Job, the employee frequently positions self to handle animals of all sizes in a variety of areas and positions (low cages, high cages, on tables, on the floor, in vehicles, etc.).
  • The noise level in the work environment varies from moderate to high levels.

 Note: Management has the right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this Job at any time. Critical features of this Job are described under various headings above. They may be subject to change at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.  The above statements are strictly intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as a complete list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees in this position. This job description does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at will" relationship.

To apply, please contact Gretel Gaid: ggaid@hsbroward.com


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